Archive for the ‘The Mind Side Blog’ Category



Elephants Make Horrible Giraffes

Sam Obitz / August 7th, 2014 / No Comments »

One thing I am pretty sure we can all agree on is that no matter what an elephant were to do, there is no way anyone is going to mistake it for a giraffe. No matter what diet or training

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Character vs. Reputation

Sam Obitz / July 17th, 2014 / No Comments »

Far too often, in all areas of life, I see people making the mistake of confusing the two as the same thing. Some may ask, what is the difference between character and reputation? I believe the great coach John Wooden

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Good Parenting Involves Great Leadership – Part 3

Sam Obitz / June 19th, 2014 / No Comments »

In my two previous entries on parenting I focused on the importance of modeling and teaching children patience and self-control followed by the necessity for parents to challenge their children and allow them to fail. In this one my focus

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Aspects of Pitching that are Often Overlooked

Sam Obitz / May 29th, 2014 / No Comments »

With the MLB draft fast approaching and summer baseball about to begin, I figured now would be a good time to tackle a couple of issues that are pet peeves of mine. 1) The overuse of young pitchers and 2)

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The NFL Draft is Just a Weigh Station

Sam Obitz / May 8th, 2014 / No Comments »

People tend to think that getting picked high in the draft, making a lot of money, and being famous will make them happy. The one thing all of these have in common is that they are result oriented. In my

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The Trap of Focusing on What is Unimportant

Sam Obitz / April 17th, 2014 / No Comments »

Sometimes I think our society is so caught up in appearances, that we are blind to the bigger picture. We seem so caught up in the need to take action when there is a perceived problem, that we place taking

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Time to Review a Few Relevant Blog Entries

Sam Obitz / March 27th, 2014 / No Comments »

It’s been a while since I have done any reviews. Several of my previous entries came to mind when I attended a private screening of the upcoming movie Draft Day last weekend (it opens on April 11th for those who

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Know Your Objective and You Will Perform Better

Sam Obitz / March 6th, 2014 / No Comments »

I had an interesting on-line encounter a few months ago when I submitted a support question to a help forum for a particular social network. I do not even remember what the exact question was that I asked, other than

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Why Less is More

Sam Obitz / February 13th, 2014 / No Comments »

Less is More is not just a credo that I try very hard to live my life by, but also one that is applicable in a wide variety of places and situations. Recently Keith Jackson, one of the greatest college

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When Your Explanation is Worse than Your Alleged Offense

Sam Obitz / January 23rd, 2014 / No Comments »

Following this past weekend’s NFC championship football game Seattle’s outstanding cornerback, Richard Sherman, let his emotions get the best of him in a post game interview. In short, he went off on a rant aimed at an opposing player. He

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