GEN The 10 - Tablet hand tappingToday is my mom’s birthday. She is one of the most amazing people I have ever known – smart, hard-working, kind and so much more. I can only hope to be as successful – work and life – as she is. Have a wonderful birthday!

Book I read this week: Fully Alive: Lighten Up and Live – A Journey that Will Change Your Life by Ken Davis. The story Ken tells in the opening chapter is scary and eye opening. It would make me want to live Fully Alive as well! This book presents a great argument for living with more energy, enthusiasm and passion.

 Book I’m reading next week: Secrets of Dynamic Communications: Prepare with Focus, Deliver with Clarity, Speak with Power by Ken Davis. I am constantly striving to be a better public speaker, so I am sure this book is good for me. Plus I attended Ken’s SCORRE conference a few years ago and really enjoyed it!

Sports Medicine
More information on who is most at risk for a Tommy John injury: Fastball Pitch Velocity Helps Predict Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction in Major League Baseball Pitchers by Peter N. Chalmers, Brandon J. Erickson, Brian Ball, Anthony A. Romeo and Nikhil N. Verma in The American Journal of Sports Medicine

This is an exciting breakthrough for ACL surgery, but we need to see if it will work (Thanks Lisa Grant for sharing!): A Potential Breakthrough in ACL Surgery by Matthew Futterman in The Wall Street Journal

Exercise and Fitness
Could you train, eat and rest like she does? Here’s What an Olympic Athlete’s Training Schedule Looks Like (Hint: It’s Not Easy) by Dominique Astorino in Popsugar

I hate core work, but I think even I could do this workout: The 15-Minute Core Workout You Can Do Anywhere in Greatist

Youth Sports
An interesting debate about screens and learning for young kids: A Reconsideration of Children and Screen Time by Perri Klass in The NewYoung boy watching TV York Times

It’s time we start to change the expectations of young athletes (Thanks Carrie Boan for sharing!): NCAA Study Reveals When Athletes Begin Sport Specialization by Karen Price in The Season

Productivity and Self Improvement
Amen! Would you rather… by Seth Godin in

I am very, very guilty of doing this: Don’t Say ‘Maybe’ If You Want To Say ‘No’ by Ryan Holiday in Thought Catalog

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