Distractions, Meet Intention

Success is the progressive realization of worthwhile, predetermined goals. - Paul J. Miller"Predetermined" is the the essential behavior that is key. I have on average over the last 7 days where I picked up my phone no less than 71 times per day on average. I get 265 notifications on average per day that call … Continue reading Distractions, Meet Intention

Clicking In

There's going to be a day. You're going to look like I did into it's awful long and endless maw. As far as your mind and eye can see it will lay out in front of you. I am here to tell you it's the best thing for you. It's the best thing that can … Continue reading Clicking In

I Love Failing, Focus On the Present More and You Won’t

"This is your life. Do what you love and do it often." - Holstee The problem with future casting or setting a singular goal, is that it's loaded with specificities that might not ever happen. And when and then they don't happen, we blame the system quickly moving on to next. No learning, just forgetting … Continue reading I Love Failing, Focus On the Present More and You Won’t

Falling Into October

Fall transition is my favorite time of year. Love getting into those months. The season changes. The air gets a little bit more crisper and cooler. Living in the Midwest, the changes in the leaves are like watching a Bob Ross episode happen before my eyes. My running ticks up a notch because I just … Continue reading Falling Into October

The Ugly Side of Resilience

As I've been writing all month about resiliency and all the great things about this great habit that works to make you that way, I began to study the other side. Is it possible that resilience has an ugly side? I assumed it can be like any habit that if over used can be as … Continue reading The Ugly Side of Resilience

Friction and Polished Things

I have an incredible opportunity to put myself in front of some of the best thinkers in my organization on a regular basis. It's a blessing, a lot of hard work, and worth every minute. One of those people I've worked with and for, going on 8 years. She regularly channels things that are profound, … Continue reading Friction and Polished Things

Finding Compassion on the Job

  Just as our own social circles can provide us places to use empathy or build solidarity we need, our work circles can provide the same chances. Today more than ever these are key concepts in business dynamics of high performing teams. In compassion's absence, low performing teams. Putting up with stress and sometimes nonsense … Continue reading Finding Compassion on the Job

One Thing – The Ultimate Act of Simplifying

Arthur Guinness. J. K. Rowling with Harry Potter. Both creators have one thing in common, they learned the power of simplify and focusing on the one thing that made everything else inconsequential or non-essential. We have to start big to get to the one thing. For most people there is to much negative and fear … Continue reading One Thing – The Ultimate Act of Simplifying

Self-Compassion Is Not Self-Esteem

It's a common mistake made between self-compassion and self-esteem. Just like we can easily swap in error sympathy and empathy which are also very different. Our self-identity is really hard to measure ourselves from our point of view. We sometimes need the feedback or another third party to help us out. I found this test … Continue reading Self-Compassion Is Not Self-Esteem