Mental Toughness

The Marathon Effect

Have you ever noticed how it doesn’t seem to matter how big or how small a project is, you reach a point about 80% of the way through when you feel like you will never be able to finish it? I call this phenomenon “The Marathon Effect” because as Angie started running in races and competing in triathlons and the distances progressed, I noticed a funny thing… Regardless of the distance of the race, she got to a point where she wasn’t 100% sure that she would be able to finish it. In a 5K race, it might come at […]

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A Behind The Scenes Look At Habit Stacking

Hello Everyone!  Angie Flynn here. I wanted to share a concept I’ve discovered recently that has really helped me get my s&*t together. Deb and I joke about it a lot, but I can get a little squirrelly and scatterbrained at times (I know, SHOCKING, right?). I love what I do for a living, and because I love it so much, I tend to overextend myself from time to time. Then, I end up overwhelmed and turning in circles behind my desk, not having any idea where to go or what to do. I have a number of very high profile, […]

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Deb Speaks

Many people think of America’s Achievement Expert, Deb Cheslow, as a peak performance coach and consultant, a facilitator, and a team member who has the innate ability to get to the root cause of a problem and develop a system to remedy it – and she is… ALL those things. But did you know that Deb also SPEAKS? Deb has been hired by some of the largest corporations in America, including Sam’s Club, WalMart, Ambit Energy, and PNC Bank – just to name a few. From one-hour keynotes to multi-day workshops, Deb crafts each of her presentations into a work […]

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UnREALogical Health

HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE! Welcome to 2018! The beginning of the new year is always a great time to take a look back and take stock of our accomplishments over the past year and then look forward to what we want to achieve during the coming year. I’m not a big believer in “New Year’s Resolutions” because they just never tend to work out. In fact, most people will have given up on their resolutions by the beginning of February. However, I am a HUGE believer in goal-setting and then utilizing a system to make those goals realities! And we […]

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The Path

When we embark upon a self-development journey and desire to achieve some big goal, I think most people understand that they’re not going to sit in their living room with their eyes closed chanting “BMW… BMW… BMW…” and open their eyes to find a brand new, shiny BMW sitting there. That’s not how it works. However, I think there are a lot of people who think the process will be a lot quicker and a lot easier than it often is – especially when we are talking about great big, UNREALOGICAL goals. On the contrary, my personal experience and that of […]

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Rise Above The Storm

It’s been an interesting few weeks here in Florida. Hurricane Irma arrived on our radar on Labor Day as it quickly toppled previous records for big, bad hurricanes in the Atlantic. The forecasts (spaghetti models) were ridiculously unhelpful for deciding how to proceed. Should we evacuate the coast? The state? The entire eastern seaboard? Nothing east of Kansas and south of Pennsylvania seemed to be outside the cone of probability. You could almost feel the level of panic begin to rise as people began to make preparations for an epic storm – many of these people (myself included) just had repairs from […]

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Why Change is So Hard

Change is the key to success. We can’t keep doing the same thing and expect a different result. We can’t continue to be the same person—thinking the same thoughts, feeling the same feelings, and acting in the same old ways—and  expect our lives to change. We have to change, and therein lies the problem: Change is scary and uncomfortable. Every step of the way, the bully in our brain is tugging and pulling at us, holding us back and keeping us stuck. Why? Because our brains are wired to keep us stuck, so, if we want to create a new […]

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Newton's 3rd Law and My Life – A Guest Post

Guest post by Angie Flynn, COO of Cheslow Achievement Group. Reblogged with permission from Angie’s Excellent Adventure   Inertia [in-ur-shuh, ih-nur-], noun: the property of a matter by which it retains its state of rest or its velocity along a straight line so long as it is not acted upon by an external force During the past couple of months, my life has been an object lesson on the power of inertia. When I looked at my giant white board on May 1st, I just didn’t see how we would make it to June 26th with our brains and bodies intact! […]

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