Simple Not So Simple

You take a look at my desk with everything going on. Hard to pick up the sign I have there that states "Keep it Simple". But, its there if you focus and know what you're looking for. This is the same practice we have to take at how we are looking to spend our day. … Continue reading Simple Not So Simple

Reduce the Noise

Simple can be harder than complex. You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains. - Steve JobsThe next three posts we're going to jump into some work and study around creating simplicity. With … Continue reading Reduce the Noise

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

It’s Just Needed More Than Ever

Compassion: recognizing that the person is in pain (sympathy), feeling the pain of another (empathy), and the authentic desire to alleviate their suffering. As you can guess, we're moving into the compassion deep dive for the theme of this week. In our world environment right now, whether at work or our personal, compassion is an … Continue reading It’s Just Needed More Than Ever

Setting A Foundation for Your Intention

We've had the opportunity to understand what intention is and can do. How having a goal and being focused on intention are two different things, but work together. Last post we talked through setting the table for your intentionality to really get an opportunity to work with great habits. Today, we focus on the last … Continue reading Setting A Foundation for Your Intention

Your Table

It's pretty simple a table won't stand effectively with three or less legs. It usually will topple right over. Your table needs legs. You habits are the legs to your table which is your intention. Our long term success towards being effectively intentional as we move to those goals we want to achieve require certain … Continue reading Your Table

Hello Arete, Meet My Potential

Intention as Jim Carrey says is everything. Nothing happened on this planet that has been accomplished has ever been accomplished with out intention. 5 minute vid to watch. Check it out. https://youtu.be/8qSTHPABoHc Lets take a page from this premise and loosen up for this week's theme on intention. Like Jim did, lets take a pad … Continue reading Hello Arete, Meet My Potential

What’s the Priority?

When we say we don't have time for something, what we're really saying is it's not a priority. Writing, reading, and learning is a priority for me. It's my library and space that I use constantly to connect with everyone in my social reach. People do not decide their futures, they decide their habits and … Continue reading What’s the Priority?

Let Yourself Out, The World Needs You

If we had absolutely no fear (which by the way fear is a made up thing we created) at all, what would our potential really be? Would you try to be a rock star? Run across the United States? Jump from a plane? This fear of failure we need to reconcile. Every creative person both … Continue reading Let Yourself Out, The World Needs You