I know, I know. How cliché to write a blog post about happiness but it’s been on my mind a lot recently. So, I’ll just start with a few questions. When was the last time you thought about what makes you happy before seeing this post? Do you actively pay attention to what makes you … More Happiness
Growing up in Texas, well probably just growing up anywhere, your parents always had some saying or thing that they repeated all the time that more than likely drove you crazy. You could probably sit down and write a list of them. “Shoulda Woulda Coulda, but you didn’t” is something that I heard a lot … More Shoulda Woulda Coulda
Life has been busy (read: non-prioritized) so I apologize for my absence. I’ve had a lot of things asking for my attention and I said “yes” to one too many. I’ve written before about being selfish with your time. This is one of those times where a reminder was needed to keep my guard up … More Spite’ll do.
Maybe it’s because today was a rough day at work. It was going great and I was killing it at my new job. Until I had to show my boss the things that I’ve been learning (and I’ve actually been working hard to learn all this new stuff) and what happens? I fuck up a … More Let’s Get Funky! (Perspective, I’m in a funk.)
Titles mean very little at some point. Like, I don’t know, the grave. Obviously King or Queen had it’s heyday. Politicians titles still have some pull here or there but didn’t save some from the guillotine when the time came. Ranks like Captain or Lieutenant can garnish some respect in certain circles but civies don’t … More “Leader” vs. Leader (not about bicycles)
Twelve. I have twelve self-help books in my bookcase. I know. I think it seems like a lot, too. What should I do? Fucking,… why so many? The introspective answer could be that I thought I was broken and I wasn’t really. Then, I could respond with pessimism and say that I totally still am … More Jerking it to Self-Help books… motivational Youtube videos… or blog posts… etc.
One of my favorite people has these two words tattooed on his arm (Hi, Casey). Another person who I watch regularly and read their books repeated these words over and over again to himself while coming up (You’re the man, Gary). “Do more.” It’s a simple statement but it requires discipline to execute on every … More Do More.
“Life sucks and then you die,” I overheard her say while sipping my coffee, watching my laundry spin in the dryer and listening to Tim Ferriss talk with Marie Kondo about the Japanese Art of Tidying Up. Life sucks and then you die. This statement gave me pause, I had to look and see at … More The stories we tell ourselves
After having taken 2017 as a unintended hiatus (read: uninspired, depressed, lazy, transitional, whatever you want to the excuse) from anything and everything to do with my blog, youtube channel or entrepreneurial endeavors, I realized that some of my life choices are great but not all of them and I want to change that. This … More Well. I’m back.
Simplify is a word that is always in my mind, echoing, like a mantra. My living space is often times under steady curation to this state. It’s written on my bathroom mirror. “The height of cultivation always runs to simplicity.” – Bruce Lee “It is not the daily increase but the daily decrease. Hack away at the … More Simplify