On Parenting and Life After Competition

Taz Barber Brain Gainz

We’re big believers in giving our time to meaningful things. When Greg McKeown’s Essentialism audiobook came out several years ago, we were nodding our heads in agreement so much that it almost made our necks hurt. To sum up the book in one sentence: Being busy is not the way to be. He pours truth into those pages, but his words go against our larger culture. Which means his message is not in alignment with how we’re measured by the …

We’re Bad at Goals

Taz Barber Brain Gainz, No Filter Fitness

The thing about setting goals is that most of us are terrible at it. The first problem is that we don’t know what we want. Or, we don’t know why we want it. We’re like kids in a toy store, running around, wanting everything we see, crying because we can’t have it, and then forgetting it ever existed an hour later. Apparently, it wasn’t that important to us. Maybe we were bored, confused, frustrated, and in looking for a balm …

When the Excuses Keep Winning

Taz Barber Brain Gainz, No Filter Fitness

In my teens and twenties, my life was all about Sport and Fitness. I played multiple sports. Was a CrossFit Games competitor. Owned an affiliate. Coached clients. And coached coaches, too. My friends were the type of CrossFitters who were breaking barriers (and the internet) like every other week. It was a lot to live up to. Sorta like how a doctor feels as if they can never be sick because that would reflect poorly on their knowledge or skill, …