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Walking Your Talk – Leadership

Sam Obitz / February 15th, 2022 / No Comments »

It’s easy to talk the talk, but much more difficult to walk your talk. By walking your talk, I mean putting actions that match your words behind them, and living your life in a way that is consistent with your

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We Have Forgotten How to Take Care of the Small Things

Sam Obitz / January 31st, 2022 / No Comments »

In our current fast-paced society we seemingly think that we can accomplish big things without ever attending to the small things. What gets lost in all of our big plans is that, if you want the big things to last,

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Sam Obitz / December 29th, 2021 / No Comments »

This year I am sharing the most simplified and effective way that I know, to achieve a goal or stick to a resolution. 1) Pick just ONE goal or resolution to achieve. 2) Make a step by step plan, so

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Knowledge vs. Wisdom

Sam Obitz / November 3rd, 2021 / No Comments »

“Knowledge is something you possess. Wisdom is something you use.” – Sam Obitz Many people make the mistake of equating knowledge with intelligence. Similarly, people often assume that if you get good grades or attend a prestigious school you must

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Sam Obitz / September 29th, 2021 / No Comments »

The first one originally appeared here in August of 2015. Since football season is underway, I figured now would be a good time to revisit one of the characteristics that is shared by many of the most successful football coaches… You

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Attention & Why Victimhood is a Destructive Force – Part 1

Sam Obitz / August 26th, 2021 / No Comments »

If you are familiar with my work you already know I am not a fan of victimhood. As I tell my clients it is a lot quicker to go from failure to success, than it is to go from excuses

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Quitting – The Mental Pandora’s Box

Sam Obitz / July 31st, 2021 / No Comments »

In light of recent trends in sports, I feel that now is a good time to do an article on quitting and mental health. Having been a person who struggled with mental health issues and worked very hard to get

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Common Leadership Hiring Mistake #1

Sam Obitz / June 30th, 2021 / No Comments »

I have had the privilege of being a part of several hiring processes of new leaders for teams and businesses. Through those processes I have noticed some common misconceptions many of the people involved in these processes have. Today I

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Perfect Does Not Exist in Reality ~ Part 2

Sam Obitz / May 19th, 2021 / No Comments »

Most people erroneously think that perfection will allow them to achieve their goals. I call perfectionism ‘the curse of the above average.’ At lower levels of learning, striving for perfection can provide some benefits, but once you reach a reasonable

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One Reason So Few Teams Repeat as Champions

Sam Obitz / April 21st, 2021 / No Comments »

Admittedly, there are a multitude of factors that go into a team’s chances of repeating as champions in their sport. These include things like the team’s health, the percentage of the team that returns, the strength of opposing team’s, etc.

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