Interlude of Gratitude

I recently spent the morning before work writing thank you cards. The holidays are long gone, my birthday was months ago, and my wedding was nearly a decade ago. WTF right?!? Even though I guess you could say I sent these thank you cards in return for gifts, these particular gifts weren’t given for any… Continue reading Interlude of Gratitude

The Only True Life Hack

Almost anything in the world can be broken down into smaller components. I get that every action and achievement is the sum of its parts. I get that. Forest for the trees, blah, blah, blah. When it comes down to it, some behaviors drive progress better, faster, smarter, and more efficiently. These are key behaviors,… Continue reading The Only True Life Hack

How Identifying My Core Values Saved Me Countless Hours

The most important step to getting what we want in life is the simplest. Decide what you want. By determining what is most important, we simplify the decision making in our life. Explicitly deciding what we want gives us a filter through which we can determine how we spend our time and energy, the two… Continue reading How Identifying My Core Values Saved Me Countless Hours

Don’t Like It? Get Better.

That phrase probably saved my life. A pithy comment from an irreverent television show about fantasy football saved my life. I don’t even like fantasy football that much. It struck me that if I did not like the situation I was in, it was incumbent on me to change it. And that left two choices;… Continue reading Don’t Like It? Get Better.

The Man in the Mirror

It’s not just a Michael Jackson song. It was a pivot point for me. A year ago this week, I had that uncomfortable look in the mirror. You might know the one, but I hope you don’t. It’s the one where you ask yourself how this happened. That day, I made an ultimatum with myself.… Continue reading The Man in the Mirror

The “First” Last Day of School

Today was my oldest child’s very first last-day-of-school. I didn’t expect to go here today, but a thought has been captivating me since yesterday. I want to thank those other parents out there who have been writing about graduations, life events, and changes of all kinds. It has been so enlightening to read stories of… Continue reading The “First” Last Day of School

How I Lost 60 Lbs Feeding the Good Wolf

One day last May, I sharply scolded my son. His crime? Knocking over some blocks. He was two. Luckily, it was also just the “oh shit” moment I needed. Have you ever realized you are on your way to becoming the worst version of yourself? My second child was the on the way. I’d grown… Continue reading How I Lost 60 Lbs Feeding the Good Wolf

Feeding the Good Wolf – Part 4

I told my friend there was no way I was going to sell books for a living. Hello ego my old friend. The universe has a funny way of working itself out sometimes. With my attitude and confidence restored, things fell into place quickly. I finally got out of my own way and welcomed help… Continue reading Feeding the Good Wolf – Part 4

Feeding the Good Wolf Part 3

When we left off, there was that whole “oh shit” moment when my wife showed me the pregnancy test. My attitude shifted immediately. The zoom out button had been clicked, and it was clear I had to do something; anything really. I took an entry level sales and marketing job at a fitness club, which… Continue reading Feeding the Good Wolf Part 3

Feeding the Good Wolf – Part 2

When we left off dear reader, I was wallowing in misery. Pride had been my undoing. That same overconfidence also led to an attitude that whatever was going to happen would be through my own efforts by damn. Then came a horrifying realization I had even been too proud to accept help from people who… Continue reading Feeding the Good Wolf – Part 2