Accounting busy season is a rough time (for many accountants). For two to three months out of the year, you basically sign your life away and spend your waking hours in an office looking through documents among other things. This includes weekends. The day breaks into small manageable chunks- lunch, afternoon coffee, and dinner. Tears fall. Numbers on the bathroom scale rise. It ain’t all so bad though! Overtime dinner and coffee is expensed on the company so employees don’t need to pay for it. Basically, you save money by virtually having no time to spend that money. Three to five years of this before you move onto a better job with better work-life balance, they say. [Read more…] about KB Swings: How I Continued to Get Stronger During 80 Hour Work Weeks
“We’re building something special.”
Our 2015 Mules Rising promotional video for Muhlenberg wrestling was filled with similar sound bites. This effectively turned my coach into cannon fodder for years to come. You could call him Peanuts because he kept getting ROASTED.
Another sound bite talks about getting 3% better every day because 1% wasn’t enough to beat the “best guys”.
In response to this, someone’s mom, aunt, or grandma asked, “What happened to 2%? Why are we skipping numbers?”
On a Sunday morning in February after a particularly frustrating addition to my competitive losing streak, I woke up to the following message in my email inbox: [Read more…] about My Coach Kicked Me Out Of The Practice Room For A Week