► Guiding Principle: Always listen to the “guy on the ground.” “Guy on the ground” is a metaphor for the people who are actually interacting with the environment. When it comes to understanding what’s going on around you, there’s no better external source of reality revealing context.
§ Listening is just that- listening- it doesn’t mean abdicating responsibility or doing everything the individual says, it implies that you listen to them as one of your primary inputs.
§ The knowledge derived is tacit knowledge and is valuable because it provides contextualized knowledge of people, places, ideas, and experiences. It is knowledge in practice that’s developed from direct experience and action that is usually shared through conversations and shared experience.
§ Until we get on-the-ground input, we should assume that most of what we think we know will likely turn out to be incorrect or incomplete.
Don’t skip breakfast…don’t ever skip breakfast, especially if you want to achieve your best body ever! Let’s think about this for a second. By the time you wake from a beauty rest, you’ve not eaten for at least 8 hours. If you’re looking to build muscle, especially if you’re hitting it hard in the gym and want to keep your muscles primed to grow, it’s super important to break the fasting cycle as soon as you wake-up. By eating a solid breakfast that contains a balance of carbs and protein, you will shift your body from a catabolic state (where your body is beginning to break down muscle), to an anabolic state (where your body is repairing and building muscle). This first meal will ultimately set the tone for your day. Here are three breakfast ideas: 1. Eggs with toast, 2. Toast with whole fruit preserves, ground flax seeds, and a simple whey protein shake, and 3. my infamous scrambled oatmeal; 1 cup oatmeal, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup skim milk, mix together in bowl, microwave for 2 minutes, add splenda or stevia to sweeten along with cinammon and your choice of berries. Yum! Yum!