Everywhere you look these days it seems like optimizing is the goal and the only goal. It's understood that if you're not driving forward with everything optimized, streamlined, and to it's fullest potential then you're slipping backwards. Companies are notoriously guilty of this. If a company doesn't make significant strides each quarter (strides that are … Continue reading Is Optimizing the Wrong Goal?
When I was younger I had a burning passion for all things health and fitness. I read books and magazines (remember those?), asked questions and had discussions, trained hard, ate healthy foods, and basically immersed myself in that world. I still do those things today, but it's a bit tempered. Then, one of my first … Continue reading How Passion Can Steal Your Soul
We are distracted. One quick look around and it's evident everywhere you go. It's in line at the store, in waiting rooms, and even at traffic lights. Our noses are permanently affixed to our devices. Humans are addicted to knowing, to being in the loop, and wanting to be the first to know. Our minds … Continue reading Are Your Distractions Good or Evil?
When it comes to making a living I look at it in three distinct ways. One being having a job. A job can turn into a career or even a calling, but the sole purpose is to make money. You often hear this phrase when people need money first and foremost, "I need to find … Continue reading Do You Want to Dent the Universe?
Other than this blog I have another I've toyed with over the years. Back when blogging was huge my fitness blog easily found traction. Now I find myself wondering what to do with it, if anything at all. I need your help. The sage blogging advice always goes something like this: Find your niche and … Continue reading What Should I Do with My Fitness Blog?
One Saturday morning I was slowly trying to wake up to some episodes of The Office. In my eyes this is a perfect way to start my day. During one commercial break I saw ads for streaming news services. Phrases like "Get your news anytime and anywhere," "Always on," and "Be the first to know" … Continue reading For More Happiness Do Less of This
I've had to ask myself that question several times. I don't quit asking either for two somewhat opposing reasons, but I'll get to that in a minute. I do have to clarify my use of the word teacher. Here I'm talking about anyone who teaches, instructs, mentors, or guides others in a professional setting. Teaching, … Continue reading Do You Call Yourself a Teacher?
You don't have to look very long to find yet another article or post about the negativity of social media. Some will argue against the mounting evidence that it isn't the platforms' fault, it's the users.' With that said I won't go into the often repeated detailed points regarding the ills. We know them and … Continue reading Am I Doing Social Media Wrong?
The quarantine provided a few silver linings. Time and creativity just to name a few. It was a time I rediscovered the power of using my hands to build something. Now I'm not green to the practice of building. My dad was a great at-home woodworker building furniture, decking, and anything else we needed around … Continue reading Zen and the Art of Building with Our Hands
I found some silver linings in the quarantine, which I'll miss. Do you have any similar or to add? The feeling as if we were all on an even playing field. No worries about deadlines. Real time with family - not carved-out time.Walks in the neighborhood seeing more of my neighbors. The option for peace. … Continue reading What I’ll Miss About Quarantine