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Gary Wimsett, Jr. - Issue #5

Lots of positive feedback on the last issue and I want to thank all the contributors again. I'd turn

Gary Wimsett, Jr.

February 26 · Issue #5 · View online
The High Five goes out every Friday morning - just in time to jump start your weekend. I'm handpicking five things I think you'll enjoy discovering, listening to, or thinking about as you head out to do great things.

Lots of positive feedback on the last issue and I want to thank all the contributors again. I’d turn the whole newsletter over to them but I’d be left muttering into the void. Lighter fare this week as I want to simply point you to some things I’ve stumbled upon I think you might enjoy.
As I mentioned in a previous issue, I’m playing chess again. Not well but I’m not bothered. It could be that I’m hustling Amir and I’ll soon spring my trap. This game between a Grandmaster and a Central Park hustler is very much like one of our games. I’m going to lose in the end but along the way you’ll need to endure my too-early claims of CERTAIN VICTORY and my candid assessment of your mental and physical attributes.
Perhaps you will want to bookmark this next one as it’s 20 minutes long but well worth your time. I’ve been thinking about leadership and what separates good leaders from great ones and I’ve never seen it more charmingly expressed. Which conductor are you?
I’m on Week 5 of my Wendler Strength Cycle and I am very pleased. I don’t know that I’ve made any huge gains - yet - but I feel like I’m on track. The best news is I’ve been injury free. A lot of that has to do with mobility work. From time to time, I’ll check in with Michael Taylor’s video series on yoga. Doing something short like this to limber up before getting under the bar seems to be helping.
I’ve already given you a longish video to check out so I’m a little hesitant to link you to this longish article on Uncovering Happiness by Elisha Goldstein but I think it’s important enough and you have all weekend! I really cannot say enough about mindfulness practice, friends. If you’ve been on the fence or even if you’ve tried before and it didn’t stick, I’m urging you to find a practice that works for you. I may even start a local group and I’ll let you know if that happens. We can all sit silently in the same room!
Charlotte and I spent last weekend in Jacksonville for a volleyball tournament and I am happy to report the team did very well and Charlotte did great. I love everything about going to volleyball tournaments except the noise in the gym. At any given time, 6-8 matches are in play, which means 6-8 whistles are being blown, dozens of balls are echoing off of walls and floors and hands (and faces) and it’s all a little much to be quite honest. Easy fix. One of the other parents tapped me on the shoulder and asked me if had these in because I suffered from vertigo. I politely explained I simply suffered from noise. And I wasn’t thrilled about being touched.
But, to prove I’m not a monster, I give you High-Diving Giraffes.


Photo Credit: MK Wimsett; Lily and Emma were at the Longino Ranch last weekend to celebrate Bus’ birthday. No earplugs required. 
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