Archive for the ‘The Mind Side Blog’ Category



Character Counts, But it Can Lead You Astray

Sam Obitz / March 30th, 2017 / No Comments »

Let me start by saying I place a high value on a person’s character. However, unlike like many coaches and executives I have worked with, I also understand that it is not as determinative as it is often portrayed to

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The Essential Ingredient for Teams to Perform at Their Peak

Sam Obitz / February 23rd, 2017 / No Comments »

What came to your mind first? Great leadership, cohesion, exceptional communication or perhaps respect for one another? Certainly, all of those components are required for a team to perform optimally, but none of those things are possible without TRUST. Without

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How You Practice Matters More than How Much You Practice

Sam Obitz / January 26th, 2017 / No Comments »

We live in a society thats default way of thinking is: More is always better than less. I can super-size my lunch for an extra 59-cents or I can get a 36-ounce soda instead of a 16-ounce soda for a

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New Year’s Resolutions and Your Brain

Sam Obitz / December 22nd, 2016 / No Comments »

For the past six years I have written entries 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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Years of Service Awards & Morale

Sam Obitz / November 24th, 2016 / No Comments »

While most companies have programs in place to reward their employees on their work anniversaries (that typically start at year five and then in five year increments after that) most are not well thought out. A 2012 report from Bersin

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The Disease of Perfectionism

Sam Obitz / October 27th, 2016 / No Comments »

Contrary to popular belief, being a perfectionist is not a good thing. The problem lies in a couple of common misconceptions. 1) That without striving for perfection you will never be as good at anything as you could be. And

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The Choices You Make, Make You

Sam Obitz / September 29th, 2016 / No Comments »

This certainly seems rather obvious and hard to argue with. So why do a majority of people prefer to play the blame game for their lot in life? If I had a dollar for every time I have talked to

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Despite Claims, There Were No Gifted/Talented Olympians in Rio

Sam Obitz / August 25th, 2016 / No Comments »

If you watched any of the Olympics in Rio over the past couple of weeks, you probably saw several post competition interviews with athletes. It is also quite likely that in a large percentage of those interviews, you heard the

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Good Parenting Begins Before Your Baby Arrives

Sam Obitz / July 28th, 2016 / No Comments »

You probably know that the health of your relationship has far reaching effects on your child’s future. You have probably heard that there is no better gift you can give to a child than a mother and father who genuinely

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Time to Review a Couple of Always Relevant Blog Entries

Sam Obitz / June 30th, 2016 / No Comments »

It’s been a while since we have done any reviews, so here are two (below) for you to read or re-read: The first one is titled: Why Wanting to Make a Lot of Money Is a Counterproductive Goal. It focuses

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