A former 13-year overseas pro point guard, head coach, startup founder, and aspiring typist on culture, sports, and self-improvement. >> www.trevorhuffman.com

And why being a pro athlete taught me it’s true

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You want to do more for your New Year’s Resolution in 2021.

You want to create momentum so you write a 2021 New Year’s Resolution that will truly change your life.

You want to be great, get that six-pack back, and reach a milestone.

You want to be free to choose your next big thing.

As a former pro athlete, people ask me where my inspiration came from, and I get annoyed by the notion of it. I rarely feel inspiration. …

And Donald Trump wasn’t one of them.

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Christmas lights flicker in the early morning in Petoskey, Michigan. The snow falls, layered in fluffy, light flakes, the stuff that can’t turn into snowballs. It’s the stuff that blows through your jacket like fine silt and melts quickly when it lands on your skin. This winter cold was typical of my childhood, and it reminds me of how far I’ve traveled and how much I’ve changed — and yet, how many things don’t change.

Like our American society.

After my 14-year pro-athlete career ended, I used to have a meet-up every Saturday with Petoskey friends. We called this group…

My life success hacks and habits I took from the pro athlete world to the pro startup life to do my own thing

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The 11 success habits of a millionaire.

The American world tries to tell us who you will most likely become depending on your zip code.

There is no happiness in becoming a millionaire, but there is happiness in understanding the process of learning how to become of great value to the world around you.

These are my 11 success tips to becoming of great value to the world around you, and if you become a millionaire — a happy millionaire — you’ll have enjoyed these creating these habits.


Indeed. How can you build something of solace for people you love that don't quite think or live the same lifestyle as you?

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“Do you want to buy a place in Costa Rica?”

“I do, but how do we manage it?” I ask.

“I dunno,” she says. “I guess we talk to Bruce. He’d probably love working on something down there.”

“We should get some friends and go in on it, right? I mean, what are we waiting for?”

“Owning real estate is a lot of work Trevor. We don’t have to buy. We could rent and move around as well. Travel the country and stay in different spots. As long as we have internet, I can always work.”

“Yes. I just know…

How do find the creative flow state when your life feels boring?

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What do I stick to in life that remains utterly and uselessly boring?

Usually nothing.

What do I do when my life or career becomes a mindless routine of boredom or going through the motions?

Usually depression, anxiety, sadness, or yeah, more boredom.

What do I do when my fitness routine is stale or not authentic to who I am?

I quit.

Ironically, quitting can be the right thing, especially when it keeps feeling wrong over and over and over.

Yet, how do we know what or when the right time or path to change is?

The irony is, we…

and why money, fame, and power don’t matter

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1. Take your shot: with the woman that makes you do a double-take. With the thing you feel most nervous to do. Quit the corporate job. Go travel the world. If you feel strongly about it, do it. We should listen to the “hell yeah” moments our gut shouts at us about.

2. Losing isn’t fun. But winning isn’t fun without knowing what losing feels like. You can’t try to take the big shot, or make a life change, or pick up and go because you are scared of losing. Winning takes constant small risks to put yourself out there day after day, and in the end, losing (or getting shot down with the woman you want to ask out) is what makes winning feel so damn good.

3. Don’t take losing personally. If you want to get to winning sooner, if you want to get to the hot partner you can’t…

Real change is about dosage and self-awareness — with Lori Gottlieb on Impact Theory

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“The costs of your good habits are in the present. The costs of your bad habits are in the future.” — James Clear

9:00 am: What is the point of self-improvement?

I mean, isn’t this self-help shit all the same?

I listen to self-help podcasts, read self-help and self-improvement books, and always try to keep learning about leadership, personal growth, and the growth mindset, but why?

Why is it I want to change? What is at the root of change? What is the psychology of change and the barriers to the life I’ve always wanted to live?

On one side, I have self-compassion, patience, and self-love, but on…

My pro athlete thoughts on courage, self-improvement, life, and finding greatness

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Today is December 3rd, 2020 and it’s just another day.

The sun is out. The L rumbles by my Damen St. apartment, yet the world is in flux.

How can I make my life more meaningful? My day a masterpiece?

How can we reverse engineer our ideal life?

Let’s start with how I create my days (I’m not saying I have it all figured out, but I’m doing better and better):

8:00 a.m.: I wake up and start my podcast with Impact Theory while I shower, make coffee, and get learning.

If you wake up to inspiring, educational content, the world will seem less harsh. I walk 30 minutes with my dog listening to Tom’s podcast — even when it’s…

And why I travel generally-speaking

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I had a brain fart today.

I remember when I traveled to Cinque Terra, Italy. I thought, man, what do these people do without the internet, news, and the media?

What do they do without the entertainment, and the sports, ESPN’s highlight reels, presidential clips, and Instagram stories?

What do these people do when they can’t drive around their towns, or have a car, or how do they even talk to their family in Rome?

Can we go backward, or inward again, to what made our societies healthier, slow down, and more connected? …

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