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Something in me broke the other day so I decided to leave my 9 to 5 job, officially resigning this Monday (yes, 2 days ago).  Many of you may not know that the gym has not been my only “job,” and I had been working full time during the day since I started the gym.  Moonlighting these 7+ years has not been easy.     So, you might think it was my spirit that broke or something, but that was not it.  I have had plenty of soul-sucking jobs over the years that felt as if they were going to break me and while this last one came close, it still did not manage to do it.  What broke, shattered really, was thinking that security comes from having a standard 9 to 5 job with benefits.  But it is how I grew up!  I am an 80’s kid who saw corporate...
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Last week our team was in Vegas for “Nationals Week,” and we had 3 Barbarians representing in the Under 25 (2) and Senior Nationals (1).  It is the most prestigious National meet of the year, and you cannot go wrong by hosting it in Vegas either!  It was a little bit of everything and then some.  As always, I am proud of our lifters’ performances and happy that they were able to bring home a few medals.  I figured I will have more opportunities to write about our mighty team on another post, but I wanted to share a question that really got my thinking about what the sport means to me. While making my way around the venue I was stopped by a fellow weightlifter who is opening his own gym and he asked me if I had any advice for new gym owner/coaches.  I mentioned “culture” and how...
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