Gen The 10 Woman using computer (1)High school sports are in full swing now. If you work with athletes, are you seeing a lot of injuries right now? If you are a parent of a high school athlete, are the practices and games starting to take a toll? We always think of injuries in football, but I actually feel like I see more high school athletes in the spring because of all the different sports going on. What do you think? Let me know on Twitter or Facebook!

Let’s get to the good stuff!

 Book I read this week: Choose Yourself! by James Altucher. This terrific book implores you to take success into your own hands. Instead of relying on a 9-to-5 job under someone else’s control, he urges you to pursue your own dreams and passions. Plus check out Simple Daily Practice. It’s worth the price of the book.

 Book I’m reading next week: Evernote Essentials: The Definitive Guide for New Evernote Users by Brett Kelly. I use Evernote all the time. I don’t know how I would live or work without it. I guess I should really learn to use it at a maximal level!

Exercise and Fitness
I wouldn’t have even thought of these activities as exercise: If You Want to Be Healthy This Winter, Read This by Rebecca Brown in

Do you ever feel like you’re going through the motions in the gym (I often do)? Then read these great tips! 10 Tips For Making Your Workout Really Count by Jenna Gross in

Youth Sports
Is this a viable option to make football safer? Could No-Helmet Practices Prevent Concussions? by Randy Dotinga in WebMD

I think more towns will have to consider options for youth football: City of Steamboat Springs considering changes to youth football programs to prevent concussions, injuries by Scott Franz in

Social Media and CommunicationMan talking to group
This is a great post for answering difficult questions from audience members in speeches, media interviews or even personal arguments. How To Answer Tough Questions: Walk The Ladder by Brad Phillips in

Great tips for interacting with people on Twitter (honestly, I need to try these ideas more): 6 Ways to Increase Twitter Engagement by Shayla Price in Social Media Examiner

Productivity and Self Improvement
Since most people (including me) start to fatigue by Friday, these are great tips to still get a lot done and prepare for the next week: How to Make Friday the Most Productive Day of the Week by Laura Vanderkam in Fast Company

I bet most of us need to take this advice: Why You Should Make Fun a Priority in Life by Susie Moore in Greatist

Did you like one of these articles or books? Do you have any others to share? I’d love to hear your thoughts below!

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