I have written several times this summer about the need to get kids outside and exercising. It amazes me how much time they spend every dayGen The 10 Man reading on computer watching some sort of screen. If you have kids, what have you been doing to get your kids active? Share your suggestions with me on Twitter or Facebook!

Book I read this week: Influence: Science and Practice (5th Edition) by Robert B. Cialdini, Ph. D. Millions of people have read this classic on the subject of influence. On one hand, Dr. Cialdini’s explanations of some of the best ways to influence people are scary, as you quickly realize how unethically some people and companies use these tactics. On the other hand, these methods can be very powerful and bring about much good if used appropriately. It is definitely worth reading!

Book I’m reading next week: The Motivation Manifesto by Brendon Burchard. I have taken several of Brendon’s online courses and attended his Experts Academy. I am excited to read his latest New York Times bestseller!

Now let’s get to some great articles!

Exercise and Fitness
It will be interesting to see what Virgin creates and what impact is will have: Introducing Virgin Sport by Richard Branson in Virgin

You should always have time to work out: 10 Reasons Why You DO Have Time To Workout by Craig Jarrow in TimeManagementNinja.com

Youth Sports
Are your kids drinking enough? Your kids probably aren’t drinking enough of this by Ben Smart in CNN

Building confidence in your kids is key: Sports Parents Make Mistakes, Too by Patrick Cohn in YouthSportsPsychology.com

Social Media and Communication

I see Twitter fading as well: How I Use the Social Networks These Days by Chris Brogan in ChrisBrogan.com

Great points that I think many of us forget with our online content: Are These 4 Common Legal Mistakes Putting Your Content at Risk? by Rachel Rodgers in CopybloggerMan staring intently at computer

Productivity and Self Improvement

Numbers 2, 3, 5 and 7 are my favorite. What are yours? 7 Leadership Lessons From John Wooden’s Final Title by Ilan Mochari in Inc.

Even if you don’t love baseball, you should read this article by Cadence Turpin: Why It’s More Important You Slow Down than Hurry Up in Storyline

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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