Last night hit me like a ton of bricks. It's been a busy month for me, with a lot of traveling, a lot of continuing education, and a lot of formal education....as well as another career shift. In this situation, something had to give. Unfortunately, it seems to have been me. Last night I just felt horrible, and after my final client, I went home, chugged some Nyquil, and passed out. This morning, I cancelled all of my clients and slept until noon. Inertia is a funny thing. We all need … [Read more...] about Overcoming Inertia
Archives for March 2016
One of my least favorite excuses for not exercising is: "I just don't have time." This one bothers me for numerous reasons, especially for the psychological impact it carries, but more importantly, it implies that other people have more time than you do. Which we all know is bullshit. The fact of the matter is: all of us only have 24 hours. No more, no less. Therefore, when we tell ourselves that we don't have time to exercise, all that we are really saying is that we have not … [Read more...] about The Priorities
I'm fairly transparent about one thing: It took me a very long time to like myself. Looking back on it, I can't really identify exactly where the loathing came from, but there was a very extended period of my life in which I was simply getting by in an odd funk of depression and self-contempt. Yes, it is as horrible as it sounds, and if you are going through similar issues, I understand. Really, I do. It took me a LONG TIME to become comfortable in my own skin. If it wasn't apparent in my … [Read more...] about The Barnacles
Who are you? It's such a basic question, but it always shocks me how many of us don't actually know the answer. If you think about it, she's really a foundational question. Everything you do stems from answering the simple question. Yet, it would appear as though it is almost something we are taught to avoid. In the process of goal setting, it is critically important. This one simple question forms the basis of any type of personal mission statement you can ever come up with. If you don't … [Read more...] about Who are you?
"Greatness" is a funny concept. In most definitions, the concept of Greatness becomes subjective and difficult to quantify and qualify. Psychology is derived from philosophy. That grey area, if you will. In writing about the topic, I often run into the "10,000 hour" rule as popularized by Malcolm Gladwell. This suggests that 10,000 hours of practice (specifically DELIBERATE practice) will get you there. Sounds nice, but its not accurate. In fact, that number was simply the mean average in a … [Read more...] about On Greatness