On choosing to pursue your potential and how to get better at double unders

Hey there,

Ever since I was young, I’ve been obsessed with the idea of human potential.

As a kid, this meant I was always encouraging others to aim higher and pursue their dreams. As an adult, this has led me to pursue many of my own highest goals, including things like learning to handstand, write books, step into boxing ring, and most recently, learn jiu-jitsu.

If, like me, you’re also on a growth journey, I’d love for you to join the new course I’m helping to run, Transcend!.

Transcend! is an eight-week course helping you to live a more creative, meaningful, and fulfilling life based on the science of human potential. The brainchild of Columbia University psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman, Transcend! Is grounded in the core principles of humanistic and positive psychology to help you build a life of meaning and purpose. I’m honored to be a part of the course as a head performance coach.

The course starts on July 3rd and runs for eight weeks. There will be LIVE weekly coaching sessions with me and our other head coach, over a dozen hours of on demand content, hundreds of awesome resources to help you on your growth journey, a really cool community, and so much more.

It’s a really special course and I’m so excited to be a part of it!

As Abraham Maslow said, “One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.”

If you’re interested in pursuing growth and your own potential, I encourage you to join us!

Find out more about the course and sign up here.

What I’m reading (article) —

The mind gym: Five ways to make exercise a pleasure by David Robson

Think you don’t like exercise? David Robson didn’t, either — but he used these psychological “tricks” to reframe his idea around exercise. As he says, “what was once a torment is now the highlight of my day.”

What I’m reading (book) —

The Way of Zen by Alan Watts

In this classic book, the American philosopher Alan Watts gives an ultimate guide to understanding the history, principles, and benefits of Zen and how it can help us experience mental stillness and enjoy life even in uncertain times.

A quote that inspires me —

“How long are you going to wait before you demand the best for yourself?” — Epictetus

What I’m training — 

Here are some tips on how to get better at double unders that I wish I’d known when I was starting out!

Three new workouts —

Jump Around Medicine Ball Workout (12 minute, medicine ball)

Kettlebell Strong HIIT Workout (12 minute, kettlebell)

198 Rep Parallel Bar Challenge Workout (Time challenge, parallel bars or equivalent)

You can get these and all future workouts right in the 12 Minute Athlete app when you subscribe as a Super Athlete.

Questions? Feedback? Content requests?

Please feel free to reply directly to this email if you have any questions or comments (yes, I am a real human). I get a lot of emails and messages, so I can’t reply to all of them, but I do read everything you guys send me!

– Krista


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