Archive for the ‘The Mind Side Blog’ Category



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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Well Intentioned Parents Often Stunt their Child’s Performance

Sam Obitz / November 14th, 2013 / No Comments »

Let me start by asking six simple questions: 1) How many parents think their child is getting too much playing time for their team? 2) How many parents think their child is getting too little playing time for their team?

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The Importance of Your Mindset

Sam Obitz / October 24th, 2013 / No Comments »

As any of my clients will tell you, I am not so much interested in what happens to them on any given day, but I am obsessed with how they react to whatever happens. Your mindset plays the key role

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Being Referred to as ‘Talented’ is Demeaning (part 5)

Sam Obitz / October 3rd, 2013 / No Comments »

I am going to go in a slightly different direction than my previous entries on the subject in this edition. I want to talk about environmental factors, as they relate to talent/intelligence vs. the belief in the heritability of those

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Time to Review a Couple of Always Relevant Blog Entries

Sam Obitz / September 12th, 2013 / No Comments »

It’s been a while since we have done any reviews, so here are two for you to read or re-read: The first one is titled: Walking Your Talk, and focuses on the importance of matching your words with appropriate and

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Chip Kelly is a Moving Target

Sam Obitz / August 22nd, 2013 / No Comments »

It seems like every day over the past month, I wake up to another article on either, what makes new Philadelphia Eagles football coach Chip Kelly tick, or why the various facets (read-option, pace of plays, no-huddle, etc.) of the

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