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Cry forward

"You can whine and cry, just cry while you're still running forward." - Robin Benincasa, adventure racer. When it sucks, you can say so - but just don't stop making progress.    


Commitment starts when the fun stops

Anyone can say they are committed when it's easy and fun.  But when it starts to hurt, suck, rain, get hot/cold/dark, and the non-believers start hitting you with sarcasm and doubt...well, that's when you find out if you really want this, and how bad. What do you say you want…


Unlimiting the definition of who you are.

To make a real change in your life, you have to see yourself as a different person.  While you thinking of yourself the way you are now makes you a good version of you, it also limits you from moving forward into being even better. Make a new definition in…


Are you a manufactured product, or free?

Do you primarily pay attention to information and messages coming inward and think and react accordingly? Or do you set your attention on what you chose that supports you living to your potential, ignoring most of what is trying to get to you?


When ashes fall, legends rise.

When a catastrophe happens in your life, there is real hurt and pain. But it's what you do with it that matters in the long term. When something happens "TO" you, you can either be disabled by it – OR – you can look at what it does 'FOR' you,…


You decide if you can.

"Why does one assess the world with twice the gravity, and another thinks she can fly?" This is a line from my track, "The Beholder." I shared it last Friday.  It's attitude. If you think you can't, you most definitely will not. If you think you can, you likely will.  …


Your schedule has to match your priorities

If something is important to you, shouldn't you spend your time on it?  Spending time thinking about what is MOST important (a continual reevaluation) is the first step. Then, spend your time on what is most important.  If something is to be left undone, let it be the less important…


The Science of Fear

I've been reading this book called the Science of Fear. In it, the author reveals the approach that advertisers and politicians use to get us to take action.  They create a problem/crisis/fear and say they will save you from it. In a world where people are safer and healthier than…


Behavior causes emotion

People that act from their emotions don't get very far overall. People that discipline themselves to take just action, and action that takes them toward their worthy goals, feel emotion from the action.  They go far. Do it, and you'll feel like doing it.  


The Bhagavad Gita and the bees

As a contractor that works in attics a lot, we encounter bees.  The knee jerk reaction is to spray (kill) them before they sting you.  Last week I noticed bees had made a nest in the ground very near to the front entrance of my house.  Not wanting anyone to…


You are being watched

People watch what you do and how you do it.  They notice how you behave in various situations.  Even when you are alone, they can see the results of what you have done or not done on your alone time. Based on what they see, they will give you opportunity…


Living to your potential takes courage

Living to your potential takes courage. You must get out of your comfort zone.  Take on challenges.  Risk. Do things you have never done before on a regular basis.  Face adversity.  Overcome problems.  Endure ridicule and criticism.  And get hurt. If you are timid, play it safe, or let fear…


It's ok to not be perfect

When we try to get better at something, whether it be a specific skill, a score, juggling schedules and getting everything done, or just being a good person, we strive for perfection and use it as our model. As we do so, we must understand that we will never likely…


When smart phones become all you do

So many people are glued to their phones.  Phones are useful tools - and lots of entertainment and chewing gum for the mind.  When something TO DO, becomes WHAT YOU DO, you fill spaces that would and could be used for something else.   There is 100,000 times more information online…


How to have a breakthrough

In order to have a breakthrough, you have to break something. -the bonds of a bad relationship -bad habits -old beliefs and ideas -a part of your identity A Phoenix doesn't just rise from the ashes.  First, something needs to burn. What is it for you?


"10% of all you earn is yours to keep"

Yesterday I talked about "The Richest Man in Babylon," a book by George S. Clayson. It's a great fable about personal finance.   The first idea is this - "Ten percent of all you earn is yours to keep". You might be thinking, "What do you mean, all the money I…


"Start thy purse to fattening"

Many years ago, I read one of the greatest books about money and personal finance ever written. It's a short book, a fable called "The Richest Man in Babylon" by George S. Clayson. One of the simple ideas in the book is "Start thy Purse to Fattening." The idea is…


Produce more than you consume

To save money, invest it and have it grow for you, you must spend less than you make. If you keep spending as much as you make, or more than you make, you will continue to be broke. If you produce more value than you consume, your wealth will grow. …