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The Real Tick-Tock: Changing Your Relationship With Time

A few weeks ago, my twins turned seventeen. Like every other birthday, I got up early and decorated the house with streamers and balloons. Then, I made a Starbucks run, grabbed their favorite drinks, and we snuck in a quick breakfast at home before they left to go to school. When everyone was gone, and [...]

By |2023-05-02T20:11:31-05:00May 2nd, 2023|

The “Do Nothing” Challenge: Tapping Back Into Imagination

We’re all busy. Our calendars are all packed. We’re all trying to check the boxes on our to-do lists, which are ruled by tasks, deadlines, and deliverables. What needs to get done, and the most recent fire that has flared up, always takes priority. Frankly, there’s no margin time built in where we can do, [...]

By |2023-04-26T13:00:05-05:00April 26th, 2023|

Live the Kind of Life You’d Want to Autograph

“How would someone extraordinary do this?” Over the last few months, I’ve asked myself that question in as many situations as possible. Walking past a wrapper on the floor… what would someone extraordinary do? In my marriage, how would an extraordinary partner show up? Working with clients, how can I make their experience extraordinary? How [...]

By |2023-01-24T15:39:20-06:00January 24th, 2023|

The Mini Misogi: Making Your Life Memorable One Month At A Time

I’ve written extensively about Jesse Itzler’s Misogi Challenge and how I’ve woven it into my life over the past few years. For those unfamiliar, here’s a quick overview of Itzler’s Misogi Challenge…  Every year, do one thing that is so challenging that you’ll remember it for the next 364 days. It needs to scare you, [...]

By |2023-03-17T17:07:52-05:00January 20th, 2023|

You have one life and many stories… Which one are you reading?

Listening to a podcast the other day, James Clear was being interviewed. The author of Atomic Habits, James was sharing his thoughts on habits and mindset. Having read the book, most of what he shared was very familiar, until he mentioned this exercise. I did it, and it changed the story I've been telling myself. [...]

By |2023-03-17T17:08:38-05:00January 19th, 2023|

Using The Question “Why?” to Light Up Your Goals

Too often, there's a disconnect between the goals we want and why we really want to achieve them. Until we connect the dots between our WHAT and our WHY, we'll always struggle to finish what we start. Barriers will appear in our way, challenges will materialize, and boredom will set in. Our goals will all [...]

By |2023-03-17T17:09:36-05:00January 14th, 2023|

Keeping Your Dreams Alive: A Powerful Lesson in Execution

"Dreams die in execution." - Jocko  Think about that for a moment. Turning a dream into a reality is often challenging and, for many, rarely successful. Starting can be easy, especially when we're excited and fired up about our goal, but what happens when we've left the starting gate and are on mile thirteen of [...]

By |2023-03-17T17:11:49-05:00January 10th, 2023|

Living Life By A Code: Exploring Bushido, the Eight Samurai Virtues

What code do you live by?  When I ask that, you may think that you don’t have a code that guides how you show up each day. I would argue that you probably do have a code that guides your life, but you’ve probably never slowed down long enough to think about it. Like breathing, [...]

By |2023-01-04T08:30:25-06:00January 4th, 2023|