The Friday Five: What I Loved, Learned, and Read this Week


The Last Dance Chicago Bulls Documentary

This Netflix ten part series documents the Chicago Bulls 1997-98 season. Two new episodes are released each week. If you’re a sports fan, or in need of some inspiration from the unstoppable force Michael Air Jordan, this doc is for you. It reminded me of all the good stuff: teamwork, determination, and the love of basketball.

Team Charles – Barclay at Home Workouts

Did you know that superstar triathlete Lucy Charles has a YouTube channel? Although it generally focuses on documenting Charles’ life as a pro-athlete, it recently switched gears to offer three train at home videos including bike, run, and swim specific core workouts.

Staying Fit during Quarantine

Best podcast of the week goes again to Rich Roll. His latest episode #514 features Olympian and Triathlete Chris Hauth.

Key takeaway: during quarantine focus on all pillars of wellness including nutrition, rest, and exercise. Spend time concentrating on areas you might not otherwise have time for like technique and stretching. Stay healthy and don’t risk injury by pushing yourself too hard. Head to Hauth’s website for free cycling interval workouts and swimming stretch cord routines.


Write Down Your Goals

It’s been shown that people who write down their goals are 1.2-1.4 times more likely to achieve them. Writing goals down provides you with external storage, something physical to look back on, and also improves internal storage or encoding. Furthermore, according to the “generation effect,” you are more likely to remember something you create versus something you read. So what are you waiting for? Grab a pen and paper and get going!


Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

Key Takeaways

  • Take Pause. Before entering a meeting or spending time with family or friends, pause and set an intention to be fully present.
  • Learn to say no. If you commit to everything, you will be a slave to other’s agendas.
  • The 50% Rule. Whatever amount of time you think a task is going to take, double it.
  • If you’re not sure where to start, ask “what’s important now?”
  • Focus on a few things that matter and commit to them deeply.

Check out my full review on IGTV or my last blog post

The athlete’s mindset is the awareness to stay in the moment and do the best you can with the task at hand— whatever the task may be.

Chris Hauth

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