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July 21, 2020

559. Chop wood, carry water. | How to get yourself out of a slump.

559. Chop wood, carry water. | How to get yourself out of a slump.

Today we're riffing out of the book, "Stillness is the Key," by Ryan Holiday. In 2002, right after Shawn Green signed a $14 million Major League Baseball contract (keep in mind this was 2002), he found himself in the worst slump of his professional career. 

It was so bad in fact, that the fans were calling for his head and the rumor mill began to churn that Green should be benched, sent down to the minors, or traded all together-and that was the outside voices. Imagine the voices that were banging around inside of Green's mind. 

With every at bat, the baseball seemed to get smaller and smaller. How did Green get out of his slump? The same way you'll get out of yours. 

You haven't lost your touch. Yes, you belong. And NO your slump will not go on forever. 

Chop wood. Carry Water. Don't think. Hit. 

Check out Ryan's work and grab a copy of his book in the links in the show notes.