It was raining the other night. It was an ‘off-night’ from training, but something has changed. Completing a training session earlier in the work week that scheduled is usually good for me, but that wasn’t it. I exercised because it was raining. I used to think ‘Oh, well, the program might call for running outside, so,Continue reading “On Committing To Being As Strong As Possible”
Monthly Archives: February 2016
How To Become a Catalyst
There is always one small step you can take towards becoming a catalyst. The other day, I had the opportunity to contribute four lines of text to a company blog post. Just four lines. It was a tiny collaboration. A baby step. Overhauling the company blog is something that I really want to help with, but,Continue reading “How To Become a Catalyst”
Every broken commitment to others makes you that much harder to rely on. Think carefully before making your next one, because once you do, there should be no backing out. When is the last time, though, that you made a commitment to yourself? Equally as important, but often underutilized.
If I Were Dead
I’ve published one blog post every day since June 7th, 2013. I was thinking the other night about this. The only reason that I would stop would be if I were dead. I was going to tell you, ‘If you ever see me stop publishing, then you know I’m probably dead, or, something else isContinue reading “If I Were Dead”
On Getting Things Done
In my experience, the more words in a customer service response, the worse the response. You can make a much bigger statement with something as simple as “I’ll take care of that right away.” Let your competitors ask questions, cite feelings, and give excuses. Your edge can be simply getting things done.
On Giving It Your ‘Max’.
What I love about my coach Zach’s programming is the simplicity. Anyone can go into the gym, f*@k around, do some push-ups over here, then some leg stuff over there, and go home. But when you: Put a timer on the amount of rest you are allowed to take in between sets. Use simple descriptionsContinue reading “On Giving It Your ‘Max’.”
The Land Of Opportunity
I love what America stands for. It stands for the right not to be oppressed. America is the greatest country in the world because we have opportunity. I won’t waste one second worrying about who will be President. America will still be the land of opportunity after the election. My job is to make the mostContinue reading “The Land Of Opportunity”
It’s Not Your Recipe, It’s Your Heart.
You can spend years perfecting a recipe – literally – only to have someone copy it in a matter of minutes. I’ve seen it happen. There are actually business whose sole function is to reverse engineer, then re-create, your product. And guess what? They’ve (probably) got a lot more money than you. They’re going toContinue reading “It’s Not Your Recipe, It’s Your Heart.”
I Saw Myself Yesterday
I was sitting on the train across from myself yesterday, but only one of us saw the other. I remembered what it felt like to come out of rehab and back into the real world. To him, I just looked like a ‘square’. What he couldn’t see was that in ten years, he could beContinue reading “I Saw Myself Yesterday”
The Thin Line Between Dreams and Reality
The other night I wrote a blog post in my sleep. Literally; a whole post, from beginning word to end, just like this one. Sometimes a post just comes to you like that. Sometimes it happens in your sleep, or, at least, in your earliest waking state. Where I went wrong was, I didn’t hopContinue reading “The Thin Line Between Dreams and Reality”