Share the Love: Weekly Round-up

Happy Friday! I uncovered an amazing quote this morning that I would like to share:

Victory awaits him who has everything in order - luck people call it. Defeat is certain for him who has neglected to take the necessary precautions in time; this is called bad luck.
— Roald Amundsen

What a powerful statement. Being prepared is so key in life. I remember when I was a newbie university strength coach I was so concerned with getting the buy-in of my athletes (I was the same age as some of them!). One of my ways to ensure this was to plan every minute of a session. I had back-up plans, too. Anything I needed to consider and plan was accounted for in advance. The result? I got the buy-in and was quite effective. That's victory.

Training + Program Design

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Business Development + Lifestyle

Oh, gracious! These tips ring true. File under: Things I wish I'd known earlier. Via the ever invaluable learning tool called experience, I can tell you've I've had run-ins with all of these 7 huge founder mistakes.

Here's a great marketing related post on psychology of excitement. It's great for marketing and engagement, but certainly applies to sales, too.


This is an interesting pictorial difference on the food and drink options served at two different conferences focused on treating obesity. Actions (and images) speak louder than words.

An interesting piece of research on another possible health benefit of regular coffee consumption.

The Rest

During your downtime today, take a few moments to enjoy these incredible images from all over the world.

Every wonder what Google will yield when you search "world's most beautiful flower"? Well, I did. The image below is now my wallpaper:

This Google search yielded the most delightful photos. Best of all, there were no unpleasant explicit images to wade through.

Sarah Walls

A little about me: I've worked in pretty much every corner of the fitness industry for about 10 years. I've had the great fortune of spending most of this time working with gifted athletes at every level. I've also had the great opportunity of designing and conducting research projects, writing occasionally for various publications and blogs, competing in powerlifting, and just generally having a killer time pursuing my passions wherever they may take me. Now I own two businesses: one is an athletic performance training company that I started in 2007 at age 26 and the other is a software company startup that was launched in 2014. Paramount to all the awesomeness of my professional career, is my family. My kids are a thrill and my husband continues to be my most critical and important supporter.