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
(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
“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”.
(Read the overview for the basics of this 90 day push.) Continue reading 90 Day Transition: Kickoff
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
What this is:
A group of 90-day goals, supported by “commitment contracts” created on Stickk.com. Each goal carries the potential loss of $50 per week. I’ve used this process before with great results, and want to share it with you in the hopes that you or someone you know can pick up some useful information and maybe get some goals of your own on track. Continue reading 90 Day Transition: Overview
The road to hell…
Just going to post stream of consciousness-style so I get something up this week. My “blog beta” was five per week, which I found “doable” and beyond that creatively energetic. It’s very easy to labor over these things (blog posts), and get precious and “writerly”, and my goal is simply honest communication to you dear reader. Continue reading Journal – 2/26/15: Quick Catch-up
What’s in a Name?
I posted to Facebook recently that it had struck me it had been decades since I’ve had an active nickname. This is noteworthy because till I was around 30 it was fifty-fifty chance that if I saw you on a daily basis you didn’t know my given name. Continue reading Out of the Past: Nicknames