Goals are Useless: Reflections on Life, Success, and Happiness, with a Special Appearance from the Seven Deadly Sins

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

The Next Time You Give Someone a Gift, Think About This

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

What Would Ol’ Jack Burton Do In a Situation Like 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?

Life isn’t Something to Get Through. It’s to Live.

Albert Einstein once said, “Nothing happens until something moves.”  The romantic notion of doing something is quite a nice experience.  It’s comfortable, as we imagine sharing fish stew with our Sherpa at basecamp.  It’s seductive, as we daydream from our home, our office, and our car.    In the movie, The Secret Life of Walter … Continue reading Life isn’t Something to Get Through. It’s to Live.