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About Jeff Barnett

Jeff Barnett is an entrepreneur, fitness enthusiast, and former Marine. He has an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA. When you don't find him wakeboarding, writing, or eating meat off the bone, he's at his startup, CrossFit Impulse.

Man in the Arena: The Rise of Critics in Every Creative Journey

Categories: Live

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No matter what type of project you embark on, so-called “haters” will always show themselves offering unproductive criticism. As it turns out, they’re only as prominent as you make them.

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People Buy Feelings

Categories: Learn

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Getting to the core of why people buy the things they do doesn’t require an advanced degree in sociology. Jeff Barnett explains it’s not so much what a product can do for someone which encourages sales as much as it is the feelings it can give them.

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10 Proven Test Taking Strategies

Categories: Learn

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Whether it’s graduate school, a professional certification, or the written portion of your motorcycle license test, exams don’t end after college. Utilize these strategies to guarantee a good grade, even if you don’t know all the answers.

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Speaking Corporate Finance 101

Categories: Best of Primer, Invest

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Sure, you might think you know what a stock is, but do you know what a P/E ratio, or Beta is? I promise the big gun’s at the office do. Planning to invest is a noble start, but now it’s time to get serious and figure out the basics of what, how, and when to invest.

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Born to Lose: Why Your New Year’s Resolutions Have Already Failed

Categories: Live

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By now you’ve probably given up on your New Year’s resolution. Join the club. Where did you go wrong? Well, it all started when you made your New Year’s resolution…

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Hero Training: The Best Weapons for Home Defense

Categories: Learn

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When you become the man of the house you inherit a sacred responsibility to protect your family. Former Marine Jeff Barnett gives the bottom line on the best tools for the job we hope you’ll never have to use.

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Practical Spending: 4 Potent Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Money

Categories: Spend

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So you’re not a millionaire yet and it might be wise to stretch a dime or two. Follow these spending tips and you’ll get more bang for your buck, at least until you’re drinking champagne out of diamond studded cups on the Riviera.

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The 3G iPhone: 3 Weeks In

Categories: Spend

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There are 3,000 iPhone 3G reviews floating about from mega-blogs, but I know that you’re curious about my take on the subject. So what do I think of the iPhone 3G? I’m glad you asked. I’m going to skip all of the iPhone 3G 101 that you might find in a standard review and focus on my opinion of the particulars.

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Sore Losers: The Pitfalls of Overtraining

Categories: Train

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Crafting a better body is addictive but training too frequently can be damaging to your muscles and efforts. Learn to listen to your body and avoid setting yourself back.

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Functional Strength: Fit to Fight, Fit for Life

Categories: Train

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When the “stuff” hits the proverbial fan, a three-hundred pound bench press isn’t going to get you out of a sticky situation. Jeff Barnett tells you how to get in the best shape of your life and build functional strength to deal with real world situations.

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Train Your Brain: Achieving Your Fitness Goals Starts in Your Head

Categories: Train

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Think exercising is a mindless activity? Think again. Unless you’ve got the discipline and the mindset, you’re only doing half the work. Let ex-marine and fitness enthusiast Jeff Barnett lay down the law on getting the right attitude for achieving your fitness goals.

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