It’s OPEN time!

It’s Open time! The CrossFit Open will be kicking off on February 25th, and while most of us aren’t aiming to qualify for the CrossFit Games, it provides a great opportunity to test our fitness and hang out with our Notch 8 family.  This post will give you a run down on how we will run the Open, and what you can expect.   The deadline to register and buy your tumbler is Wednesday, February 23rd. We are selling limited edition 20oz Notch 8 tumblers for $20.  That buys you a spot on a team.  The proceeds from the tumbler sales will be used to provide food for the Friday night afterparties. Coaches are on tap to be team captains, and the teams will be chosen randomly.-The Open will run…

Your competitive advantage is sitting right here

Investopedia is an encyclopedia...about investing.  Which is probably where they got the name.  According to them, competitive advantages are conditions that allow a company or country to produce a good or service of equal value at a lower price or in a more desirable fashion. These conditions allow the productive entity to generate more sales or superior margins compared to its market rivals. What in the world does that have to do with anything?  We shall see... As a person who lives here in the western hemisphere in 2018, you are no doubt interested in being at least somewhat efficient in how you spend your time, attention, and money.  None of us like to spin our wheels very long on a given task.  If we are going to go somewhere,…

Why goal-setting is an absolute MUST

Goal-setting is an absolute must for people who want to succeed, find their true purpose, and create joy in their lives. Without clear goals, you will not have a clear direction on where you're heading in your life. When you know your life purpose, determine your vision, convert your desires into achievable goals and then act on them, you're virtually guaranteed success. Ask yourself, what do you want to accomplish, what do you want to experience? What do you want to acquire? Who do you want to be? Follow this simple acrostic, SMART,and you'll be well on your way. S- Specific: Be specific, answer questions instead of creating ones. Make sure the goal is very specific. M- Measurable: Include specific dates and exact amounts in your goal. An example is, I'd…