This blog has reached a milestone. I launched the Coach Mahr blog 4 years ago with my initial posts on May 7, 2017. My most recent post, The Grill Will Let Go of the Protein, was my 150th distinct post. I am amazed that the blog has reached this level. The cumulative blogs total at […]

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First Impressions

Again, in my process of building a blog, things have come together in an uncanny way. The idea for this blog was suggested by a dear friend and longtime blog subscriber. While his words gave the blog its start, I attended a work seminar which provided additional insight. There is the adage that ‘first impressions

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Let it Rain

April is just around the corner and typically that means April showers. However, these days the weather doesn’t always stick to its normal patterns. Nevertheless, I thought the time was right to build a blog based on Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s quote, “The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.”

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Be A, Not A (Part 1)

When I was developing content in my role as a High School Football Coach and Character Coach, I built about 50 separate lessons around the “Be A, Not A” concept. If I ever write a second book, it will be entirely based on these lessons. I have been holding onto this content for years while

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Give and Take

This country has always operated on the ‘give and take’ between political ideologies. In fact, it was built on it and for a quick reference listen to the banter between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson in the musical Hamilton during the second song from Act II “Cabinet Battle #1” – whether to establish a national

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When I hear the word ‘Cherish,’ the first thing I think of is the pop song by The Association from 1966. The song, which was written in a half hour, reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. The record label frowned on the song saying it sounded “too old and archaic,” however 50

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Final 1/3

I look at my life in three distinct time periods (so, a hockey analogy as opposed to my standard football one). The first 25+ years were about investing in myself – the focus on growing, maturing, being educated, becoming an adult, building a strong mind and body; and starting a career and being a contributing

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Rest & Renewal

Stephen Covey’s 7th habit is called ‘Sharpening the Saw.” His point is that if we are too busy cutting to take time to sharpen the saw blade, it gets dull and takes more effort to accomplish the task. Eventually the blade gets so dull, it becomes impossible to cut. Similar analogies are taking time to

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