Why Creativity Boosts Performance

Creative people pivot when they see a better path to follow

Sometimes, even when the best runner or best athlete is not on their A-game, they can still prevail. They can still win even though they aren’t at their best.

Why is it?

Why can they win more often than not? I think it is because of their creativity. Very talented people have the ability to pivot when one path seems to be blocked and open up a completely new lane for themselves. Pivoting, whether in business or in life, can be scary (mostly because of the unknown), but can reveal true character and excellence within their domain.

This week, I’m challenging myself to think and act differently. Since runners no longer have races, it’s been difficult for my message to ring true. How can I coach runners when THERE ARE NO RACES?

I wrote this week about at-home workouts that don’t require traditional workout gear. I would love it if you read it and even happier if you shared it.

My pivot this week has been to start filming my workouts/ideas about competing and racing. I’m starting on Saturday - a live workout - the first one will be live on my camp’s Instagram and my business page. The details are below.


Friday’s Action Plan:

Accept that you might have to pivot. Who would have thought that teachers could teach from home without any students present?! That’s pivoting.

Big Events Coming Up:

Saturday at 10 am, I’ll be hosting a virtual strength session. You can join me on Facebook. All you need are a pair of shoes.

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What’s Got My Attention:

To be honest, I have not read or watched anything non-corona virus related. You don’t want any more of that!

Popular Articles on the Blog this Week:

The Anatomy of an Active Warmup

Tempo Runs for Beginners

Ankle Strength & Flexibility

Quote of the Day:

“Successful people have fear, successful people have doubts, and successful people have worry. They just don’t let these feelings stop them.”

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Connect with me:

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Here’s my blog

Thanks for following along on the journey! Have something you’d like to add? Have suggestions or comments? Email me: TrainwithMarc@gmail.com

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Marc is a middle school teacher and coach but also works with distance runners online. I help distance runners around the globe by providing support, writing customized training plans and designing workouts to help them reach their racing goals. I write for my blog every Wednesday morning and newsletter every Friday morning.