A former overseas pro athlete writing about the meaning of life.

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. …

And what being a pro athlete taught me about behavior change

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

You want to create a better life for yourself, so you write a super duper 2021 New Year’s Resolution that will truly change your life:

You want to be the best in your industry, get that six-pack back, and reach an audacious milestone at work.

You want to be free…

And my philosophy on how to never stop being an elite athlete in life

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Kentucky’s ex-coach Tubby Smith said, “You’re never as bad as you think you are and you’re as never as good as you think you are.”

For starters, at 42, with the propensity to eat all my mom’s leftovers during the holidays, I realize my fitness is never as good or bad as I think it is. Just like I always thought I needed to improve at basketball when I was a kid, and yeah, so…

Is It All Coach Vogel’s Fault?

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My LA Lakers Question Marks and What Is Anthony Davis Lacking?

*Westbrook is not a good third option for the Lakers at the moment. Seems out of place and not a historically good decision-maker or floor spacer under pressure.

*I believe this because you want your third option to be extremely efficient, a great help side and on-ball defender, a steady…

And how the Bloom app helps change my brain

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Gratitude Reason #1: “Focus your mind on all the wonderful things in your life.” — Asad Meah

What happens in our brains every day when we focus on gratitude and care for all the people, things, and experiences we have in our life? If you were guaranteed to become happier, more patient, productive, motivated, and focused, would you do something for five minutes a day?

Well, look…

Our members' favorite parts of Swish House

A basketball fitness class designed by pros (like me) who have spent 30 years in a gym staying in shape!

Not many people have ever heard of a basketball fitness class, and there’s a reason — Swish House is the first one ever!

For starters, with any new idea, our Swish House leadership, NBA sport performance trainers, skill coaches, and co-founders want to educate everyone on what we are trying…

My pro athlete growth mindset tips for achieving success in everything

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Put your meaning first

I knew I wanted to be a pro basketball player at age of 14 but being the first one to practice was embarrassing. Showing up alone created anxiety, fear, and doubt. Kids smirked. Adults questioned. Peers doubted. But over time, as I developed the habit of putting the craft I…

with love or anything in life — is how you grow.

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Dealing with Uncertainty

Adapted from a friend’s message to me:

“I think we all end up a little scared when we first start feeling things for a viable partner. I know I can really struggle with these vulnerable, scary, and fear-based moments that crystalize inside me in real-time.

Moving forward with uncertainty sounds…

Trevor Huffman

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