Archive for the ‘The Mind Side Blog’ Category



Andrew Luck Has Something Few People Will Ever Have

Sam Obitz / August 29th, 2019 / No Comments »

I was as shocked as everyone else this past weekend when I heard the news that Andrew Luck was retiring from football. Retirement for a professional athlete is difficult even when a player has fulfilled all of their goals. I

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Why Do Some Teams Exceed Expectations and Others Collapse Under Them?

Sam Obitz / July 25th, 2019 / No Comments »

NFL teams start reporting to training camp this week and college teams follow soon after. As a result, I figured now would be an ideal time to attempt to answer the question above. Obviously, there is no single factor that

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Here’s a Simple Method to Get the Most Out of Others (and Ultimately Yourself)

Sam Obitz / June 20th, 2019 / No Comments »

Have you ever had a boss or a friend or co-worker who you would do just about anything for? Or maybe you have been fortunate enough to be the boss or coach who had people under your charge who would

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Little Known Ways to Overcome Adversity

Sam Obitz / May 30th, 2019 / No Comments »

Have you ever wondered why some people give up at the first sign of adversity, while others take it in stride? When faced with adversity, do you feel determined or deflated? Regardless of where you fall on this scale, I’m

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FOMO vs. JOMO

Sam Obitz / April 25th, 2019 / No Comments »

Most people recognize the acronym FOMO which stands for Fear Of Missing Out. I recently learned a new term (for me anyway) JOMO; which is the Joy Of Missing Out. I immediately fell in love with JOMO and began using

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TIME TO REVIEW A COUPLE OF ALWAYS RELEVANT BLOG ENTRIES

Sam Obitz / March 28th, 2019 / No Comments »

Spring is here so I figured it would be a good time to look back and take some time to review things. Here are two blogs (below) for you to read or re-read: The first one is titled, Imitators Can

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Pleasure vs. Happiness – Part 1

Sam Obitz / February 28th, 2019 / No Comments »

Why do so many people equate money with happiness? It just doesn’t add up when you hold that theory up to scrutiny. It seems to me that a more reasonable theory would be: Money causes unhappiness. People are constantly fighting

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Over-Parenting

Sam Obitz / January 31st, 2019 / No Comments »

One of the more common problems I am seeing in teens, and especially affluent teens, is the lack of a true sense of self. Many of these teens have all the outer appearances of success in that they tend to

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SEVEN ARTICLES ABOUT NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

Sam Obitz / December 27th, 2018 / No Comments »

For the past seven years I have written articles on why New Year’s resolutions fail and how to get better results. I highly suggest that you take a look at all of them before reading this article (or after if

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One Reason Most Hiring Practices are Doomed from the Start

Sam Obitz / November 29th, 2018 / No Comments »

A majority of hiring processes are designed in a way that is more conducive to not failing than they are in finding the best person for the job. I decided to Google some job listings this morning and these are

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