Archive for the ‘The Mind Side Blog’ Category



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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Why I Advise College Sophomore Quarterbacks to Stay in School

Sam Obitz / January 16th, 2014 / No Comments »

Whether you like it or not, the quarterback position is different from any other position in football. They often get more glory than they deserve when things are going well and always get a lion’s share of the blame when

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Advice Regarding New Year’s Resolutions

Sam Obitz / December 26th, 2013 / No Comments »

The past three 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 that

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Leadership is More Than Saying the Right Things

Sam Obitz / December 5th, 2013 / No Comments »

Whether they are a coach, the head of an organization or a CEO, almost all leaders start out by sharing their objectives with those under their charge. This is a very important part of the process of establishing what is

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