The 4 Characteristics of Deliberate Practice

Deliberate practice is a framework for improvement pioneered by Anders Ericsson and his 3 + decades of researching top performers in their respective fields. In the book Peak, author’s Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool give an in-depth analysis on what deliberate practice is, what it isn’t, the research surrounding it, and the hot button issues … Read more

Accountability Check

Alright, time to come clean. There has been quite a bit of tomfoolery around here and it’s time to set the record straight. Once again optimism has gotten the best of me (as it’s prone to do) and it’s time to confront the reality of my own poor decisions. Let’s review:   In “Don’t Call It … Read more

AMR: Start The Morning Right

(This is the next installment of the “Build The System” series. Please read the following posts first so you’re familiar with the concepts and terms used in this post: https://thatamericangrind.com/rally-time/ https://thatamericangrind.com/build-the-framework/ https://thatamericangrind.com/the-psychology-of-optimal-experience/) As covered previously, the P.M. Routine (PMR) helps you reset your environment and shut your brain down for a good night’s rest.  The … Read more