Tonight I Will Be In My Bed
Written by Holden Rethwill

A mantra can be a powerful tool. It can keep you going when the crap hits the fan. Using a positive mantra during a difficult workout can help keep out those negative thoughts – the ones that make you want to slow down, rest, or even stop.

Reading through one of my books earlier this week I came across a new quote that I wanted to share. The credit goes to Chris Sacca (entrepreneur and guest on Shark Tank) from the book “Tools of Titans”

I “Get” To
Written by Holden Rethwill

How many times a day do you use the phrase I have to?

Regardless what the phrase is connected to, this is something I hear constantly. I’m even guilty of it myself.

What exactly am I guilty of?

Allowing myself to have the mindset that I have to do something. We don’t have to do anything. We get to do it.

Telling yourself you get to do something as opposed to having to do it is a simple change in philosophy that can have incredible benefits.

Build Your Foundation
Written by Holden Rethwill

Social Media is a heck of a tool. It has changed the world. Through facets such as Facebook and Instagram we are able to be connected to people who would otherwise be worlds apart. At the same time it has brought about a trendy shift in the fitness industry, especially when pertaining to CrossFit. We see all of these videos of people PR’ing, the insane transformations in before and after pictures, the never ending lists of “hey look how much volume I can do in one session,” and so in and so forth.

Mark the X on Your Calendar
Written by Holden Rethwill

All of us have goals. A goal is something that intrinsically drives us. It pushes us to work for something we don’t yet have. But how do you keep yourself in line? How do you make sure you stay on track to achieve those goals?

I was listening to a couple podcasts lately, and one piece of advice really stood out to me. It pertained to marking an ‘X’ on a calendar every day that you had worked towards, or completed,

Congrats to Invictus Endurance Athlete, Christopher Walden, on qualifying for Ironman Kona!

Take Yourself to New Heights – Develop Your Love For Details
Written by Holden Rethwill

“It’s the little things that matter.”

You’ve probably heard this phrase hundreds of times. Well I’m here to tell you, it’s the truth. Continuing in my book by John Wooden, I stumbled across an excerpt stating, “Develop a love for details. They usually accompany success.”

I couldn’t agree with this statement more. The details, all the little things we tend to overlook,