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 →

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 →

Monkeys

Last post was all about a broader stroke on the topic of motivators. Two kinds to be specific, intrinsic and extrinsic. Intrinsic, the better one to really establish behaviors we want to see or desire in our work/life are the ones we want as our foundation. Placing intrinsic motivators over that of exterior ones are... Continue Reading →

Your Main Thing, Your Main Thing?

"Long-term success is not an event it is a process that will have peaks and valleys along the way. Falling into a victim trap is in the valley, and remaining in that trap will delay your visit to the peaks." - David Cottrell, Monday Morning MentoringHow's that first week of the New Year been going?... Continue Reading →

Empathy and Sympathy Not the Same

Wanted to take a little break from resilience this month and share a video I ran across. I've been studying empathy and compassion a bit. I came across this video that brilliantly paints a picture between what some people think is empathy, when sympathy is really what it is. The video itself is about 3:54... Continue Reading →

May Reflection, June Adventure

A look back at May to start with. Amazing month for IBtP with over 137 views and 111 visitors. Accessed by 8 countries with US, India, and South Africa being the top countries checking out IBtP. Thank you all 🙏 for your likes, comments, and views! You made this month of May the second best... Continue Reading →

Create Your Ladder

June is here. I have so much to share. I'll be posting a short reflection on May tomorrow and then June plans. Thanks for having patience with me over the holiday week last week. Great kick off to summer and adventure. For now, I'll share this. Block Out Time for Solitude and Thinking The volume... Continue Reading →

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