//Cut It Down and Forget About It//

We all make mistakes, lose the fight, do stupid stuff… Everyone from the pope, to the president (ok so maybe politicians is not a good example), to the CEO of a fortune 500 company has made many mistakes along the way. So if everyone makes mistakes, what is the difference between the guy in the dead end 9-5 job and the CEO of the company?  Yes, the CEO may have a better education…but at a bigger level what is different? One thing is likely the way that they look at “failure”. There is a story about General Robert E. Lee...

//FINISH THE RACE//

Have you ever heard of John Stephen Akhwari? I never had…he was an olympic marathon runner who represented Tanzania in the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. Do you know WHY his name is known by some, and is down in the history books?  Is it because of the come back story of a nobody winning the race from behind?  Or beating a world record for fastest time? Actually he was the LAST person to finish the race more than one HOUR after the winner completed the race.  He had fallen and hurt his leg during the race, but didn’t...

//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...