Happy 5-Reps Friday!


Here's what's new on The Obvious Choice Podcast this week.

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146: Keeping momentum after initial success (Hot Seat)

147: Good information, bad advice

148: Marketing mistakes great coaches make

Moving on, here are 2 fitness concepts, 2 business nuggets, and a quote to consider this week.

2 Coaching Concepts


Fit people don't all have six-packs.

Yes, we also enjoy an extra piece of pie and skip workouts.

Being fit is important, but it isn't all we think about.

Fitness for life isn't a 30-day challenge.

We're training to enjoy life, not look good for a photoshoot.

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-Working out to look good.

-Working out for better brain health, improved focus, 'all-day' energy, decreased cancer risk, weight management, stress reduction, and to set the right example for loved ones.

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2 Business Nuggets


Short sentences are better than long.

Simple words are better than complex.

Nobody's impressed you know a big word. Make it easy to understand.



Build a picture of where you want to be and work backwards.

Your brain works best by imaging something is real.

Convince yourself it's real, and retrace the steps that made it happen.

Write down those steps and execute on them.Then execute on those steps

1 Quote to Consider

“the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.” - Jack Kerouac


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Jaden (1 year old) threw a battery at my face this morning. I got angry. Then he cried. Then I felt bad, like I was the bad guy, and hugged him and gave him milk. He's forgotten about it. I still feel guilty. For anybody who isn't a parent but is wondering what it's like. That's what it's like. Hope you're good.

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Jonathan Goodman
Coach. Author. World explorer. But mostly, Dad.
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