Creating a Better You

Overcoming Fear

The number one thing that holds you (and me) back from being ten times more successful and living the life of our dreams is fear.  Fear paralyzes us because we feel we have no control.  We all have fears, and most of them are stupid and made up.  The ancient Japanese saying, “fear is the…

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It’s Not Too Late

The first of the year has come and gone.  You may not yet have set any new goals.  It’s ok. It’s not too late, but don’t wait much longer to try to make this year incredible. Ask yourself the following questions: What 5 things, if I did them this year, would make this year amazing?…

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Generosity vs Fairness

I recently read the book Principles by Ray Dalio, and one of the principles he discusses struck me as something we deal with almost every month in our lives. Here are the principle and my thoughts on it. Ray Dalio’s Principle 2.2B: Make sure people understand the difference between Fairness and Generosity. This principle has…

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Wonder and the Art of Being Content

As it’s getting closer to this holiday season I’m getting more and more excited! Christmas has always been my favorite time of the year. I love everything about the holiday. I love the shopping, the food, the parties, the gift giving. I love Christmas trees and Christmas music. I have so many wonderful memories from…

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Food = Zone and Exercise = Tone

Have you ever got on the scale and thought damn I need to get back to the gym? Have you ever looked in the mirror and wondered what you need to do to change your diet? I’ve been thinking about this. When do you know which lever to pull? Is this a diet problem or…

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Be Present

All my problems are in the past or the future. Very rarely are they in this exact moment. Because of this, it is easy to live in the past thinking about what I should have said or what I should have done. It is equally as easy to live in the future. What does the…

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Display Good Traits

Do we display good traits?  When people look at us what do they see?  As my friend, Brandon Johnson, would ask, “What kind of energy are we putting out to the world?”  Are we making it better or worse?  Are people happy we are here because we contribute to the betterment of all, or are…

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Life Is the Horse, I Am the Rider

My family and I are on yet another trip. It’s amazing to me the life we get to live. I read recently that either Life is the rider and you are the horse, or that you decide to be the rider and make Life the horse. I think life will be whichever you command it…

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Are You the Shark or the Chum?

  Recently, I was cage diving with Great White Sharks off the coast of South Africa. As I sat in a submerged cage watching as the bait of fish heads and a fake seal were floating in the water, anticipation and anxiety were building inside me. I simultaneously wanted to see a shark up close…

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