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Being Referred to as ‘Talented’ is Demeaning – (Part 9)

Sam Obitz / June 25th, 2020 / No Comments »

It has been a while since I added to this series, so I am going to start with a short review of the premise of this series. Most people like being referred to as “talented” and most people think they

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Life, Death and Friendship – RIP Chris Dufresne

Sam Obitz / May 28th, 2020 / No Comments »

My phone rang at 9:12am this past Tuesday morning and I saw it was the son of a good friend calling. The initial joy I experienced upon seeing his name soon turned to curiosity. Did my friend’s son have an

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Advice for Graduating Seniors and Their Parents

Sam Obitz / April 30th, 2020 / No Comments »

One of the many casualties of the COVID-19 pandemic has been (or will be) the loss of certain rites of passage for the high school class of 2020. In no specific order, most have lost out on competing in their

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Why Your Mindset is Vital During a Pandemic

Sam Obitz / March 26th, 2020 / No Comments »

No one will dispute that we are undergoing challenging times right now as a result of COVID-19 a.k.a. the Coronavirus. Most all of us are suffering from varying degrees of hardship. What differentiates how well you adapt has less to

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Perfect Does Not Exist in Reality ~ Part 1

Sam Obitz / February 27th, 2020 / No Comments »

Look at all the things that are in the environment you are in right now. At first glance does anything look perfect? Are the walls perfectly painted? Are any of the pictures hung perfectly? Is the floor perfectly flat? Even

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Lack of Belief – Part 1

Sam Obitz / January 30th, 2020 / No Comments »

Over the years I have encountered a wide variety of problems in need of solutions with my clients. It’s hard to rank them in order, but one that would certainly be at or near the top would be a lack

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Compilation of My Articles About NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

Sam Obitz / December 26th, 2019 / No Comments »

For seven of the last eight 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

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Giving Thanks

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

Since this blog is premiering on Thanksgiving Day, I thought it might be a good time to focus on the value of giving thanks as an important part of your daily living. Although I see the importance of having specific

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Attitude and Peak Performance – Part 2

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

In Part-1 I focused on how skill and credentials may get you into the arena of your choice, but it’s your attitude determines how productive and successful you are in that arena. In short I like to say, ‘Your attitude

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There is More to Some In-Game Decisions than Meets the Eye

Sam Obitz / September 26th, 2019 / No Comments »

Before I get started, if you did not happen to see the football game between UCLA and Washington State this past Saturday night, I highly suggest you watch the Pac-12 Network’s 60-minute replay of it, you will not regret it.

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