Being a Dad by Jay Duplessie

  Being a dad has literally been the single greatest gift of my entire life. And in addition to having these two amazing little people to walk through life with laughing all the way, I am also finding that witnessing their reactions to the world around them has shown me a lot about myself as well. I’m grateful daily for all of the experiences i have had with them and 

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Slowing Down by Jay Duplessie

    Slowing Down…….   Slowing down, YA I said it !! Not words you hear often from these lips, and especially in my spin class. I’ve always been this way, even as a kid. And this has turned me into the KING of multi-tasking ! True Story, when I was in my twenties and part of my thirties, I was obsessed with making use of every minute of every 

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Reasons……. by Jay Duplessie

  In my early 30s when I had disposable income and time, I did a lot of self help and motivational seminars. You name it, I tried it. Always looking for a way to find a better me, a more successful me. One of my favorites was Tony Robbins. I attended 4 seminars and spent a lot of time and money. To this day there are things I sayings and 

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Memories vs Moments by Jay Duplessie

  Over the years I have filled a folder with story ideas, most of which I haven’t begun to develop yet. My plan was always to publish a book of short stories one day and a few of those you have already read in previous posts. Every week I sit down with the intention (great word) of taking one of those ideas off the list and writing to you. But 

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Belief vs Conviction By Jay Duplessie

  Belief vs Conviction This week’s post may result in the loss of some reader because I am going to be throwing the “F” Bomb around!! Not in a negative way, in a GOOD way. Yep, there’s such a thing. Lol This week in one of my classes I happen to be hitting on all cylinders, in the zone, “one” with my class haha. If I haven’t mentioned already, my 

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I believe I can AND I can because I believe by Jay Duplessie

  “I believe I can AND I can because I believe” So often quotes come to me in class, during a drive, or any number of random moments. This one hit me the other day and it sounded so good, i thought “SOMEONE MUST HAVE ALREADY COINED THIS and maybe I heard it.” I have since did a google search and haven’t found it said this way. So full disclosure, 

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Predictable challenges……… by Jay Duplessie

  Predictable challenges………   One of the truest statements I ever heard is “You don’t know what you don’t know.” Think about that for just a few seconds and it will blow your mind. I mean there are days when I feel like my head wants to explode from all the information that I am dumping into it, and it’s only getting worse. The challenges we face today are enormous 

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The Paths of Certainty and UN-certainty……….. By Jay Duplessie

  Have you ever been in a rut and not known why ? Maybe in your workout ? Possibly in your teaching style, music, or even time slot ? How about in a relationship, or a career? I’m fortunate (as I am sure most of you are) in that I get to be a cycling instructor because I love it and not because it pays the bills.The reality for most 

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Getting to the Top By Jay Duplessie

Ouch…… This morning I found myself failing (By my standards) in a very big way. And what has stuck with me the most all day, is that it was due to laziness. Kind of wondering when I slipped into this rut and wondering who else feels like this. As someone who has taught the same Saturday 9:00 am spin class at the same gym for over 15 years, you could 

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The Climb by Jay Duplessie

  Steve had always the typical over achiever. Great student, even better athlete, and everything seemed to come so easy. By the time he finished college, he had already accomplished so much, yet things had just begun. Landing a high paying marketing job right out of college, he set his sights on one day becoming head of his own firm. And that “someday” came sooner than later. By the time 

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Favorite Track(s) of The Week

Happy Friday!  It’s time for my ‘Favorite Track(s) of the week!  In keeping with last week’s theme, I’ve been all about Shazaming (is that even a word??) commercials. The first song I’ve been using a lot lately was released back in March but somehow has slipped my radar until now.  It is featured in a Coca Cola commercial and it’s perfect for a seated or standing climb or jumps on a 

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