My mother told me I was weird many times as I was growing up and throughout my adult life, until she passed away. But, being called weird never made me not weird. Weird, right? What she was referring to was my philosophy, approach, and management of relationships. All relationships: friends, family, acquaintances, followers and those … Continue reading How Being Weird Has Been Good for My Brain, Heart, and Soul
I’m superman. Always have been. But, having two major surgeries this year, due to the superman antics I’ve done with my body all my life has me reflecting a bit. I had some quiet time yesterday and as I sat, sipping bourbon, my life thus far came flooding out of me and into my note … Continue reading Goals are Useless: Reflections on Life, Success, and Happiness, with a Special Appearance from the Seven Deadly Sins
Last month, I agreed to an interview with a marketing company who was looking for experienced insight on a project they’re working on, related to the fitness industry. I was happy to help and it was a great conversation. That was that, but a few weeks later, I got an email from them asking if … Continue reading The Next Time You Give Someone a Gift, Think About This
Catalysts, deliberate or unintentional, real or perceived can affect our actions, alter our plans, and divert our approach. It’s like when I bought my first house. It took a lot of sacrifice and hard work to make that happen and it was a fixer-upper. $80k. Yep. One day, I was installing a screen door … Continue reading What Would Ol’ Jack Burton Do In a Situation Like This?
When I was a kid, I liked my sneaker laces tied tight. Then I would double knot them, so that they wouldn’t come untied. Sometimes, I couldn’t untie them, so I would wrestle my sneakers off and throw them in a corner. But, the next morning, the old and worn laces were a big, messy, … Continue reading It’s Knot That Bad