We often think success relies on having an overwhelming desire. But Jeff teaches us that desire alone is far from enough to reach a goal.Read More
Head Coach and Next Level founder Christian Matyi – a/k/a "XN" – gives notoriously complex answers to even the most simple of questions. He'd always rather you "think more" than "know more." So you can only imagine what'll happen when there wasn't any question even asked . . .
You never know what his many years of coaching will inspire him to claim as "relevant" to your progress.
The American Sports Mythos is fucking up your gains.
Here's what you can ask yourself to keep your progress going further.
How should we regard a loss of identity? If you've ever owned an identity – like "competitive athlete" – you may not know what to do when you are no longer that thing.Read More
Leadership and social change is not based being the best. It's not about "who's alpha." It's about who stands up for something they believe in. Stand for something that deserves recognition, don't just stand there and be recognized.Read More
The thrill of the commitment can be invigorating, but like any well, it can run dry. We mustn't keep trying to draw from it just because the first sip was so refreshing. If you want to "have it easy" and "just let it flow as it will," then you have to accept that it can flow right into the gutter.Read More
So many people talk to me with great concerns of winning. And I often respond flatly and simply, with: "Well, if everything goes well, and you do indeed win, so what? Then what?"
Smaller-minded people are quick hear this as me bashing the idea of winning. But because folks like us want to focus on improvement over time, it is apt to let this comment be the launching point for any plan you have that you want to succeed.
if success is a concern for you, please have a listen. And please leave comment below with your thoughts and responses!
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Working out is neither a right nor a necessity. It is a leisure activity. Yet still, those of us who achieve enviable goals often slack on their human courtesy. In your eagerness to achieve your gains, are you losing social courtesy in the name of social regard?
After the record-breaking snows of Boston's Winter of '15, Coach XN looks at how the hubris of the deeply-commtted takes over regardless of harm to others.Read More
A text message comes in: "I think I'm lacking inspiration. How do you get it?" So, I dust off the old sorcerer's cap and direct some attention to the source of the question. While it seems deep, one answer is surprisingly pragmatic and simple – and probably something we all sort of knew all along anyway.Read More
Why are you competing? No really, why? I mean, if you're not competing in a contest any time soon, this question may not seem to apply to you. Unless, of course, you're instead trying to get a better job. Or a good grade. Or jockey for attention of a mate. Yeah, most of us are kind of competing.Read More
Barely-known, self-made, D-tier fitness celebrity Zyzz symbolizes the "permission" for guys to fuck up via their ego-masturbation and get away with it. So why has his name persisted, even if only in small circles?
On the third anniversary of this guy's death due to excesses in partying and pride, the 22-year-old persists as an internet subculture meme and an iconic figure many young hopefuls admire – or "mire," as he termed it. Maybe it wasn't because he has a great body but rather because he represents an entry point into topics we usually are starving to discuss.Read More