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IS IT WORTH READING “CHOP WOOD, CARRY WATER” BY JOSHUA MEDCALF

Is it worth reading? Chop Wood, Carry Water by Joshua Medcalf

I recently listened to Eric Cressey’s Elite Baseball Development podcast. His guest was Dusty Blake, pitching coach for Duke University’s baseball program. Coach Blake mentioned that one book he recommends to incoming freshmen is Chop Wood, Carry Water: How to Fall in Love with the Process of Being Great by Joshua Medcalf. Coach Blake suggests …

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Interview with Vin Ebenau, Shore Sports Network

Please check out this Shore Sports Network (SSN) article about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on athletes: https://shoresportsnetwork.com/athletes-and-coaches-feeling-the-sting-of-no-sports-on-the-schedule/ The article, authored by Vin Ebenau of SSN, draws from an interview that we recently conducted on this topic. I look forward to receiving your feedback.

Motivating Your Kids During COVID-19 Homeschooling

Motivating Your Kids During COVID-19 Homeschooling

Originally posted on the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) website on April 21, 2020: https://appliedsportpsych.org/blog/2020/04/motivating-your-kids-during-covid-19-homeschooling/ Parents and children alike have been thrust into a unique situation as a result of COVID-19 related school closings. Schools are implementing at-home instruction out of necessity, including daily instruction via technology, such as Zoom or Google Classroom. Further, …

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Yelling Into a Black Hole: Maintaining Work Motivation Without External Feedback

Yelling Into a Black Hole: Maintaining Work Motivation Without External Feedback

I have written in this space about how I am using the quarantine as an opportunity to grow. Specifically, I have been investing a great deal of time building the infrastructure for my private mental performance coaching practice. I moved hot out of the gate during the first two weeks. I wrote multiple blog posts. …

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Coronavirus and Sports Shutdown: How Will We Cope?

Coronavirus and Sports Shutdown: How Will We Cope?

Originally posted at Locker Room Access: https://virginia.lockerroomaccess.com/2020/03/26/coronavirus-and-sports-shutdown-how-will-the-humans-involved-cope/ The Daily Progress, Charlottesville’s hometown newspaper, ran an article on March 14th entitled “How four Virginia head coaches dealt with the NCAA’s cancellations of championships.” The article recounts how UVA coaches Lars Tiffany, Brian O’Connor, Kevin Sauer, and Steve Garland from lacrosse, baseball, rowing, and wrestling respectively addressed …

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COVID-19 and the Workplace of the Future: Increasing Employee Outcomes Through Work Location Autonomy

COVID-19 and the Workplace of the Future: Increasing Employee Outcomes Through Work Location Autonomy

COVID-19 has forced most office-based employees to work remotely, which almost certainly means working from home. Working remotely is something that has slowly gained acceptance in the business world over the past 10 years or so based on my own experiences. Over the past three years, I have worked remotely full-time as a business consultant …

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Coronavirus: How am I making the best of a challenging situation?

Recently, I’ve taken more time to contribute on social media regarding opportunities that exist during the challenging Coronavirus situation. I truly believe there is good in this difficult situation. We need to take advantage of this time to control what we can to improve ourselves. However, I don’t want this to come off as empty …

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