THE SNOOP

We're snooping your pages.  We're creeping your posts.  We're sharing your stuff.
We will not discriminate.  (Although we will often poke fun.)

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Consistent practices. Universal lessons.

What helps us make room or more love?  

We live in a culture which praises aggression and accomplishments that we "do for ourselves." Yet those who are consistent and disciplined in a practice are graced with the ability to also create more generosity, more temperance, and more good.

Today's Snoop came from J.R. Hitchcock, and alumnus from the remarkable Next Level team, Epic.  It's a bit of inspiration that echoes the sentiment from above in a simple, charming way.

Many of us have seen stories and tales of the remarkable Mrs. Shepherd, but we honestly don't think hers is an example that can be too often mentioned. It's hard not to admire the message her work sends about how external aesthetics can marry with internal grace in a way that not only is without conflict, but to the mutual benefit of both.  

Give a little love. Get a little love.

Sometimes the Snoop is deep within the world of strength and aesthetic sports, and other times it is high above in the clouds of philosophy.  Today is one of those latter days.

The Third Law all athletes agree to when joining Next Level is "Pay it forward."  There is value in all gifts and all accomplishments.  This value has worth. So if we commit to paying an equal value – even if that payment looks different than how we received it – then our work would have meant something in the world.

Well, today, The Next Level was asked (again) to "pay forward."  So we Snooped our own message from our good friend, Next Level alumnus Peter Munoz-Bennett (The Drive(n))>  He simply suggested that we "pay it forward," and he left us this inspiring video.

And so, we're doing just that.

Remember the Third Law.  Use all you've been given and pay forward!

Gina Cravedi calls you out!

 Gina even makes failure look good. And a lot of her philosophies on taking on new challenges is why.

Gina even makes failure look good. And a lot of her philosophies on taking on new challenges is why.

We had to snoop this motivating article from of Gina Cravedi, published in The Pool.

Many of us hold very well-thought-out reasons why we need to hold back from taking on a new challenge.  However, too often those reasons – as sensible as they are – operate more as anchors and excuses than as motivators and enhancements to our gains.  

Go read what Gina has to say.  Pretty cool thoughts.