Live a Character Focused Life

Children are often asked the question:

What do you want to be when you grow up? 

Adults are often asked the question:

Where do you want to be five years from now?

I do not like these questions. At least not as standalone questions. These questions are great for getting an idea of a person’s vision, but should be followed up by questions that help us pinpoint ones inner values.

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Just Be A Human

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching which for many of us translates into Turkey and the onset of postprandial somnolence, also known as:

Food Coma

My hope is that we enjoy this luxury to the fullest. May we allow ourselves to give into the spirit of gratitude and to be human. To hit a hard reset and get back to the lost art of fully owning what we were created to be:

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Learning to Finish What You Start

Shout out to the beginners. Shout out to the self starters! Round of applause and medals galore for the folks that know how to bring food to the shore. & then can do it more and more and more! Until the whole store is filled!

If you came to my storefront you would find aisles of ideas. Thousands of aisles. You would quickly be disappointed as when you start walking down the beautiful glitter labeled aisles you would find nothing on the shelves. Maybe a few sketches of SKUs that could be. A store full of promises yet delivering nothing. How sad is this? How unfortunate that there are many storefronts like this that result in the owners shaking their fists when really they should be flicking their wrists to complete some ish!

Lord, help me to be a finisher! Help Us!

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How to Live a Peaceful Life?

This world is too loud. Not nature. We humans. Many of us fill our days with so much noise and very little intentional silence. When I walk through my local forest preserve and my neighborhood pathway that is enclosed with trees – it is quiet. It is peaceful. Sure, there are birds singing a new song, squirrels scurrying across fallen leaves as they carry out their nut burying business, and mallards quacking and paddling at the pond – but nevertheless, it feels calm. It is refreshing.  There is no yelling on TV about “those democrats” and “those republicans” – shout … Continue reading How to Live a Peaceful Life?

F* the Highlight Reel

I have wanted to get that statement out into the open for a while. & it feels soooo good. Feels extremely good to be honest.

F* the highlight reel.

Many times we go through this life sugar coating crumbling realities. Your world can be truly falling apart – you can be barely holding it together and still you force the smile and force the one liner response “I’m doing good”. But like are you really? 

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