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Personal Development Blog by Sam Lloyd | The Sam Effect

Inspiring Quotes

I play to win, whether during practice or a real game. And I will not let anything get in the way of me and my competitive enthusiasm to win. … finish reading

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing … finish reading

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Eighty percent of success is showing up


So often we think success is difficult. We look at ourselves as inferior without the potential to be successful. We see people around us that accomplish things and our minds rationalize that they were just lucky, or genetically gifted, born in the right family, or under the right star. We see the celebrity and see them as a special snowflake that was predetermined for success. We see our bosses at work and look at them as somehow much more gifted than ourselves. We look at a singer or … [Read More...]

Interviews with Masters: Jason Mertlich

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Jason Mertlich is a Jiu Jitsu black belt and coach to UFC fighters like Court McGee, Ramsey Nijem, and Steven Siler (not to mention many up-and-coming fighters). I've had the privilege of training, learning, and being inspired by Jason Mertlich over the past 3 years as I've developed my own grappling and fighting skills. Jason is one of the most unique people I've ever met. He truly is a master that is living life creatively. His inspiration and leadership stretches far. I've never met a single … [Read More...]