Top Picks Tuesday

Welcome to our #tpt series, featuring four favorite discoveries or inspirations from the last week. This week's picks come from Cooper Nelson, last year's super-intern who's back for more as the official isplack evangelist, armed with a degree from Luther College.

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  • PERSONJeffrey Wettach. He is my old track coach who still works at Luther College. Jeff has been working at Luther for 30 years now and he is 30 years strong. I have never met someone that has the loyalty to a school like Jeff Wettach. He doesn't cut players from his programs, he knows everyone he coaches and he is in love with his work. He coaches with energy and a surplus of positivity. I wish I could lift the spirits of others just by being like Jeff Wettach.
  • PRODUCTXtenex Shoelaces. Tying your shoes, whether you realize it or not, is quite tedious, but I don't deal with that anymore because these shoelaces do not need to be tied. They also have many points of tension called eyelets which tighten around the whole foot instead of just the top so my feet feel completely snug.
  • CONCEPT: Being a new hire out of college, I sometimes make mistakes while I am still learning the ropes of my work. A quote by Michael Jordan always makes me believe that any mess-up is an opportunity for improvement. “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan
  • BOOKTools of Titans by Tim Ferriss. It outlines the tactics, tools, and routines of many successful people like billionaires, athletes, and celebrities. While it is very interesting to learn how people found the success they did, I love to learn what their day to day life looks like and perhaps how I can replicate that.


Thanks for participating, Cooper!


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