Matt Crossman

Matt Crossman
Matt Crossman is a writer based in St. Louis. He writes about sports, travel, adventure and professional development. Email him at

Why You Need to Pace Yourself

By Matt Crossman | October 17, 2020

The solopreneur life is a long ride, not a sprint, and you have to treat it that way.

The Truth About Grit

By Matt Crossman | October 3, 2020

Since the pandemic began, we’ve all been weathering the storm. And we’re going to have to keep enduring because we’re still in the middle of it. For that, we need grit.

The Power of Doubt

The Power of Doubt

By Matt Crossman | September 9, 2020

When you let doubt motivate you instead of cripple you, it drives you to do better and get better.

The Joy of Letting Go of Control

The Joy of Letting Go of Control

By Matt Crossman | August 14, 2020

Wrestling with your inner control freak? Our writer was too, until he went on a three-day canoe trip that challenged his perspective.

How the Pursuit of Lifelong Goals Can Change Your Life

By Matt Crossman | August 2, 2020

Our writer’s lifelong goal was trivial. The process of achieving it made him anything but.

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The Lessons I Learned From My Dad About Running a Business

By Matt Crossman | June 19, 2020

Nearly 30 years after I last worked for my dad’s siding business, I find myself repeatedly mimicking what he did, applying lessons I didn’t even know I had learned.

A Crazy Way to Stay Sane During the Quarantine – Part 6; Failing Well

By Matt Crossman | June 9, 2020

Our writer began this project two months ago with a goal of becoming an average high school athlete at 48. Did he make it?

A Crazy Way to Stay Sane During the Quarantine – Part 5; The Grind

By Matt Crossman | May 25, 2020

The hard part of any task is what makes it worthwhile. Try to remember in those times that the improvement and the end aren’t the only things that matter. The persevering is, too.

A Crazy Way to Stay Sane During the Quarantine – Part 4; Adjustments

By Matt Crossman | May 10, 2020

The biggest lesson our writer has learned so far on his journey is that while the challenges he faces in training for the SAT for Sports might be unique, everybody is facing obstacles right now. And our shared struggles to overcome the challenges we can and endure the rest bind us together even while we remain physically apart.

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A Crazy Way to Stay Sane During the Quarantine – Part 3; Asking for Help

By Matt Crossman | April 22, 2020

The world is shifting, and a lot of people need help now more than ever. Our writer is training for the SAT for Sports, an idea that started as a way to fight isolation during coronavirus, and if he can ask for help with such elementary things as ‘How do you run and jump?’ there’s help for you, too. You just have to ask.