Training to Dunk

How many people do you know who are 5’5″ and can dunk?

Brandon Todd is 5’5″ and can dunk a basketball. At that height, you need a 42+ inches vertical leap to have a chance of putting the ball in the hoop. This…

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Why Practice Actually Makes Perfect

The neuroscience of deliberate practice

This originally appeared on the Buffer blog and was syndicated to Lifehacker. Photo by Amanda Dalbjörn on Unsplash Growing up, we all heard the expression “practice makes perfect” from our high school coach/music…

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Book Notes: Smart Choices

A Practical Guide to Making Better Life Decisions

Note: this is an extensive set of book notes, clocking in at 1800 words. It’s a more weighty and dense post but (I think) worth the ~9 minutes to read…

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Step Up and Deliver

What Gymnastics Taught Me About Performing Under Pressure

Photo: Erin Costa This is a three part series on what gymnastics taught me about acquiring and mastering skills, overcoming fear and delivering clutch performances. Gymnastics is a sport about delivering under pressure. Even…

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Getting Your Groove Back

Or: How to regain confidence after you’ve lost it.

Photo by Pim Chu on Unsplash Dear Friend, How’s it going? Alright? You don’t look alright to me. You look like you’re going through rough times. Like you’ve had a couple setbacks and now…

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