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Success comes in Cans.

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If you’re an athlete, or a coach you may have heard this before: Success comes in ‘Cans’, NOT ‘can’ts’. Here are few things I can do: I can post roll today. I can keep my word. I can come back tomorrow. I can…

Why does KTC work?

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It has been said over, and over again. Often times by guys far smarter and far more articulate than I; however, when I was thinking about the National Spit Tobacco Summit, and the involvement of KTC, I started wondering, “Why does KTC work?”…


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Today’s lesson is in Leadership. Leadership is often used as a noun: “Our Leadership Team is…” I look at Leadership as more of a way of life. Below are 12 Leadership Traits that I feel are important for anyone in any and all…

Quit vs. Quitting

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They look the same. Quit or Quitting? Is there a difference? I’m sure it’s been discussed before by people far smarter than I, but since the June 2011 group started, I’ve been thinking a lot about these two words and their differences. New…

Are you distracted?

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So it’s time for another coaching analogy to relate to my quit. If you’re sick of hearing me relate the two together, quit reading now, you’ve been warned. I have a young lady that’s been on my team for about 4 years now.…

What’s the hardest thing you can do?

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I’m a coach. That’s how I make my living. I coach cartwheels and shit to pre-schoolers, and competitive gymnastics to girls and boys. I own my own gym, and I love what I do every day. Every now and then, my kids will…

It’s not a game it’s a fight.

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I’ve been doing a lot of soul searching if you will the past few weeks. I’ve been hanging around KTC and posting roll, checking other groups out, posting here and there, and offering support. But then the March group got started, and I…

200 Day Chips


Chewie, I got my 200 day chips in the mail today.  They’re excellent.  Today is 254 days of quit for me, and when I look at Thanksgiving tomorrow, I have a LOT to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow quitters…