Two years ago almost to the date, I found myself in quite a pickle. I was unhealthy in just about every way imaginable. My diet was trash. I drank too much. I’d quit exercising. I stayed up late playing video games and going down YouTube rabbit holes. On top of all that my attitude was… Continue reading Thoughts on 1/4000 Weekends In Our Lifetime: Elevating Our Lives Through Conscious Endeavor
I’m writing from my back patio tonight as a storm rolls in. Lightning flashes and cracking thunder is providing the backdrop to a thoughtful night considering the progress of the week; if there be any. Taking on a new leadership role at work reminds me of running in the sand. Running in the sand is… Continue reading Running in the Sand and Embracing the Suck
If you could do ONE thing to change your life in an instant, would you do it? Most of us won’t. There is one thing that can change our lives in an instant. Taking action. It seems so simple. But most of us know it’s not so simple. If it was that easy, we’d all… Continue reading Take Action and Do the Damn Thing
When you’ve been grinding for a while, nothing catalyzes recommitment like a sense of backsliding, of forfeiting our hard-won gains. I’m not glorying being sick and trying to push through it like some psychopath. I’m not bragging about “one day of recovery” messing up my grind (lolz). But the truth is, I’ve gotten used to… Continue reading Sick Kids, Sick Parents and My Brother’s Best Man Speech
Over the weekend, my little baby was sick with a stomach virus. In between his sickness, I’d hold him and kiss his little head and wish I could take away his illness and transfer it to me. Mission accomplished. If stuff like that actually did work, I’d do it a thousand times over for my… Continue reading Stomach Virus Mondays and Why It Doesn’t Even Matter
Earlier today, I felt a small sense of dread. The Sunday dreary-wearies if you will. In the end, it comes down to confidence. I’m confident in being a dad. I’m confident in my gardening skills. I’m less confident at work right now. As a new sales leader, I’m unsure of myself too often and imposter… Continue reading Getting Ready for Another Week in the 80,000 Hour Journey
3 Surprising Thoughts from the Past Year 1. It’s Not about Me A year ago, I set out on this path for selfish reasons, with selfish goals and selfish expectations. Fortunately, I listened to the whispers in the wind, and for the first time in years I went beyond the bare minimum and turned it… Continue reading I Thought Writing Online for 365 Straight Days Would Fill Me with Selfish Pride. Instead, it Filled Me with Humble Gratitude.
Tomorrow will make a year of writing online. 365 straight days of writing and publishing for the world to see. I never thought it would come to this. I honestly didn’t. Ship 30 for 30 was supposed to be a 30-day challenge. It was supposed to give me the push I needed to get started.… Continue reading The Night Before the 365th Straight Day of Online Writing
98% of people think the cactus is pointy and mean. Here are 3 reasons we should all be more like a cactus. I have a couple large Cereus cacti in my garden. Every year they bloom spectacularly…for a matter of hours. The plant puts an enormous amount of energy into producing these exquisite blooms. Flowers… Continue reading 98% of People Think Cacti Are Pointy and Mean. They’re Right, but also Wrong.
Today is my 9th wedding anniversary. On the surface, what we see is a number. We see the two healthy, beautiful children. We see the house, the jobs, the cars. The stuff. What we don’t see is what really constitutes that number. We don’t see the cancer that almost ended us before we were anything… Continue reading 9 Years Ago Today I Married Someone I Met in a Parking Garage