Enhanced Interaction

Learning to communicate and interact with others in the most effective manner possible.

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One of the members of the HTKA community just launched his first blog post today and in it talked about taking action and finding success regardless of those who may speak against you. I commented on the post, as you’ll see, adding that in addition to leaving those who try to drag you down behind then you also need to seek out those who do have a congruent mindset.
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This weekend I had the opportunity to speak as an alumni and guest panel member at the 2011 HTKA Seminar in Red Bank, New Jersey. I’ve written about the How To Kick Ass Brotherhood, started by Paul Reddick and Zach Even-esh, before and I credit them to really helping me change my life.

As usual, I had a blast and it was great to meet the new brothers of the HTKA fraternity. I was able to both give and receive a lot of advice throughout the course of the weekend and something really struck me on the second day. We were talking about how the HTKA is an ongoing community where even after the seminar we continue to keep in touch and help each other out with advice, referrals, and usually lots of off-color jokes.

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There’s a lot that goes into being a man in today’s society and being good at it. If you’re really trying to maximize your potential in life (and if you’re not, then why are you here?) then you should be consistently growing in all areas of your life. You should be learning and improving your mind regularly. You should be examining your life and your ideals and further defining yourself. And you should be developing the strongest, fittest body that you can.

I’m probably preaching to the choir here, but if strength training isn’t a fixture in your life then here are some things to think about:
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I was having dinner and a drink last week with a beautiful and talented (I know she reads this blog and I’m not stupid) female friend. Over the course of the evening we talked about a variety of topics and at one point the conversation turned briefly to her recently-ended relationship.
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Today I want to talk about the biggest reason why most men aren’t successful. It has nothing to do with their brain power. What station they were born into in life doesn’t even compare. The money in their pocket isn’t even a factor compared to this. Neither is their looks, their way with words, or their friendships.

Nope. While all of those things can have a big or small effect on your success, they aren’t the number one factor.
Read more on Overcoming Fear and Barriers to Success – Make It Happen Monday…

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Most of you probably don’t know this, but I have a pretty strong background in education. I have spent a lot of my working life (non-training) in education. From lecturing and TA’ing undergraduates to working with troubled (but bright) teenagers, I’ve spent a lot of time working as a mentor and teacher. In my current position as a performance coach and trainer I use a lot of those same skills and I think that my desire and ability to teach is what makes me a terrific “coach” over a good “trainer”.

Anyway, in my current iteration of senior trainer (read: curmudgeon) at the facility I’m at now I’ve been mentoring/coaching a few interns over the past year or so. I’ve had a stable of trainers under me before, but working with this group has been different. The pace of this facility is a little slow, and I’m operating on my own, so I’ve been able to really teach as opposed to just coach them into making me lots of money. It’s taught me some great lessons that I think will apply to you in your life, whether you are in a position to teach or not.
Read more on The Art of Spoon Feeding and Learning Through Teaching…

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Ok, so everyone does the “Best of XXXX year”, “Worst of XXXX year”, etc lists right around the New Year. I have to tell you; They’re my guilty pleasure. Sure, most of them tend to be trash (especially the song/movie/cupcake, etc ones), but sometimes there are some real quality observations to be found floating around this time of year.

Plus, I am at times nostalgic and I love lists, so I suppose it makes sense that I’d be all over these “End of the Year” lists like a fat kid on a cupcake (any one of the Top 10 Cupcakes will do).

So with all that being said, rather than buck the trend, I figured I’d jump right in. You won’t find “Top Ten Exercises” or “Isaac’s Failed Pick-up Lines of the Year” (I’m not THAT nostalgic) here, though. Instead I’m simply going to go through a few points that 2010 really hammered home for me. Several of them were ideas that I thought I knew or had embraced, only to find that I wasn’t living it. 2010 was one of the best years of my life, and I owe it to really getting some of these ideas pounded home through my thick skull.
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First of all, I hope that you had a great holiday season.

I didn’t do anything too exciting, just enjoyed spending time with friends and family. I did maintain my yearly tradition of watching the best and most classy of Christmas films: Bad(der) Santa. It was a great, relaxing holiday and just what the doctor ordered. Hopefully yours was equally refreshing.
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I’ve been talking a lot about success lately with some of my friends and a couple of my business mentors. There seems to be a handful of different categories that people can fall into when it comes to success.
Read more on How Badly Do You Want to Achieve Success?…

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Hey guys, welcome to another edition of Rock My World Wednesday! I don’t know about you, but this is a busy time of year for me and there’s been a ton of stuff getting me going. And on that note…
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