Habits are the cheat code to success. Plug in the right habits and success is simply a matter of repetition. But the opposite is also true…Stack the wrong habits and… well… best be prepared for a life filled with frustration, discontent, and regret. Truth is…Your life at this very moment is the culmination of the habits and routines you’ve hardwired into your programming.
Your brain will try to convince you of all the things you ARE NOT. That you aren’t creative enough, young enough, old enough, smart enough, cool enough, brave enough, expert enough. Trusting your own brain is a difficult challenge. Can you silence your brain long enough to actually attempt something meaningful?
A true story about me. During my summers in college I was a firefighter for the La Grande Hotshots. A Hotshot fire crew is an elite team of 20 wildland firefighters, the most highly trained in the country, which are prepared to battle the most serious fires nationwide. This was one of the most physically demanding things I’ve ever done. Imagine …
Many entrepreneurs start out as a one-person show. They wear every hat, from bookkeeper and content creator to salesperson and head of customer service. And in my experience, most business owners get so used to doing it all, even once the business is up and running, that they’re convinced they are the only one who can run the whole show. […]
Jill and I like to take mini-vacations. We pack up the Winnebago (Shorty), grab the dog (obviously), and head for a nearby oasis to slow down give ourselves a break. In fact, we’re sitting at the beach right now! Does it ever feel like we have the time to be doing such lavish things? Absolutely not! Is it absolutely necessary? […]
I have spent much of my adult life struggling to believe that it’s okay to simply relax and do nothing. I grew up believing that my value was directly connected to what I accomplished every day. If I wasn’t producing something tangible, I would quickly begin to feel anxious and unsettled. After a lifetime of taking short vacations, this year […]
“Wander a whole summer if you can. Time will not be taken from the sum of life. Instead of shortening, it will definitely lengthen it and make you truly immortal.” – John Muir Yesterday morning started off with the intent to run three miles with my wife. We took off from the campground and headed in the direction of the […]
And so…the adventure begins. I’m sitting at a picnic table in Crater Lake National Park in my home state of Oregon this afternoon. It’s the start of a 3-week summer road trip that will take my wife and I away from the busyness of our day-to-day lives. We’ve spent the last five days with our 12-year-old black lab, hiking, roaming, […]