Mindset Pt I – Stoicism: 🔸If it can be endured, endure it. Stop complaining. – Meditations, Marcus Aurelius (Full passage in comments) . 🔸I love Stoic philosophy, and this passage in particular resonates with me because it very simply divides all of our problems into 2 very black and white categories: – Minor Inconveniences. – Things that will literally kill you. . 🔸Once you know which category your issue fits into, practice treating an inconvenience as it is, not as your emotions tell you it’s got the potential to become. . Something the great man @pattyrogers taught me was this: many of us create space for problems, and waste time stressing, without taking action. Even though realistically, you know in your own head that 6 months (or 1-2weeks) from now, you won’t even remember what you’re going through. . #12days out from @icn_victoria show and couldn’t be more excited! Side note: 4 years(?!) after coaching and supporting me through my powerlifting debut, I (almost) look like I do the #TeamToughLove shirt proud 😂😂😂 @_jac_attack_

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🔸Why you should practice posing💪 . 🔸Sure, it’s true that no one likes that person hogging all the equipment so they can build some #followers for the #gram (#bts #teamnodaysoff) . 🔸However practice posing – intentional muscle control, simply trying to develop an understanding of the symmetry and lines needed to make a pose look good – had taught me such a huge amount about myself and my physique! . Even if you have no intention to compete I highly recommend learning a few basic poses! And take progress photos he same way you might with your body, it’s always great to look back on! . 🔸Disclaimer: I have no idea what I’m doing in this pose 😂 I had never done it before and gave it a crack – not too bad but plenty to work on so I doubt I’ll be jumping into Classic Physique anytime soon. But hey, it’s always good to have your next goal right…

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🔸TOMORROW 12 o’clock! Deadlift session going down! . 🔸Come let me help you dial in your technique, and learn how to correctly apply my favorite lift! . Get there early, a few spots left! 💪💪💪

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🔸What’s the best way to cross a minefield? Second. . 🔸Your support group, more often than not, will dictate your success. . 🔸While I’m lucky enough to have @benperformancecoach and the team from @trainasp supporting me day in, day out, most people don’t have a workplace that supportive. If you don’t, it’s important to find and spend time around your “tribe” whenever you can, not just when times get tough. . In the long run, no one is truest ever “self-made” – it’s the relationships we build through the process that get us where we want to go.

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🔸How do you motivate yourself? . 🔸A rising tide lifts all ships. Let those who are willing raise the standard. It’s then up to you to decide if you’re willing to swim fast enough to keep up . 🔸Yesterday was a blast at the ICN posing session, good to have the big man @the_strength_student there too. . 🔸Though we’re both competing in the same category – I know how hard he’s working, and that pushes me to dig a bit deeper – does that mean I want any less success for him? No, the better he looks, the harder he pushes, the more I’m going to have to work to keep up! . Huge thanks to @vicstar_11icnposingcoach as well as the rest of the @icn_victoria team. Shout-out to Comrad, pumped to stand next to you with our medals after it all. 😏

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🔸Such a pleasure getting stuck in and helping @benperformancecoach share another fully booked Fat Specialization course to another amazing group of students. . 🔸All the attendees here were pumped to both push themselves hard, and take away as much information as they could get their hands on. It really has opened my eyes to both Ben’s genuine love for sharing information, and shows how the passion from the students can really inspire myself as a coach to constantly try to be better! . 🔸So with a brilliant second leg of this teaching adventure, it’s time to rest & recover (and by that I mean, train and catch a flight home 😂) to get stuck back into 1-1 sessions, and conveying that passion into others, however I’m able to do so. 🔸And for that I am grateful. . A huge thanks to @dragoneye and @optimumperformancestudio for having and supporting us, as well as everyone who came along to invest in themselves and soak up the information!

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