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Coaching Must Reads

Posted in Fat Loss, Guest Authors, MBSC News, Random Thoughts, Strength Coach Podcast, StrengthCoach.com Updates, Uncategorized with tags on April 1, 2016 by mboyle1959

Doug Pearson, one of our MBSC Thrive licensees, asked me to come up with an updated book list. I sat in front of my book shelf and wrote down titles to share. Here they are, with links for easy ordering.

Start with Why– Simon Senek – maybe my favorite of the last year and the motivation behind my new Functional Strength Coach 6 DVD’s

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Talk Like Ted– Carmine Gallo, another big influence that really got me thinking about effective presentations.

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You Win in the Locker Room First- Jon Gordon and Mike Smith – I just finished this and have already begun to buy copies as gifts. A must read for every coach as Mike Smith open’s up about what failed in Atlanta ( not many coaches are that candid).

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Extreme Ownership- Jocko Willink and Leif Babin – a great read on leadership in business that I’ve already reviewed here.

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Slight Edge– Jeff Olsen – my favorite personal development book of the last year.

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Legacy– James Kerr – my favorite book ever on team building and culture creation.

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David and Goliath– Malcolm Gladwell, another Gladwell classic

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Five Dysfunctions of a Team- Patrick Lencioni , another tremendous team building book. This is a must read for every manager and every staff.

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Creating Magic- Lee Cockrell – one of my favorites of the last few years. I found myself repeating Cockrell’s quote “what if the way we always did was wrong” quite a bit.

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The One Thing- Gary Keller – read this one and then really think about the message. It might change more than one thing.

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One Word That Will Change Your Life- Jon Gordon and Jimmy Page – I can tell you that reading this made me a better husband and a better father, two things that are more important than being a better coach.

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Training Soccer Champions- Anson Dorrance and Tim Nash – this is one of my absolute favorite coaching books and the best I have ever read specifically about coaching female athletes. I have purchased and gifted at least 15 of these for friends that coach females.

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Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs – Carmine Gallo – a great book about a true genius ( maybe not the best guy but, a genius nonetheless)

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Why We Get Fat- Gary Taubes – this book will really make you think. I probably also should add End of Overeating to this list

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Goals- Brian Tracey – this is an all time favorite. Whenever I meet anyone looking for career advice the first thing I say is “have you read Goals”?

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Today Matters- John Maxwell – one of many Maxwell classics

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The Truth About Achieving Excellence

Posted in Guest Authors on March 29, 2016 by mboyle1959

This comes from Daniel Ally, courtesy of Success Magazine

On Becoming a Master….

One time, a fine pianist performed at a party. After she was done, a woman from the party said to the virtuoso, “I’d give anything to play as you do.” As the master pianist sipped her coffee in slow motion, she took a brief pause and said, “Oh no you wouldn’t.” Soon, a great hush filled the room as they were baffled in astonishment and massive confusion.

She continued, “You’d give anything to play as I do, except time. You wouldn’t sit and practice, hour after hour, day after day, year after years.” Then she flashed a warm smile while repositioning her coffee cup. “Please understand, I’m not criticizing,” she said. “I’m just telling you that when you say you’d give anything to play as I do, you don’t really mean it. You really don’t mean it at all.”

– See more at: http://www.success.com/blog/7-powerful-habits-of-a-self-made-millionaire#sthash.29vKHP6r.dpuf

I used to ask all my Boston University players “who will do anything to play in the NHL”? They all raised theirs hands. I’d then tell them that 80% of them were liars. Once I explained that “anything” meant a reduced social life, less alcohol and an early breakfast every day many went from raised hands to sheepish looks.

 

The Dangers of Junk Food

Posted in Fat Loss, Guest Authors, MBSC News, Media, Nutrition, Random Thoughts, Youth Training with tags on March 28, 2016 by mboyle1959

A great Mercola article that no one can argue with.

The Dangers of Junk Food

Can Exercise Inhibit Cancer?

Posted in Guest Authors, MBSC News, Training on March 4, 2016 by mboyle1959

This is a great article that not only gives hope but make a great case for exercise. Even if there is a chance that exercise can slow or prevent cancer, that is a great reason to get to work today!

Sloan Kettering’s Quest to Prove Exercise Can Inhibit Cancer

Is the NFL Combine a Waste of Time

Posted in Guest Authors on February 24, 2016 by mboyle1959

Interesting blog from TJ Moe on why the combine may be a waste of time. I’ll have my follow up tomorrow.

Should Top Players Skip the NFL Combine?

Supplement Follow Up- A Must Read

Posted in Guest Authors, MBSC News, Media, Nutrition, Strength Coach Podcast, StrengthCoach.com Updates with tags on February 23, 2016 by mboyle1959

I had no idea when I decided to post yesterdays blog that I’d have such a quick follow up but, today’s post from Dr. Mercola is more scary than yesterday. I have always admitted to being a bit of conspiracy theorist so, if you’re like me you’ll love this article. It’s long but, read it all the way through.

PBS Abandons Fair and Balanced Journalism

Another Great Read on Early Sport Specialization

Posted in Guest Authors, Strength Coach Podcast, StrengthCoach.com Updates, Training, Uncategorized, Youth Training with tags , on January 26, 2016 by mboyle1959

The folks at CONQA Sport posted a great blog about the dangers of early specialization. Really well written.

The Biggest Gamble in Elite Sport

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