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Hercules was troubled.
On Mt. Olympus there were two distinct groups.  The “gods” who ruled it by often bullying the other group, the lowly  ”mortals.”
Ego and power ruled the day.
But Hercules was half god and half mortal.  He was strong but frustrated because all the gods used their strength for was to further feed their ego’s.  
He wanted to do something with his strength to honor the one spirit… the one GOD in heaven above them all (then called Zeus) and also “uplift” those below.
Inspiration came to him!  He devised a race that both mortals and gods would participate in… 
to CELEBRATE their respective strengths!  To share in the experience, instead of stealing others joy to feed our ego.
So much excitement was created by this concept that it swept up all - gods and mortals who both treated each other with respect for the first time, on this playing field of sport.
The race was dedicated to Zeus.  And all anyone remembers is the fellowship it created.  So much so that no one bothered to even record who won.
And this is the ancient legend behind the founding of the first Olympic Games on Mt. Olympus.
May the games ahead, and the wonderful athletes we cheer experience the same feeling.
Perhaps they’ll also realize that in fact they are ALL winners, just for “running the race.”
Dr. Jack Barnathan 

inspiredstrong:

Hercules was troubled.

On Mt. Olympus there were two distinct groups.  The “gods” who ruled it by often bullying the other group, the lowly  ”mortals.”

Ego and power ruled the day.

But Hercules was half god and half mortal.  He was strong but frustrated because all the gods used their strength for was to further feed their ego’s.  

He wanted to do something with his strength to honor the one spirit… the one GOD in heaven above them all (then called Zeus) and also “uplift” those below.

Inspiration came to him!  He devised a race that both mortals and gods would participate in… 

to CELEBRATE their respective strengths!  To share in the experience, instead of stealing others joy to feed our ego.

So much excitement was created by this concept that it swept up all - gods and mortals who both treated each other with respect for the first time, on this playing field of sport.

The race was dedicated to Zeus.  And all anyone remembers is the fellowship it created.  So much so that no one bothered to even record who won.

And this is the ancient legend behind the founding of the first Olympic Games on Mt. Olympus.

May the games ahead, and the wonderful athletes we cheer experience the same feeling.

Perhaps they’ll also realize that in fact they are ALL winners, just for “running the race.”

Dr. Jack Barnathan 

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These Gyms / Studio’s are filled with members paying top prices… what do they do “right” to create this success? (this is what I teach in my workshops and as a consultant / coach…). Considering how many complain there isn’t enough of a “market” out there to succeed… it makes me wonder if maybe they’re missing out on providing the right services / high level of service to people who truly appreciate it. Something to think about…



http://www.businessinsider.com/most-expensive-gyms-in-america-2012-6?op=1

(Source: nystrength.com)

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Dr. Jack Barnathan’s Touchstones of Success

- Define your most unique qualities and strengths.
- Design creative steps to become a brand with consistently higher standards, exceptional quality and service.
- Grow in your own “blue ocean” of service with the only “competition” being how your constantly seek to improve yourself!

- Share the "unique best" you have to give with the market that needs you most.
- You service is no longer a “choice.”  It is now valued as an irreplaceable service that your market cannot do without.

(Source: nystrength.com )

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The London Olympic games begin in 55 days.  Are you ready?



This blog is addressed to my clients / students in sports science,  the fitness professionals, my newly awarded Masters of fitness design.  And all the personal trainers, coaches and sports physicians I have trained.  

And, the many Olympians I have served over the years.Few events generate such excitement for physical activity and sports.  

And few events can motivate the people you serve to try and find their own “inner Olympian” like these two weeks of “the games.”  And motivate them to look up to YOU as their guide… to help them light and carry their own torch.It’s time to prepare… 

History and tradition and symbols all come together with dedication and physical training to create magic.  




It inspires us all and if you focus your business to “fan the flames” of this enthusiasm and encourage those you serve to carry the torch in their own lives, then you can use this to create so much good.
And success for your clients, and yourself.
For at these games there will be some person or sport or story that they can each relate to, and find a little of themselves in.  
Start preparing now.  Have an “Opening Ceremonies” party with healthy food at your studio, or home.
Invite your clients to start experimenting with an Olympic sport now as part of their training, and use the games as a way to teach and motivate them to go into it with greater depth.  
It will inspired consistency.  Goals.  Achievement.
And you can be the one who brings them there.  Teaches them the techniques that the Olympians use to achieve greatness, and apply it appropriately in the work of your clients.
Some companies are paying millions of dollars to just put the Olympic logo on their bag of French Fries hoping the public will unconsciously relate the “emotion” of the Olympics with their product.  
You represent the foundation of EVERY sport that is brought into that Olympic Stadium with the nations.  You are the expert and leader.  
Start your Olympic preparation today, and watch how this event can inspired greatness in all you serve.

The London Olympic games begin in 55 days.  Are you ready?

This blog is addressed to my clients / students in sports science,  the fitness professionals, my newly awarded Masters of fitness design.  And all the personal trainers, coaches and sports physicians I have trained.  
And, the many Olympians I have served over the years.

Few events generate such excitement for physical activity and sports.  

And few events can motivate the people you serve to try and find their own “inner Olympian” like these two weeks of “the games.”  And motivate them to look up to YOU as their guide… to help them light and carry their own torch.

It’s time to prepare… 
History and tradition and symbols all come together with dedication and physical training to create magic.  

It inspires us all and if you focus your business to “fan the flames” of this enthusiasm and encourage those you serve to carry the torch in their own lives, then you can use this to create so much good.

And success for your clients, and yourself.

For at these games there will be some person or sport or story that they can each relate to, and find a little of themselves in.  

Start preparing now.  Have an “Opening Ceremonies” party with healthy food at your studio, or home.

Invite your clients to start experimenting with an Olympic sport now as part of their training, and use the games as a way to teach and motivate them to go into it with greater depth.  

It will inspired consistency.  Goals.  Achievement.

And you can be the one who brings them there.  Teaches them the techniques that the Olympians use to achieve greatness, and apply it appropriately in the work of your clients.

Some companies are paying millions of dollars to just put the Olympic logo on their bag of French Fries hoping the public will unconsciously relate the “emotion” of the Olympics with their product.  

You represent the foundation of EVERY sport that is brought into that Olympic Stadium with the nations.  You are the expert and leader.  

Start your Olympic preparation today, and watch how this event can inspired greatness in all you serve.

(Source: nystrength.com)

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Hélène Grimaud Beethoven Choral fantasy (by heleneGrimaudTV)

a little artistry to end the evening.  

Hélène Grimaud is in inspiring artist, nature activist, author and brings an energy to classical music that I can only imagine the composers would have wished to hear.  Her Emperor Concerto inspires me like little else on earth.  Enjoy

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NYC sunset. Breathe it in.

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Sale of Pepsi, etc is down… but is this a good thing?

Good news but, the #1 “soft drink” is now the “energy” drinks with insane amounts of sugar, caffeine, etc… so this isn’t completely good news.

I wish the world would discover how perrier with lemon rocks.

If we take a moment to consider if that drink will serve us BEST, it could change our choices forever.

Great article in the NY Times.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/16/business/pepsi-and-competitors-scramble-as-soda-sales-drop.html?smid=fb-share


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