It’s time to scrap the Olympics and start over.

Sports is not my business but I’ve learned to spot when disruption is needed. The Olympics are an outdated model that stresses host countries, has bloated, problematic administration and is organized and presented in an obsolete fashion. I would like to see the greatest athletes organize and start an alternative sporting event, perhaps with help from media and other stakeholders. Modernize and streamline the worldwide athletic competition business!

Use Cirque Du Soleil as a model. What they did to disrupt, modernize and re-define “the circus” should be done with Olympic style competition. One simple idea that comes to mind is to use existing facilities instead of building these “Olympic Cities” that sit largely unused afterward. Check out some of the ruined sites here.

There’s no reason why the outmoded Olympics should continue. Here’s an example of how the Rio Olympics are shaping up to be a disaster. It’s been a long time since the Games have been a smashing success. They are ripe for disruption. Sports need to be based on excellence and constant self improvement.

UPDATE 8/11/16:  Here’s Time Magazine’s take on Olympic disfunction and corruption.

#Rio #RioOlymics #RioProblems #Olympics

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Goal Setting – Be S-M-A-R-T !

Very SMART guide to goal setting!

RichSimmonds

343In order for goals to be effective, they need to be S-M-A-R-T:

 

S – Specific:

For example, ‘I want to lose weight,’ is not a goal but mere wishful thinking. It only becomes a goal when I specify it down to, ‘I want to lose 5kg in 90 days.’

 

M – Measurable:

If we cannot measure a goal, we cannot accomplish it. Measurement allows us to plot our process and measure our progress.

 

A – Achievable:

This means that your goal must lie just beyond our reach so we are motivated to push ourselves past our ‘safe’ comfort-zone – and not out of sight; otherwise, you will lose heart and give up.

 

R – Realistic:

Returning to the dieting example, a person who wants to lose 25kg in 30 days is being unrealistic.

 

T – Time-bound:

There should always be a starting time/date and a…

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