You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do. Henry Ford I have a friend who is always making plans. He will always update me on what he's got coming up or a new idea. He also explains to me about if this or that happens then they can finally get to … Continue reading Doing Versus Planning
I've failed at so many attempts to making money online. Just saying those last three words made me squirm a little. Selling and marketing are necessary evils when it comes to achieving such success and this is my short version of why I'm okay with failing. As I've stated here on this blog before, I … Continue reading Being Authentic in a Marketed World
As I've written before, the quarantine did have a few benefits among the hardships. One in particular was the calm I cultivated. It was both induced by me, by taking advantage of the circumstances, and proverbially allowed by nature. It was the closest I've been to calm in a very long time. Unlike others I … Continue reading This is What Peace Felt Like
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?
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?
In another post I wrote a little about the problems with self-improvement media. Here I want to share a couple of things I've stumbled upon from my own experience. Looking back it's easier to see what's worked and what hasn't. Hindsight is like that: a sometimes perceived unfair, but necessary teacher. There's no getting around … Continue reading Is This Real Self Improvement?