Archive for the ‘The Mind Side Blog’ Category



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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TIME TO REVISIT SOME OLD BLOGS

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 (Part 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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Peloton, Tonal, Mirror or ??

Sam Obitz / March 28th, 2021 / No Comments »

Partially thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, exercise equipment for the home has been flying off the shelves. Some of the more popular items (if you can afford them) are the Peloton bike or treadmill, the Mirror home workout system and

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Do You Suffer from a Destination Addiction?

Sam Obitz / February 24th, 2021 / No Comments »

“Life’s all about choices. Everyone’s destination is the same; only the paths are different.” – Sushmita Sen The term “Destination Addiction” was coined by British psychologist Robert Holden about a decade ago. I’m going to paraphrase his definition here: It

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Do You Have a Victor or Victim Mindset?

Sam Obitz / January 27th, 2021 / No Comments »

One of these mindsets is associated with growth and contentment and the other is usually linked to underachievement and dissatisfaction. I’m guessing that most of you, after reading that last sentence, have a good idea which one is associated with

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