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By Aaron Singerman

CEO of Redcon1

My three little boys jumped out of the car and ran toward me. Two of them, my youngest, held signs saying, ‘Welcome back, Daddy!’ And the other saying, ‘I love you, Daddy!’ My oldest son just ran toward me, full speed ahead, and jumped into my arms.

If you haven’t heard, I’m out of prison and back in Boca at the helm of Redcon1. I got out on December 1st, and let me tell you, it was an emotional experience. I woke up at 6:00 a.m. just like I usually did. I had my morning coffee with my protein shake and anxiously awaited the guard to come get me, not knowing when I would be processed for release. I had already given away all my worldly possessions, my packs of tuna, my mackerels, and even the highly coveted packs of salmon. I gave away all my toiletries, clothing, batteries, radio, and everything else that had value. I had the remaining stuff that I wanted to keep fit into one duffel bag in a small box. I wondered a lot about what it would feel like to be in that same room I was processed in, but now, being processed out.

Once I was in the room, it was a blur. I got fingerprinted again for some reason, and I guess to make sure that I was the same person; I was given all the money I had left in my prison account, about $2,500, in the form of a debit card. The other gentleman that I was processing out with had almost no money, only the $40 they give prisoners when they leave. I decided the right thing to do was to give my $2,500 card to him and help him start back in the real world. We walked from the R&D building down the long sidewalk past my warm bed, passed a dorm, and passed the chapel, where I had spent so much time. That was the home of RDAP, the residential, drug, and alcohol program and the office of the infamous Dr. Profit, who ran the program. It was also where I met with the Rabbi weekly and where we made our Friday night dinners.

By this point, I could see the iron gates of the Navy base in which FPC Pensacola was housed. I had spent many hours, staring at those gates longingly, thinking about how it would feel to walk out of them. I got there eight months ago after spending several months in transit and in detention facilities. Those were like hell on earth in comparison. In a way, I was grateful for those callous times before I reached Pensacola because it made me realize that I didn’t have it that bad. But now, it was all coming to an end.

As I approached the gates, I told myself to be strong and not break down in front of everyone. Many people were coming to pick me up, and when the two Suburbans went through the gate together, I knew it was my guys. As soon as they parked, my three little boys jumped out of the car and ran toward me. Two of them, my youngest, held signs saying, “Welcome back, Daddy!” And the other saying, “I love you, Daddy!” My oldest son just ran toward me, full speed ahead, and jumped into my arms. He immediately started crying so hard that I got concerned. He was hysterical, making me wonder how my time away affected him. The other two stood there for a moment, I think, shocked at how their older brother reacted, but I reached out with my arms for them to come too. They all hugged me in one big Singerman family hug. It was a great moment, and we stood there for at least a few minutes. Then I walked toward the SUVs and hugged all my friends who had come to see me become a free man. We got into the trucks and headed out of those gates, and I said to my boys, who were lying, sitting, and hugging all over me, “I haven’t been out of these gates in eight months.” My oldest told me, “And we’re never going back again!”

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This a message to all my friends still in prison: I promised you that when I got out, I wouldn’t forget my prison experience, and I would do my best to change the system. We have a tremendous problem with sentencing guidelines, selective prosecution, and an ineffective prison system. Among many other things, it isn’t a focus of many politicians and even fewer citizens. For people who haven’t experienced a family member or themselves inside “the system,” it’s hard to understand and even harder to have compassion for us – the inmates. But I have news for you: it could happen to you or someone you love, even if they never did anything wrong or made one mistake. Think of your worst mistake that you never got caught for. Your worst deed you regret. Now imagine if you’d gotten caught. How would that go? I can tell you firsthand it would go bad, and if you got the wrong prosecutor or harsh judge, it’d go REAL bad. There are A LOT of good men in prison. Many valuable citizens don’t deserve to be there for so long.


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Failures in Business: The Unseen Stepping Stones to Success

Equally significant is the need for businesses to remain vigilant about broader shifts in both domestic and global markets. Macro factors, whether they’re economic trends, geopolitical events, or emerging global challenges, can have profound ripple effects, impacting even the most niche industries. By staying abreast of these larger market dynamics, businesses can better anticipate risks, adapt to challenges, and capitalize on new opportunities. In an ever-globalizing world, the ability to navigate both the nuances of one’s immediate market and the broader global shifts is what separates thriving enterprises from those that falter.

TACTICAL Takeaway: Stay sharp and monitor your industry’s trends. When things shift, being ahead in understanding consumer habits offers you the flexibility to adjust and succeed. Things can change rapidly and the sooner you have insight into consumer behavior changes, the more opportunities you have to pivot.


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The sports nutrition industry is an interesting, fast-paced vertical where what’s old can quickly become new again but also what worked yesterday likely won’t work tomorrow.

It might seem counterintuitive, but it’s spot-on. Take creatine as an example. It hit the shelves in the early 1990s and quickly became a hit. Yet, a decade later, its demand had waned. Jump another decade to today, and it’s back more popular than ever.

TACTICAL Takeaway: The key for businesses is knowing when to go all-in on a product and when to ease off, as it’s the ever-changing consumer market that truly drives demand.

Never Rest On Your Laurels

Just because something “has always worked” doesn’t mean it’s going to continue to work (or continue to work as efficiently).

In the dynamic world of business, the saying “never rest on your laurels” holds more truth than ever. What propelled a company to success yesterday might not necessarily be the formula for its tomorrow’s success. Market demands, technological innovations, and consumer preferences are in a perpetual state of evolution. While a particular strategy or product might have been a game-changer at one point, there’s no guarantee that it will remain relevant or effective in the future. This inherent unpredictability underscores the need for adaptability and forward-thinking in any business endeavor.

This reality pushes companies to be proactive, always forecasting and adjusting to the next potential shift. Relying solely on past successes can lull businesses into complacency, risking obsolescence in the face of changing tides.

TACTICAL Takeaway: To remain competitive and relevant, businesses need to cultivate a culture of continuous learning, innovation, and agility. In essence, the past can inform and guide, but it’s the vision and readiness for the future that will determine enduring success.

Embracing The Journey

To any entrepreneur reading this: the road to success is rarely a straight one. At times, it may seem like every decision leads to a dead end. But remember, every misstep is an opportunity to learn, grow, and pivot.

The trials you face in business are not meant to discourage you. Instead, they are meant to shape you, refine your vision, and improve your strategy. As the age-old adage goes, “smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.” It’s the challenges that will arm you with the experience and resilience necessary for long-term success.

So, the next time you face a setback, remember that your next big success could be just around the corner. Embrace failure as a part of the process, learn from your mistakes, and continue pushing forward with a renewed sense of purpose and determination.

Lastly, don’t forget to enjoy the journey. With so much time spent working and navigating challenges, it’s essential to find joy and have fun along the way.


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Negativity Is a Losing Mindset

By Marc Lobliner


‘A good coach can change a game. A great coach can change a life.’

I coach my son’s U11 football team. I am just the line coach, but the dudes who coach with me are also in the same mindset as I am.

Positivity wins.

Let’s start off with last weekend’s game.

It’s 0-0, the opening kickoff is a short one and we fall on it.

You can hear our coaches getting our kids fired up and getting the offense ready for play. POSITIVE statements. A lot of “Let’s Go!” and energy.

On the other sideline, you hear the coaches angrily yelling at their players for the execution of the kick.

First play from scrimmage, our line makes every block and opens the outside for our running back to score.

You hear their coaches furiously yelling as we celebrate.

We celebrated and our fullback punched in the extra point.

After the kickoff, our defense held them to four and out. We got the ball again, touchdown. Extra point good.

14-0 in two offensive plays.s

Their coaches were still mad. Angry. Yelling.

We smiled, encouraged our kids, and ended up with a 42-0 mercy-rule win.

Our players are awesome, but not the biggest, not the fastest, not the strongest.

It’s all about culture and what you’re playing for.

We demand a lot of our athletes. Learn your plays, DO YOUR JOB, and we will win.

Every Tuesday after we win, I buy my linemen doughnuts and give them to everyone, telling them that a random lineman (changes weekly) said everyone deserves doughnuts. We don’t punish every mistake with extra running and up-downs. We focus on what we do RIGHT, and not what we do wrong.

The other game one of my linemen got called for a hold. He came off the field expecting to be scolded. I put my arm around him and said, “What happened?” He explained it and then I said, “You’re better than that guy, you don’t need to hold. Show the world how dominant you are!” He didn’t get one call the rest of the game and crushed it.

This is also my management style at work. Managers are usually garbage. You can do 1,000 things right and you mess up once and your manager attacks you.

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Employees typically respond better to positivity, and numerous studies have found that positive reinforcement and a positive work environment can significantly improve employee motivation, performance, and well-being. Here are some reasons why, supported by various studies:

Increased Productivity: According to a study conducted by the University of Warwick, happiness led to a 12% spike in productivity, while unhappy workers were 10% less productive. The research shows that human happiness has large and positive causal effects on productivity.

Better Decision-Making Abilities: Research from the University of Pennsylvania’s Positive Psychology Center found that individuals who were induced to feel positive emotions were better at problem-solving and making decisions than those in a neutral state.

Boosts Creativity: Positive emotions widen attention and allow people to think more broadly and openly. This is discussed in the “broaden-and-build theory” by Barbara Fredrickson, which suggests that positive emotions broaden an individual’s momentary thought-action repertoires.

Enhanced Team Collaboration: A study from MIT’s Human Dynamics Laboratory found that teams that communicate effectively, with members actively reaching out and connecting with all other team members, were more successful. Positive interactions contribute to this dynamic.

Reduced Employee Turnover: According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), a positive work environment and culture encourages employees to stay longer in their jobs, thus reducing turnover rates. This is KEY at where our staff has mostly been there for 5+ years!

Better Health & Well-being: A study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology found that positive work environments and low job stress are linked to better health outcomes for employees, which in turn can lead to reduced absenteeism and increased productivity.

Increased Engagement: According to Gallup, workers who are engaged and have high well-being are more likely to be attached to their organizations and are more productive.

Enhanced Learning & Flexibility: Research in the field of positive psychology has shown that positive emotions can facilitate adaptive thinking and flexibility in cognitive processing. This helps employees adapt to new situations and learn more effectively.

Higher Levels of Satisfaction: A study by BrightHR found that happiness is a key indicator of job satisfaction. Happy employees are more likely to report high levels of satisfaction with their jobs than those who report low levels of happiness.

Creates a Positive Feedback Loop: A study published in The Journal of Positive Psychology found that experiencing positive emotions leads to higher levels of resilience, which in turn leads to increased positive emotions. This positive feedback loop has a myriad of beneficial effects in the workplace.

How about parenting?

Same thing. PRAISE YOUR CHILD! Make sure they know you love them. While bad behavior should be addressed, be sure to also reward good behavior. Kid had a good day at school? Get him ice cream! Tell him you love him. Say you’re proud of him.

As my mother said, “You catch more flies with honey than with crap.”

And one can’t deny the lifelong impact of a good coach. As the sign in the office says, “A good coach can change a game. A great coach can change a life.”

Be positive and be a winner!

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