A quick mishmash of the mental detritus cluttering up my melon. One macro observation: I’m having a hell of a time getting this week started in earnest (procrastinating, deferring, weaseling), but to meet my goals I have to put the kibosh on wussy-Greg now – I can figure out what psychological gremlins are causing it later! Continue reading Journal – 3/25/15: Healing, A Kiss, Dreams and Socks
A better week than last, still room for improvement. I’m in the process of making a decision which will have a huge impact on my day-to-day life, something I’ve been procrastinating on, that I’ve finally put a deadline on. I don’t mean to be obtuse, but its something I need to keep close to my vest. I mention it only to share that no matter how unrelated things in our lives may seem from us accomplishing goals like weight loss or writing a book, everything in our emotional ecosystem effects everything else. Continue reading 90 Day Transition: Week 2 Report
The vulgar underbelly of digital comforts
Yeah, I know, objects can’t be evil – I’m exaggerating for effect. For reasons that are best described as research (I’m figuring out how to create eBooks), I recently purchased a Kindle. It’s an elegant device, providing seamless access to a universe of books, and it may be one of the horsemen of the apocalypse. Continue reading Objects: The Evil Side of My New Kindle
I ain’t no motivational speaker!
A few years ago, a friend of mine (who could really use a dose of what I’m dealing) asked about “that motivation thing” I was doing. He might as well have said “that sex trafficking thing” the way my internal alarms went off, though my friend wasn’t unique – a majority of people seem to think anything having to do with success is by definition “motivational”. Perish the thought! Continue reading Journal – 3/19/15: Process NOT Motivation
3 for 3 This Week
All in all a good week, but I have room for huge improvements. My planning wasn’t solid, my weight scale’s battery died and I didn’t remedy that till Thursday and I got an unpleasant surprise at the first weigh-in. Had to scramble to make weight on Saturday, but with a long session at the gym was able to hit weight. Also my focus on the editing task wasn’t anywhere near as sharp as it needs to be, which I’ll attribute to making the transition back to my earlier wake-up time. Overall my mental toughness needs to improve. Continue reading 90 Day Transition: Week 1 Report
“Life ain’t fair.”
Or “Nobody said it was gonna’ be fair.” are lines that are stereotypically delivered by some broken soul whose dreams have been crushed over a lifetime of disappointment, to a younger, more optimistic person. That this is a has become a cliche speaks to why our relationship to the concept of fairness is one we should take seriously. Continue reading Psych-Hack: The Paradox of “Fair”
It’s Wednesday already?!?
Jeezum Cronies! The evil architects of daylight savings time really gave me the business this week, hell, I still haven’t found all the clocks I need to change. Anyway, just want to do a mid-week check-in and offload some random brain baggage you may get some value out of, if only a grin. Continue reading Journal – 3/11/15: Blind Spots & Dreams
I ran into some technical difficulties with Stickk.com that caused me to start my goals today vs. last Sunday. A small annoyance, but it coincides with a spectacular spring day here in the DC area, and I’m stoked to be “official”.
A memoir of obsession
Due to my own arrogance, poor decisions and surrounding myself with knuckleheads I had the pleasure of experiencing grinding poverty in my early twenties. The slow slog back to non-bum status had me working two jobs, the “real” one as an illustrator/graphic artist for Amtrak and to make the rent I worked evenings at the gym. Continue reading Objects: The Ballad of White Lightning
Seneca makes sense
I pimp the philosopher Lucius Annaeus Seneca’s “On The Shortness of Life” any chance I get, it’s short, easy to read and packed with life changing wisdom (if you choose to listen). I stumbled across Seneca’s work when doing research for the Fundamental Success seminar, found his elegant distillation of the source of our most existential dread refreshing, and wound up becoming a bit of a stoic fanboy Continue reading Teachable: On the Shortness of Life