You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do. Henry Ford I have a friend who is always making plans. He will always update me on what he's got coming up or a new idea. He also explains to me about if this or that happens then they can finally get to … Continue reading Doing Versus Planning
I've failed at so many attempts to making money online. Just saying those last three words made me squirm a little. Selling and marketing are necessary evils when it comes to achieving such success and this is my short version of why I'm okay with failing. As I've stated here on this blog before, I … Continue reading Being Authentic in a Marketed World
Self-control is a vast, multi-faceted skill. It can be applied to many of life's circumstances and I feel it should be used more during these challenging, sometimes difficult days. More control can actually cultivate some of the best feelings of self-satisfaction and long-term well being. As this is an age-old skill and once a mainstay … Continue reading One of the Best Feelings in the World
When I was younger I had a burning passion for all things health and fitness. I read books and magazines (remember those?), asked questions and had discussions, trained hard, ate healthy foods, and basically immersed myself in that world. I still do those things today, but it's a bit tempered. Then, one of my first … Continue reading How Passion Can Steal Your Soul
We humans are masters of frustrating ourselves to death. We are great at self-imposed stress and we're getting better at it every day. What does it take to let go and intentionally lose control? How do we stop trying to manipulate the uncontrollable and start to accept things the way they are or will play … Continue reading The Struggle of Letting Go
In another post I wrote a little about the problems with self-improvement media. Here I want to share a couple of things I've stumbled upon from my own experience. Looking back it's easier to see what's worked and what hasn't. Hindsight is like that: a sometimes perceived unfair, but necessary teacher. There's no getting around … Continue reading Is This Real Self Improvement?
You don't have to look very long to find yet another article or post about the negativity of social media. Some will argue against the mounting evidence that it isn't the platforms' fault, it's the users.' With that said I won't go into the often repeated detailed points regarding the ills. We know them and … Continue reading Am I Doing Social Media Wrong?
Have you ever read a great story that inspired you in a unique way? Maybe it was a piece of fiction you read when you were young or maybe a read through history about some military leader or adventurer who scaled obstacles and lived to tell about it. Those stories were simple. They were directly … Continue reading The Problems with Self Improvement Media