Archive for the ‘The Mind Side Blog’ Category

Time To Revisit Some Old Blogs

Sam Obitz / June 30th, 2023 / No Comments »

The first one originally appeared here in March of 2018. This blog was inspired by a question I get all of the time: WHY DO PEOPLE INVEST IN PEAK PERFORMANCE COACHES? The short answer that I give is, to get

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Good Parenting Requires/Involves Great Leadership – Part 5 (Soft Skills)

Sam Obitz / May 31st, 2023 / No Comments »

Some of the topics covered in my previous articles on parenting include the importance of modeling & teaching children self-control, the necessity for parents to challenge their children and allow them to fail, the importance of interacting with your children

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The “Performance Bonus Myth”

Sam Obitz / April 28th, 2023 / No Comments »

Contrary to popular belief, the awarding of performance bonuses does not generally improve team or business performance. Many will argue that before they had a bonus structure in place, their sales numbers or statistics were not as good as they

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The Sports Team’s Bubble (Echo Chamber)

Sam Obitz / March 31st, 2023 / No Comments »

In the sports world, it is easy for teams to get caught up in an echo chamber, or what I call living inside a bubble. An echo chamber is an environment where people are surrounded by information and opinions that

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Building an Effective Morning Routine

Sam Obitz / February 28th, 2023 / No Comments »

How you start your day sets the tone for the rest of it. A morning routine can help you stay organized, increase productivity, and reduce stress. I always say that a bad day usually starts with a bad morning. There

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Common Leadership Hiring Mistake #2

Sam Obitz / January 31st, 2023 / No Comments »

As I said in my previous blog on this subject, 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

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

The problem with New Year’s resolutions is that there is not much resolve in the people who make them. As Oscar Wilde famously said, “Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account.”

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Gratitude is a Choice

Sam Obitz / November 24th, 2022 / No Comments »

As the quote above illustrates, we have more control over our mood than we realize. As you go about your daily life, do you come across more people expressing gratitude or more who are complaining about something? If you want

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Enduring Teams and Businesses are Built on Solid Foundations

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

Like a well-built home, teams and businesses require a solid foundation if they want to be successful over time. Even a home constructed with the best possible materials, will not stand when the inevitable storms come if they do not

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Use Your Natural Beauty to Benefit Others

Sam Obitz / September 30th, 2022 / No Comments »

I happen to live in an area that has an above-average number of people that would be considered physically attractive. The sheer number of them makes it hard for any of them to stand out in the crowd. They come

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