Today, Breast Cancer Awareness Month begins. I want to thank the countless women who have shown courage fighting this terrible illness. Take a minute to congratulate and thank a breast cancer survivor.
If you haven’t seen my YouTube show That’s Gotta Hurt, check it out. This week I discuss Russell Wilson’s MCL injury, argue that having EMS at high school football games isn’t always possible, provide a quick rundown on important injuries in the NFL and Major League Baseball, and show some crazy gymnastics falls among less accomplished athletes. Subscribe to my YouTube channel to get the episodes delivered directly to you!
Start this month by grabbing a cup of coffee and looking through some great articles and books!
Book I read this week: How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life by Scott Adams. I loved this book! He offers very practical advice about using systems instead of setting goals to make big improvements in your life and work. I’m sure I’ll read this one several times in the coming years.
Book I’m reading next week: Ego Is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday. I loved his book The Obstacle Is the Way, so I have been looking forward to his latest.
This trick might be worth trying when I can’t sleep: If You Have Trouble Sleeping at Night, Try This Yoga Pose by Dominique Astorino in Popsugar
Generally I’m in favor of people being able to look for medical information online, but this article makes some good points: Is taking an online medical selfie really a good thing? by James C. Salwitz in KevinMD
Is it time to restrict year round pitching and private coaching? MRI Abnormalities Are Common In Little League Player’s Elbows: A Longitudinal Study by Andrew T. Pennock, Joanna Helena Roocroft, Tracey P. Bastrom, Peter Kruk in The Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
I’m glad she is turning her experience into a positive for others: (Thanks to Carrie Boan for sharing!) They Call Me the Queen of Concussions by Lauren Ziaks in PT in Motion
Social Media and Communication
I enjoy reading traditional books, but I don’t have anywhere to keep them. Having immediate access on my iPad is nice. Which type do you prefer? BEA 2016: E-book Sales Fell 13% in 2015, Nielsen Reports by Jim Milliot in Publishers Weekly
Classic article for leaders trying to communicate a message. (Thanks Yves Gege for sharing!) 1,000 True Fans by Kevin Kelly in kk.org
Productivity and Self Improvement
Find joy and satisfaction in your work, and don’t let others define your success or failure: Here’s Why You’re The Only One Who Gets To Define What Success Is by Ryan Holiday in Medium
His thoughts on the mental side of being an Olympian is interesting: A Sport Scientist Reveals the Secret to Olympic Athletes’ Success by Molly Ritterbeck in Greatist
Did you like one of these articles or books? Do you have any others to share? I’d love to hear your thoughts below!
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