Journal – 3/25/15: Healing, A Kiss, Dreams and Socks

PsycheCupidA 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

90 Day Transition: Week 2 Report

90_Day_Transition(Read the overview for the basics of this 90 day push.)

Gaining Momentum

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

Objects: The Evil Side of My New Kindle

The vulgar underbelly of digital comforts

DevilHeadYeah, 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

Journal – 3/19/15: Process NOT Motivation

I ain’t no motivational speaker!

HandHoldingPenA 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

90 Day Transition: Week 1 Report

90_Day_Transition(Read the overview for the basics of this 90 day push.)

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

Teachable: On the Shortness of Life

Seneca_SmallSeneca 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