Mind the Mind

Our brains are like a house. Not necessarily a nice clean new one. We like to pretend it is. However, it's creaky and old. By our adult years it's been renovated over and over again. Might have a few layers of paint on the walls too. And, there's always the one room with all the... Continue Reading →

Perfect Does Not Wait for You

Why are you thinking your perfect is waiting for you? It's not. So many things that influence have us believing that it is. Social media, apps, and instant access to info makes us think that it is. It also makes it completely hard for us to know where to look. So, we wait. With every... Continue Reading →

Quote Roulette #11

"The goal is not to read a book, the goals it to become a reader. The goal is not to run a marathon, the goal is to become a runner. The goal is not to learn an instrument, the goal is to become a musician."What is your goal? Most of the time, we don't think... Continue Reading →

Hit the Pause

One of the surest ways we reach burnout level is going after our New Year's Resolutions 100 MPH with no break. We need reflection time to understand the scope of our work taken so far and next steps. It can bring a refreshing perspective, help us get synced up, and ready for the next mile.... Continue Reading →

GTTW Podcast Ep. 2 (13min.)

Listen to the most recent episode of my podcast: Leveraging Motivators https://anchor.fm/shawn-ward/episodes/Leveraging-Motivators-e2v7nh To achieve our best chance of overcoming approach avoidance we need to understand striking a healthy balance between intrinsic and extrinsic motivators. Bringing more awareness to our foundational personal values and anchoring into intrinsic motivations that come from those most personal values will... Continue Reading →

Approach Avoidance

It’s hard not to let our minds fear what’s going to happen on the way up that hill or on the other side.We enjoy a dip into the unknown every now and again. Especially when we find ourselves in the midst of a new year. We're wired however with approach avoidance. That reptile like impulse... Continue Reading →

Quote Roulette #9

"Optimization in my experience is a bit of a myth. You can't be hyper-productive and eat healthy and exercise and be on top of emails and be clean and organized and socialize and expect to read a novel per week, you just can't. Something's gotta give." - GanzeerEveryone would like to say that they have... Continue Reading →

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