//HURRY UP//

I don’t know about you, but I hate to wait…I am an impatient person.  I want to get things done yesterday…I drive fast, I talk fast, I push everything I do to the point of exhaustion It is important to remember that there is a natural delay between planting and harvesting. Think about it, when you plant a seed, it takes time to grow.  You have to feed it, water it, prune weeds, and wait…it needs the right conditions and time to grow…there is nothing you can do to speed it up…All you can do is keep doing the work...

//BREATH//

The morning started out as it always does, 5 am alarm followed by my morning routine, but my knee was hurting so I did not do my workout and just did stretching instead.  Moved on and meditated, then got ready for work and drove to the office.  On my commute I listen to podcasts, and use that time to reflect on my day. I get to work, and have this light energetic feel as I start to dive into the day, checking my calendar, responding to emails, etc.  Then something shifted.  I got a heavy feeling come over me, and...

//What can you do for others?//

Without much effort you have the ability to help someone in a big way. It may be buying someone a meal, letting someone cross the street, helping someone carry out their groceries. Or maybe it’s to take on a task that is usually the job of someone else. Like cooking dinner for your family. My wife is a stay at home mom and when she quit her job the agreement we made was she would cook. She wasn’t much of a cook at the time, although she is now, she also never has enjoyed cooking. I have always loved to...

//IMPACT//

“My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” John F. Kennedy That is a great quote… But let’s change it up a bit…. Today I am going into the world with the outlook of what can I do for my fellow man? How can I positively impact someone else today? Ask not what you can do for yourself, ask what you can do for others The amazing thing is if you go into the world and provide value, and do things for others, the return is that it...

//SHUT UP//

This morning my alarm went off and I did not want to get up and start my routine. I laid in bed for a few minutes before rolling out. I did my morning drinks and supplements then went into my office to do my morning run. I am running on a treadmill and have been pushing to beat my last PR each time so I started off on the run at the same speed I worked up to last time. Most mornings the voice in my head is telling me to stop but this morning it was freaking screaming at...

//SHIFT//

This morning I did my morning routine and got ready for work. Went out to my car that is parked in my shop and it wouldn’t start. Battery is dead. Last couple of days lots of things have been going “wrong”…meaning not as I had planned. So I put a battery charger on the battery and went back inside. My kids are all awake and were excited that I wasn’t leaving for work. I sat down and they piled on. Life happens. Things don’t always go as you planned. But it is how you respond to them that matters. I...

//REALITY//

Today my wife took our three children to the party store to buy decorations and party favors for their birthday parties. All three of our children have January birthdays, so this is a busy time for us. She was gone at the store for a couple of hours, and when she got home, I could tell that she was stressed.  I asked, and she confirmed that she definitely was stressed.  The kids were being loud and crazy, picking on each other the entire time, screaming, crying throwing fits, just being difficult.  Then upon getting home she sees the house that...