Happy Monday! It's time to get to work on smashing goals and continuing our journey of self-mastery.

For some this  means hitting new PR's on the deadlift and eating pounds of dead animal flesh.

For others it means reading that book that has been sitting on your desk for months and finally launching that series of blogs you have been procrastinating on.

For me it's somewhere in between there.

I did start a new program today. It's a bit of an experiment as far as the purpose of the program goes. I'll let you know how it progresses, but to give you an idea the program calls for training every day of the week and for three of those days it calls for two training sessions in a day.

I wouldn't attempt something like that on your own, but for someone who writes programs for a living and literally lives in the gym I feel comfortable with being the guinea pig on this one.

Otherwise this week just has more of the same in store for me.

I want to keep giving all of you great content and actionable information to help you be leaner, stronger, and healthier.

I want to continue to build my online business and add to my roster of in-person training clients.

I'll finish reading The Alchemist and Thinking Fast and Slow. 

I will make time to play videos games, drink coffee, meditate, and appreciate how awesome life is.

I'd love to know what you have planned for the week and what you plan to do to move you closer to your goals. If you feel up to talking about it send me an email at sfreeborn7@gmail.com!

Otherwise let's talk about this week's list of stuff to read.

1. Find Your Flow With Metacognition by Lisa Gentilcore

The psychology of change and success is the subject that I'd have to say I am the most interested in. Primarily because mindset and psychology are the largest barriers for most people when trying to get leaner, stronger, and healthier.

This is a really great piece written by a psychologist who happens to also be the wife of one of the best strength and conditioning coaches in the field.

She does a really great job of providing us with some strategies and tactics we can start using today to improve the way we think and feel.

2. Strength and Conditioning Programs: Simplicity, Confirmation Bias, and Specific vs. General Programs by Eric Cressey

When Eric speaks everyone who is interested in training should listen. He uses few words in this piece, but makes three excellent points that you don't want to miss.

In fact you might just realize that there are some mistakes your training philosophy and program that you need to correct right away.

3. How To Deal With Assholes by Neghar Fonooni

I hate people who feel the need to be assholes. I mean really? As if there isn't enough ill will in the world already.

However the truth is we won't ever be able to avoid all assholery.

Which means we must have a strategy and plan to handle these people when we do encounter them.

And Neghar has got us covered.

Happy moving and heavy lifting!

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