70-years-ago the food industry was turned on its head when a burger joint decided to scale their business to several locations and venture outside of their original restaurant. Forever changing the way we eat on the go. This, not only changed the course of food and beverage economics forever, it changed the course of our health care and thus the countries economics as we know it.

Business Triangle = function (Speed, Price, Quality).

The project triangle states that you have to choose between quality, speed, and price as a function of 100%. Photo by Stéphan Valentin on Unsplash

Why would a company, whose success was already present with raving fans, using fresh/local ingredients, and hosting a thriving location…go from one to several to hundreds of locations?

Why sacrifice maybe the most important…


A 4-step Tutorial on Building and Sustaining Motivation by answering the questions “am I doing it” and “is it working”.

The question is not whether you have ever started a fitness program and quit because of a lack of motivation…It’s how many fitness programs have you started and quit before succumbing to the dip, the wall, and the hurdle of how difficult achieving your goals inevitably are.

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Canadian Psychologist, Albert Bandura, defined self-efficacy as “one’s belief in one’s ability to succeed in specific situations or accomplish a task”. If you remember your undergrad Psych 101 class, you will recall…


Part I of a series on how trends in popular fitness programming are hurting the progress towards health.

At this moment, our culture is quite fascinated by resilience. The ability to withstand stress, hard times, inequality and injustice to not be broken by that which is determined to do so. And while I applaud and agree that this is an important characteristic of any successful generation, I think its important to not limit ourselves to just be resilient. …


PART I — All the best athletes played multiple sports growing up so soccer players should too.

One of the many reasons that I love working in the sports performance industry with Performance Unlimited is because the field is expanding and improving, daily. With new research and world-class coaches readily available, I can honestly say that I am learning new information I can practically apply, virtually every month.

Conversely, one of the most frustrating aspects of this industry is how archaic much of the training continues to be implemented by coaches, players, and parents. Most coaches and trainers do not…


You don’t have it. And it’s probably the reason you are not getting stronger.

Close your eyes and think about a typical morning you walk into your local gym, absolutely buzzing to knock out your strength training. You waltz out of the locker room to take a look at your program for the day and…your emotions go 1 of 2 very specific ways.

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1, either a huge smile runs across your face or 2, you feel as if you entered the gates of hell because you see Chin Ups and Sled Pushes staring straight back at you from the paper…


This is a “101” level approach to understanding how to plan your physical development cycles within the game of youth soccer.

You’ve probably read a dozen articles on it and attended another half dozen lectures about it…but do you utilize it to make the most out of your time with your team?

Periodization, by definition, is the planning or organization of skill development according to desired results in sport. Although originally created by sports scientist, periodization has been popularized in the modern soccer game to include tactical and technical approaches by coaches like Jose Mourinho and Andres Vilas Boas, amongst…


How you move matters in more ways than you think

Title adapted from William S. Burroughs in his gutsy novel Junky, “When you stop learning you start dying”. Which I also believe, wholeheartedly.

“Break a hip and die from pneumonia…”

I’m not exactly sure where I heard this but I believe it was from an MD stating that the elderly population (defined by > 65 years old) has a tendency to die in hospitals from complications originating in something as simple as a fall.


Establishing principles for optimal life performance in less than a 10-minute read

Nosce te Ipsum (Know Thyself) — Juan Valverde

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Nothing is as simple as it seems.

In the past few decades, Nigeria has been hit with a housing shortage.

The BBC has reported a shortage of housing by 17 million units in 2017 with a staggering 500,000 people moving to the capital city of Lagos every year. The country is sited to have the third largest birth rate in 2018, only behind China and India and projected to be the worlds 5th largest population by 2050. …


A short thought (5 minutes) on why we don’t take the first step

We all started somewhere.

Jimi Hendrix did not start as a musical genius. Rembrandt did not begin as a masterful painter. Warren Buffet was not born a billionaire business tycoon.

…and I’ve been thinking of writing blog posts for years.

Action.

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They all took a step. Probably not a leap but a small step to start what would become an illustrious career.

I’m taking a step. Definitely a small step to getting my thoughts on paper.

But it was acting in the right direction.

Just take…

John Lytton

Entrepreneur and movement specialist by trade in Charlotte, NC. My mission is to ask better questions of myself and the world around me.

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