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The world is not a tall man’s

It never has been.  You might call me a liar if you look up at me but trust me it is.  You see the world is designed for the average not in skill not in potential but certainly in height.  Desks and cars and economy seats. Hobbit sinks and ...

How to mindfully choose workouts to maximize lifetime results

Table of ContentsHigh-impact vs low-impact workout trade-offHow to trade-off exercise choices mindfully1. Recognize why you’re drawn to a workout type2. Visualize the long-term impact of that workout on your body 3. Decide whether to accept, ...

Depression The Long Story

If you haven’t already seen my seven-minute speech on depression, check out mattdever.com/depression-speech.  It’s the one thing I’ve created that I’d recommend for everyone. Table of ContentsWhy Tell My Story?The ...

Depression Speech – Eyes on the Situation

Introduction This is the story of the most painful period of my life. This is the story of my family, the hard parts and the redemption. This is the story for people suffering without hope. Watch the first ninety seconds and you will never look ...

How To Gain Strength Lightning Fast With Drop Sets

Table of ContentsIntroductionWhat’s a drop set?Why use drop sets?Who should use drop sets?Warm-UpWeightsBasic WorkoutFull Body WorkoutLegs and Horizontal Push/PullCore and Vertical Push/PullFrequencyHow can I practice drop sets?Overhead ...

How to Quickly Create a Clean Slate and Growth Mindset

Table of ContentsIntroduction Stable Self or Haphazard Habits?Talkin’ ‘Bout PracticeGrowth Practice OptionsConclusion Introduction  I love this quote.  It reminds me that you can create a clean slate any day.  Every day is a new chance to ...

Two Clarifying Methods for Mitigating Life Complexity

If you haven’t already seen my seven-minute speech on depression, check out mattdever.com/depression-speech.  It’s the one thing I’ve created that I’d recommend for everyone. Table of ContentsLife Complexity VideoVideo ...

10 Simple Questions to Attack a New Goal

Table of ContentsIntroductionList of 10 QuestionsQuestions ExplainedQuestion 1 – What will I do?Question 2 – Why will I do it?Question 3 – When will I do it?Question 4 – Where will I do it?Question 5 – What might I ...

How to Fail in the New Year

December 31st, .  How did I fail again this year? Hmmm.  Let me think…   Day 1 – I wrote a long list of goals. Day 2 – I created the perfect plan. Day 3 – I prepped all my meals. Day 4 – I tried that new class. Day ...

Negative Visualization

Table of ContentsIntroductionMy Dad and a DuckDetailed DescriptionMore ResourcesTail End PostUnhappy Gen-Y Yuppies PostPre-Mortem TechniqueMindful Mark SpeechFear-Setting TechniqueStoicism Books Introduction These are the last words you’ll ever ...

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