Swift Straw Blog


achievement, perseverence, success

What do Michael Phelps and Mike Tyson have in common?  After hearing each of them in separate interviews, they both mentioned that they had a coach around the age of 12-13 that told them they could be the best in the world at their sport. Up until that point, neither of them had ever thought...

Custom Success Routine

wellness, health, diet, achievement

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.”

The Legend of Skyscraper


This past week was the most epic hunting week that the Spring Creek Coop has ever had. Since we started the trophy management Coop nine years ago, it continues to get better each year.  This past week I was extremely fortunate to share in the success by harvesting a buck that we called...

Embrace Being Wrong

achievement, improvement, perseverence, success, purpose, learning

This year we opened up a new harvesting operation in Mississippi.  Since the terrain is totally different than anything we have ever worked in before, we had to discover and create an entirely new process from scratch.  Over the last few months we have worked tirelessly, testing different types...

The Current: Meet Matt Lowe

mentorship, business, entrepreneurship, achievement, success, purpose

Have you ever met someone you instantly look up to? I’m not necessarily talking about someone famous or someone that you know a lot about and respect. I’m talking about people who have a certain presence about them. They carry themselves in such a way that you can’t help but watch their every...

Carpe Diem

achievement, improvement, purpose

“Carpe Diem,” the most famous quote from Dead Poets Society means “Seize the Day” in Latin.  John Keaton used this in his speech to inspire his students not to live normal lives, but rather to live extraordinary lives. 

Success Versus Accomplishment

achievement, improvement, success

Napoleon Hill defined Success as, “Pursuing the things that you want in life without interfering with the rights of others.”

The Emotional Paradox

relationships, business, achievement, perseverence, success, negotiation

As a follow up to my previous blog titled “Tactical Empathy”, there are several paradoxical principles when it comes to mastering the art of negotiation: 

Tactical Empathy

relationships, business, achievement, perseverence, success, negotiation

Chris Voss is a world renowned FBI hostage negotiator.  In his book “Never Split the Difference”, he teaches the principles that helped him work through some of the most intense, dangerous and life threatening situations imaginable.  One of the first principles is rooted in an understanding that...

Why Greatness?

achievement, improvement, success, purpose, inspiration

In 500 BC there was a Greek sculptor that was hired to carve several statues for the front of a building.  When he was finished, his employers noticed that the backs of the statues were carved with as much detail as the front.  They asked, “Why would you put as much time and effort into the...

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