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5 Ways I Keep My Energy Next Level While Traveling

After 30 hours of traveling from NYC to Capetown it was normal for me to get off the plane, treat people with kindness, walk the beach, appreciate the sunset, have a great meal and enjoy a good nights rest. I understand that’s not the norm for most people, it wasn’t always that way for me either. After 15 years of traveling with clients and learning what works for them and what works for me, here are 5 simple ways to elevate your energy while traveling because who has time to be tired, we’re trying to make a difference and it’s not possible when we’re tired.

1. I move my ass up and down, stretching, creating community flexibility groups, Oh you know I got groups together to stretch with me on the plane, so can you. #makenewtravelbuddies

2. When the desserts, bread & cheese came around with each meal I asked the flight attendant to keep it simple with me. If it was possible to just have 1 fish & 1 chicken meal, without all the extra stuff, that I didn’t want to waste anything, with a smile of course. Also, added some nuts & Rx bars. #eatforenergy

3. New music 🎶 from DJ C-Money that was reflective,spoke to my soul so I could do a deep dive into my journal.Side note: if you have any questions with how to journal, what to write, where to start DM me, I got your back. #journalyourjourneyofjoy

4. Hello Hydration, drinking water every hour keeping my muscles flexible, preventing brain fog, cravings or stiffness. Water is a wonder drug, use it..and it helped me to move well with all the relief breaks. #h2theizzo

5. Purple spiky ball to roll my feet out, preventing any potential swelling & massaging my feet to increase blood flow. Let a few people borrow it, better believe they are now besties for life. #communityiskey

Bonus: Two supplements I never leave home without

1. 8Days Healthy Heart – Fish Oil – keeps my brain health firing. Buy 8Days Healthy Heart now!

2. 8Days Healthy Gut – Probiotic – boosts immune system.
These are simple yet effective ways to help you travel and keep your energy high to continue to be the high performer you are meant to be #8DaysAWeek
Cheers with water,
Coach

Up & Adam! Friend Your Fear

Up & Adam!

On Saturday August 20th 2016 on a warm sunny Santa Barbara day I faced my biggest Fear.
 

It’s one thing when you’re the underdog and you surprise people with a talent for the first time, its another thing when people your whole life tell you you’re a natural and have high expectations for you.
This was the case on August 20th as I prepared for my first TEDx talk. Friends and family kept saying you’ll be fine just share your natural energy, speak with your Italian hand gestures (i’m actually Lebanese), and let your passion and love for life takeover. That was the plan until my rehearsal the day before went terribly wrong, forgetting words, actually whole chunks of my 18 minute talk, sweating from places I didn’t know existed, making me want to run off stage and keep running back to Brooklyn.

 

I’m grateful today for the many family and friends that flew in, drove many miles to support me. The interesting thing was several of my friends that showed up were past clients that I served and now they were serving me, supporting me and having my back. I couldn’t let them down and at the same time it was intimidating because some of them speak for a living, perform on broadway stages, tv, movies, and sell out huge arenas in their sport. Being fully honest if it wasn’t for all the support I would have tried to get out of it after the failed rehearsals, faked an injury or suddenly came up with laryngitis. I kept repeating a mentors message over and over again…”The Fire of Connecting with People has to Overcome the Fear of Speaking Publicly.” I repeated this over and over again as my heart was beating out of my chest.

 

When my name was called to the TEDx stage, I walked out, stood on the red circle with the lights shinning bright on my face looked up at the 18 minute clock as it started to countdown. I looked left to right slowly, made eye contact with all 14 of my friends and family that were in the front row smiling back at me and started telling my story.

 

After my talk one of the fellow speakers, the one that I was most intimidated by and had the most respect for because I know she teaches my mentors public speaking gave me the biggest compliment. Victoria Lebalme said the most impressive thing about your talk was that you had over a dozen people come out to support you and that speaks to the type of person you are and the type of speaker you will become. I’ve always said I’m in this for the long game, that life is about relationships and her compliment confirmed my path.

 

On August 20th I made Friends with my Fear. CLICK HERE to watch my TEDx.

 

 

I challenge you this week to get clear on your fear, make a decision to face your fear, and be bold to friend your fear. Drop me a message and let me know what your “F” word is … accountability is king.

Thanks for sitting in the front row.
-Coach

Up & Adam: 8 Lessons from Bali in 8 mins

In 2001 on the Gold Coast of Australia at Bond University during a full court basketball game was the last time I was forced to rest. When the game was tied 10 – 10 with game point being 11, only 1 point away I decided to lead the fast break, an Australian choose to stand right below the net to prevent me from driving to the hoop, in all of my rebellious nature I choose to jump over him, feeling like Michael Jordan himself and wanting to prove White Men Can Jump I took off or should I say up… jumping fully over the Aussie defender inches away from dunking the ball for the game winning point the very tip of my sneaker hit his forehead and sent me for a full flip in the air resulting with me landing on the back of my head.

When I woke up with the back of my head laying in a pool of blood 20 seconds after being knocked out with 20 plus people huddled over me waiting for me to become conscious, I asked, “did it go in?” Then I was placed on a stretcher in full spine and neck prevention protocols, rushed to the hospital via ambulance where I had several stitches and the doctor told me to rest for 7 days, to understand to severity of the situation. So I tried my best to listen to the doctors recommendation and rested for 12 hours, then the very next day I was shooting 100 foul shots. This was the only time I ever remember having a reason to rest and or directed to rest until now. CLICK HERE for your Up & Adam message.

This time I couldn’t take foul shots, when you have an infection in your leg that makes your leg swell so much that you can’t recognize your own leg and you’re in a third world country, this is not first world problem, it’s just straight up a problem.

My faith turned to doubt until an experience filled me up with more faith than I’ve ever felt before. Today I share with you the experience and 8 lessons of “real” rest as the result of fueling my faith and taking accountability for my own health. While watching today’s Up & Adam keep in mind you have healing powers within, you just need time to go within, that’s where your power, potential, and praise is.

Cheers with mint water from Bali.

-Coach

PS. Move Well, Eat Well, Think Well and Rest Well

Up & Adam With Your Coach

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Up & Adam!

 

Let me be the first to say… TGIM (Thank God It’s Monday!). Right now, at 4:47AM is your time to rise and shine and get ahead for the week to come. This gives you time to start your morning rituals and get ready for movement at 5:00AM.  Today I’m writing to you from Bali, Indonesia. While here I’ve been taking time to practice my mentor’s message of “Find Your Center”. I’ve thought deeply about the past year; the areas I’ve showed up… and the areas I haven’t.  One of those areas of “not showing up” I have realized, is with you.

I am so grateful for you, your commitment to move well, eat well and think well, your desire to be a high performer… it lights me up, its my oxygen, it’s the reason I do what I do. I started this community to create a home for people like you;  a place to celebrate victories, a family where you can laugh, cry, disagree, and grow together in your wellness. I do want to apologize though for going missing in action, for not encouraging, motivating, and supporting you as much as I could and would have liked to over the last year.

2016 has been a crazy busy year. From January until June, I was on the set of a 220 million dollar movie in Paris as the performance coach for the lead actors, then when I returned to the USA I hit the ground running with multiple NBA athletes, all the while preparing (and then presenting) my first ever TED talk. But do you know what?

These are all just excuses.

If a client used these reasons as to why they didn’t eat breakfast for 11 months, or why they took 11 months off of movement; I would call them out and demand more from them.

So now I’m calling myself out. It’s time for me to show up for you.

I choose to take the incredible opportunities and blessings that have come to me this year and use them to serve you at a higher level. From now on you’ll be hearing from me weekly with either videos, blogs, recorded meditations, or bonus gifts. I will be the voice in your head when you feel like hitting the snooze button, the support you need  when you only have 20 minutes to move, and will give you the knowledge you need to produce your best results.

I’m holding myself accountable to all of the above.

I’m calling your name too ~Contact.FirstName~ to hold yourself accountable.

What do you need to reset in your life now? i.e. Did you lose that extra 10 pounds this year, did you make time for you, have you had “that” conversation with you Dad, Mom or partner?

I’ve attached a guided meditation because I don’t want you feeling like you need to wait to go to Bali to Find Your Center and create more forward movement in your life.

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My vision is to have a home where we party because we are living out our potential and there is so much to celebrate! Potential is realized when we practice physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual movement… so let’s move well. Average turns to excellence when we design our day around mindful eating, knowing food is fuel and the reason we eat is for energy, so let’s eat well. Busyness ends and productivity replaces it when we make space for ourselves, actually schedule space to breathe, reflect and love ourselves, so let’s think well.

This community doesn’t need to wait until New Years day and end up a statistic by gaining 7 pounds over the holidays. We START NOW by moving daily 20 minutes or more. This year we become the example for our loved ones, this will have a ripple effect on your family and friends. Let’s blaze a new trail this holiday season and truly celebrate those treat meals because we know we earned them.

I leave you today with a question…

What is the one thing that keeps you up or wakes you up at 2am, aside from your incredible hydration?

Cheers with mint water from Bali.

-Coach

PS. If you’re more of an auditory person, and like yourself some audio books, then take a listen to todays message CLICK HERE!

Make Your Next Workout Incredible

Have you ever lost momentum towards your workout plan midweek? Or even worse — didn’t start on Monday, so you scratched the week all together to start fresh next Monday? 

How about this scenario, you are at the gym but keep getting distracted by text or social media and just can’t get into a rhythm? 

I hear these challenges daily and wanted to put them to bed. This week’s Coaching Conversation addresses the steps you need to take to make your next workout incredible, to make you feel locked in, focused and in the zone to get the results you’ve been waiting for. 

As always keep the #CoachingConversation going by leaving your comments and questions below. Thank you for tuning in and let me know what you personally want to hear about at Adam@CoachAdamCobb.com 

Cheers with water,

Adam  

P.S. Stay far from timid, only make moves when your heart’s in it, and live the phrase “Sky’s The Limit” aka #8DaysAWeek

How To Win The Battle Of The Bed

Did you like your 5am club email this morning?

I hope the title provoked your interest and planted a subconscious seed.

Did you get right out of bed or have a hard time getting up?

Did you hit the snooze button?

This weeks tweetable is “What’s your big idea for tomorrow>?” @CoachAdamCobb

Please leave a comment to keep the conversation going and I’m personally wondering what you do to win your battle each morning?

Cheers with water,

Adam

How to Talk to Your Partner About Their Health

Have you ever wanted to talk with your partner about their health and didn’t know how to have the conversation?

Maybe you decided to try to talk with your partner about their health and the conversation went horribly wrong, which happens to 99% in this situation, you are not alone.

Today, I tackle this controversial subject, so next time you will know what to say and how to say it, so you don’t end up in an argument, on the couch, or in a break.

This week’s tweetable is “Become the example of health.”

The big idea of this week’s Coaching Conversation is how to have “the health talk” without talking about it.

As always, your comments and questions keep the conversation going and I appreciate hearing from you.

Cheers with water,

CAC

How To Overcome Fear

Today I wanted to share a story with you I’ve never shared before.

The learnings have shaped me into the man I am today. 

As I discuss my fear, I hope you are able to identify your fear and use it to create personal excellence. 

I also hope you like the new look and feel of today’s Coaching Conversation. With your great feedback, questions and comments we are creating a conversation that will not just be information but truly make a transformation.

Grateful for you and how you show up in the world. 

Cheers with water, 

Adam

March Madness

What is your favorite event of the year?  For some people it’s the Superbowl, Grammy’s, Oscar’s, but for me its March Madness, hands down, its not even close.

March Madness does not only represent a tournament where the best college basketball teams get together and play to see who is #1 (sure, of course I’m rooting for Duke and want to see Coach K cut down another net), but it also is a time of year that represents change.

The seasons are changing, from a cold and long winter, into a season of spring, renewal, hope, and adventure. It’s also nostalgic for me because of all the memories associated to March, from Spring break days, to skipping school with my best friends every year for the Thursday and Friday games which always will provide the biggest upsets (sorry Mum), to all the emotion that the best college players in the land share on and off the court. 

To honor this very special time of year I want to share with you a motivational / highlight reel of the All-Time leading scorer of Duke Basketball history and NBA superstar JJ Redick. He’s one of the hardest working people I’ve had the privilege to work with, dedicated to his family and strong man of God.

I hope the video inspires, motivates, and helps you take your game to the next level. If you cheer for Duke during the NCAA tournament that would be a bonus. So get your popcorn out no butter needed, hummus and celery, coconut water, and Zesta-C, tissue box (because it does get emotional), and pick a favorite team. 

PS:  A new season of the Coaching Conversation with yours truly is starting up in April with some special guests and a new look and feel. Hope you enjoy and as always, leave your comments and questions below and I’ll be sure to answer them. 

 

BOO-YAH  

GO DUKE !!! 

Feeling Stuck? Create Momentum with this Simple Exercise

Have you ever felt so incredibly grateful that you had to share it with someone?

That someone is you this week.

In this week’s Coaching Conversation, I share with you an exercise that if done properly will get immediate results and create momentum in all areas of your life. Feeling stuck?

This exercise will get you moving in the right direction and have you feeling grateful for what you already have. 

Start to see your life from abundance. 

I refer to the 30 Day Think Well Challenge in this weeks video, which is the last and final part of my  90 day Move well, Eat well, and Think well challenge. In the last 90 days I have given away my best stuff and shared the FYCmethod that I practice with my celebrity clients for free, for anyone that signed up.

Don’t worry if you missed it, I’ll be starting it up again soon with New updates. For now, I hope you enjoy this week’s coaching conversation and remember, you are celebrated in public for what you do in private. 

Cheers with Lime Water, 

Coach

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