Archive for the ‘The Mind Side Blog’ Category

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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Andrew Luck Has Something Few People Will Ever Have

Sam Obitz / August 29th, 2019 / No Comments »

I was as shocked as everyone else this past weekend when I heard the news that Andrew Luck was retiring from football. Retirement for a professional athlete is difficult even when a player has fulfilled all of their goals. I

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Why Do Some Teams Exceed Expectations and Others Collapse Under Them?

Sam Obitz / July 25th, 2019 / No Comments »

NFL teams start reporting to training camp this week and college teams follow soon after. As a result, I figured now would be an ideal time to attempt to answer the question above. Obviously, there is no single factor that

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Here’s a Simple Method to Get the Most Out of Others (and Ultimately Yourself)

Sam Obitz / June 20th, 2019 / No Comments »

Have you ever had a boss or a friend or co-worker who you would do just about anything for? Or maybe you have been fortunate enough to be the boss or coach who had people under your charge who would

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Little Known Ways to Overcome Adversity

Sam Obitz / May 30th, 2019 / No Comments »

Have you ever wondered why some people give up at the first sign of adversity, while others take it in stride? When faced with adversity, do you feel determined or deflated? Regardless of where you fall on this scale, I’m

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