it takes time

it takes time

I now realize why so many people start things and never finish.  There is an online offer to have some promotional materials printed, as well as some business cards and it end today at midnight. I might be a little mentally exhausted trying to pull together a business...

forward progress

forward progress

I can’t remember how many times I have written about this in the past but it must be a lot and that’s because what I am doing differently these days is simply making forward progress. Taking steps and always moving is the key to getting what we want out of life. It’s...

the little things matter

the little things matter

In the bible there is all this talk about a mustard seed. A thing so tiny that when given time and space matures into an enormous tree where birds find shelter and the human eyes find beauty. This is an metaphor for faith and life, yet although we understand it...

why worry about the weather?

why worry about the weather?

I read a lot of amazing things each and every day and for the life of me I cannot remember where I encountered this gem or I would reference the source. The post was about the weather and how we focus on weather it is going to be a nice day or a not so nice day. We...

D Day

D Day

No, this will not be a journal entry about the storming of Normandy. D day is my sneaky way of announcing to the world that I am starting a new nutritional regiment so it’s Diet Day. I stepped on the scale today and it said 284lbs but I was not surprised by that since...

the one thing

the one thing

I have written about this before but it is worth the occasional reminder. The only way to get anywhere in life is to simply focus on one thing and never stop until you get there. I think the real problem we face is that we have many things we dream of doing and we...

murder

murder

It must have been those cherries I ate just before I went to bed or something else because in my dreams I was witness to a murder! This is fascinating to me mostly because I don’t dream. I put my head on the pillow and I’m out. Day in, day out. Month after month. Year...

805

805

I’m still not sure what this journal is trying to be. At times I am reflecting on what is going well as I chase my writing and photography dreams. I try to give advice or make observations but perhaps I need to make this more personal and share more as to what is...

don’t underestimate cleaning

don’t underestimate cleaning

Don’t underestimate the health benefits of cleaning. And I don’t just mean those binge cleaning weekends every spring, or when we’re forced to to a yard sale when we are moving. I am talking about the benefits of looking at what has gathered inside of our house and no...

rock beach

rock beach

There is a real reason why I want to retire early within three years and yesterday was an example why. As a family we didn’t do anything special. We took a couple of bottles of water and headed down to the beach, the rock beach. It is the beach that is not frequented...

not as planned

not as planned

Every day I wake up I imagine what my day will look like and at the end of the day it took on a completely different shape. I never noticed this before. I never much paid much attention to what my life was like but it’s like I now have a super hero power and I am able...

coaching

coaching

This is the first time in my life that I have hired a coach. Although I cannot speak of any financial results being only a month or so in, but I can certainly testify to the immense focus and attention to detail hiring a coach does for you. There are many types of...

discipline of writing

discipline of writing

There are days when I wonder what this daily writing routine does for the rest of my life. It has become a habit of mine in the last two years and I don’t know what I would do with myself if I stopped. I’m not planning to stop, I’m just musing on what life would be...

new routine

new routine

Summer is upon us and the time is here to develop a new routine. It usually takes me a week or so to adjust because it is hard to justify waking up at 4am when you don’t have to. It is much easier when you have to be at work for 8am anyway. Summer brings with it new...

celebration

celebration

I don’t think I celebrate enough. I have been told that several times recently and I cannot really defend myself. And by celebrate I don’t mean big glamorous parties or anything. I mean taking the time to pat yourself on the back, maybe treat yourself to dinner, or...