Cultivating, Practicing BARRIERLESSNESS

A growth oriented approach to enhancing one’s own life by fueling greater physical, mental, emotional, and intuitive readiness. A state of readiness assumes the possession of skills that  are adaptable and transferable; therefore, there are no barriers just opportunities for you to wield to your advantage.

On this site you will find content that integrates principles of fitness, principles of psychology, and principles of learning theory.

CPB Growth uses the skills associated with physical fitness as the medium through which to additionally coach performance enhancing mindsets, and learning strategies in order to move closer towards a state of barrierlessness.

Barrierlessness is a term coined by author Joshua Waitzkin in The Art of Learning. “Breaking down the artificial barriers between our diverse life experiences so all moments become enriched by a sense of interconnectedness,” (Waitzkin, pg. 183). This knowledge of interconnectedness breeds self-sufficiency and empowerment which in turn furthers one’s ability to grow and resist stagnation. Can you take an experience from last Tuesday and apply it to an unrelated, unexpected experience this Thursday?

Cultivating barrierlessness is not easy and therefore practicing it is even harder; however, CPB Growth’s mission is to help individuals in mapping the process. This metaphorical map is not linear and involves an iterative process.

We shall not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. – T.S. Eliot, Four Quarters


All along the way remember: barrierlessness is the art of being present with the unresolved.

I would like to thank and honor the following individuals and entities that have influenced and continue to influence my integrated thinking about mindset, fitness, and learning. I highly encourage readers of CPB Growth to investigate their work.


  • PhD Carol Dweck’s book Mindset. I use her concept of adopting a growth mindset versus a fixed mindset as the utmost important ingredient and highest level of context for all content I provide.
  • Shirlaws coaching, specifically “context vs content”, “think, feel, know (Clive Hyland).”
  • Legacy by James Kerr