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six hundred drips

six hundred drips

Today is my six hundredth drip. Six hundredth step and I think its important to celebrate little victories, although not too loudly or for too long because there are still over a thousand more to go, and many thousand more after that. I live for my dreams now. I’ve...
own it

own it

You have to own your life. Own every decision you’ve made or are ever going to made. Jocko Willink and Leif Babin call this Extreme Ownership, but no matter what is is called or who does the calling, you have to own everything. Life is not a rental property. Well,...
dark cold days

dark cold days

November is fully here and as the nights get darker and the temperature continuously declines, all of nature seems to point to the inevitable conclusion that there are dark cold days ahead. But are they really dark and cold, or is that idea merely in our head and as a...
bend some more

bend some more

It’s been a really rough week but it’s over. Unlike the majority of people waking up this morning, I welcome the coming of a new Monday. Regardless if it’s been a challenging week, or a wonderful week, change and new beginnings should always be most welcome. Without...
weekend quotable no. 141

weekend quotable no. 141

Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems. Brian Tracy   It’s easy to be negative. It takes little effort to sit back and wait to be told what to do. It doesn’t take much to gloat when things seem to be falling apart or...
weekend quotable no. 140

weekend quotable no. 140

The mind is everything. If you don’t believe you can do something then you can’t. Kai Greene   It takes everyone a little time to realize how powerful their mind is. When you were younger, perhaps you took your brain for granted. You saw it as just another muscle, or...
time to lead

time to lead

It’s time to lead. The time is here for you to hold your feelings of inadequacy in check and take your rightful place in this world as a leader. Lead where you are and lead with what you’ve got. Lead through your mistakes, and despite you many failings or mistakes....
dealing with anxiety

dealing with anxiety

What do you think? Is fear or anxiety a matter of feelings or thoughts? Yes, I know that it’s probably a mishmash of both, but if you had to pick one as the dominating force, which would it be? I will use my telepathic hat this morning and predict that you said...
positive language

positive language

Sticks and stones may hurt my bones but words will never hurt me. We used to sing those words so innocently at the school yard and I can imagine that some children still do, but who was the misguided person that brought such harmful thinking into our consciousness? It...
imperfect steps

imperfect steps

Each and every day I take slow and imperfect steps. I sometimes imagine what people think I know or who I am, because inside I feel like an organized mess, but yes a committed mess, and I think that is what makes a difference. Over the last two years I have become...
let’s talk dopamine

let’s talk dopamine

It’s time we talk about dopamine and in case you don’t know we have a big problem on our hands. Canada recently legalized pot, which might not make it any easier for those who are already most vulnerable, and without any doubt cocaine and ecstasy will continue...
weekend quotable no. 139

weekend quotable no. 139

I hope there are days when your coffee tastes like magic, your playlist makes you dance, strangers make you smile, and the night sky touches your soul. I hope there are days when you fall in love with being alive. Brooke Hampton   Gratitude goes a long way and helps...
weekend quotable no. 138

weekend quotable no. 138

See everything, overlook a great deal, correct a little. John XXIII   You must see everything, the good, the bad, and the fugly. You don’t have to inundate yourself with daily news that speaks of the destruction and demise of all civilization. You don’t have to listen...
now

now

Right now. Not tomorrow or next week or after that thing you have to do first, but right now. Right now will work. Right now is a good time to begin something. This very moment is the best moment to revisit an old idea, or a forgotten dream. Right now is as good as...
on the morrow

on the morrow

Tomorrow the world you know may look different. Just a little or a hell of a lot different. But  don’t be surprised with what you will discover, when you turn the page and arrive on the morrow, because tomorrow, and the day after that, there will also be another...
those rainy days

those rainy days

You don’t have to wait too long to find yourself smack in the middle of one of those rainy days. As about seventy one percent of the earth’s surface is made up of water, I would say that it should be a most common occurrence. One we’ve seen before. One we’ve accepted...
what you sow

what you sow

As you sow, so also shall you reap. What you think about will define your life. What you believe in will come true, and that which you do not plant will never see the light of day.  So why not plant good thoughts? Why not invest and focus on the good things in your...
new plans

new plans

Plans change. Learn to expect and accept it.  They have to change. It would be super silly to think otherwise yet many people stubbornly and sometimes desperately refuse to change and desire nothing more for things to remain the same. But things can’t remain the same....
weekend quotable no. 137

weekend quotable no. 137

The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend time feeling sorry for themselves. Barbara Corcoran   I don’t think anyone wants to be a failure. There are some unfortunate souls who claim to desire nothing, but I think they are in a bit too...
weekend quotable no. 136

weekend quotable no. 136

There are uses to adversity, and they don’t reveal themselves until tested. Whether it’s serious illness, financial hardship, or the simple constraint of parents who speak limited English, difficulty can tap unexpected strengths. Sonia Sotomayor   Adversity strikes...