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  • "We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses." - Alphonse Karr.
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// Totally Bananas.

I haven't had #chocolate or ice cream for weeks now... and I love both.

So why deny myself? Well...
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I developed a #habit of having dark chocolate after meals or as a quick snack and as such have probably consumed too much.

But more than that, even the slight amount of sugar you get with dark chocolate or an #organic ice cream changes my palate.

I found myself increasingly having to satiate my desire for those #flavors.

And beyond that, #natural sugars found in fruit seemed "less tasty". Cool story, eh?
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For me this was surprising because I don't #eat much outside of meat and veggies, and avoid hyperpalatable, processed foods and bread.

So I decided to go strict #paleo for the month.

It wasn't too difficult, since I mostly eat that way, until my post prandial habit of dark chocolate cries out for attention.

Yet, this time its cries would go unanswered... so it decided to #punish me with cravings. But, my mind is set. I will not #give in.

After a couple weeks of this, I decided to have some banana thinking, "great, it's a fuckng banana... yay" in my most sarcastic of thought voices.

But.

It was absolutely amazing! No joke. A simple #banana.

With the lack of sugar, my #perspective shifted from "meh, a banana" to "hey, you got any good bananas?"... too funny.

Such is #life.
It's all story and perspective.

Bananas are the same as they ever were and I never wanted one. Now, I eliminate what little sugar I ate and suddenly bananas are #desireable.

All that changed was how I saw bananas... something I had control of all the time by simply #changing the story in my head.

The stories we carry drive our perspectives and perspectives drive our behavior.

To create change then, is to change our stories.

What say you? Share below.

Site + Light.
J .
Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

Be. Do. Have... In that order.

#hardwodder 
#hardwodderone
#honorthework 
#fortunefavorsthebrave 
#fortesfortunajuvat
#unspecialized 
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#sundaysoapbox
#mindset #mindsetiseverything #mindfulness #mindbodysoul
  • "We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses." - Alphonse Karr.
    .
    // Totally Bananas.

    I haven't had #chocolate or ice cream for weeks now... and I love both.

    So why deny myself? Well...
    .
    I developed a #habit of having dark chocolate after meals or as a quick snack and as such have probably consumed too much.

    But more than that, even the slight amount of sugar you get with dark chocolate or an #organic ice cream changes my palate.

    I found myself increasingly having to satiate my desire for those #flavors .

    And beyond that, #natural sugars found in fruit seemed "less tasty". Cool story, eh?
    .
    For me this was surprising because I don't #eat much outside of meat and veggies, and avoid hyperpalatable, processed foods and bread.

    So I decided to go strict #paleo for the month.

    It wasn't too difficult, since I mostly eat that way, until my post prandial habit of dark chocolate cries out for attention.

    Yet, this time its cries would go unanswered... so it decided to #punish me with cravings. But, my mind is set. I will not #give in.

    After a couple weeks of this, I decided to have some banana thinking, "great, it's a fuckng banana... yay" in my most sarcastic of thought voices.

    But.

    It was absolutely amazing! No joke. A simple #banana .

    With the lack of sugar, my #perspective shifted from "meh, a banana" to "hey, you got any good bananas?"... too funny.

    Such is #life .
    It's all story and perspective.

    Bananas are the same as they ever were and I never wanted one. Now, I eliminate what little sugar I ate and suddenly bananas are #desireable .

    All that changed was how I saw bananas... something I had control of all the time by simply #changing the story in my head.

    The stories we carry drive our perspectives and perspectives drive our behavior.

    To create change then, is to change our stories.

    What say you? Share below.

    Site + Light.
    J .
    Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

    Be. Do. Have... In that order.

    #hardwodder
    #hardwodderone
    #honorthework
    #fortunefavorsthebrave
    #fortesfortunajuvat
    #unspecialized
    #dothehardthing
    #100to0
    #sundaysoapbox
    #mindset #mindsetiseverything #mindfulness #mindbodysoul
  • 40 4 21 July, 2019
  • “The object of art is to make eternal the desperately fleeting moment.” - Tennessee Williams.
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// Everyone An Artist.

Think of life as your #artform... think of #legacy as your permanence.

If you died right now, would you be #happy with the work you've done... would your legacy have any longevity? Hard questions.

I think of this often.

And it becomes a driver for me to keep expanding as a man and as a #contributor.

What my ultimate #impact will be is not up to me... but, what I do with my time here is absolutely under my control.

I keep in #mind and #appreciate all the technical advances that have given my generation so much #free time, so much access to knowledge, and so much #connection to people I may never meet in person.

With this appreciation, comes a feeling of obligation... as I have no excuse to keep my thoughts or my #lessons hidden from view when they may be of use to others.

Of course, my obligation is just a story I tell myself to motivate myself. It's not real.

I could simply Netflix and chill and the world would roll right along... but, what would happen to my #growth? Nothing really.

I would be every bit as ignorant as those who never had the #advantages of this time.

And that begs the question: What good are tools and advantages to those who refuse to use them? Really... no added #productivity comes from that place.

So while the clouds roll by, if the plan is to be an artist, a producer, or anyone who contributes to the fabric of this #life you must understand what you do here matters.

Only you can decide what that is.

And when you do... be the very best at producing your artform, no matter if you grow tomatoes or #write stories, such that you are missed when your ticket is punched.

What is your artform? Share below.

Sight + Light.
J
.

Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

Be. Do. Have... In that order.

#hardwodder 
#hardwodderone
#honorthework 
#fortunefavorsthebrave 
#fortesfortunajuvat 
#humanmovementfactory 
#unspecialized 
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#taketuesday
#think #mindset #mind #mindsetiseverything
  • “The object of art is to make eternal the desperately fleeting moment.” - Tennessee Williams.
    .
    // Everyone An Artist.

    Think of life as your #artform ... think of #legacy as your permanence.

    If you died right now, would you be #happy with the work you've done... would your legacy have any longevity? Hard questions.

    I think of this often.

    And it becomes a driver for me to keep expanding as a man and as a #contributor .

    What my ultimate #impact will be is not up to me... but, what I do with my time here is absolutely under my control.

    I keep in #mind and #appreciate all the technical advances that have given my generation so much #free time, so much access to knowledge, and so much #connection to people I may never meet in person.

    With this appreciation, comes a feeling of obligation... as I have no excuse to keep my thoughts or my #lessons hidden from view when they may be of use to others.

    Of course, my obligation is just a story I tell myself to motivate myself. It's not real.

    I could simply Netflix and chill and the world would roll right along... but, what would happen to my #growth ? Nothing really.

    I would be every bit as ignorant as those who never had the #advantages of this time.

    And that begs the question: What good are tools and advantages to those who refuse to use them? Really... no added #productivity comes from that place.

    So while the clouds roll by, if the plan is to be an artist, a producer, or anyone who contributes to the fabric of this #life you must understand what you do here matters.

    Only you can decide what that is.

    And when you do... be the very best at producing your artform, no matter if you grow tomatoes or #write stories, such that you are missed when your ticket is punched.

    What is your artform? Share below.

    Sight + Light.
    J
    .

    Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

    Be. Do. Have... In that order.

    #hardwodder
    #hardwodderone
    #honorthework
    #fortunefavorsthebrave
    #fortesfortunajuvat
    #humanmovementfactory
    #unspecialized
    #dothehardthing
    #100to0
    #taketuesday
    #think #mindset #mind #mindsetiseverything
  • 31 2 18 July, 2019
  • "To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the most pleasant sensations in the world. You are surrounded by adventure." - Freya Stark.
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// Ramble On.

It's hard to describe the feeling I get when roaming the #earth.

I like a kid... everything seems new.

Growing up in #Georgia, one of earliest memories is walking along a #creek with my Dad in the woods behind our little house.

I was maybe 3.

We moved from there and spent time in living on the wrong side of the tracks, among other places when my parents had nothing.

Yet ultimately, the home I grew up in from 12 on was bordered on the west by #water.

We had this amazing stream that led deep into the tall #pines behind the house. For a young teenager it may as well have been Africa.

It was land ready to be conquered.

My friend, Scott, and I bought #military style survival #knives that we'd attach to our belts and off we'd go... where I'm sure many had gone before.

But to us, walking the creek, swinging over it on natural vines, and finding little rock #waterfalls was adventure.

I never lost that desire to #explore.

It still lights me up, no matter how long the trip or how uncomfortable the foreign bed, I know I'm #better for being exposed to new places.

And so are you.

You're all grown up now... is your life still filled with the colors of #adventure, does it have the spark of one who is #excited to wake and take on the day?
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I ask myself this alot. I want to keep the #spirit of the adventurer alive.

All it takes is stepping into a new place or new situation to reignite your brain and create new excitement.

Or do you plan to #die bored and empty.

No.

Do anything different and notice your response and #experience of the moments change.

Drive to work a different way, or brush your teeth left handed (or righty)... it all serves to create better moments.

And, #travel. See how the terrain changes on mother earth, along with her people's attitudes and beliefs.

Contrary to popular belief, many Canadians think Trudeau is an idiot. You won't get that on the nightly news!
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Tell me, what was your last adventure? Share below.
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Sight + Light.
J
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Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy
#hardwodder
  • "To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the most pleasant sensations in the world. You are surrounded by adventure." - Freya Stark.
    .
    // Ramble On.

    It's hard to describe the feeling I get when roaming the #earth .

    I like a kid... everything seems new.

    Growing up in #Georgia , one of earliest memories is walking along a #creek with my Dad in the woods behind our little house.

    I was maybe 3.

    We moved from there and spent time in living on the wrong side of the tracks, among other places when my parents had nothing.

    Yet ultimately, the home I grew up in from 12 on was bordered on the west by #water .

    We had this amazing stream that led deep into the tall #pines behind the house. For a young teenager it may as well have been Africa.

    It was land ready to be conquered.

    My friend, Scott, and I bought #military style survival #knives that we'd attach to our belts and off we'd go... where I'm sure many had gone before.

    But to us, walking the creek, swinging over it on natural vines, and finding little rock #waterfalls was adventure.

    I never lost that desire to #explore .

    It still lights me up, no matter how long the trip or how uncomfortable the foreign bed, I know I'm #better for being exposed to new places.

    And so are you.

    You're all grown up now... is your life still filled with the colors of #adventure , does it have the spark of one who is #excited to wake and take on the day?
    .
    I ask myself this alot. I want to keep the #spirit of the adventurer alive.

    All it takes is stepping into a new place or new situation to reignite your brain and create new excitement.

    Or do you plan to #die bored and empty.

    No.

    Do anything different and notice your response and #experience of the moments change.

    Drive to work a different way, or brush your teeth left handed (or righty)... it all serves to create better moments.

    And, #travel . See how the terrain changes on mother earth, along with her people's attitudes and beliefs.

    Contrary to popular belief, many Canadians think Trudeau is an idiot. You won't get that on the nightly news!
    .
    Tell me, what was your last adventure? Share below.
    .
    Sight + Light.
    J
    .
    Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy
    #hardwodder
  • 29 5 24 July, 2019
  • "Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city." - George Burns.
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// Family Photos.

On this visit to Calgary, I travel alone.

Wifey stayed home to keep kicking ass in her profession, and I have the opportunity to stay in her childhood home.

I've also had the #opportunity to spend time with her mom and learn a lot about the family and their roots.

These conversations naturally led to old photos of relatives still living in Italy, and a few of my wife as a baby and adventurous young woman sailing the seas as a cruise director.

As her mom shares photos and speaks to me in broken English at the same kitchen table you see in the photo, I get a sense for what her life was like and how she became who she is today.

What a #great gift.

I'm listening intently and soaking up every bit of wisdom and insight I can from the woman who bore my wife.

She tells me of her arranged marriage, of leaving southern Italy for England, then ultimately settling in Canada where she worked for $50 a week in 1969.

She and her husband worked 10 years to save 50k while providing for three kids (my wife being the baby) and paid off their home early.

They then had money to invest in a larger home, then a restaurant, and ultimately 6 rental properties.

The family lived modestly, but thanks to the #work ethic and saving of 2 Italian immigrants, they were secure and began to build #wealth that continues to grow to this day.

It wasn't all sunshine and rainbows, but their sacrifice and hard work is an inspiration and a tribute to the discipline required to build something from nothing.

But this has taken a backseat in the modern era.

Everyone wants everything now... not realizing the power of "aggressive patience" that @andyfrisella talks about.

Just because what you want isn't coming as fast as instant coffee, doesn't mean it won't come.

The foundation has to be laid, and you have to put in the time, face the adversity and commit to consistency in executing your plan.

Simple. Not easy.

If 10 years gets you to the next level, are you the person who can do the time? Share below.

Site + Light.
J .
Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy
  • "Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city." - George Burns.
    .
    // Family Photos.

    On this visit to Calgary, I travel alone.

    Wifey stayed home to keep kicking ass in her profession, and I have the opportunity to stay in her childhood home.

    I've also had the #opportunity to spend time with her mom and learn a lot about the family and their roots.

    These conversations naturally led to old photos of relatives still living in Italy, and a few of my wife as a baby and adventurous young woman sailing the seas as a cruise director.

    As her mom shares photos and speaks to me in broken English at the same kitchen table you see in the photo, I get a sense for what her life was like and how she became who she is today.

    What a #great gift.

    I'm listening intently and soaking up every bit of wisdom and insight I can from the woman who bore my wife.

    She tells me of her arranged marriage, of leaving southern Italy for England, then ultimately settling in Canada where she worked for $50 a week in 1969.

    She and her husband worked 10 years to save 50k while providing for three kids (my wife being the baby) and paid off their home early.

    They then had money to invest in a larger home, then a restaurant, and ultimately 6 rental properties.

    The family lived modestly, but thanks to the #work ethic and saving of 2 Italian immigrants, they were secure and began to build #wealth that continues to grow to this day.

    It wasn't all sunshine and rainbows, but their sacrifice and hard work is an inspiration and a tribute to the discipline required to build something from nothing.

    But this has taken a backseat in the modern era.

    Everyone wants everything now... not realizing the power of "aggressive patience" that @andyfrisella talks about.

    Just because what you want isn't coming as fast as instant coffee, doesn't mean it won't come.

    The foundation has to be laid, and you have to put in the time, face the adversity and commit to consistency in executing your plan.

    Simple. Not easy.

    If 10 years gets you to the next level, are you the person who can do the time? Share below.

    Site + Light.
    J .
    Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy
  • 42 3 12 August, 2019
  • ★ INSIDE EPISODE 18 – No, You Aren’t Living In Integrity.

Podcast #linkinbio.

Defined: “#Integrity means having a conscience and honoring this conscience even when doing so may involve considerable personal sacrifice. It means placing the dictates of the soul and God above those of the ego..” – Dr. Andy Drymalski, Ed.D.
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//KEYNOTES.
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★ Integrity Is Rare And Rarely Used.

Turns out when asked what integrity is… few people can answer the question.

#Wifey and I have been discussing this recently because of our contract.

Some call it #honesty.

Some call it #character.

Some say it is keeping your word.

I think it goes much deeper than that.
.
★ Integrity As Flow.

The word itself comes to us from the Latin meaning sound, complete, or whole.

It implies no division within oneself.

If we take this deeper, we can see that integrity is alignment of our beliefs with our #actions.

It’s not enough to keep our word… The word we keep must align with the #beliefs we hold.

In this way, it flows from our #essence from the inside out… bypassing ego.
.
★ Why Is It So Hard To Do.

Social situations can get in the way.
#Ego shows up.
Small talk example.
Wedding example. //THE HARD TRUTH.

When our actions are based on ego, they generally pull us out of integrity. //ASK AND APPLY.

Ask yourself this: Where in your life are you out of integrity? Work, home life, #relationships, where do you see action that doesn’t align with your beliefs or desires?
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Once you have your answer, it’s time to do the hard thing.

Apply the concept: Come up with at least one way you can use what you just learned to step into a place that requires you to step toward the #real you, your real beliefs… and without waiting, put it into action.

Like Rumi said, “As you start to walk on the way, the way appears”. What say you? Tell me who you really are below. .
Sight + Light.
J
.

Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

Be. Do. Have... In that order.

#hardwodder 
#hardwodderone
#honorthework 
#fortunefavorsthebrave 
#fortesfortunajuvat 
#humanmovementfactory 
#unspecialized 
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#taketuesday
#think
#podcast
  • ★ INSIDE EPISODE 18 – No, You Aren’t Living In Integrity.

    Podcast #linkinbio .

    Defined: “ #Integrity means having a conscience and honoring this conscience even when doing so may involve considerable personal sacrifice. It means placing the dictates of the soul and God above those of the ego..” – Dr. Andy Drymalski, Ed.D.
    .
    //KEYNOTES.
    .
    ★ Integrity Is Rare And Rarely Used.

    Turns out when asked what integrity is… few people can answer the question.

    #Wifey and I have been discussing this recently because of our contract.

    Some call it #honesty .

    Some call it #character .

    Some say it is keeping your word.

    I think it goes much deeper than that.
    .
    ★ Integrity As Flow.

    The word itself comes to us from the Latin meaning sound, complete, or whole.

    It implies no division within oneself.

    If we take this deeper, we can see that integrity is alignment of our beliefs with our #actions .

    It’s not enough to keep our word… The word we keep must align with the #beliefs we hold.

    In this way, it flows from our #essence from the inside out… bypassing ego.
    .
    ★ Why Is It So Hard To Do.

    Social situations can get in the way.
    #Ego shows up.
    Small talk example.
    Wedding example. //THE HARD TRUTH.

    When our actions are based on ego, they generally pull us out of integrity. //ASK AND APPLY.

    Ask yourself this: Where in your life are you out of integrity? Work, home life, #relationships , where do you see action that doesn’t align with your beliefs or desires?
    .
    Once you have your answer, it’s time to do the hard thing.

    Apply the concept: Come up with at least one way you can use what you just learned to step into a place that requires you to step toward the #real you, your real beliefs… and without waiting, put it into action.

    Like Rumi said, “As you start to walk on the way, the way appears”. What say you? Tell me who you really are below. .
    Sight + Light.
    J
    .

    Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

    Be. Do. Have... In that order.

    #hardwodder
    #hardwodderone
    #honorthework
    #fortunefavorsthebrave
    #fortesfortunajuvat
    #humanmovementfactory
    #unspecialized
    #dothehardthing
    #100to0
    #taketuesday
    #think
    #podcast
  • 41 8 10 July, 2018
  • "The only way you know you love yourself or anyone else is by the contacts you are willing to make and keep." - Dr. Pat Allen.
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// The Dotted Line.

One of the #greatest scenes in movie history is from Glengarry Glen Ross where Alec Baldwin's character, Blake, is berating the failed salesmen.

Blake says, "Only one thing counts in this #life, get them to sign on the line which is dotted!"
.
As harsh as that is, it only feels that way because it's true.

In sales, your #value is always being tested.

The minute your ability to hold up your end falters, your value begins to fade.

And we forget the same holds true in most #relationships... it's an ugly thought to most but the reality is all relationships are a value proposition.

You marry, befriend, or work with only those who benefit you in some way... as does the other party.

You trade your labor for dollars in a #business relationship.

You trade your resources, intimacy, and support with another for the security, stability or #purpose that comes from building a life together.

And anytime the value proposition is broken, you see relationships fall apart.

Disloyalty or infidelity leads formerly close people to utterly despise one another.

You see it all the time.

One of the best ways to ensure #positive relationships is to know explicitly what you're getting into.

My wife and I sat down and wrote a document to govern our relationship before we #married.

We laid out our expectations of one another and we have it to fall back on when we feel out of #alignment.

We then signed on and began a #committed union.

Not before.

People will plan a wedding for a year, but won't plan their partnership at all.

It makes more sense to first agree on the life you want to #build. Then, worry about which cake you want.

What is the value you bring to your relationships? Share below.

Sight + Light.
J

Be. Do. Have... In that order. #norestfortheworthy

#hardwodder 
#hardwodderone
#honorthework 
#fortunefavorsthebrave 
#fortesfortunajuvat 
#humanmovementfactory 
#unspecialized 
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#movementmonday #mindset #mindsetiseverything #mindsetmonday
  • "The only way you know you love yourself or anyone else is by the contacts you are willing to make and keep." - Dr. Pat Allen.
    .
    // The Dotted Line.

    One of the #greatest scenes in movie history is from Glengarry Glen Ross where Alec Baldwin's character, Blake, is berating the failed salesmen.

    Blake says, "Only one thing counts in this #life , get them to sign on the line which is dotted!"
    .
    As harsh as that is, it only feels that way because it's true.

    In sales, your #value is always being tested.

    The minute your ability to hold up your end falters, your value begins to fade.

    And we forget the same holds true in most #relationships ... it's an ugly thought to most but the reality is all relationships are a value proposition.

    You marry, befriend, or work with only those who benefit you in some way... as does the other party.

    You trade your labor for dollars in a #business relationship.

    You trade your resources, intimacy, and support with another for the security, stability or #purpose that comes from building a life together.

    And anytime the value proposition is broken, you see relationships fall apart.

    Disloyalty or infidelity leads formerly close people to utterly despise one another.

    You see it all the time.

    One of the best ways to ensure #positive relationships is to know explicitly what you're getting into.

    My wife and I sat down and wrote a document to govern our relationship before we #married .

    We laid out our expectations of one another and we have it to fall back on when we feel out of #alignment .

    We then signed on and began a #committed union.

    Not before.

    People will plan a wedding for a year, but won't plan their partnership at all.

    It makes more sense to first agree on the life you want to #build . Then, worry about which cake you want.

    What is the value you bring to your relationships? Share below.

    Sight + Light.
    J

    Be. Do. Have... In that order. #norestfortheworthy

    #hardwodder
    #hardwodderone
    #honorthework
    #fortunefavorsthebrave
    #fortesfortunajuvat
    #humanmovementfactory
    #unspecialized
    #dothehardthing
    #100to0
    #movementmonday #mindset #mindsetiseverything #mindsetmonday
  • 35 4 22 July, 2019
  • "No one is coming." - Nathaniel Branden.

Straighten Up And Fly Right.

My parents would say that to me anytime they saw me stepping out of line.

It was their call for me to examine my behavior and take stock of the #results it may create.

Of course, it never worked... the only thing that really stood a chance of penetrating my thick #skull was my own experience.

I had to learn for myself the most fundamental #truth of this life: Experience will teach you, or it will tame you.

In both cases, it falls on you to be aware... and mine the lessons from your outcomes that will positively impact your #life.

Then, simply apply them.

Sounds #easy. It Ain't.

Only you can do this... it can't be outsourced or given to another.

Knowing this, you clearly see "No one is coming to save you!" in this life or from yourself.

Not because they don't want to, but because the dont have the ability.

They can shine #light on you and reveal a path, but you have to walk it.

No one is coming... and it wouldn't matter if they did. What you want at your #core will override any external #influence.

To realize this is to understand your #power over you.

No one is coming... and, that is your #gift. You got this.

What say you? Drop your words below.

United In Fitness.
J.

Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

Be. Do. Have... In that order.

#hardwodder 
#hardwodderone
#honorthework 
#fortunefavorsthebrave 
#fortesfortunajuvat 
#humanmovementfactory 
#unspecialized 
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#fridayfactual
#functionalfriday
#crossfit
#crossfitapparel
#wod
#crossfitathlete

Gear up ★ http://hardwodder.com .
Meet up ★ http://hardwodderradio.com .
Wise up ★ http://dothehardthing.net .
Join up ★ http://hardwodderone.com/group
  • "No one is coming." - Nathaniel Branden.

    Straighten Up And Fly Right.

    My parents would say that to me anytime they saw me stepping out of line.

    It was their call for me to examine my behavior and take stock of the #results it may create.

    Of course, it never worked... the only thing that really stood a chance of penetrating my thick #skull was my own experience.

    I had to learn for myself the most fundamental #truth of this life: Experience will teach you, or it will tame you.

    In both cases, it falls on you to be aware... and mine the lessons from your outcomes that will positively impact your #life .

    Then, simply apply them.

    Sounds #easy . It Ain't.

    Only you can do this... it can't be outsourced or given to another.

    Knowing this, you clearly see "No one is coming to save you!" in this life or from yourself.

    Not because they don't want to, but because the dont have the ability.

    They can shine #light on you and reveal a path, but you have to walk it.

    No one is coming... and it wouldn't matter if they did. What you want at your #core will override any external #influence .

    To realize this is to understand your #power over you.

    No one is coming... and, that is your #gift . You got this.

    What say you? Drop your words below.

    United In Fitness.
    J.

    Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

    Be. Do. Have... In that order.

    #hardwodder
    #hardwodderone
    #honorthework
    #fortunefavorsthebrave
    #fortesfortunajuvat
    #humanmovementfactory
    #unspecialized
    #dothehardthing
    #100to0
    #fridayfactual
    #functionalfriday
    #crossfit
    #crossfitapparel
    #wod
    #crossfitathlete

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  • 76 2 13 July, 2018
  • "It is idleness that is the curse of man - not labour. Idleness eats the heart out of men as of nations, and consumes them as rust does iron." - Samuel Smiles.

Some Things Never Disappoint.

Like the #desert sky... no matter the weather, it gives the interested mind something to appreciate.

Beauty. Color. Texture. Contrast. They all show through against the land or other #elements of the atmosphere.

Ever #changing... if only in slight ways from day to day.

It's in a constant state of #becoming. The sky is constantly something new and will never stop its journey.

Nor should you or I.

We are creatures with short lives... most of the time made shorter by a refusal to continue to #grow past a certain age.

As if somehow learning ends when you start #adulting. That a rut and comfort zone are your destiny.

They aren't... that's just a choice. One that keeps you safe, but also very small. So, if that isn't your idea of ideal, #choose again.

I used to #believe that some people had it all figured out, and that they were enlightened.

But, what I came to learn is that they had only figured out the things I was #struggling with, and had moved past them... so from my perspective it appeared they had it figured out.

They were simply further down their #path of becoming because they refused to remain stagnant.

That is my new #reality. I will not be the same man everyday forth because i choose to learn each day... to become something new, just like the desert #sky.

I wish the same for you. Move.

What sat you? Your words matter below.

Site +Light.
J .
Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

Be. Do. Have... In that order.

#hardwodder 
#hardwodderone
#honorthework 
#fortunefavorsthebrave 
#fortesfortunajuvat 
#humanmovementfactory 
#unspecialized 
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#crossfit
#sundaysoapbox
#crossfitathlete
#mindset
#fitness

Gear up ★ http://hardwodder.com .
Meet up ★ http://hardwodderradio.com .
Wise up ★ http://dothehardthing.net .
Join up ★ http://hardwodderone.com/group
  • "It is idleness that is the curse of man - not labour. Idleness eats the heart out of men as of nations, and consumes them as rust does iron." - Samuel Smiles.

    Some Things Never Disappoint.

    Like the #desert sky... no matter the weather, it gives the interested mind something to appreciate.

    Beauty. Color. Texture. Contrast. They all show through against the land or other #elements of the atmosphere.

    Ever #changing ... if only in slight ways from day to day.

    It's in a constant state of #becoming . The sky is constantly something new and will never stop its journey.

    Nor should you or I.

    We are creatures with short lives... most of the time made shorter by a refusal to continue to #grow past a certain age.

    As if somehow learning ends when you start #adulting . That a rut and comfort zone are your destiny.

    They aren't... that's just a choice. One that keeps you safe, but also very small. So, if that isn't your idea of ideal, #choose again.

    I used to #believe that some people had it all figured out, and that they were enlightened.

    But, what I came to learn is that they had only figured out the things I was #struggling with, and had moved past them... so from my perspective it appeared they had it figured out.

    They were simply further down their #path of becoming because they refused to remain stagnant.

    That is my new #reality . I will not be the same man everyday forth because i choose to learn each day... to become something new, just like the desert #sky .

    I wish the same for you. Move.

    What sat you? Your words matter below.

    Site +Light.
    J .
    Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

    Be. Do. Have... In that order.

    #hardwodder
    #hardwodderone
    #honorthework
    #fortunefavorsthebrave
    #fortesfortunajuvat
    #humanmovementfactory
    #unspecialized
    #dothehardthing
    #100to0
    #crossfit
    #sundaysoapbox
    #crossfitathlete
    #mindset
    #fitness

    Gear up ★ http://hardwodder.com .
    Meet up ★ http://hardwodderradio.com .
    Wise up ★ http://dothehardthing.net .
    Join up ★ http://hardwodderone.com/group
  • 136 5 30 July, 2018
  • "Reach your hand up in the air and you can play with the stars… it's not the hand that you're dealt, but how you're playing your cards." - Ludacris.
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// You Are The Limit.

The last couple of decades in North America have been about #competition... and not in a good way.

Healthy competition is to "struggle with" another and produce #better outcomes for both.

To #elevate.
To #challenge.
To #push past limitations.

Yet, the new generations are competing for the title "King of the Victims". They have been brought up to #believe that if they are this color, that sex, or the other religion... That their lives will somehow be stunted by others.

Any failure they experience is because of some external force bearing down on them because of some uncontrollable physical trait.

But here's the reality: The market doesn't care... not one bit.

The market just wants the best it can get.

If that's you, you'll do well... regardless of any physical trait or external force.

Look around you. No matter who or how you are as an individual, someone just like you has already succeeded.

Because they brought the heat.
Because they put in the #work.
Because they provided #value.

The end.

You can only be a victim if you buy other people's bullshit on "the way it is". You make "the way it is" when you #project your beliefs on your world.

Period.

Don't follow or listen to anyone who doesn't have the #result you want to create. They don't have your answer.

Follow those who cut a path for you.

Match and model their behavior... and you will match and model their results.

You can be just another Chris, or you can be a #Ludacris if you put in the work to #master your craft... The rest is just a distraction.

Do you understand that your life your fault? Share why or why not below.

Sight + Light.
J
.

Be. Do. Have... there is #norestfortheworthy

#hardwodder 
#hardwodderone
#honorthework 
#fortunefavorsthebrave 
#fortesfortunajuvat 
#humanmovementfactory 
#unspecialized 
#100to0
#crossfit
#saturdaystuff #mindset #mindsetiseverything #mindbodysoul #allin
  • "Reach your hand up in the air and you can play with the stars… it's not the hand that you're dealt, but how you're playing your cards." - Ludacris.
    .
    // You Are The Limit.

    The last couple of decades in North America have been about #competition ... and not in a good way.

    Healthy competition is to "struggle with" another and produce #better outcomes for both.

    To #elevate .
    To #challenge .
    To #push past limitations.

    Yet, the new generations are competing for the title "King of the Victims". They have been brought up to #believe that if they are this color, that sex, or the other religion... That their lives will somehow be stunted by others.

    Any failure they experience is because of some external force bearing down on them because of some uncontrollable physical trait.

    But here's the reality: The market doesn't care... not one bit.

    The market just wants the best it can get.

    If that's you, you'll do well... regardless of any physical trait or external force.

    Look around you. No matter who or how you are as an individual, someone just like you has already succeeded.

    Because they brought the heat.
    Because they put in the #work .
    Because they provided #value .

    The end.

    You can only be a victim if you buy other people's bullshit on "the way it is". You make "the way it is" when you #project your beliefs on your world.

    Period.

    Don't follow or listen to anyone who doesn't have the #result you want to create. They don't have your answer.

    Follow those who cut a path for you.

    Match and model their behavior... and you will match and model their results.

    You can be just another Chris, or you can be a #Ludacris if you put in the work to #master your craft... The rest is just a distraction.

    Do you understand that your life your fault? Share why or why not below.

    Sight + Light.
    J
    .

    Be. Do. Have... there is #norestfortheworthy

    #hardwodder
    #hardwodderone
    #honorthework
    #fortunefavorsthebrave
    #fortesfortunajuvat
    #humanmovementfactory
    #unspecialized
    #100to0
    #crossfit
    #saturdaystuff #mindset #mindsetiseverything #mindbodysoul #allin
  • 53 1 15 June, 2019

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  • "If you don't know where you are, a map won't help." - Watts Humphrey.
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// Point A.

When it comes to progress, it's more important to know where you are than where you want to go.

Certainly, you want have a destination or a target to shoot for.

But if you started out directionless, getting to your goal would be an accident.

Leaving your life to chance is not a strategy.

And you want a strategy. Planned action yields measureable results.

Measured results tell you what your next step is.

Being willing to assess yourself honestly and identify where you are physically and mentally... really having a grasp on your personal inventory, you increase the chances of getting what you want.

It pays to know yourself and take stock of the characteristics you posses that serve you and also the one that don't.

I'm pretty good with direction and finding my way around, even in unfamiliar terrain... when I'm on the ground.

But, when I fly... I have a more difficult time determining where I am.

I'm not a pilot and I haven't been trained to see the land from miles above.

Seeing Lake Pleasant from my window at sunset, high in the air, is foreign to me.

But to the guys who fly this route everyday, it's a sign that we're headed the right direction.

They possess a skill I don't.

I would be completely lost doing their job and have little chance of going from Point A to Point B alone.

Such is life... we have to be strong enough to accept feedback and honest enough to admit our shortcomings in order to advance.

Something I took a long time to learn.

When was the last time you honestly assessed you? Share below.

Sight + Light.
J
.

Be. Do. Have... there is #norestfortheworthy

#hardwodder 
#hardwodderone
#honorthework 
#fortunefavorsthebrave 
#fortesfortunajuvat 
#humanmovementfactory 
#unspecialized 
#100to0
#crossfit
#saturdaystuff #mindset #mindsetiseverything #mindbodysoul #allin #canthurtme
  • "If you don't know where you are, a map won't help." - Watts Humphrey.
    .
    // Point A.

    When it comes to progress, it's more important to know where you are than where you want to go.

    Certainly, you want have a destination or a target to shoot for.

    But if you started out directionless, getting to your goal would be an accident.

    Leaving your life to chance is not a strategy.

    And you want a strategy. Planned action yields measureable results.

    Measured results tell you what your next step is.

    Being willing to assess yourself honestly and identify where you are physically and mentally... really having a grasp on your personal inventory, you increase the chances of getting what you want.

    It pays to know yourself and take stock of the characteristics you posses that serve you and also the one that don't.

    I'm pretty good with direction and finding my way around, even in unfamiliar terrain... when I'm on the ground.

    But, when I fly... I have a more difficult time determining where I am.

    I'm not a pilot and I haven't been trained to see the land from miles above.

    Seeing Lake Pleasant from my window at sunset, high in the air, is foreign to me.

    But to the guys who fly this route everyday, it's a sign that we're headed the right direction.

    They possess a skill I don't.

    I would be completely lost doing their job and have little chance of going from Point A to Point B alone.

    Such is life... we have to be strong enough to accept feedback and honest enough to admit our shortcomings in order to advance.

    Something I took a long time to learn.

    When was the last time you honestly assessed you? Share below.

    Sight + Light.
    J
    .

    Be. Do. Have... there is #norestfortheworthy

    #hardwodder
    #hardwodderone
    #honorthework
    #fortunefavorsthebrave
    #fortesfortunajuvat
    #humanmovementfactory
    #unspecialized
    #100to0
    #crossfit
    #saturdaystuff #mindset #mindsetiseverything #mindbodysoul #allin #canthurtme
  • 10 0 4 hours ago
  • "Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant." - Robert Louis Stevenson.
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// Long And Short.

The old say life is short.
The young say life is long.

They're both wrong.

Life is as long as it is. It may feel long or short depending on your #perspective, but that is all.

When I look ahead on my journey, #time for me is variable.

On days when #progress is made on my #purpose, I experience time as #abundant. There's enough for me to get where I want to go... and for that I am #grateful.

Other days when progress comes slower and #success is more elusive, I get a sense of the finite nature of my existence and I ask myself, "If my life ends today, am I happy with what I have contributed?"
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Sometimes it's hard to answer that question.

But here's what I know to be true: I cannot skip to the end of the path I'm on.

I must walk every step.

Rather than #worry about the distance I must travel, it's much more important to focus on where I'm stepping and to keep putting one foot in front of the other.

My steps are mine to control.

But, skipping to the end of my path, something distant and far, is not something I can do no matter how hard and consistantly I #focus on it.

The magic lies in the next step, and the next, and the one after that... head down and eyes fixed on what is before me.

Each step is a lesson.
Each step is progress.
Each step is within my #power to make.

Use the horizon to decide your direction, but to get there you must fix your gaze on what is right in front of you.

Keep stepping, my friends.

How is your journey thus far? Share below.

Sight + Light
J.
.
#norestfortheworthy

Be. Do. Have... In that order.

#hardwodder 
#hardwodderone
#honorthework 
#fortunefavorsthebrave 
#fortesfortunajuvat 
#humanmovementfactory 
#unspecialized 
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#fridayfactual #mindset #mindsetiseverything
  • "Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant." - Robert Louis Stevenson.
    .
    // Long And Short.

    The old say life is short.
    The young say life is long.

    They're both wrong.

    Life is as long as it is. It may feel long or short depending on your #perspective , but that is all.

    When I look ahead on my journey, #time for me is variable.

    On days when #progress is made on my #purpose , I experience time as #abundant . There's enough for me to get where I want to go... and for that I am #grateful .

    Other days when progress comes slower and #success is more elusive, I get a sense of the finite nature of my existence and I ask myself, "If my life ends today, am I happy with what I have contributed?"
    .
    Sometimes it's hard to answer that question.

    But here's what I know to be true: I cannot skip to the end of the path I'm on.

    I must walk every step.

    Rather than #worry about the distance I must travel, it's much more important to focus on where I'm stepping and to keep putting one foot in front of the other.

    My steps are mine to control.

    But, skipping to the end of my path, something distant and far, is not something I can do no matter how hard and consistantly I #focus on it.

    The magic lies in the next step, and the next, and the one after that... head down and eyes fixed on what is before me.

    Each step is a lesson.
    Each step is progress.
    Each step is within my #power to make.

    Use the horizon to decide your direction, but to get there you must fix your gaze on what is right in front of you.

    Keep stepping, my friends.

    How is your journey thus far? Share below.

    Sight + Light
    J.
    .
    #norestfortheworthy

    Be. Do. Have... In that order.

    #hardwodder
    #hardwodderone
    #honorthework
    #fortunefavorsthebrave
    #fortesfortunajuvat
    #humanmovementfactory
    #unspecialized
    #dothehardthing
    #100to0
    #fridayfactual #mindset #mindsetiseverything
  • 19 0 16 August, 2019
  • "Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness." - Edward Stanley.
.
// Gym Day.

Or maybe it's better described as jungle gym day.

This amazing playground by my wife's childhood home has everything a kid could want and then some.

When I was a kid, I would have jumped at the chance to enjoy such a great setup.

And it looked like the local kids were doing just that.

I watched as the parents, out of shape and lethargic, sat idly by as their kids basically worked out without even knowing they were working out.

I started talking to one kid and had him showing me all his best efforts as Mom had her head stuck in her phone.

Soon, I was just following him around doing all the things he was doing.

I left the house to get in a walk prior to heading to the airport, but ended up getting a great WOD with a total stranger as we did our best primate imitations.

My takeaway: this shite is still fun! And, in terms of using your body in a functional way... well, there's hardly a better test.

Can you hang and support your weight, swing, or go arm to arm overhead in a controlled way?
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Movement changes your body, but more importantly your mentality and how you see yourself and what's possible for you in 3D space.

Movement is medicine... it eliminates the disease of slow physical death and brings joy back into life.

Going to the gym is great, but play that equates to a workout that you recognize as fun is magic.

Don't be afraid to be childlike from time to time... you may end up reclaiming some physical prowess and joy you thought was gone forever.

Are you happy happy with what your body is capable of? Be honest below.

Sight + Light
J.
.
#norestfortheworthy

Be. Do. Have... In that order.

#hardwodder 
#hardwodderone
#honorthework 
#fortunefavorsthebrave 
#fortesfortunajuvat 
#humanmovementfactory 
#unspecialized 
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#thursdaythoughts #mindset #mindsetiseverything
  • "Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness." - Edward Stanley.
    .
    // Gym Day.

    Or maybe it's better described as jungle gym day.

    This amazing playground by my wife's childhood home has everything a kid could want and then some.

    When I was a kid, I would have jumped at the chance to enjoy such a great setup.

    And it looked like the local kids were doing just that.

    I watched as the parents, out of shape and lethargic, sat idly by as their kids basically worked out without even knowing they were working out.

    I started talking to one kid and had him showing me all his best efforts as Mom had her head stuck in her phone.

    Soon, I was just following him around doing all the things he was doing.

    I left the house to get in a walk prior to heading to the airport, but ended up getting a great WOD with a total stranger as we did our best primate imitations.

    My takeaway: this shite is still fun! And, in terms of using your body in a functional way... well, there's hardly a better test.

    Can you hang and support your weight, swing, or go arm to arm overhead in a controlled way?
    .
    Movement changes your body, but more importantly your mentality and how you see yourself and what's possible for you in 3D space.

    Movement is medicine... it eliminates the disease of slow physical death and brings joy back into life.

    Going to the gym is great, but play that equates to a workout that you recognize as fun is magic.

    Don't be afraid to be childlike from time to time... you may end up reclaiming some physical prowess and joy you thought was gone forever.

    Are you happy happy with what your body is capable of? Be honest below.

    Sight + Light
    J.
    .
    #norestfortheworthy

    Be. Do. Have... In that order.

    #hardwodder
    #hardwodderone
    #honorthework
    #fortunefavorsthebrave
    #fortesfortunajuvat
    #humanmovementfactory
    #unspecialized
    #dothehardthing
    #100to0
    #thursdaythoughts #mindset #mindsetiseverything
  • 24 2 16 August, 2019
  • Live Now: Inside @HardWodder Radio Episode 48 - Movong Past Competition, Thoughts Of Suicide, And Building A Life Map With Tim Pahuta.
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#linkinbio.

Our mission with this #podcast and company is to Arm Humans With The Tools To Crush Mediocrity, Create Mastery, And Live In Total Wellness.
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★Quote: "You gotta stay flexible you gotta stay loose you gotta stay balanced so that when things happen… you can respond." – Tim Pahuta.

Tim Pahuta grew up a boy with a dream of playing in the big leagues… He came closer than most.

Drafted into the ranks of professional baseball was quite a thrill as he entered and played against some of the best players in the world, but after a long stint in the minors he realized that his life would need to take a new direction.

Leaving the majors and in search of bigger pay, he took a job that didn’t thrill him but offered the promise of larger paydays.

Disconnected from family and friends across the nation, and facing a health scare he began to take a harder look at himself and look for answers to creating a life of fulfillment and happiness.

He began putting in the time on himself.

And now, in this latest adventure, he seeks to help people create more bigger and better lives using a tool called “Life Mapping”. If you’re a seeker, this message may resonate with you. Check out the tools and Tim’s story inside.

Episode 48 with Tim Pahuta is now LIVE on HardWodder Radio… Give it a listen today!
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Remember... new episodes each Wednesday. You can #join us in HardWodder One and share your takeaways by requesting access.

United In #Wellness.
J
.

Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

Be. Do. Have... In that order.

#hardwodderone
#honorthework
#fortunefavorsthebrave
#fortesfortunajuvat
#humanmovementfactory
#unspecialized
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#wednesdaywork
#hardwodderradio
#mindsetiseverything
#mindbodysoul
  • Live Now: Inside @HardWodder Radio Episode 48 - Movong Past Competition, Thoughts Of Suicide, And Building A Life Map With Tim Pahuta.
    .
    #linkinbio .

    Our mission with this #podcast and company is to Arm Humans With The Tools To Crush Mediocrity, Create Mastery, And Live In Total Wellness.
    .
    ★Quote: "You gotta stay flexible you gotta stay loose you gotta stay balanced so that when things happen… you can respond." – Tim Pahuta.

    Tim Pahuta grew up a boy with a dream of playing in the big leagues… He came closer than most.

    Drafted into the ranks of professional baseball was quite a thrill as he entered and played against some of the best players in the world, but after a long stint in the minors he realized that his life would need to take a new direction.

    Leaving the majors and in search of bigger pay, he took a job that didn’t thrill him but offered the promise of larger paydays.

    Disconnected from family and friends across the nation, and facing a health scare he began to take a harder look at himself and look for answers to creating a life of fulfillment and happiness.

    He began putting in the time on himself.

    And now, in this latest adventure, he seeks to help people create more bigger and better lives using a tool called “Life Mapping”. If you’re a seeker, this message may resonate with you. Check out the tools and Tim’s story inside.

    Episode 48 with Tim Pahuta is now LIVE on HardWodder Radio… Give it a listen today!
    .
    Remember... new episodes each Wednesday. You can #join us in HardWodder One and share your takeaways by requesting access.

    United In #Wellness .
    J
    .

    Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

    Be. Do. Have... In that order.

    #hardwodderone
    #honorthework
    #fortunefavorsthebrave
    #fortesfortunajuvat
    #humanmovementfactory
    #unspecialized
    #dothehardthing
    #100to0
    #wednesdaywork
    #hardwodderradio
    #mindsetiseverything
    #mindbodysoul
  • 13 0 14 August, 2019
  • "If you resist change, you resist life." -Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev.
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// Let It Go.

I'm sitting outside a coffee shop here in Calgary and I see this monster black #cloud looming above.

Dark clouds are messengers... they tell us the weather is about to change for the wetter.

Then, I notice the edge.

A distinct blue patch of #sky is peeking around the edge of an otherwise ominous object.

And though much of the #sunshine and blue are hidden, seeing past the edge I am reminded that beauty hasn't gone anywhere... it's merely covered.

And this is #life.

Trouble, difficulty, and #adversity find each of us at some point.

And when that happens we have a tendency to forget all the #beauty and wonder that life is.

It becomes #hard to see how far we've come, how many obstacles we've faced and conquered, or appreciate the #gifts we gain from experiences that challenge us.

But this lack of #vision is self imposed.

It is a loss of perspective. Usually one that causes us to feel small and shrink away from the hard thing we know we need to face.

We make the problem larger than it is to justify our lack of #progress.

Our fear and doubt cause us to question and maybe even stop short of going after more, bigger, and better.

But this is a trick of the #ego.

It doesn't want to experience pain, ridicule, or look bad to others when we fall or fail... so we have to remember to #moveanyway when everything screams stop, give up or quit.

Growth, in we hairless monkeys, comes largely from our #challenges.

When you find yourself in one, don't panic... like the clouds above it will eventually pass and your blue sky will return.

Everything is temporary.

Are you facing difficulty right now... how do you deal with it? Share below.
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Sight + Light.
J
.

Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

Be. Do. Have... In that order.

#hardwodder 
#hardwodderone
#honorthework 
#fortunefavorsthebrave 
#fortesfortunajuvat 
#humanmovementfactory 
#unspecialized 
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#taketuesday
#think #mindset #mind #mindsetiseverything
  • "If you resist change, you resist life." -Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev.
    .
    // Let It Go.

    I'm sitting outside a coffee shop here in Calgary and I see this monster black #cloud looming above.

    Dark clouds are messengers... they tell us the weather is about to change for the wetter.

    Then, I notice the edge.

    A distinct blue patch of #sky is peeking around the edge of an otherwise ominous object.

    And though much of the #sunshine and blue are hidden, seeing past the edge I am reminded that beauty hasn't gone anywhere... it's merely covered.

    And this is #life .

    Trouble, difficulty, and #adversity find each of us at some point.

    And when that happens we have a tendency to forget all the #beauty and wonder that life is.

    It becomes #hard to see how far we've come, how many obstacles we've faced and conquered, or appreciate the #gifts we gain from experiences that challenge us.

    But this lack of #vision is self imposed.

    It is a loss of perspective. Usually one that causes us to feel small and shrink away from the hard thing we know we need to face.

    We make the problem larger than it is to justify our lack of #progress .

    Our fear and doubt cause us to question and maybe even stop short of going after more, bigger, and better.

    But this is a trick of the #ego .

    It doesn't want to experience pain, ridicule, or look bad to others when we fall or fail... so we have to remember to #moveanyway when everything screams stop, give up or quit.

    Growth, in we hairless monkeys, comes largely from our #challenges .

    When you find yourself in one, don't panic... like the clouds above it will eventually pass and your blue sky will return.

    Everything is temporary.

    Are you facing difficulty right now... how do you deal with it? Share below.
    .
    Sight + Light.
    J
    .

    Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

    Be. Do. Have... In that order.

    #hardwodder
    #hardwodderone
    #honorthework
    #fortunefavorsthebrave
    #fortesfortunajuvat
    #humanmovementfactory
    #unspecialized
    #dothehardthing
    #100to0
    #taketuesday
    #think #mindset #mind #mindsetiseverything
  • 16 0 14 August, 2019
  • "Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city." - George Burns.
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// Family Photos.

On this visit to Calgary, I travel alone.

Wifey stayed home to keep kicking ass in her profession, and I have the opportunity to stay in her childhood home.

I've also had the #opportunity to spend time with her mom and learn a lot about the family and their roots.

These conversations naturally led to old photos of relatives still living in Italy, and a few of my wife as a baby and adventurous young woman sailing the seas as a cruise director.

As her mom shares photos and speaks to me in broken English at the same kitchen table you see in the photo, I get a sense for what her life was like and how she became who she is today.

What a #great gift.

I'm listening intently and soaking up every bit of wisdom and insight I can from the woman who bore my wife.

She tells me of her arranged marriage, of leaving southern Italy for England, then ultimately settling in Canada where she worked for $50 a week in 1969.

She and her husband worked 10 years to save 50k while providing for three kids (my wife being the baby) and paid off their home early.

They then had money to invest in a larger home, then a restaurant, and ultimately 6 rental properties.

The family lived modestly, but thanks to the #work ethic and saving of 2 Italian immigrants, they were secure and began to build #wealth that continues to grow to this day.

It wasn't all sunshine and rainbows, but their sacrifice and hard work is an inspiration and a tribute to the discipline required to build something from nothing.

But this has taken a backseat in the modern era.

Everyone wants everything now... not realizing the power of "aggressive patience" that @andyfrisella talks about.

Just because what you want isn't coming as fast as instant coffee, doesn't mean it won't come.

The foundation has to be laid, and you have to put in the time, face the adversity and commit to consistency in executing your plan.

Simple. Not easy.

If 10 years gets you to the next level, are you the person who can do the time? Share below.

Site + Light.
J .
Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy
  • "Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city." - George Burns.
    .
    // Family Photos.

    On this visit to Calgary, I travel alone.

    Wifey stayed home to keep kicking ass in her profession, and I have the opportunity to stay in her childhood home.

    I've also had the #opportunity to spend time with her mom and learn a lot about the family and their roots.

    These conversations naturally led to old photos of relatives still living in Italy, and a few of my wife as a baby and adventurous young woman sailing the seas as a cruise director.

    As her mom shares photos and speaks to me in broken English at the same kitchen table you see in the photo, I get a sense for what her life was like and how she became who she is today.

    What a #great gift.

    I'm listening intently and soaking up every bit of wisdom and insight I can from the woman who bore my wife.

    She tells me of her arranged marriage, of leaving southern Italy for England, then ultimately settling in Canada where she worked for $50 a week in 1969.

    She and her husband worked 10 years to save 50k while providing for three kids (my wife being the baby) and paid off their home early.

    They then had money to invest in a larger home, then a restaurant, and ultimately 6 rental properties.

    The family lived modestly, but thanks to the #work ethic and saving of 2 Italian immigrants, they were secure and began to build #wealth that continues to grow to this day.

    It wasn't all sunshine and rainbows, but their sacrifice and hard work is an inspiration and a tribute to the discipline required to build something from nothing.

    But this has taken a backseat in the modern era.

    Everyone wants everything now... not realizing the power of "aggressive patience" that @andyfrisella talks about.

    Just because what you want isn't coming as fast as instant coffee, doesn't mean it won't come.

    The foundation has to be laid, and you have to put in the time, face the adversity and commit to consistency in executing your plan.

    Simple. Not easy.

    If 10 years gets you to the next level, are you the person who can do the time? Share below.

    Site + Light.
    J .
    Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy
  • 42 3 12 August, 2019
  • "What one does is what counts. Not what one had the intention of doing." - Pablo Picasso.
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// Pick Your Mechanism.

It is cold in #Calgary. Rained overnight, then stayed cloudy and windy all day.

I've had better #summer days... but weather changes, eh.... so what difference does one day make.

The only problem (or #opportunity) was I signed up to race the #Spartan Sprint and Super... the Sprint was today.

And honestly, I didn't want to leave my warm bed.

It was perfect #sleeping weather.

But.

I got up and grabbed my Journal... and began to write my #intention for the day, like everyday.

Knowing I didn't want to get up and go do the race at all, I wrote "I intend to come home with 2 #medals today". #Intention now set, I have to choose a #mechanism that will make it a reality. Staying in bed probably won't work.

Do I steal an extra one? No.
Buy one off someone? No.
Run the race twice in the cold and wet? Uh, ok.

Two legit medals means I have to finish, not once, but twice.

4 miles + 20 obstacles became 8 miles + 40 obstacles including 6 deep water crossings in shit weather.

Intention set.
Mechanism chosen.
#Go.

Fortunately, this worked out and I met my #target.

But not every mechanism will get you what you want.

If, however, your intention is clear and you're dead set on making it real, you must make choosing a #useful mechanism a priority.

To many quit when their first choice #fails to produce... they assume nothing will work before they attempt a new way.

Don't quit when you fail... see if you can exhaust all possible mechanisms that get you what you want... difficult to do.

I've never seen anyone whose actually "tried everything" and I probably never will.

Something will #work if you do.

What say you? Share below.

Sight + Light.
J
.

Be. Do. Have... there is #norestfortheworthy

#hardwodder 
#hardwodderone
#honorthework 
#fortunefavorsthebrave 
#fortesfortunajuvat 
#humanmovementfactory 
#unspecialized 
#100to0
#crossfit
#saturdaystuff #mindset #mindsetiseverything #mindbodysoul
  • "What one does is what counts. Not what one had the intention of doing." - Pablo Picasso.
    .
    // Pick Your Mechanism.

    It is cold in #Calgary . Rained overnight, then stayed cloudy and windy all day.

    I've had better #summer days... but weather changes, eh.... so what difference does one day make.

    The only problem (or #opportunity ) was I signed up to race the #Spartan Sprint and Super... the Sprint was today.

    And honestly, I didn't want to leave my warm bed.

    It was perfect #sleeping weather.

    But.

    I got up and grabbed my Journal... and began to write my #intention for the day, like everyday.

    Knowing I didn't want to get up and go do the race at all, I wrote "I intend to come home with 2 #medals today". #Intention now set, I have to choose a #mechanism that will make it a reality. Staying in bed probably won't work.

    Do I steal an extra one? No.
    Buy one off someone? No.
    Run the race twice in the cold and wet? Uh, ok.

    Two legit medals means I have to finish, not once, but twice.

    4 miles + 20 obstacles became 8 miles + 40 obstacles including 6 deep water crossings in shit weather.

    Intention set.
    Mechanism chosen.
    #Go .

    Fortunately, this worked out and I met my #target .

    But not every mechanism will get you what you want.

    If, however, your intention is clear and you're dead set on making it real, you must make choosing a #useful mechanism a priority.

    To many quit when their first choice #fails to produce... they assume nothing will work before they attempt a new way.

    Don't quit when you fail... see if you can exhaust all possible mechanisms that get you what you want... difficult to do.

    I've never seen anyone whose actually "tried everything" and I probably never will.

    Something will #work if you do.

    What say you? Share below.

    Sight + Light.
    J
    .

    Be. Do. Have... there is #norestfortheworthy

    #hardwodder
    #hardwodderone
    #honorthework
    #fortunefavorsthebrave
    #fortesfortunajuvat
    #humanmovementfactory
    #unspecialized
    #100to0
    #crossfit
    #saturdaystuff #mindset #mindsetiseverything #mindbodysoul
  • 54 3 11 August, 2019
  • Live Now: Inside @HardWodder Radio Episode 47 – From 30 Years Of Cult To 100 Years Of Bliss With Life Architect Brooke Walker.
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#linkinbio.

Our mission with this #podcast and company is to Arm Humans With The Tools To Crush Mediocrity, Create Mastery, And Live In Total Wellness.
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★Quote: "Success is always growing... seeing that what once was your bucket list becomes your baseline. " - Brooke Walker.

Growing up and #learning life skills is tough enough when the circumstances are ideal, but imagine growing up in a small community with a strict set of rules and a way of life that created dependency at every turn.

The frustration and mental anguish of living years of your life that way would #break most people.

But not Brooke Walker.

Brooke eventually found her way out of what she now calls a #cult, and has grown and expanded her #life using her past experiences as fuel to reinvent herself and help others step into their best selves as a “Life Architect”. She’s #developed a blue print to accompany her program and has a seminar coming up this month here in #Phoenix. The links are below… be sure to check it the event titled “Ordinary Sucks” if you’re vibe-ing on what Brooke has to say.

Episode 47 with Brooke Walker is now LIVE on HardWodder Radio… Give it a listen today!

Remember... new episodes each Wednesday. You can #join us in HardWodder One and share your takeaways by requesting access.

United In #Wellness.
J
.

Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

Be. Do. Have... In that order.

#hardwodderone
#honorthework
#fortunefavorsthebrave
#fortesfortunajuvat
#humanmovementfactory
#unspecialized
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#wednesdaywork
#hardwodderradio
#mindsetiseverything
#mindbodysoul
  • Live Now: Inside @HardWodder Radio Episode 47 – From 30 Years Of Cult To 100 Years Of Bliss With Life Architect Brooke Walker.
    .
    #linkinbio .

    Our mission with this #podcast and company is to Arm Humans With The Tools To Crush Mediocrity, Create Mastery, And Live In Total Wellness.
    .
    ★Quote: "Success is always growing... seeing that what once was your bucket list becomes your baseline. " - Brooke Walker.

    Growing up and #learning life skills is tough enough when the circumstances are ideal, but imagine growing up in a small community with a strict set of rules and a way of life that created dependency at every turn.

    The frustration and mental anguish of living years of your life that way would #break most people.

    But not Brooke Walker.

    Brooke eventually found her way out of what she now calls a #cult , and has grown and expanded her #life using her past experiences as fuel to reinvent herself and help others step into their best selves as a “Life Architect”. She’s #developed a blue print to accompany her program and has a seminar coming up this month here in #Phoenix . The links are below… be sure to check it the event titled “Ordinary Sucks” if you’re vibe-ing on what Brooke has to say.

    Episode 47 with Brooke Walker is now LIVE on HardWodder Radio… Give it a listen today!

    Remember... new episodes each Wednesday. You can #join us in HardWodder One and share your takeaways by requesting access.

    United In #Wellness .
    J
    .

    Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

    Be. Do. Have... In that order.

    #hardwodderone
    #honorthework
    #fortunefavorsthebrave
    #fortesfortunajuvat
    #humanmovementfactory
    #unspecialized
    #dothehardthing
    #100to0
    #wednesdaywork
    #hardwodderradio
    #mindsetiseverything
    #mindbodysoul
  • 31 1 10 August, 2019
  • "Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps; for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are, and what they ought to be." - William Hazlett.
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// A Message To Me.

Take a moment and really #observe the people in your circle, or look closely at details of your surroundings.

Notice everything you possibly can for a few minutes.

See the color of shirt the worn by someone across from you, mannerisms, your friends' #attitudes.

Take in the quality of #work that went into your house, the cleanliness and organization of the your #home and life as a whole.

Describe what you see to yourself in your own words.

Maybe you see people trying too #hard to fit in... nervousness, negative speak, or a #desire to impress or get something from you.

Maybe you look at the construction in your home and notice little flaws like runs in the paint or leaky plumbing. You see disorganized rooms and clutter.

Or, maybe you see none of that.

Maybe your friends call you to step into the #best version of yourself. They are #confident, thoughtful, and secure and bring those qualities out in you too.

Maybe your space is well kept and tidy. Everything has a place and it feels good to be there.

Maybe you're fulfilled and your #life is the life you want to live.

Maybe not.

Only you can know the #truth about yourself, your situation and how you feel about it.

Only you can know if you're living up to your #potential or if you're sandbagging.

Only you know if things are not what they could be.

Only you can change it.

If things "ought to be" better, ask yourself what role you play in creating your version of better.

Then act.

Befriend those on a #mission, refuse to accept mediocre work from yourself and others, and move in a way that steps you toward #excellence.

No one is coming to save you.

Your fulfillment lies on the path to #greatness... don't stray.

What say you? Share below.

Site + Light.
J .
Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

Be. Do. Have... In that order.

#hardwodder 
#hardwodderone
#honorthework 
#fortunefavorsthebrave 
#fortesfortunajuvat 
#humanmovementfactory 
#unspecialized 
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#sundaysoapbox
#mindset
  • "Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps; for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are, and what they ought to be." - William Hazlett.
    .
    // A Message To Me.

    Take a moment and really #observe the people in your circle, or look closely at details of your surroundings.

    Notice everything you possibly can for a few minutes.

    See the color of shirt the worn by someone across from you, mannerisms, your friends' #attitudes .

    Take in the quality of #work that went into your house, the cleanliness and organization of the your #home and life as a whole.

    Describe what you see to yourself in your own words.

    Maybe you see people trying too #hard to fit in... nervousness, negative speak, or a #desire to impress or get something from you.

    Maybe you look at the construction in your home and notice little flaws like runs in the paint or leaky plumbing. You see disorganized rooms and clutter.

    Or, maybe you see none of that.

    Maybe your friends call you to step into the #best version of yourself. They are #confident , thoughtful, and secure and bring those qualities out in you too.

    Maybe your space is well kept and tidy. Everything has a place and it feels good to be there.

    Maybe you're fulfilled and your #life is the life you want to live.

    Maybe not.

    Only you can know the #truth about yourself, your situation and how you feel about it.

    Only you can know if you're living up to your #potential or if you're sandbagging.

    Only you know if things are not what they could be.

    Only you can change it.

    If things "ought to be" better, ask yourself what role you play in creating your version of better.

    Then act.

    Befriend those on a #mission , refuse to accept mediocre work from yourself and others, and move in a way that steps you toward #excellence .

    No one is coming to save you.

    Your fulfillment lies on the path to #greatness ... don't stray.

    What say you? Share below.

    Site + Light.
    J .
    Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

    Be. Do. Have... In that order.

    #hardwodder
    #hardwodderone
    #honorthework
    #fortunefavorsthebrave
    #fortesfortunajuvat
    #humanmovementfactory
    #unspecialized
    #dothehardthing
    #100to0
    #sundaysoapbox
    #mindset
  • 26 2 5 August, 2019
  • "The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." - Socrates.
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// Editing.

What we #remember matters.

But, to a greater extent, HOW we remember what we remember matters.

People have a tendency to #believe that the way they remember a particular event is actually what happened.

They may recall a few major #experiences, but ask about details, conversations, or specifics and you will quickly see them make up stories to bridge the gaps in their #mind.

In fact, the malleable nature of #human memory and visual #perception makes eyewitness testimony one of the most unreliable forms of evidence in legal proceedings.

The key word is "malleable". This is #good news for you and me.

Most of us walk around in #fear or #doubt because of the way we remember traumatic or impactful events from early childhood.

The negative stands out.

Times of anger, frustration, poverty or violence imprint ways of #being on us; born out of a need for #comfort or safety.

Yet it's how you remember these times matters.

Think: "editing". Begin to look for ways to #empower your present and by default #change your future by editing your past.

My parents fought like #Tyson, #money was always scarce, yelling and screaming was common #communication.

These #memories made me shy and angry as a young man.

Today, I remember them differently... I see them as #lessons and #training.

I remember the conflict as a lesson in how to avoid escalating conflict.

I remember not having money for winter clothes and how #embarrassing it was as a lesson on the importance of using money wisely.

I remember the screaming... it was painful and ripped away self esteem. Now, I appreciate the thick skin I grew, and the lesson to #value myself from inside out.

Change the story and you change your reality.

And if you want some advanced class shit, start remembering your future.

Ever thought about editing your past to serve you? Share below.

Sight + Light.
J
.

Be. Do. Have... there is #norestfortheworthy

#hardwodder 
#hardwodderone
#100to0
#crossfit
#saturdaystuff #mindset #mindsetiseverything
  • "The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." - Socrates.
    .
    // Editing.

    What we #remember matters.

    But, to a greater extent, HOW we remember what we remember matters.

    People have a tendency to #believe that the way they remember a particular event is actually what happened.

    They may recall a few major #experiences , but ask about details, conversations, or specifics and you will quickly see them make up stories to bridge the gaps in their #mind .

    In fact, the malleable nature of #human memory and visual #perception makes eyewitness testimony one of the most unreliable forms of evidence in legal proceedings.

    The key word is "malleable". This is #good news for you and me.

    Most of us walk around in #fear or #doubt because of the way we remember traumatic or impactful events from early childhood.

    The negative stands out.

    Times of anger, frustration, poverty or violence imprint ways of #being on us; born out of a need for #comfort or safety.

    Yet it's how you remember these times matters.

    Think: "editing". Begin to look for ways to #empower your present and by default #change your future by editing your past.

    My parents fought like #Tyson , #money was always scarce, yelling and screaming was common #communication .

    These #memories made me shy and angry as a young man.

    Today, I remember them differently... I see them as #lessons and #training .

    I remember the conflict as a lesson in how to avoid escalating conflict.

    I remember not having money for winter clothes and how #embarrassing it was as a lesson on the importance of using money wisely.

    I remember the screaming... it was painful and ripped away self esteem. Now, I appreciate the thick skin I grew, and the lesson to #value myself from inside out.

    Change the story and you change your reality.

    And if you want some advanced class shit, start remembering your future.

    Ever thought about editing your past to serve you? Share below.

    Sight + Light.
    J
    .

    Be. Do. Have... there is #norestfortheworthy

    #hardwodder
    #hardwodderone
    #100to0
    #crossfit
    #saturdaystuff #mindset #mindsetiseverything
  • 37 2 3 August, 2019
  • "Worry is a prayer for something you don't want." - Thomas Willhite.
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// ∃ Enough.

I grew up around #scarcity.

There never seemed to be enough of anything... especially when it came to #money.

I remember many #fights between my parents and the stress and strife it created because of disagreements around what could or should be spent.

This uncertainty created a sense of #anxiety that gnawed at me... and I remember feeling "less than" because of my perception that money was something only other people had.

Never us.
Never me.

And, the first half of my life was spent carrying a #belief of scarcity and inadequacy around wealth and #abundance.

And in thinking that way, I created obstacles to wealth whether they existed or not.

The #body acts out what the #mind projects as reality.

No one is immune as this is a universal law.

When we come from a place of scarcity or lack, we seed #worry into everything we produce.

Our results suffer... they are stunted by our own inability to see the world for what it really is: a place of enough.

From a #colorful #field to a new #business venture, each aspect of life carries a seed of the next level of experience.

You fail, you succeed, you struggle, you win... each of these can be a driver of your personal wealth; both mentally and physically.

But only to those who choose to project a view of abundance from inside out.

It's only when you count wealth as a #mindset paired with #skillset that you are free.

With those at your disposal, you can always create or recreate anything you truly desire.

Armed with that knowledge, anxiety and worry need not play a part in your #life, for you can create at will.

That is liberty and #freedom.

These, my friends, are what I value most. And my life supports that.

What is your mindset around wealth? Share below.

Sight + Light
J.
.
#norestfortheworthy

Be. Do. Have... In that order.

#hardwodder 
#hardwodderone
#honorthework 
#fortunefavorsthebrave 
#fortesfortunajuvat 
#humanmovementfactory 
#unspecialized 
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#fridayfactual #mindsetiseverything
  • "Worry is a prayer for something you don't want." - Thomas Willhite.
    .
    // ∃ Enough.

    I grew up around #scarcity .

    There never seemed to be enough of anything... especially when it came to #money .

    I remember many #fights between my parents and the stress and strife it created because of disagreements around what could or should be spent.

    This uncertainty created a sense of #anxiety that gnawed at me... and I remember feeling "less than" because of my perception that money was something only other people had.

    Never us.
    Never me.

    And, the first half of my life was spent carrying a #belief of scarcity and inadequacy around wealth and #abundance .

    And in thinking that way, I created obstacles to wealth whether they existed or not.

    The #body acts out what the #mind projects as reality.

    No one is immune as this is a universal law.

    When we come from a place of scarcity or lack, we seed #worry into everything we produce.

    Our results suffer... they are stunted by our own inability to see the world for what it really is: a place of enough.

    From a #colorful #field to a new #business venture, each aspect of life carries a seed of the next level of experience.

    You fail, you succeed, you struggle, you win... each of these can be a driver of your personal wealth; both mentally and physically.

    But only to those who choose to project a view of abundance from inside out.

    It's only when you count wealth as a #mindset paired with #skillset that you are free.

    With those at your disposal, you can always create or recreate anything you truly desire.

    Armed with that knowledge, anxiety and worry need not play a part in your #life , for you can create at will.

    That is liberty and #freedom .

    These, my friends, are what I value most. And my life supports that.

    What is your mindset around wealth? Share below.

    Sight + Light
    J.
    .
    #norestfortheworthy

    Be. Do. Have... In that order.

    #hardwodder
    #hardwodderone
    #honorthework
    #fortunefavorsthebrave
    #fortesfortunajuvat
    #humanmovementfactory
    #unspecialized
    #dothehardthing
    #100to0
    #fridayfactual #mindsetiseverything
  • 33 4 2 August, 2019
  • "I have learned that to be with those I like is enough." - Walt Whitman.
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// Drops Of Calm.

I've been busy.
Cristina has been busy.

We both jump wholeheartedly into the #work we do because on some level we find #joy and #meaning in our pursuits.

And in doing so, we have a tendency to sacrifice the little drops of calm that dot our life together.

In those moments of calming and soothing one another, we share a space of simply "being" and communicate #love and #support without saying a word.

We trade energy.

As she laid by me on our sofa in #peace and contentment, I couldn't help but realize although we don't do this often, my love for these moments is made #greater by their scarcity.

I lean over and kiss her, touch her and truly take in her presence with an #appreciation for the fleeting nature of this experience.

If this were everyday life, chances are it would be taken for granted.

Or, maybe that's my way of justifying. All of life comes down to the #story we tell ourselves in the end.

You've seen the old #couple at the diner who've eaten thousands of meals together. They've heard all of each others stories and jokes. They've lost #passion or purpose... so they just sit there; dead eyed and uninterested.

I want to live every day of my life with people I like and have an #interesting take on things.

And that especially includes my #wife.

We both need the #freedom to pursue our own separate interests and understand that time away is not detrimental, but in fact adds color and vividness to our time together.

The story I live and believe is that investing time into my purpose makes my time spent both in the pursuit and away from the pursuit more #valuable and rich.

And my relationships support this.

A good relationship is both a springboard and a backstop... it propels you forward and picks you back up when you fall.

Both parties play this role... it can't be a one way street or you're not in #partnership but in selfishness or dependency.

Choose your partner wisely.

Is your relationship a strength or an anchor holding you back? Share below.
.
Sight + Light.
J
.

Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

Be. Do. Have... In that order.
  • "I have learned that to be with those I like is enough." - Walt Whitman.
    .
    // Drops Of Calm.

    I've been busy.
    Cristina has been busy.

    We both jump wholeheartedly into the #work we do because on some level we find #joy and #meaning in our pursuits.

    And in doing so, we have a tendency to sacrifice the little drops of calm that dot our life together.

    In those moments of calming and soothing one another, we share a space of simply "being" and communicate #love and #support without saying a word.

    We trade energy.

    As she laid by me on our sofa in #peace and contentment, I couldn't help but realize although we don't do this often, my love for these moments is made #greater by their scarcity.

    I lean over and kiss her, touch her and truly take in her presence with an #appreciation for the fleeting nature of this experience.

    If this were everyday life, chances are it would be taken for granted.

    Or, maybe that's my way of justifying. All of life comes down to the #story we tell ourselves in the end.

    You've seen the old #couple at the diner who've eaten thousands of meals together. They've heard all of each others stories and jokes. They've lost #passion or purpose... so they just sit there; dead eyed and uninterested.

    I want to live every day of my life with people I like and have an #interesting take on things.

    And that especially includes my #wife .

    We both need the #freedom to pursue our own separate interests and understand that time away is not detrimental, but in fact adds color and vividness to our time together.

    The story I live and believe is that investing time into my purpose makes my time spent both in the pursuit and away from the pursuit more #valuable and rich.

    And my relationships support this.

    A good relationship is both a springboard and a backstop... it propels you forward and picks you back up when you fall.

    Both parties play this role... it can't be a one way street or you're not in #partnership but in selfishness or dependency.

    Choose your partner wisely.

    Is your relationship a strength or an anchor holding you back? Share below.
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    Sight + Light.
    J
    .

    Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

    Be. Do. Have... In that order.
  • 37 6 31 July, 2019
  • "Our repugnance to death increases in proportion to our consciousness of having lived in vain." - William Hazlett.
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// Reach.

Since the beginning of #time, man had sought to #elevate himself in one way or another.

For early man, reliable #hunting grounds, fertile soil, a herd, or even a water source were considered #wealth.

Having those things placed you high on the #status totem.

And then, as now... a lack of those things meant seeking them out. Trading to #improve your lot where possible, and warring where no agreement could be reached.

The story of man is one of swapping blood or sweat for a #better seat at the table.

On the surface, mankind's struggle may have looked like it was always about resources. But really, it was about the #results of having resources.

With the wealth provided by mother earth, #life was easier, more predictable, and enjoyable. These are things all people #desire.

Today, people are no different... they #work to provide the highest quality of life they believe they can for themselves and their families.

Most don't #trade commodities or go to #war anymore, most deal in value in one way, shape or form.

Whether you own a #business that provides jobs, products and services, or trade your #time for a paycheck, you do so in an effort to maintain or elevate your living standard.

Much of life is work.
Much of life is #suffering.
And nothing is guaranteed but #death.

But it's the rest of life that is so important... why we work, how we live, and the #legacy we leave in our wake.

Knowing this we can elevate all our experiences... even elevate work and struggle to something #meaningful and purpose driven.

Paying the bills is a given.

But why are you in your current job or business... does it light you up in some way and cause you to #reach for more.

Since the beginning of time man built earthen or stone mounds to be closer to #god, but god is not separate from you.

A part of all that is resides within you. You may deny it and play it safe and small, or you may own it and reach up for everything you are #capable of achieving.

What will you choose? Share below.

Sight + Light.
J
.

Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy
  • "Our repugnance to death increases in proportion to our consciousness of having lived in vain." - William Hazlett.
    .
    // Reach.

    Since the beginning of #time , man had sought to #elevate himself in one way or another.

    For early man, reliable #hunting grounds, fertile soil, a herd, or even a water source were considered #wealth .

    Having those things placed you high on the #status totem.

    And then, as now... a lack of those things meant seeking them out. Trading to #improve your lot where possible, and warring where no agreement could be reached.

    The story of man is one of swapping blood or sweat for a #better seat at the table.

    On the surface, mankind's struggle may have looked like it was always about resources. But really, it was about the #results of having resources.

    With the wealth provided by mother earth, #life was easier, more predictable, and enjoyable. These are things all people #desire .

    Today, people are no different... they #work to provide the highest quality of life they believe they can for themselves and their families.

    Most don't #trade commodities or go to #war anymore, most deal in value in one way, shape or form.

    Whether you own a #business that provides jobs, products and services, or trade your #time for a paycheck, you do so in an effort to maintain or elevate your living standard.

    Much of life is work.
    Much of life is #suffering .
    And nothing is guaranteed but #death .

    But it's the rest of life that is so important... why we work, how we live, and the #legacy we leave in our wake.

    Knowing this we can elevate all our experiences... even elevate work and struggle to something #meaningful and purpose driven.

    Paying the bills is a given.

    But why are you in your current job or business... does it light you up in some way and cause you to #reach for more.

    Since the beginning of time man built earthen or stone mounds to be closer to #god , but god is not separate from you.

    A part of all that is resides within you. You may deny it and play it safe and small, or you may own it and reach up for everything you are #capable of achieving.

    What will you choose? Share below.

    Sight + Light.
    J
    .

    Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy
  • 28 3 30 July, 2019
  • "Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats." - H. L. Mencken.
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// Duality.

From one #perspective we're in a race against linear time to become all that we are capable of becoming.

From another perspective, all is as it should be. And we each #progress in our own time and way.

Or we don't.

Here's my reality: the #truth is in the middle.

Both perspectives are valid when and if they cause you to move positively in the direction of what you want to #create.

Fact: #Time moves forward at a steady pace regardless of how we move or #feel it passing... and each day is one step closer to our last.

I don't argue with reality.

I use the urgency of the idea of being in a "race with time" on days when I feel like I am #moving slow. It motivates me to speed up.

And on the days I feel frustrated or stifled, I recognize the #power of all things being as they should be. This helps me be #patient and diligent on the journey.

They are two sides of the same vector driving me forward.

You need #motivation, AND you need patience and #discipline.

Things will not fall in line just because you're you.

Each day you move, and each day you patiently ply your trade at #skill acquisition is a day that you've won.

The scoreboard may not always reflect that... but #consistency over time will always change the final count when the clock runs out.

The master chooses the philosophy that best serves him on his way... like a carpenter who chooses from a box of tools, or a clockmaker who selects the perfect gears; we too must use what works to create our #masterpiece.

When you feel angst rise in you... when you are tempted to burn it all down and hoist the skull and bones with knife in hand, remember to get perspective.

Life is a #sprint and a #marathon.

Which race will you run today? Share below.

Sight + Light
J.
.
#norestfortheworthy

Be. Do. Have... In that order.

#hardwodder 
#hardwodderone
#honorthework 
#fortunefavorsthebrave 
#fortesfortunajuvat 
#humanmovementfactory 
#unspecialized 
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#fridayfactual #mindset #mindsetiseverything
  • "Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats." - H. L. Mencken.
    .
    // Duality.

    From one #perspective we're in a race against linear time to become all that we are capable of becoming.

    From another perspective, all is as it should be. And we each #progress in our own time and way.

    Or we don't.

    Here's my reality: the #truth is in the middle.

    Both perspectives are valid when and if they cause you to move positively in the direction of what you want to #create .

    Fact: #Time moves forward at a steady pace regardless of how we move or #feel it passing... and each day is one step closer to our last.

    I don't argue with reality.

    I use the urgency of the idea of being in a "race with time" on days when I feel like I am #moving slow. It motivates me to speed up.

    And on the days I feel frustrated or stifled, I recognize the #power of all things being as they should be. This helps me be #patient and diligent on the journey.

    They are two sides of the same vector driving me forward.

    You need #motivation , AND you need patience and #discipline .

    Things will not fall in line just because you're you.

    Each day you move, and each day you patiently ply your trade at #skill acquisition is a day that you've won.

    The scoreboard may not always reflect that... but #consistency over time will always change the final count when the clock runs out.

    The master chooses the philosophy that best serves him on his way... like a carpenter who chooses from a box of tools, or a clockmaker who selects the perfect gears; we too must use what works to create our #masterpiece .

    When you feel angst rise in you... when you are tempted to burn it all down and hoist the skull and bones with knife in hand, remember to get perspective.

    Life is a #sprint and a #marathon .

    Which race will you run today? Share below.

    Sight + Light
    J.
    .
    #norestfortheworthy

    Be. Do. Have... In that order.

    #hardwodder
    #hardwodderone
    #honorthework
    #fortunefavorsthebrave
    #fortesfortunajuvat
    #humanmovementfactory
    #unspecialized
    #dothehardthing
    #100to0
    #fridayfactual #mindset #mindsetiseverything
  • 35 2 26 July, 2019
  • "We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment." - Jim Rohn.
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// Feel Like It.

The last few days have been #hard mentally.

I felt like I was losing touch with my #mission and that I would "never" find a way to break through or build what I want to bring to #life.

I didn't feel like I had anything to offer.

Partly, this was fatigue... and partly this was #comparison sickness.

I fell down the black hole of the interwebz where "everyone else" has it figured out and are living their #dreams.

Of course, that is bullshit.

Most of what you see online is a carefully crafted and curated collection of complete crap.
.
(How's that for alliteration?)
.
It's a small percentage of someone's day made to give the impression that everything in their life is a beer commercial: all smiles, good times, and hot chicks.

And here I am, #feeling like shit because I don't measure up.

It's rubbish.
It's a fabrication.
It's a #story in my head.

And when I feel this way I have one of two choices... I can wallow in it and make it worse, or I can remember my future and begin to #moveanyway in a positive direction.

Even though I know this... I can still fall prey to "not feeling like it". In these moments, everything seems difficult and #heavy.

It's important to remember this feeling is temporary, it's fleeting, and you have to keep going.

You have to rely on #discipline, not #motivation because guess what; the pain of not #becoming all you can exponentially outweighs the pain of moving through the tough days.

It all comes down to choice.

Will you choose today to advance yourself regardless of how you feel? Be honest below.

Sight + Light
J.
.
#norestfortheworthy

Be. Do. Have... In that order.

#hardwodder 
#hardwodderone
#honorthework 
#fortunefavorsthebrave 
#fortesfortunajuvat 
#humanmovementfactory 
#unspecialized 
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#thursdaythoughts #mindset #mindsetiseverything
  • "We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment." - Jim Rohn.
    .
    // Feel Like It.

    The last few days have been #hard mentally.

    I felt like I was losing touch with my #mission and that I would "never" find a way to break through or build what I want to bring to #life .

    I didn't feel like I had anything to offer.

    Partly, this was fatigue... and partly this was #comparison sickness.

    I fell down the black hole of the interwebz where "everyone else" has it figured out and are living their #dreams .

    Of course, that is bullshit.

    Most of what you see online is a carefully crafted and curated collection of complete crap.
    .
    (How's that for alliteration?)
    .
    It's a small percentage of someone's day made to give the impression that everything in their life is a beer commercial: all smiles, good times, and hot chicks.

    And here I am, #feeling like shit because I don't measure up.

    It's rubbish.
    It's a fabrication.
    It's a #story in my head.

    And when I feel this way I have one of two choices... I can wallow in it and make it worse, or I can remember my future and begin to #moveanyway in a positive direction.

    Even though I know this... I can still fall prey to "not feeling like it". In these moments, everything seems difficult and #heavy .

    It's important to remember this feeling is temporary, it's fleeting, and you have to keep going.

    You have to rely on #discipline , not #motivation because guess what; the pain of not #becoming all you can exponentially outweighs the pain of moving through the tough days.

    It all comes down to choice.

    Will you choose today to advance yourself regardless of how you feel? Be honest below.

    Sight + Light
    J.
    .
    #norestfortheworthy

    Be. Do. Have... In that order.

    #hardwodder
    #hardwodderone
    #honorthework
    #fortunefavorsthebrave
    #fortesfortunajuvat
    #humanmovementfactory
    #unspecialized
    #dothehardthing
    #100to0
    #thursdaythoughts #mindset #mindsetiseverything
  • 40 7 26 July, 2019
  • "To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the most pleasant sensations in the world. You are surrounded by adventure." - Freya Stark.
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// Ramble On.

It's hard to describe the feeling I get when roaming the #earth.

I like a kid... everything seems new.

Growing up in #Georgia, one of earliest memories is walking along a #creek with my Dad in the woods behind our little house.

I was maybe 3.

We moved from there and spent time in living on the wrong side of the tracks, among other places when my parents had nothing.

Yet ultimately, the home I grew up in from 12 on was bordered on the west by #water.

We had this amazing stream that led deep into the tall #pines behind the house. For a young teenager it may as well have been Africa.

It was land ready to be conquered.

My friend, Scott, and I bought #military style survival #knives that we'd attach to our belts and off we'd go... where I'm sure many had gone before.

But to us, walking the creek, swinging over it on natural vines, and finding little rock #waterfalls was adventure.

I never lost that desire to #explore.

It still lights me up, no matter how long the trip or how uncomfortable the foreign bed, I know I'm #better for being exposed to new places.

And so are you.

You're all grown up now... is your life still filled with the colors of #adventure, does it have the spark of one who is #excited to wake and take on the day?
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I ask myself this alot. I want to keep the #spirit of the adventurer alive.

All it takes is stepping into a new place or new situation to reignite your brain and create new excitement.

Or do you plan to #die bored and empty.

No.

Do anything different and notice your response and #experience of the moments change.

Drive to work a different way, or brush your teeth left handed (or righty)... it all serves to create better moments.

And, #travel. See how the terrain changes on mother earth, along with her people's attitudes and beliefs.

Contrary to popular belief, many Canadians think Trudeau is an idiot. You won't get that on the nightly news!
.
Tell me, what was your last adventure? Share below.
.
Sight + Light.
J
.
Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy
#hardwodder
  • "To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the most pleasant sensations in the world. You are surrounded by adventure." - Freya Stark.
    .
    // Ramble On.

    It's hard to describe the feeling I get when roaming the #earth .

    I like a kid... everything seems new.

    Growing up in #Georgia , one of earliest memories is walking along a #creek with my Dad in the woods behind our little house.

    I was maybe 3.

    We moved from there and spent time in living on the wrong side of the tracks, among other places when my parents had nothing.

    Yet ultimately, the home I grew up in from 12 on was bordered on the west by #water .

    We had this amazing stream that led deep into the tall #pines behind the house. For a young teenager it may as well have been Africa.

    It was land ready to be conquered.

    My friend, Scott, and I bought #military style survival #knives that we'd attach to our belts and off we'd go... where I'm sure many had gone before.

    But to us, walking the creek, swinging over it on natural vines, and finding little rock #waterfalls was adventure.

    I never lost that desire to #explore .

    It still lights me up, no matter how long the trip or how uncomfortable the foreign bed, I know I'm #better for being exposed to new places.

    And so are you.

    You're all grown up now... is your life still filled with the colors of #adventure , does it have the spark of one who is #excited to wake and take on the day?
    .
    I ask myself this alot. I want to keep the #spirit of the adventurer alive.

    All it takes is stepping into a new place or new situation to reignite your brain and create new excitement.

    Or do you plan to #die bored and empty.

    No.

    Do anything different and notice your response and #experience of the moments change.

    Drive to work a different way, or brush your teeth left handed (or righty)... it all serves to create better moments.

    And, #travel . See how the terrain changes on mother earth, along with her people's attitudes and beliefs.

    Contrary to popular belief, many Canadians think Trudeau is an idiot. You won't get that on the nightly news!
    .
    Tell me, what was your last adventure? Share below.
    .
    Sight + Light.
    J
    .
    Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy
    #hardwodder
  • 29 5 24 July, 2019
  • "You seldom improve much without giving the task your full attention." - Anders Ericsson.
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// Deliberate Practice.

The main reason so many people live lives of #mediocrity and despair comes down to a lack of depth in #life experience.

Depth of #meaningful work.
Depth of primary #relationships.
Depth of self understanding and #leadership.

These all contribute to feelings of insecurity and uselessness.

Humans are wired to be social. And in any society, the members need to know they have a secure place and #value to provide.

Historically, the way you did that was you got good at something. You #developed an expertise and put that to use in the form of providing goods or services.

You grew the best tomatoes, built the best house, or wrote the best plays.

Whatever the thing... you deliberately set aside time to hone your #skill.

And in that way, your value became known to all those close. You found a niche and you earned a reputation based on the #depth and understanding of your chosen skillset.

But in the modern world, we've traded developing depth for the desirable digital.

With the dings, vibration, and flashing lights sewn to our hand, it's nearly impossible to #focus long enough to allow the #mind to #work and the body to follow.

Legacy is lost.
Anxiety increases.
Precious time marches on.

Maybe it's time to unplug long enough each day to let your mind get quiet and go deep on the problems you face and the #vision you want to create.

Deliberate #practice performed over time is the way back to a fulfilling life... one built on excellence and contribution.

And the #shadow you cast on earth becomes one of value and happiness.

That, my friends, is #eudaimonia: human flourishing.

Fulfillment.

What part of your life is rich and full? Share below.

Sight + Light.
J
.

Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

Be. Do. Have... In that order.

#hardwodder 
#hardwodderone
#honorthework 
#fortunefavorsthebrave 
#fortesfortunajuvat 
#humanmovementfactory 
#unspecialized 
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#taketuesday
#think #mindset #mindsetiseverything
  • "You seldom improve much without giving the task your full attention." - Anders Ericsson.
    .
    // Deliberate Practice.

    The main reason so many people live lives of #mediocrity and despair comes down to a lack of depth in #life experience.

    Depth of #meaningful work.
    Depth of primary #relationships .
    Depth of self understanding and #leadership .

    These all contribute to feelings of insecurity and uselessness.

    Humans are wired to be social. And in any society, the members need to know they have a secure place and #value to provide.

    Historically, the way you did that was you got good at something. You #developed an expertise and put that to use in the form of providing goods or services.

    You grew the best tomatoes, built the best house, or wrote the best plays.

    Whatever the thing... you deliberately set aside time to hone your #skill .

    And in that way, your value became known to all those close. You found a niche and you earned a reputation based on the #depth and understanding of your chosen skillset.

    But in the modern world, we've traded developing depth for the desirable digital.

    With the dings, vibration, and flashing lights sewn to our hand, it's nearly impossible to #focus long enough to allow the #mind to #work and the body to follow.

    Legacy is lost.
    Anxiety increases.
    Precious time marches on.

    Maybe it's time to unplug long enough each day to let your mind get quiet and go deep on the problems you face and the #vision you want to create.

    Deliberate #practice performed over time is the way back to a fulfilling life... one built on excellence and contribution.

    And the #shadow you cast on earth becomes one of value and happiness.

    That, my friends, is #eudaimonia : human flourishing.

    Fulfillment.

    What part of your life is rich and full? Share below.

    Sight + Light.
    J
    .

    Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

    Be. Do. Have... In that order.

    #hardwodder
    #hardwodderone
    #honorthework
    #fortunefavorsthebrave
    #fortesfortunajuvat
    #humanmovementfactory
    #unspecialized
    #dothehardthing
    #100to0
    #taketuesday
    #think #mindset #mindsetiseverything
  • 39 6 24 July, 2019
  • "The only way you know you love yourself or anyone else is by the contacts you are willing to make and keep." - Dr. Pat Allen.
.
// The Dotted Line.

One of the #greatest scenes in movie history is from Glengarry Glen Ross where Alec Baldwin's character, Blake, is berating the failed salesmen.

Blake says, "Only one thing counts in this #life, get them to sign on the line which is dotted!"
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As harsh as that is, it only feels that way because it's true.

In sales, your #value is always being tested.

The minute your ability to hold up your end falters, your value begins to fade.

And we forget the same holds true in most #relationships... it's an ugly thought to most but the reality is all relationships are a value proposition.

You marry, befriend, or work with only those who benefit you in some way... as does the other party.

You trade your labor for dollars in a #business relationship.

You trade your resources, intimacy, and support with another for the security, stability or #purpose that comes from building a life together.

And anytime the value proposition is broken, you see relationships fall apart.

Disloyalty or infidelity leads formerly close people to utterly despise one another.

You see it all the time.

One of the best ways to ensure #positive relationships is to know explicitly what you're getting into.

My wife and I sat down and wrote a document to govern our relationship before we #married.

We laid out our expectations of one another and we have it to fall back on when we feel out of #alignment.

We then signed on and began a #committed union.

Not before.

People will plan a wedding for a year, but won't plan their partnership at all.

It makes more sense to first agree on the life you want to #build. Then, worry about which cake you want.

What is the value you bring to your relationships? Share below.

Sight + Light.
J

Be. Do. Have... In that order. #norestfortheworthy

#hardwodder 
#hardwodderone
#honorthework 
#fortunefavorsthebrave 
#fortesfortunajuvat 
#humanmovementfactory 
#unspecialized 
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#movementmonday #mindset #mindsetiseverything #mindsetmonday
  • "The only way you know you love yourself or anyone else is by the contacts you are willing to make and keep." - Dr. Pat Allen.
    .
    // The Dotted Line.

    One of the #greatest scenes in movie history is from Glengarry Glen Ross where Alec Baldwin's character, Blake, is berating the failed salesmen.

    Blake says, "Only one thing counts in this #life , get them to sign on the line which is dotted!"
    .
    As harsh as that is, it only feels that way because it's true.

    In sales, your #value is always being tested.

    The minute your ability to hold up your end falters, your value begins to fade.

    And we forget the same holds true in most #relationships ... it's an ugly thought to most but the reality is all relationships are a value proposition.

    You marry, befriend, or work with only those who benefit you in some way... as does the other party.

    You trade your labor for dollars in a #business relationship.

    You trade your resources, intimacy, and support with another for the security, stability or #purpose that comes from building a life together.

    And anytime the value proposition is broken, you see relationships fall apart.

    Disloyalty or infidelity leads formerly close people to utterly despise one another.

    You see it all the time.

    One of the best ways to ensure #positive relationships is to know explicitly what you're getting into.

    My wife and I sat down and wrote a document to govern our relationship before we #married .

    We laid out our expectations of one another and we have it to fall back on when we feel out of #alignment .

    We then signed on and began a #committed union.

    Not before.

    People will plan a wedding for a year, but won't plan their partnership at all.

    It makes more sense to first agree on the life you want to #build . Then, worry about which cake you want.

    What is the value you bring to your relationships? Share below.

    Sight + Light.
    J

    Be. Do. Have... In that order. #norestfortheworthy

    #hardwodder
    #hardwodderone
    #honorthework
    #fortunefavorsthebrave
    #fortesfortunajuvat
    #humanmovementfactory
    #unspecialized
    #dothehardthing
    #100to0
    #movementmonday #mindset #mindsetiseverything #mindsetmonday
  • 35 4 22 July, 2019
  • "We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses." - Alphonse Karr.
.
// Totally Bananas.

I haven't had #chocolate or ice cream for weeks now... and I love both.

So why deny myself? Well...
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I developed a #habit of having dark chocolate after meals or as a quick snack and as such have probably consumed too much.

But more than that, even the slight amount of sugar you get with dark chocolate or an #organic ice cream changes my palate.

I found myself increasingly having to satiate my desire for those #flavors.

And beyond that, #natural sugars found in fruit seemed "less tasty". Cool story, eh?
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For me this was surprising because I don't #eat much outside of meat and veggies, and avoid hyperpalatable, processed foods and bread.

So I decided to go strict #paleo for the month.

It wasn't too difficult, since I mostly eat that way, until my post prandial habit of dark chocolate cries out for attention.

Yet, this time its cries would go unanswered... so it decided to #punish me with cravings. But, my mind is set. I will not #give in.

After a couple weeks of this, I decided to have some banana thinking, "great, it's a fuckng banana... yay" in my most sarcastic of thought voices.

But.

It was absolutely amazing! No joke. A simple #banana.

With the lack of sugar, my #perspective shifted from "meh, a banana" to "hey, you got any good bananas?"... too funny.

Such is #life.
It's all story and perspective.

Bananas are the same as they ever were and I never wanted one. Now, I eliminate what little sugar I ate and suddenly bananas are #desireable.

All that changed was how I saw bananas... something I had control of all the time by simply #changing the story in my head.

The stories we carry drive our perspectives and perspectives drive our behavior.

To create change then, is to change our stories.

What say you? Share below.

Site + Light.
J .
Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

Be. Do. Have... In that order.

#hardwodder 
#hardwodderone
#honorthework 
#fortunefavorsthebrave 
#fortesfortunajuvat
#unspecialized 
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#sundaysoapbox
#mindset #mindsetiseverything #mindfulness #mindbodysoul
  • "We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses." - Alphonse Karr.
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    // Totally Bananas.

    I haven't had #chocolate or ice cream for weeks now... and I love both.

    So why deny myself? Well...
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    I developed a #habit of having dark chocolate after meals or as a quick snack and as such have probably consumed too much.

    But more than that, even the slight amount of sugar you get with dark chocolate or an #organic ice cream changes my palate.

    I found myself increasingly having to satiate my desire for those #flavors .

    And beyond that, #natural sugars found in fruit seemed "less tasty". Cool story, eh?
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    For me this was surprising because I don't #eat much outside of meat and veggies, and avoid hyperpalatable, processed foods and bread.

    So I decided to go strict #paleo for the month.

    It wasn't too difficult, since I mostly eat that way, until my post prandial habit of dark chocolate cries out for attention.

    Yet, this time its cries would go unanswered... so it decided to #punish me with cravings. But, my mind is set. I will not #give in.

    After a couple weeks of this, I decided to have some banana thinking, "great, it's a fuckng banana... yay" in my most sarcastic of thought voices.

    But.

    It was absolutely amazing! No joke. A simple #banana .

    With the lack of sugar, my #perspective shifted from "meh, a banana" to "hey, you got any good bananas?"... too funny.

    Such is #life .
    It's all story and perspective.

    Bananas are the same as they ever were and I never wanted one. Now, I eliminate what little sugar I ate and suddenly bananas are #desireable .

    All that changed was how I saw bananas... something I had control of all the time by simply #changing the story in my head.

    The stories we carry drive our perspectives and perspectives drive our behavior.

    To create change then, is to change our stories.

    What say you? Share below.

    Site + Light.
    J .
    Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

    Be. Do. Have... In that order.

    #hardwodder
    #hardwodderone
    #honorthework
    #fortunefavorsthebrave
    #fortesfortunajuvat
    #unspecialized
    #dothehardthing
    #100to0
    #sundaysoapbox
    #mindset #mindsetiseverything #mindfulness #mindbodysoul
  • 40 4 21 July, 2019
  • "Peculiar travel suggestions are dancing lessons from god." - Kurt Vonnegut.
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// In Cold Water.

After the Rocky Mountain #Spartan Sprint was over, Cristina and I were covered in sweat and dirt.

And a little #blood... rope climbs took a little skin and left a hefty burn on our shins.

We were filthy and not smelling too good.

With no place to hose off and our next stop 4 hours away, I was convinced we could find a #mountain #lake here in the #Rockies to rinse ourselves off and put on some clean clothes.

And on the way up to Banff from Kimberley, I knew we'd find something.

Sure enough... not too long into the drive, we came up on Lake Windermere. And from there it was just a matter of #commitment.

The water stays cold in these lakes. Probably in the 50's in a warm spot. And the air temperature was dropping as #sunset came over the valley.

We wanted to get clean. And maybe #relax in the weightlessness of the water.

And that would require payment. Not money, but the discomfort of the cold #water against our skin.

Everything we wanted in that moment was on the other side of that #cold.

The only question was would we be willing to #pay the price... just like everything else in life, it comes down to chosing in.

We both paid up.

After the initial shock, our bodies adjusted to the cool water and we enjoyed being #connected to our surroundings as the sun faded over the mountains.

We paid up and got what we wanted.

Too many times people negotiate the price that needs to be paid to step into what they want.

They say the hours are too long, the time #commitment too high, or it's too #painful an experience.

All they are really saying is they are not committed... and as such will never get the partner, #business, or #growth they want.

This has to end if you plan to #become more. You cannot take who you are now to the other side of your trial.

To pay up, is to let go.

And, when you do you will be changed.

Be #willing to pay whatever price is demanded to get what you want. Negotiating will only get you a compromised version of your #vision.

What are you willing to pay to achieve the life you want? Share below.
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Sight + Light.
J
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#norestfortheworthy
  • "Peculiar travel suggestions are dancing lessons from god." - Kurt Vonnegut.
    .
    // In Cold Water.

    After the Rocky Mountain #Spartan Sprint was over, Cristina and I were covered in sweat and dirt.

    And a little #blood ... rope climbs took a little skin and left a hefty burn on our shins.

    We were filthy and not smelling too good.

    With no place to hose off and our next stop 4 hours away, I was convinced we could find a #mountain #lake here in the #Rockies to rinse ourselves off and put on some clean clothes.

    And on the way up to Banff from Kimberley, I knew we'd find something.

    Sure enough... not too long into the drive, we came up on Lake Windermere. And from there it was just a matter of #commitment .

    The water stays cold in these lakes. Probably in the 50's in a warm spot. And the air temperature was dropping as #sunset came over the valley.

    We wanted to get clean. And maybe #relax in the weightlessness of the water.

    And that would require payment. Not money, but the discomfort of the cold #water against our skin.

    Everything we wanted in that moment was on the other side of that #cold .

    The only question was would we be willing to #pay the price... just like everything else in life, it comes down to chosing in.

    We both paid up.

    After the initial shock, our bodies adjusted to the cool water and we enjoyed being #connected to our surroundings as the sun faded over the mountains.

    We paid up and got what we wanted.

    Too many times people negotiate the price that needs to be paid to step into what they want.

    They say the hours are too long, the time #commitment too high, or it's too #painful an experience.

    All they are really saying is they are not committed... and as such will never get the partner, #business , or #growth they want.

    This has to end if you plan to #become more. You cannot take who you are now to the other side of your trial.

    To pay up, is to let go.

    And, when you do you will be changed.

    Be #willing to pay whatever price is demanded to get what you want. Negotiating will only get you a compromised version of your #vision .

    What are you willing to pay to achieve the life you want? Share below.
    .
    Sight + Light.
    J
    .
    #norestfortheworthy
  • 38 0 20 July, 2019
  • “The object of art is to make eternal the desperately fleeting moment.” - Tennessee Williams.
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// Everyone An Artist.

Think of life as your #artform... think of #legacy as your permanence.

If you died right now, would you be #happy with the work you've done... would your legacy have any longevity? Hard questions.

I think of this often.

And it becomes a driver for me to keep expanding as a man and as a #contributor.

What my ultimate #impact will be is not up to me... but, what I do with my time here is absolutely under my control.

I keep in #mind and #appreciate all the technical advances that have given my generation so much #free time, so much access to knowledge, and so much #connection to people I may never meet in person.

With this appreciation, comes a feeling of obligation... as I have no excuse to keep my thoughts or my #lessons hidden from view when they may be of use to others.

Of course, my obligation is just a story I tell myself to motivate myself. It's not real.

I could simply Netflix and chill and the world would roll right along... but, what would happen to my #growth? Nothing really.

I would be every bit as ignorant as those who never had the #advantages of this time.

And that begs the question: What good are tools and advantages to those who refuse to use them? Really... no added #productivity comes from that place.

So while the clouds roll by, if the plan is to be an artist, a producer, or anyone who contributes to the fabric of this #life you must understand what you do here matters.

Only you can decide what that is.

And when you do... be the very best at producing your artform, no matter if you grow tomatoes or #write stories, such that you are missed when your ticket is punched.

What is your artform? Share below.

Sight + Light.
J
.

Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

Be. Do. Have... In that order.

#hardwodder 
#hardwodderone
#honorthework 
#fortunefavorsthebrave 
#fortesfortunajuvat 
#humanmovementfactory 
#unspecialized 
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#taketuesday
#think #mindset #mind #mindsetiseverything
  • “The object of art is to make eternal the desperately fleeting moment.” - Tennessee Williams.
    .
    // Everyone An Artist.

    Think of life as your #artform ... think of #legacy as your permanence.

    If you died right now, would you be #happy with the work you've done... would your legacy have any longevity? Hard questions.

    I think of this often.

    And it becomes a driver for me to keep expanding as a man and as a #contributor .

    What my ultimate #impact will be is not up to me... but, what I do with my time here is absolutely under my control.

    I keep in #mind and #appreciate all the technical advances that have given my generation so much #free time, so much access to knowledge, and so much #connection to people I may never meet in person.

    With this appreciation, comes a feeling of obligation... as I have no excuse to keep my thoughts or my #lessons hidden from view when they may be of use to others.

    Of course, my obligation is just a story I tell myself to motivate myself. It's not real.

    I could simply Netflix and chill and the world would roll right along... but, what would happen to my #growth ? Nothing really.

    I would be every bit as ignorant as those who never had the #advantages of this time.

    And that begs the question: What good are tools and advantages to those who refuse to use them? Really... no added #productivity comes from that place.

    So while the clouds roll by, if the plan is to be an artist, a producer, or anyone who contributes to the fabric of this #life you must understand what you do here matters.

    Only you can decide what that is.

    And when you do... be the very best at producing your artform, no matter if you grow tomatoes or #write stories, such that you are missed when your ticket is punched.

    What is your artform? Share below.

    Sight + Light.
    J
    .

    Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

    Be. Do. Have... In that order.

    #hardwodder
    #hardwodderone
    #honorthework
    #fortunefavorsthebrave
    #fortesfortunajuvat
    #humanmovementfactory
    #unspecialized
    #dothehardthing
    #100to0
    #taketuesday
    #think #mindset #mind #mindsetiseverything
  • 31 2 18 July, 2019
  • "Contrary to what is usually thought, it is the man of excellence, and not the common man who lives in essential servitude." - José Ortega y Gasset.
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// Excellence Lost.

I'm writing this as I sit comfortably in a chair floating 35k feet above the U.S.

And I'm #grateful for the gift that is air travel.

Yet, I can't help be feel bittersweet about all the rigamarole I was forced to endure to be here.

Air #travel was once glamorous and exclusive. It was a privilege and enjoyable #experience.

Then 9/11 happened.

People were cowed by fear into trading their #liberty for a modicum of perceived #safety.

We as a people could no longer carry an expectation of #excellence from one another.

Now, we are forced to participate in a system that presumes all are guilty and deserve no privacy or #protection from the most dangerous criminals: Bullies with Badges.

In this system, we are but cattle in the eyes of authority.

Poked, prodded, and paraded through a turnstile like meat for market.

Excellence lost... we are reduced to the lowest common denominator.

Freedom to move, #liberty from force... these require excellent humans.

Responsibility, accountability, and rationality must exist where a #free people reside.

And, freedom is ugly... you can act without permission, but it also means you bear the cost, reward, and consequences of those actions.

No safety is found there... so, it's more than most will bear. The common man gladly trades his #freedom for promises of safety and ease.

But the #execellent man knows better. And, only he can attain freedom.

He knows trading subservience for security is a shit deal. He deals in #value.

And because he does, he trades his #service for a superior experience. He wins and he loses... and he owns both outcomes.

Choice is the residue of freedom... he who serves the most, earns the greatest number of choices.

As I sit here I wonder... how can I serve enough people to choose to fly private. On. Every. Trip.

Who will you serve today? Share below.

Sight + Light.
J

Be. Do. Have... In that order. #norestfortheworthy

#hardwodder 
#hardwodderone
#honorthework 
#fortunefavorsthebrave 
#fortesfortunajuvat
#unspecialized
  • "Contrary to what is usually thought, it is the man of excellence, and not the common man who lives in essential servitude." - José Ortega y Gasset.
    .
    // Excellence Lost.

    I'm writing this as I sit comfortably in a chair floating 35k feet above the U.S.

    And I'm #grateful for the gift that is air travel.

    Yet, I can't help be feel bittersweet about all the rigamarole I was forced to endure to be here.

    Air #travel was once glamorous and exclusive. It was a privilege and enjoyable #experience .

    Then 9/11 happened.

    People were cowed by fear into trading their #liberty for a modicum of perceived #safety .

    We as a people could no longer carry an expectation of #excellence from one another.

    Now, we are forced to participate in a system that presumes all are guilty and deserve no privacy or #protection from the most dangerous criminals: Bullies with Badges.

    In this system, we are but cattle in the eyes of authority.

    Poked, prodded, and paraded through a turnstile like meat for market.

    Excellence lost... we are reduced to the lowest common denominator.

    Freedom to move, #liberty from force... these require excellent humans.

    Responsibility, accountability, and rationality must exist where a #free people reside.

    And, freedom is ugly... you can act without permission, but it also means you bear the cost, reward, and consequences of those actions.

    No safety is found there... so, it's more than most will bear. The common man gladly trades his #freedom for promises of safety and ease.

    But the #execellent man knows better. And, only he can attain freedom.

    He knows trading subservience for security is a shit deal. He deals in #value .

    And because he does, he trades his #service for a superior experience. He wins and he loses... and he owns both outcomes.

    Choice is the residue of freedom... he who serves the most, earns the greatest number of choices.

    As I sit here I wonder... how can I serve enough people to choose to fly private. On. Every. Trip.

    Who will you serve today? Share below.

    Sight + Light.
    J

    Be. Do. Have... In that order. #norestfortheworthy

    #hardwodder
    #hardwodderone
    #honorthework
    #fortunefavorsthebrave
    #fortesfortunajuvat
    #unspecialized
  • 29 1 7 hours ago
  • "There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself." - Henry David Thoreau
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// Curses.

As I rummaged through some old papers, I found a large envelope. Inside were all my #notes and #lessons from the advanced PSI Seminars courses.

And on one of my pages of notes, I found what you see pictured above: The Curses Of Mankind.

These ideas of #perfection, pleasing others, or looking good for other people are like bad memes.

They've been transmitted from generation to generation since time immemorial by parents or teachers as a means of "preparing" each of us for the world.

Their #intentions were good.

They were hard on us because they saw the world as a #hard place in many ways.

They wanted to shield us from damage.

But, we hadn't been damaged... we were new lives with no preconceived notions of how things were or are.

So, rather than shield us... they really projected upon us all their #fears and perspectives.

And in this way our formative years took shape.

We were molded into our ways of being, not by our own #experiences... but by the experiences of others.

Their stories became our stories.

Unconsciously, we lost ourselves to fabrications of others.

We accepted the programming with little #resistance... and who we became was largely the #result of whose programs we bought.

And this is why self reflection or #meditation is so important... when we get quiet and #hear our own voice whisper we get a glimpse of our true self.

Your #original flame still burns inside, just have to take the time to hear it.

How much of you is really you? Share below.

Site + Light.
J .
Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

Be. Do. Have... In that order.

#hardwodder 
#hardwodderone
#honorthework 
#fortunefavorsthebrave 
#fortesfortunajuvat 
#humanmovementfactory 
#unspecialized 
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#sundaysoapbox
#mindset #mindsetiseverything #mindfulness #mindbodysoul
  • "There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself." - Henry David Thoreau
    .
    // Curses.

    As I rummaged through some old papers, I found a large envelope. Inside were all my #notes and #lessons from the advanced PSI Seminars courses.

    And on one of my pages of notes, I found what you see pictured above: The Curses Of Mankind.

    These ideas of #perfection , pleasing others, or looking good for other people are like bad memes.

    They've been transmitted from generation to generation since time immemorial by parents or teachers as a means of "preparing" each of us for the world.

    Their #intentions were good.

    They were hard on us because they saw the world as a #hard place in many ways.

    They wanted to shield us from damage.

    But, we hadn't been damaged... we were new lives with no preconceived notions of how things were or are.

    So, rather than shield us... they really projected upon us all their #fears and perspectives.

    And in this way our formative years took shape.

    We were molded into our ways of being, not by our own #experiences ... but by the experiences of others.

    Their stories became our stories.

    Unconsciously, we lost ourselves to fabrications of others.

    We accepted the programming with little #resistance ... and who we became was largely the #result of whose programs we bought.

    And this is why self reflection or #meditation is so important... when we get quiet and #hear our own voice whisper we get a glimpse of our true self.

    Your #original flame still burns inside, just have to take the time to hear it.

    How much of you is really you? Share below.

    Site + Light.
    J .
    Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

    Be. Do. Have... In that order.

    #hardwodder
    #hardwodderone
    #honorthework
    #fortunefavorsthebrave
    #fortesfortunajuvat
    #humanmovementfactory
    #unspecialized
    #dothehardthing
    #100to0
    #sundaysoapbox
    #mindset #mindsetiseverything #mindfulness #mindbodysoul
  • 37 0 16 July, 2019
  • "Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint." - Mark Twain.
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// Great... Yet Another Food Pic.

Fucksakes.

Another one of THOSE pics.

Why would you stop and give this #food pic the time of day? It's food. "We've seen food before", you say.

Well, yes... that's true.

The web is a wondrous place full of repetitive nonsense and twaddle.

And yet, here we all are. Again.

Some of the highlights include the ever so popular "Quote meme" post designed to help #motivate.

And who can forget the "This isn't a post about my tits, they just consume the majority of the photo, so stop sending me dick pics but keep giving me attention" post designed to help #validate.

Oh interwebz... how I #love thee.

I'm guessing 90% of server storage is the same tired quotes and women with Daddy issues.

So what's one more food pic in the grand scheme of things, eh? There's still room.

And, this food pic comes with a #valuable message.

Now, we all know doing #hard things is a prerequisite to #growth and understanding of who we are at our core.

And few will voluntarily take on a #struggle... especially when comfort and convenience is the norm.

So I have a #challenge for anyone looking to level up in the fitness department.

Just start a #nutrition challenge prior to your next trip.

You will be bombarded with processed food stuffs, junk food, and sugar at every turn.

You will be inconvenienced by having to find, prep, or purchase #quality food on the road.

You will be tempted to stray by every undisciplined person on the plane, train, or in the automobile.

You will be making decisions at times when you are experiencing hunger.

And how you handle your #commitment to eat your plan, will be exactly how you handle every commitment you ever make.

Your #character will be revealed.

Would you rise to the challenge or be broken by it? Share below.

Sight + Light.
J
.

Be. Do. Have... there is #norestfortheworthy

#hardwodder 
#hardwodderone
#honorthework 
#fortunefavorsthebrave 
#fortesfortunajuvat 
#humanmovementfactory 
#unspecialized 
#100to0
#crossfit
#saturdaystuff #mindset #mindsetiseverything #mindbodysoul #allin #canthurtme
  • "Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint." - Mark Twain.
    .
    // Great... Yet Another Food Pic.

    Fucksakes.

    Another one of THOSE pics.

    Why would you stop and give this #food pic the time of day? It's food. "We've seen food before", you say.

    Well, yes... that's true.

    The web is a wondrous place full of repetitive nonsense and twaddle.

    And yet, here we all are. Again.

    Some of the highlights include the ever so popular "Quote meme" post designed to help #motivate .

    And who can forget the "This isn't a post about my tits, they just consume the majority of the photo, so stop sending me dick pics but keep giving me attention" post designed to help #validate .

    Oh interwebz... how I #love thee.

    I'm guessing 90% of server storage is the same tired quotes and women with Daddy issues.

    So what's one more food pic in the grand scheme of things, eh? There's still room.

    And, this food pic comes with a #valuable message.

    Now, we all know doing #hard things is a prerequisite to #growth and understanding of who we are at our core.

    And few will voluntarily take on a #struggle ... especially when comfort and convenience is the norm.

    So I have a #challenge for anyone looking to level up in the fitness department.

    Just start a #nutrition challenge prior to your next trip.

    You will be bombarded with processed food stuffs, junk food, and sugar at every turn.

    You will be inconvenienced by having to find, prep, or purchase #quality food on the road.

    You will be tempted to stray by every undisciplined person on the plane, train, or in the automobile.

    You will be making decisions at times when you are experiencing hunger.

    And how you handle your #commitment to eat your plan, will be exactly how you handle every commitment you ever make.

    Your #character will be revealed.

    Would you rise to the challenge or be broken by it? Share below.

    Sight + Light.
    J
    .

    Be. Do. Have... there is #norestfortheworthy

    #hardwodder
    #hardwodderone
    #honorthework
    #fortunefavorsthebrave
    #fortesfortunajuvat
    #humanmovementfactory
    #unspecialized
    #100to0
    #crossfit
    #saturdaystuff #mindset #mindsetiseverything #mindbodysoul #allin #canthurtme
  • 40 4 16 July, 2019
  • "Between the wish and the thing the world lies waiting." - Cormac McCarthy
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// The Road.

The drive through #Sandpoint into the foothills of the #Rockies and ultimately into Canada is one of my favorites.

It has everything you want in a #roadtrip; kitschy places to stop, old bridges over water, and scenery that reminds you how small you are in the grand scheme of things.

The road offers #opportunities to think, act, and experience the novel.

It's a bridge between where you are and where you want to be. All roads are.

And you can't skip ahead of the parts you don't like... every inch has to be traveled.

And you #travel on no matter what because you want to be where the road takes you.

Such is #life.

Between where we are and where we want to go is a #gap.

Maybe it's a gap in #skills, or in mentality, or in #awareness... but whatever the gap is made of we have to bridge it in order to #become the person we want to be.

But, unlike a physical blacktop highway, we can #shortcut our becoming.

With all the resources available today we can access the knowledge and skill of others who've created the results we want or who have become the people we strive to embody.

They have all left clues for us.

Bread crumbs to #greatness... we just need to pick up the tactics they used to gain #leverage over themselves.

By doing so, we can skip years of trial and error and arrive early at where we want to be.

Who do you look to when you want to shorten time frames? Share below.

Sight + Light
J.
.
#norestfortheworthy

Be. Do. Have... In that order.

#hardwodder 
#hardwodderone
#honorthework 
#fortunefavorsthebrave 
#fortesfortunajuvat 
#humanmovementfactory 
#unspecialized 
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#fridayfactual #mindset #mindsetiseverything
  • "Between the wish and the thing the world lies waiting." - Cormac McCarthy
    .
    // The Road.

    The drive through #Sandpoint into the foothills of the #Rockies and ultimately into Canada is one of my favorites.

    It has everything you want in a #roadtrip ; kitschy places to stop, old bridges over water, and scenery that reminds you how small you are in the grand scheme of things.

    The road offers #opportunities to think, act, and experience the novel.

    It's a bridge between where you are and where you want to be. All roads are.

    And you can't skip ahead of the parts you don't like... every inch has to be traveled.

    And you #travel on no matter what because you want to be where the road takes you.

    Such is #life .

    Between where we are and where we want to go is a #gap .

    Maybe it's a gap in #skills , or in mentality, or in #awareness ... but whatever the gap is made of we have to bridge it in order to #become the person we want to be.

    But, unlike a physical blacktop highway, we can #shortcut our becoming.

    With all the resources available today we can access the knowledge and skill of others who've created the results we want or who have become the people we strive to embody.

    They have all left clues for us.

    Bread crumbs to #greatness ... we just need to pick up the tactics they used to gain #leverage over themselves.

    By doing so, we can skip years of trial and error and arrive early at where we want to be.

    Who do you look to when you want to shorten time frames? Share below.

    Sight + Light
    J.
    .
    #norestfortheworthy

    Be. Do. Have... In that order.

    #hardwodder
    #hardwodderone
    #honorthework
    #fortunefavorsthebrave
    #fortesfortunajuvat
    #humanmovementfactory
    #unspecialized
    #dothehardthing
    #100to0
    #fridayfactual #mindset #mindsetiseverything
  • 31 0 14 July, 2019
  • "Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry." - Jack Kerouac.
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// Uprooted.

It's been a while... since I've been out of country. But, this weekend we are off on another #adventure.

So, Greetings from the Columbia River Valley... Truly a #beautiful place.

Wifey and I have been going so hard lately on our #vision that we've not put much energy into anything else.

She's done a few trips with friends... but I had begun to behave as if I were #rooted and unable to leave the locality of my life.

Especially over the last 18 months.

And, as adventurous as it can be to take yourself on, #expand into the unknown of your capacities, and really seek to become more as a #human... I needed something new.

The brain gets too #complacent with the same old repetition... the #mind becomes lazy. And, by default, our actions and mentality anchor themselves to the sameness.

We stagnate.
We stall.

But.

The cure is simple: Uproot yourself.

We all need new stimuli, new #challenge, and new scenery to stoke the fire of our #creativity and #awaken our senses. 
This weekend is all about the new... an #investment in self.

A quick flight from Phoenix to Spokane and we're in a car headed to Sandpoint, Idaho for lunch on the water.

Then a drive further into the #Rockies, a border crossing, an amazing dinner in British Columbia, and a solid night of sleep.

A #Spartan race in Kimberley.
A #cold plunge in a #mountain lake.

An adventure leading us to a barbecue with friends in Calgary.

And through it all we awaken to the experience of living, not just existing.

Feeling curious about what comes around the next corner and sparking a greater sense of #gratitude and appreciation for how far we've come as #teamarcher.

When I think about it I realize that life is only small when we habituate the old... what if we made a point to habituate the new.

Do you have enough adventure in your life, or have you settled for the stability of your roots? Share below.

Sight + Light
J.
.
#norestfortheworthy

Be. Do. Have... In that order.

#hardwodder 
#hardwodderone
#honorthework 
#fortunefavorsthebrave
#unspecialized 
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#thursdaythoughts
  • "Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry." - Jack Kerouac.
    .
    // Uprooted.

    It's been a while... since I've been out of country. But, this weekend we are off on another #adventure .

    So, Greetings from the Columbia River Valley... Truly a #beautiful place.

    Wifey and I have been going so hard lately on our #vision that we've not put much energy into anything else.

    She's done a few trips with friends... but I had begun to behave as if I were #rooted and unable to leave the locality of my life.

    Especially over the last 18 months.

    And, as adventurous as it can be to take yourself on, #expand into the unknown of your capacities, and really seek to become more as a #human ... I needed something new.

    The brain gets too #complacent with the same old repetition... the #mind becomes lazy. And, by default, our actions and mentality anchor themselves to the sameness.

    We stagnate.
    We stall.

    But.

    The cure is simple: Uproot yourself.

    We all need new stimuli, new #challenge , and new scenery to stoke the fire of our #creativity and #awaken our senses.
    This weekend is all about the new... an #investment in self.

    A quick flight from Phoenix to Spokane and we're in a car headed to Sandpoint, Idaho for lunch on the water.

    Then a drive further into the #Rockies , a border crossing, an amazing dinner in British Columbia, and a solid night of sleep.

    A #Spartan race in Kimberley.
    A #cold plunge in a #mountain lake.

    An adventure leading us to a barbecue with friends in Calgary.

    And through it all we awaken to the experience of living, not just existing.

    Feeling curious about what comes around the next corner and sparking a greater sense of #gratitude and appreciation for how far we've come as #teamarcher .

    When I think about it I realize that life is only small when we habituate the old... what if we made a point to habituate the new.

    Do you have enough adventure in your life, or have you settled for the stability of your roots? Share below.

    Sight + Light
    J.
    .
    #norestfortheworthy

    Be. Do. Have... In that order.

    #hardwodder
    #hardwodderone
    #honorthework
    #fortunefavorsthebrave
    #unspecialized
    #dothehardthing
    #100to0
    #thursdaythoughts
  • 46 0 14 July, 2019
  • "The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas." - Alfred Whitney Griswold.
.
// What The U.S. Really Is.

The Americas.
The Declaration of Independence.
Then ultimately, The United States of America.

At the core of all these words lies a basic #truth.

And that is simply this: that these things came into being because they were #better #ideas.

We just had the #4thOfJuly here in the "land of the free" and as I scrolled through my various timelines I didn't have to go far before running in posts of sheer hatred, animosity, or downright contempt.

People who live better than most of the world, enjoy every advantage of #education, and sit behind devices made readily available and cheap by #free trade, felt the need to post all the wrongs of their country, without acknowledging any of the rights.

These opinions are useless. They are rooted in ignorance and contradiction.

#America is known for many things, but her people are losing sight of its #greatest thing.

That here, above all, we have the #opportunity to pick and choose from an idea meritocracy.

We are free to add the best elements of any #culture to our own, all while refusing failed dogma.

And there is no greater failure than a people dependent on government: for ideas, for security or for material gain.

Yet, the call today from the ignorant citizenry is "do it for me"... I #challenge you to challenge that idea.

Many early immigrants actually went back to Europe. They were not accustomed to the #weight of self sufficiency or the rigors of the new world.

But rigor and stuggle made what we now enjoy.

Stuggle builds #strength and promotes life. Include it in your day by #working on yourself before trying to fix things you cannot control.

We all do better when you do better, become more, or influence your circle positively.

So rather than whine... why not put forth a better idea? Drop one below.

Sight + Light.
J

Be. Do. Have... In that order. #norestfortheworthy

#hardwodder 
#hardwodderone
#honorthework 
#fortunefavorsthebrave 
#fortesfortunajuvat 
#humanmovementfactory 
#unspecialized 
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#movementmonday #mindset #mindsetiseverything #mindsetmonday
  • "The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas." - Alfred Whitney Griswold.
    .
    // What The U.S. Really Is.

    The Americas.
    The Declaration of Independence.
    Then ultimately, The United States of America.

    At the core of all these words lies a basic #truth .

    And that is simply this: that these things came into being because they were #better #ideas .

    We just had the #4thOfJuly here in the "land of the free" and as I scrolled through my various timelines I didn't have to go far before running in posts of sheer hatred, animosity, or downright contempt.

    People who live better than most of the world, enjoy every advantage of #education , and sit behind devices made readily available and cheap by #free trade, felt the need to post all the wrongs of their country, without acknowledging any of the rights.

    These opinions are useless. They are rooted in ignorance and contradiction.

    #America is known for many things, but her people are losing sight of its #greatest thing.

    That here, above all, we have the #opportunity to pick and choose from an idea meritocracy.

    We are free to add the best elements of any #culture to our own, all while refusing failed dogma.

    And there is no greater failure than a people dependent on government: for ideas, for security or for material gain.

    Yet, the call today from the ignorant citizenry is "do it for me"... I #challenge you to challenge that idea.

    Many early immigrants actually went back to Europe. They were not accustomed to the #weight of self sufficiency or the rigors of the new world.

    But rigor and stuggle made what we now enjoy.

    Stuggle builds #strength and promotes life. Include it in your day by #working on yourself before trying to fix things you cannot control.

    We all do better when you do better, become more, or influence your circle positively.

    So rather than whine... why not put forth a better idea? Drop one below.

    Sight + Light.
    J

    Be. Do. Have... In that order. #norestfortheworthy

    #hardwodder
    #hardwodderone
    #honorthework
    #fortunefavorsthebrave
    #fortesfortunajuvat
    #humanmovementfactory
    #unspecialized
    #dothehardthing
    #100to0
    #movementmonday #mindset #mindsetiseverything #mindsetmonday
  • 48 5 9 July, 2019
  • "I will say that Rick will probably die before the end of the book. I'll go ahead and put that in print. Nobody's safe." - Robert Kirkman.
.
// Get Used To It.

This week one of the most #successful indy comics of all time said "The End" on the last page.

The #WalkingDead became a cultural force to be reckoned with... comics, toys, multiple TV shows, talk shows, and the list just goes on and on.

But in 2003 when the first issue shipped, no one could have known what would #become of it.

The first issues would sell about 7k copies... but, that would grow by 8 to 10 fold depending on the month and garner a loyal buying public of 50,,000 per month.

Oh and that lasted for 16 years! Amazing.

By all accounts Kirkman and company were still on top... and that's where the #surprise comes into play.

Rather than continue, he #killed Rick, pulled the plug, and wrote issue 193 as a #tribute to Rick's legacy.

Totally out of the blue and without warning, #life changed for 50k people this week.

No more #TWD.

And, all I can say about it is: Get Used To That.

Welcome to reality where shit happens beyond your control, and you have to deal with the ramifications.

Kirkman did a #brave thing. He shook 50k trees in one fail swoop.

And while many complain and cry for more, the reality is this was a #gift. 50k people will experience something new.

Something that requires them to step outside what they know into the #unknown where any number of amazing things may happen.

As a fan... I #appreciate the end. And look forward to finding something new to explore.

I mean, how many #zombies have to re-die before mankind learns to #work as a team in the apocalypse?
.
Surely, it's a finite number.

When was the last time you chose into something new? Share below.

Sight + Light
J.
.
#norestfortheworthy

Be. Do. Have... In that order.

#hardwodder 
#hardwodderone
#honorthework 
#fortunefavorsthebrave 
#fortesfortunajuvat 
#humanmovementfactory 
#unspecialized 
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#fridayfactual #mindset #mindsetiseverything
  • "I will say that Rick will probably die before the end of the book. I'll go ahead and put that in print. Nobody's safe." - Robert Kirkman.
    .
    // Get Used To It.

    This week one of the most #successful indy comics of all time said "The End" on the last page.

    The #WalkingDead became a cultural force to be reckoned with... comics, toys, multiple TV shows, talk shows, and the list just goes on and on.

    But in 2003 when the first issue shipped, no one could have known what would #become of it.

    The first issues would sell about 7k copies... but, that would grow by 8 to 10 fold depending on the month and garner a loyal buying public of 50,,000 per month.

    Oh and that lasted for 16 years! Amazing.

    By all accounts Kirkman and company were still on top... and that's where the #surprise comes into play.

    Rather than continue, he #killed Rick, pulled the plug, and wrote issue 193 as a #tribute to Rick's legacy.

    Totally out of the blue and without warning, #life changed for 50k people this week.

    No more #TWD .

    And, all I can say about it is: Get Used To That.

    Welcome to reality where shit happens beyond your control, and you have to deal with the ramifications.

    Kirkman did a #brave thing. He shook 50k trees in one fail swoop.

    And while many complain and cry for more, the reality is this was a #gift . 50k people will experience something new.

    Something that requires them to step outside what they know into the #unknown where any number of amazing things may happen.

    As a fan... I #appreciate the end. And look forward to finding something new to explore.

    I mean, how many #zombies have to re-die before mankind learns to #work as a team in the apocalypse?
    .
    Surely, it's a finite number.

    When was the last time you chose into something new? Share below.

    Sight + Light
    J.
    .
    #norestfortheworthy

    Be. Do. Have... In that order.

    #hardwodder
    #hardwodderone
    #honorthework
    #fortunefavorsthebrave
    #fortesfortunajuvat
    #humanmovementfactory
    #unspecialized
    #dothehardthing
    #100to0
    #fridayfactual #mindset #mindsetiseverything
  • 23 0 5 July, 2019
  • "I did what made me feel better tomorrow, even though it was excruciating at the time." - Thomas D. Willhite.
.
// Earn Your Own Time.

You're no doubt #aware of the phrase, "if it feels good, do it"... but you may not have given it much thought.

It's been used to justify any and all physical #pleasures in the moment, from "free love" which was just tool for sixties sex seekers, to the infamous "Netflix and chill" couch surfers of today.

They use it to #justify their own desires in the now, but forget the ramifications.

Who would you become if your only desire each day was to feel good? #Think about it.

Think hard.

You can't #grow as a person without #challenge, yet this #philosophy would have you in constant comfort.

You'd be stunted.
You'd be at a disadvantage.
You'd be #useless to all but a few.

And mother nature has disdain for the useless.

You'd eventually #wake up and find yourself having lived for selfish reasons with few accomplishments or #opportunities for growth.

You'd regret.

And regret is a waste of whatever #time you have remaining.

So the #wise earn their own time by avoiding regret.

They #decide who they want to become and put in the work to make it a reality.

They seek to feel good tomorrow, and pay the price in the present.

They create #meaningful work, relationships, and contributions to those around them.

They live outward #focused.

The clock is ticking... and your time is precious.

So.

What will you do today to maximize your time and impact in this life? Share below.
.
Sight + Light.
J
.

Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

Be. Do. Have... In that order.

#hardwodder 
#hardwodderone
#honorthework 
#fortunefavorsthebrave 
#fortesfortunajuvat 
#humanmovementfactory 
#unspecialized 
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#taketuesday
#think #mindset #mind #mindsetiseverything
  • "I did what made me feel better tomorrow, even though it was excruciating at the time." - Thomas D. Willhite.
    .
    // Earn Your Own Time.

    You're no doubt #aware of the phrase, "if it feels good, do it"... but you may not have given it much thought.

    It's been used to justify any and all physical #pleasures in the moment, from "free love" which was just tool for sixties sex seekers, to the infamous "Netflix and chill" couch surfers of today.

    They use it to #justify their own desires in the now, but forget the ramifications.

    Who would you become if your only desire each day was to feel good? #Think about it.

    Think hard.

    You can't #grow as a person without #challenge , yet this #philosophy would have you in constant comfort.

    You'd be stunted.
    You'd be at a disadvantage.
    You'd be #useless to all but a few.

    And mother nature has disdain for the useless.

    You'd eventually #wake up and find yourself having lived for selfish reasons with few accomplishments or #opportunities for growth.

    You'd regret.

    And regret is a waste of whatever #time you have remaining.

    So the #wise earn their own time by avoiding regret.

    They #decide who they want to become and put in the work to make it a reality.

    They seek to feel good tomorrow, and pay the price in the present.

    They create #meaningful work, relationships, and contributions to those around them.

    They live outward #focused .

    The clock is ticking... and your time is precious.

    So.

    What will you do today to maximize your time and impact in this life? Share below.
    .
    Sight + Light.
    J
    .

    Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

    Be. Do. Have... In that order.

    #hardwodder
    #hardwodderone
    #honorthework
    #fortunefavorsthebrave
    #fortesfortunajuvat
    #humanmovementfactory
    #unspecialized
    #dothehardthing
    #100to0
    #taketuesday
    #think #mindset #mind #mindsetiseverything
  • 25 1 3 July, 2019
  • "The target of anything in life should be to do it so well that it becomes an art." - Arsene Wenger.
.
// Seek The Deep.

For much of my life I've been a #dabbler.

Learn some of this, some of that, and with my natural skillset I could mix in a little self #confidence and posture then attain a moderate degree of #success with anything I chose.

It was a blessing and a curse.

From one #perspective, good enough meant I never suffered too much... I was always good enough to jump in a new job, #business or a relationship and thrive.

At least to a point.

At least until I bumped up against my own limits or lack of depth and exposed myself.

On the flip side... Good enough robbed me of #motivation.

Being comfortable, I was never desperate enough to go #deep and really #learn the nuance of a new idea, methodology or activity.

Again keeping me comfortable, but severely hampering my #desire for more.

But, for the last few years I've been completely focused on my capacity to #create.

And that, my friends, requires a high degree of #mastery of very specific skill sets.

To create #discipline around learning, to face fears and deal with the regular mental stress of the unknown... these require self mastery.

Venturing into new ways of doing business and of #marketing and creating scalable and growing profits while providing #value and genuinely giving from a place of abundance... these require mastery.

Dabbling won't pay more than a dabbler's wage.

It's fun to throw axes... but consistently hitting the #bullseye is a different game.

When I throw, I hope ro get close. When a master throws, he hits dead center or it's a failure.

The master has done the deep work and it shows up in his results. He easily beats the weekend warrior, the untrained dabbler, and the hobbyist.

Mastery is the fruit of depth.

Where in your life could you go deep for better results? Share below.

Sight + Light.
J
.

Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

Be. Do. Have... In that order.

#hardwodder 
#hardwodderone
#honorthework 
#fortunefavorsthebrave 
#fortesfortunajuvat 
#unspecialized 
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#taketuesday
#think #mindset #mind #mindsetiseverything
  • "The target of anything in life should be to do it so well that it becomes an art." - Arsene Wenger.
    .
    // Seek The Deep.

    For much of my life I've been a #dabbler .

    Learn some of this, some of that, and with my natural skillset I could mix in a little self #confidence and posture then attain a moderate degree of #success with anything I chose.

    It was a blessing and a curse.

    From one #perspective , good enough meant I never suffered too much... I was always good enough to jump in a new job, #business or a relationship and thrive.

    At least to a point.

    At least until I bumped up against my own limits or lack of depth and exposed myself.

    On the flip side... Good enough robbed me of #motivation .

    Being comfortable, I was never desperate enough to go #deep and really #learn the nuance of a new idea, methodology or activity.

    Again keeping me comfortable, but severely hampering my #desire for more.

    But, for the last few years I've been completely focused on my capacity to #create .

    And that, my friends, requires a high degree of #mastery of very specific skill sets.

    To create #discipline around learning, to face fears and deal with the regular mental stress of the unknown... these require self mastery.

    Venturing into new ways of doing business and of #marketing and creating scalable and growing profits while providing #value and genuinely giving from a place of abundance... these require mastery.

    Dabbling won't pay more than a dabbler's wage.

    It's fun to throw axes... but consistently hitting the #bullseye is a different game.

    When I throw, I hope ro get close. When a master throws, he hits dead center or it's a failure.

    The master has done the deep work and it shows up in his results. He easily beats the weekend warrior, the untrained dabbler, and the hobbyist.

    Mastery is the fruit of depth.

    Where in your life could you go deep for better results? Share below.

    Sight + Light.
    J
    .

    Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

    Be. Do. Have... In that order.

    #hardwodder
    #hardwodderone
    #honorthework
    #fortunefavorsthebrave
    #fortesfortunajuvat
    #unspecialized
    #dothehardthing
    #100to0
    #taketuesday
    #think #mindset #mind #mindsetiseverything
  • 36 2 3 July, 2019
  • “Don’t expect to be motivated every day to get out there and make things happen. You won’t be. Don’t count on motivation. Count on Discipline.” – @jockowillink.
.
// The Two Great Habits.

The new #quarter is here.

But more than that, day one of the third quarter marks the first day of the #last half of the year.

Yep, our year is half gone.

And that had me #thinking about this: Where exactly am I in relation to the #targets I've set for myself.

Honestly, looks like I'm a mixed bag... some things are coming along, and others are far off.

Tracking... it's key.

And so are these two habits:
.
1. #Learning to learn and apply.
2. #Moving anyway...especially when its hard.

The first practice keeps you from becoming stagnant and #useless.

To live in expansion and #growth means you learn what you need to do to create #positive motion and put your head down and fucking do it.

You can tell when you've learned something by noticing a #change in your behavior. Like a child that learns the hot stove burns his hand, you learn to abandon valueless acts for productive #action.

The second one is a nod to #discipline. On the path to the best version of you obstacles, injury, and #challenge will abound.

How will you respond? Positive motion demands you to #moveanyway... day in, day out. You move... it's chop wood, carry water.

You make whatever progress you can understanding that your best will vary from day to day, but your #commitment won't waver. Ever.

When you combine the application of learning with a move anyway #mindset, you create #power.

No one is coming to save you.

What will you do with Q3? Share below.

Sight + Light.
J

Be. Do. Have... In that order. #norestfortheworthy

#hardwodder 
#hardwodderone
#honorthework 
#fortunefavorsthebrave 
#fortesfortunajuvat
#unspecialized 
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#movementmonday #mindset #mindsetiseverything #mindsetmonday
  • “Don’t expect to be motivated every day to get out there and make things happen. You won’t be. Don’t count on motivation. Count on Discipline.” – @jockowillink.
    .
    // The Two Great Habits.

    The new #quarter is here.

    But more than that, day one of the third quarter marks the first day of the #last half of the year.

    Yep, our year is half gone.

    And that had me #thinking about this: Where exactly am I in relation to the #targets I've set for myself.

    Honestly, looks like I'm a mixed bag... some things are coming along, and others are far off.

    Tracking... it's key.

    And so are these two habits:
    .
    1. #Learning to learn and apply.
    2. #Moving anyway...especially when its hard.

    The first practice keeps you from becoming stagnant and #useless .

    To live in expansion and #growth means you learn what you need to do to create #positive motion and put your head down and fucking do it.

    You can tell when you've learned something by noticing a #change in your behavior. Like a child that learns the hot stove burns his hand, you learn to abandon valueless acts for productive #action .

    The second one is a nod to #discipline . On the path to the best version of you obstacles, injury, and #challenge will abound.

    How will you respond? Positive motion demands you to #moveanyway ... day in, day out. You move... it's chop wood, carry water.

    You make whatever progress you can understanding that your best will vary from day to day, but your #commitment won't waver. Ever.

    When you combine the application of learning with a move anyway #mindset , you create #power .

    No one is coming to save you.

    What will you do with Q3? Share below.

    Sight + Light.
    J

    Be. Do. Have... In that order. #norestfortheworthy

    #hardwodder
    #hardwodderone
    #honorthework
    #fortunefavorsthebrave
    #fortesfortunajuvat
    #unspecialized
    #dothehardthing
    #100to0
    #movementmonday #mindset #mindsetiseverything #mindsetmonday
  • 33 2 1 July, 2019
  • "Life is one long struggle in the dark." - Lucretius.
.
// Team Archer.

When I first read the quote above, it struck me as #negative. I have learned that when that happens, I need to look a little #deeper.

Usually when something lands the wrong way, it has more to do with our #perception than anything else.

So, upon further inspection... I saw deeper truths.

Realize this: long #life, struggle, and darkness may be our greatest #gifts.

Born eyes closed, struggling for breath is how life begins... everything is #unknown.

Still, the unknown brings an #opportunity to know as we grow.

And if #growth is to continue for life, not simply end when we come of age, we have to accept that our #expansion comes from playing in the darkness of the unknown.

There is no growth in the familiar.

To know this is to use our time here to #struggle well.

In doing so, we learn to first align ourselves in pursuit of more, and magnetically draw allies to our cause.

I view my #marriage this way.

Cristina and I came together to build a life we designed before ever saying "I do". #TeamArcher is our vehicle for creating the results we want in our lives.

Our time together is a recurring cycle of creating a #vision, stepping into the unknown to #create it, then struggling as well as we can as a unit to grow into the people who can make it real.

This comes with high highs, low lows, and everything between.

Raw conversations, #success and failure, smiles and tears, pain and laughter... its all part of this game of expansion we play in the dark.

Struggle gives us meaning and #connection beyond the shallows of a surface level existence. It reveals who we are and who we can become.

And that, my friends, makes life an #adventure.

When was the last time you stepped into the unknown? Share below.

Sight + Light
J.
.
#norestfortheworthy

Be. Do. Have... In that order.

#hardwodder 
#hardwodderone
#honorthework 
#fortunefavorsthebrave 
#fortesfortunajuvat 
#humanmovementfactory 
#unspecialized 
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#fridayfactual #mindset #mindsetiseverything
  • "Life is one long struggle in the dark." - Lucretius.
    .
    // Team Archer.

    When I first read the quote above, it struck me as #negative . I have learned that when that happens, I need to look a little #deeper .

    Usually when something lands the wrong way, it has more to do with our #perception than anything else.

    So, upon further inspection... I saw deeper truths.

    Realize this: long #life , struggle, and darkness may be our greatest #gifts .

    Born eyes closed, struggling for breath is how life begins... everything is #unknown .

    Still, the unknown brings an #opportunity to know as we grow.

    And if #growth is to continue for life, not simply end when we come of age, we have to accept that our #expansion comes from playing in the darkness of the unknown.

    There is no growth in the familiar.

    To know this is to use our time here to #struggle well.

    In doing so, we learn to first align ourselves in pursuit of more, and magnetically draw allies to our cause.

    I view my #marriage this way.

    Cristina and I came together to build a life we designed before ever saying "I do". #TeamArcher is our vehicle for creating the results we want in our lives.

    Our time together is a recurring cycle of creating a #vision , stepping into the unknown to #create it, then struggling as well as we can as a unit to grow into the people who can make it real.

    This comes with high highs, low lows, and everything between.

    Raw conversations, #success and failure, smiles and tears, pain and laughter... its all part of this game of expansion we play in the dark.

    Struggle gives us meaning and #connection beyond the shallows of a surface level existence. It reveals who we are and who we can become.

    And that, my friends, makes life an #adventure .

    When was the last time you stepped into the unknown? Share below.

    Sight + Light
    J.
    .
    #norestfortheworthy

    Be. Do. Have... In that order.

    #hardwodder
    #hardwodderone
    #honorthework
    #fortunefavorsthebrave
    #fortesfortunajuvat
    #humanmovementfactory
    #unspecialized
    #dothehardthing
    #100to0
    #fridayfactual #mindset #mindsetiseverything
  • 66 6 28 June, 2019
  • "You just can't beat the person who never gives up." - Babe Ruth.
.
// Pay In Full.

Wednesday, late morning... I wake up to a hollow feeling. A feeling of "what the fuck am I doing" with my time.

I was up all night finalizing a recording to ensure the next #episode of the @HardWodder Radio #podcast goes out on time.

This... because I refuse to break the chain, was the 22nd straight week of #consistency with the production and release.

Consistency #wins all battles.

So... My target is every week an hour or more of content, available on Wednesday, syndicated and ready to go without #fail.

But, people fail.
Interviews cancel.
Schedules get tight.

And before you know it.. it's Wednesday. Again.

To keep my #commitment to this project, I can not accept or allow excuses or circumstances to dictate my #outcome.

Time or no time, guest or no guest, I have to #honor the #work and #pay the price necessary to create the result I committed to.

This is where I have, and so many others have #fallen off.

It's incredibly easy to make up stories as to why it's "acceptable" to miss a dealine, or fail any #goal.

What's #uncommon is becoming the man who refuses to negotiate the price he's willing to pay to succeed.

The price may well be late nights, #learning new systems and skills, training, sacrificing time with family, and the #emotional roller coaster that comes with taking yourself on.

What you are willing to happily exchange for your #result will determine the trajectory of your life.

This morning I had to remind myself to simply #paytheman... and as I submitted to the reality of what is required, my #mindset began to shift back into #positive and productive.

What do you want for your life, and will you pay the price to get it? Share below.
.
Sight + Light.
J
.

Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

Be. Do. Have... In that order.

#hardwodder 
#hardwodderone
#honorthework 
#fortunefavorsthebrave 
#fortesfortunajuvat 
#unspecialized 
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#taketuesday
#mindsetiseverything
  • "You just can't beat the person who never gives up." - Babe Ruth.
    .
    // Pay In Full.

    Wednesday, late morning... I wake up to a hollow feeling. A feeling of "what the fuck am I doing" with my time.

    I was up all night finalizing a recording to ensure the next #episode of the @HardWodder Radio #podcast goes out on time.

    This... because I refuse to break the chain, was the 22nd straight week of #consistency with the production and release.

    Consistency #wins all battles.

    So... My target is every week an hour or more of content, available on Wednesday, syndicated and ready to go without #fail .

    But, people fail.
    Interviews cancel.
    Schedules get tight.

    And before you know it.. it's Wednesday. Again.

    To keep my #commitment to this project, I can not accept or allow excuses or circumstances to dictate my #outcome .

    Time or no time, guest or no guest, I have to #honor the #work and #pay the price necessary to create the result I committed to.

    This is where I have, and so many others have #fallen off.

    It's incredibly easy to make up stories as to why it's "acceptable" to miss a dealine, or fail any #goal .

    What's #uncommon is becoming the man who refuses to negotiate the price he's willing to pay to succeed.

    The price may well be late nights, #learning new systems and skills, training, sacrificing time with family, and the #emotional roller coaster that comes with taking yourself on.

    What you are willing to happily exchange for your #result will determine the trajectory of your life.

    This morning I had to remind myself to simply #paytheman ... and as I submitted to the reality of what is required, my #mindset began to shift back into #positive and productive.

    What do you want for your life, and will you pay the price to get it? Share below.
    .
    Sight + Light.
    J
    .

    Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

    Be. Do. Have... In that order.

    #hardwodder
    #hardwodderone
    #honorthework
    #fortunefavorsthebrave
    #fortesfortunajuvat
    #unspecialized
    #dothehardthing
    #100to0
    #taketuesday
    #mindsetiseverything
  • 37 2 26 June, 2019
  • "Love creates an 'us' without destroying the 'me'. - Leo Buscaglia.
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// Unconditional Love.

Is it real? Before we can know if unconditional #love is real, we have to define "love" is without the qualifying word.

Love is a noun and a verb.

As a noun, love is defined as an intense #feeling of deep affection, a romantic #attraction, something one takes great pleasure in, or even a heartfelt greeting.

As a verb, love is defined as a feeling that compels us to peform #acts of a deep romantic or sexual nature, or as taking #pleasure in an experience.

In both cases, we have to remember, words mean things... we cannot arbitrarily decide to define a word and expect the #symbolism to translate universally, or we create confusion.

The same is true of "love". The feeling of love is about you. It's a description of your #experience that you alone can validate.

To have no conditions on your experience, you've completely mastered your #mind and control all your perceptions.

If that isn't you, and be honest, unconditional love is not possible.

Some people or situations you encounter can and will break you out of the "feeling" of love.

Some things are simply not #worthy of your love. A cheating spouse, child predator, or liar for example.

Too often the word love is used to mean #acceptance, or #kindness... and while these things are acts a person experiencing the feeling of love may demonstrate, they are not love.

I can completely despise a thief, but show him kindness. I can completely disagree with a woman's lifestyle, but accept who she is.

It's my #belief that unconditional love is a euphemism for what people see as unusual acts of #goodness.

While kindness or acceptance is beautiful against a world of "eye for an eye" or "us vs. them", it's a very different idea than that of love.

What are your thoughts? Share below.

Sight + Light
J.
.
#norestfortheworthy

Be. Do. Have... In that order.

#hardwodder 
#hardwodderone
#honorthework 
#fortunefavorsthebrave 
#fortesfortunajuvat 
#humanmovementfactory 
#unspecialized 
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#thursdaythoughts #mindset #mindsetiseverything
  • "Love creates an 'us' without destroying the 'me'. - Leo Buscaglia.
    .
    // Unconditional Love.

    Is it real? Before we can know if unconditional #love is real, we have to define "love" is without the qualifying word.

    Love is a noun and a verb.

    As a noun, love is defined as an intense #feeling of deep affection, a romantic #attraction , something one takes great pleasure in, or even a heartfelt greeting.

    As a verb, love is defined as a feeling that compels us to peform #acts of a deep romantic or sexual nature, or as taking #pleasure in an experience.

    In both cases, we have to remember, words mean things... we cannot arbitrarily decide to define a word and expect the #symbolism to translate universally, or we create confusion.

    The same is true of "love". The feeling of love is about you. It's a description of your #experience that you alone can validate.

    To have no conditions on your experience, you've completely mastered your #mind and control all your perceptions.

    If that isn't you, and be honest, unconditional love is not possible.

    Some people or situations you encounter can and will break you out of the "feeling" of love.

    Some things are simply not #worthy of your love. A cheating spouse, child predator, or liar for example.

    Too often the word love is used to mean #acceptance , or #kindness ... and while these things are acts a person experiencing the feeling of love may demonstrate, they are not love.

    I can completely despise a thief, but show him kindness. I can completely disagree with a woman's lifestyle, but accept who she is.

    It's my #belief that unconditional love is a euphemism for what people see as unusual acts of #goodness .

    While kindness or acceptance is beautiful against a world of "eye for an eye" or "us vs. them", it's a very different idea than that of love.

    What are your thoughts? Share below.

    Sight + Light
    J.
    .
    #norestfortheworthy

    Be. Do. Have... In that order.

    #hardwodder
    #hardwodderone
    #honorthework
    #fortunefavorsthebrave
    #fortesfortunajuvat
    #humanmovementfactory
    #unspecialized
    #dothehardthing
    #100to0
    #thursdaythoughts #mindset #mindsetiseverything
  • 61 5 21 June, 2019
  • “Our greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at things in life that don't really matter.” - Francis Chan.
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// What Matters Most.

This photo is from the first #spartan race I ever did.

I #failed to finish.

It took a while for me to be at #peace with that. I take pride in doing what I say and not finishing a race to me is a broken #commitment.

I expect more of myself.

However in this instance, I had no right to the #result I wanted.

Let me explain.

I #run about as fast as old people fuck.
I signed up for a #Beast my first time out.
I chose one of the most difficult courses with insane #elevation changes.
I picked an afternoon start #time.

The facts above when paired with my time commitment to #train, had to equal a #hard day.

My ignorance and inexperience had to #create a fail.

But wanting #success in the form of a finish wasn't really what mattered.

What I succeeded in was #learning how to never fail again.

I learned that my speed needs to #improve. And, I can train that.

I learned to take seriously endeavors that #push me past my limits. And, I can do focused prep work.

I learned afternoon start times are cheaper for a reason. When the poor weather rolled in and it got cold and dark on the #mountain, they pulled me off the course.

The earlier start time would have guaranteed my finish, and they were available when I chose in... I didn't have the #experience to know this.

Turns out all the things that matter about this race had nothing to do with actually #running the race.

They had to do with proper #preparation, #intention, and #strategy.

Coming off the successful knowledge acquisition of failing at #BigBear, I had a fresh perspective as I signed up to do 3 more races this year.

A "Trifecta": 1 Sprint (done), 1 Super and 1 Beast coming up later this year.

I will complete them all and with better times and more ease and #joy all because I failed then first time out.

Every experience can work for you if you seek the lessons.

Knowing that, can you name a past failure that now serves you well? Share below.

Sight + Light.
J
.

Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

Be. Do. Have... In that order.

#hardwodder 
#hardwodderone
  • “Our greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at things in life that don't really matter.” - Francis Chan.
    .
    // What Matters Most.

    This photo is from the first #spartan race I ever did.

    I #failed to finish.

    It took a while for me to be at #peace with that. I take pride in doing what I say and not finishing a race to me is a broken #commitment .

    I expect more of myself.

    However in this instance, I had no right to the #result I wanted.

    Let me explain.

    I #run about as fast as old people fuck.
    I signed up for a #Beast my first time out.
    I chose one of the most difficult courses with insane #elevation changes.
    I picked an afternoon start #time .

    The facts above when paired with my time commitment to #train , had to equal a #hard day.

    My ignorance and inexperience had to #create a fail.

    But wanting #success in the form of a finish wasn't really what mattered.

    What I succeeded in was #learning how to never fail again.

    I learned that my speed needs to #improve . And, I can train that.

    I learned to take seriously endeavors that #push me past my limits. And, I can do focused prep work.

    I learned afternoon start times are cheaper for a reason. When the poor weather rolled in and it got cold and dark on the #mountain , they pulled me off the course.

    The earlier start time would have guaranteed my finish, and they were available when I chose in... I didn't have the #experience to know this.

    Turns out all the things that matter about this race had nothing to do with actually #running the race.

    They had to do with proper #preparation , #intention , and #strategy .

    Coming off the successful knowledge acquisition of failing at #BigBear , I had a fresh perspective as I signed up to do 3 more races this year.

    A "Trifecta": 1 Sprint (done), 1 Super and 1 Beast coming up later this year.

    I will complete them all and with better times and more ease and #joy all because I failed then first time out.

    Every experience can work for you if you seek the lessons.

    Knowing that, can you name a past failure that now serves you well? Share below.

    Sight + Light.
    J
    .

    Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

    Be. Do. Have... In that order.

    #hardwodder
    #hardwodderone
  • 50 1 18 June, 2019
  • "Reach your hand up in the air and you can play with the stars… it's not the hand that you're dealt, but how you're playing your cards." - Ludacris.
.
// You Are The Limit.

The last couple of decades in North America have been about #competition... and not in a good way.

Healthy competition is to "struggle with" another and produce #better outcomes for both.

To #elevate.
To #challenge.
To #push past limitations.

Yet, the new generations are competing for the title "King of the Victims". They have been brought up to #believe that if they are this color, that sex, or the other religion... That their lives will somehow be stunted by others.

Any failure they experience is because of some external force bearing down on them because of some uncontrollable physical trait.

But here's the reality: The market doesn't care... not one bit.

The market just wants the best it can get.

If that's you, you'll do well... regardless of any physical trait or external force.

Look around you. No matter who or how you are as an individual, someone just like you has already succeeded.

Because they brought the heat.
Because they put in the #work.
Because they provided #value.

The end.

You can only be a victim if you buy other people's bullshit on "the way it is". You make "the way it is" when you #project your beliefs on your world.

Period.

Don't follow or listen to anyone who doesn't have the #result you want to create. They don't have your answer.

Follow those who cut a path for you.

Match and model their behavior... and you will match and model their results.

You can be just another Chris, or you can be a #Ludacris if you put in the work to #master your craft... The rest is just a distraction.

Do you understand that your life your fault? Share why or why not below.

Sight + Light.
J
.

Be. Do. Have... there is #norestfortheworthy

#hardwodder 
#hardwodderone
#honorthework 
#fortunefavorsthebrave 
#fortesfortunajuvat 
#humanmovementfactory 
#unspecialized 
#100to0
#crossfit
#saturdaystuff #mindset #mindsetiseverything #mindbodysoul #allin
  • "Reach your hand up in the air and you can play with the stars… it's not the hand that you're dealt, but how you're playing your cards." - Ludacris.
    .
    // You Are The Limit.

    The last couple of decades in North America have been about #competition ... and not in a good way.

    Healthy competition is to "struggle with" another and produce #better outcomes for both.

    To #elevate .
    To #challenge .
    To #push past limitations.

    Yet, the new generations are competing for the title "King of the Victims". They have been brought up to #believe that if they are this color, that sex, or the other religion... That their lives will somehow be stunted by others.

    Any failure they experience is because of some external force bearing down on them because of some uncontrollable physical trait.

    But here's the reality: The market doesn't care... not one bit.

    The market just wants the best it can get.

    If that's you, you'll do well... regardless of any physical trait or external force.

    Look around you. No matter who or how you are as an individual, someone just like you has already succeeded.

    Because they brought the heat.
    Because they put in the #work .
    Because they provided #value .

    The end.

    You can only be a victim if you buy other people's bullshit on "the way it is". You make "the way it is" when you #project your beliefs on your world.

    Period.

    Don't follow or listen to anyone who doesn't have the #result you want to create. They don't have your answer.

    Follow those who cut a path for you.

    Match and model their behavior... and you will match and model their results.

    You can be just another Chris, or you can be a #Ludacris if you put in the work to #master your craft... The rest is just a distraction.

    Do you understand that your life your fault? Share why or why not below.

    Sight + Light.
    J
    .

    Be. Do. Have... there is #norestfortheworthy

    #hardwodder
    #hardwodderone
    #honorthework
    #fortunefavorsthebrave
    #fortesfortunajuvat
    #humanmovementfactory
    #unspecialized
    #100to0
    #crossfit
    #saturdaystuff #mindset #mindsetiseverything #mindbodysoul #allin
  • 53 1 15 June, 2019
  • "As you sow in your subconscious mind, so shall you reap in your body and environment." - Joseph Murphy.
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// Don't Confuse The Genie.

The subconscious #mind has been compared to many things. One of the most apropos is the mythical #Genie.

But not like the one from #Aladdin or other western stories, more like the creatures the idea of a Genie is based: The #Jinn.

Jinn were magic creatures of smokeless fire who were neither #good nor #bad.

Less than angles or devils, some believed the Jinn could make crops #grow and demonstrate #mastery of certain crafts.

They could appear as people or animals and lived in dual dimensions.

Legends tell that these spirits could be bound to objects and made to #serve... probably the origin of the genie in the lamp.

History plays a great game of telephone, eh.

Think of your #subconscious mind as the Jinn.

It knows neither good nor bad, it doesn't question what you instruct... it simply does as you #command, as it is bound to you and your desires.

And too many times, we confuse the subconscious with conflicting commands.

We tell the subconscious, "I want a great #relationship" and it says "yes, Master" and goes to work.

Then, a moment later we silently think to ourselves, "No one would want to #love me or spend time with me" and the subconscious says again, "yes, Master" and goes to #work making that real.

It hears you.

It provides #results.

Without question and without hesitation.

So before you question the validity of "putting the Genie to work", it's paramount to know you're giving the correct instructions.

Knowing that, do you see any holes in your mental game? Share below.

Sight + Light.
J
.

Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

Be. Do. Have... In that order.

#hardwodder 
#hardwodderone
#honorthework 
#fortunefavorsthebrave 
#fortesfortunajuvat 
#humanmovementfactory 
#unspecialized 
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#taketuesday
#think #mindset #mind #mindsetiseverything
  • "As you sow in your subconscious mind, so shall you reap in your body and environment." - Joseph Murphy.
    .
    // Don't Confuse The Genie.

    The subconscious #mind has been compared to many things. One of the most apropos is the mythical #Genie .

    But not like the one from #Aladdin or other western stories, more like the creatures the idea of a Genie is based: The #Jinn .

    Jinn were magic creatures of smokeless fire who were neither #good nor #bad .

    Less than angles or devils, some believed the Jinn could make crops #grow and demonstrate #mastery of certain crafts.

    They could appear as people or animals and lived in dual dimensions.

    Legends tell that these spirits could be bound to objects and made to #serve ... probably the origin of the genie in the lamp.

    History plays a great game of telephone, eh.

    Think of your #subconscious mind as the Jinn.

    It knows neither good nor bad, it doesn't question what you instruct... it simply does as you #command , as it is bound to you and your desires.

    And too many times, we confuse the subconscious with conflicting commands.

    We tell the subconscious, "I want a great #relationship " and it says "yes, Master" and goes to work.

    Then, a moment later we silently think to ourselves, "No one would want to #love me or spend time with me" and the subconscious says again, "yes, Master" and goes to #work making that real.

    It hears you.

    It provides #results .

    Without question and without hesitation.

    So before you question the validity of "putting the Genie to work", it's paramount to know you're giving the correct instructions.

    Knowing that, do you see any holes in your mental game? Share below.

    Sight + Light.
    J
    .

    Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

    Be. Do. Have... In that order.

    #hardwodder
    #hardwodderone
    #honorthework
    #fortunefavorsthebrave
    #fortesfortunajuvat
    #humanmovementfactory
    #unspecialized
    #dothehardthing
    #100to0
    #taketuesday
    #think #mindset #mind #mindsetiseverything
  • 47 0 11 June, 2019
  • "Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it." - Bruce Lee.
.
// Dancing Monkeys.

The world is full of people who would do just about anything to amuse you, get a laugh, or grab your #attention.

It's one of the most common ways humans satisfy their egos.

No one is immune.

As #social creatures we are hardwired to win or gain the #approval of others... it meant safety and belonging to our tribal ancestors.

Belonging and #acceptance were our guarantee against ostracism.

To be ostracized meant #death.

Although that's no longer true in real #life, it's been recreated online.

Belonging or acceptance... when it's coming from a #genuine place or real desire to connect can be a huge #positive force in our lives.

The problem arises when we seek to become someone else, display another's personality, or take on traits that don't #align with who we are at core being.

In today's world, this problem and desire to be acknowledged can be exploited on a scale not seen before.

Something as seemingly innocuous a posting to social media has been gamed with likes, hearts, and comments to the point that "engagement" has become a derivation of self worth for far too many people.

Some will even take down a post if it doesn't get enough likes, and repost something else that may get more.

They do this because posting something online for them is a selfish act, it's about their self view, or the endorphins they experience from all the percieved adoration.

The only way to sustain that is to shape yourself and your message based on response.

And, by doing that you become a #dancingmonkey, a low rent #performer, someone who is more concerned with the opinions of others than the #power of self actualization.

Maybe, if you feel pressure to be anyway other than what you truly know to be you, it's time to #disconnect.

Get #quiet.

Remember who you are.

Be OK knowing you were born enough... with or without external #validation.

What would you post if you felt #free to genuinely express your #truth?
.
Sight + Light.
J
.

Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

Be. Do. Have.

#hardwodder
  • "Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it." - Bruce Lee.
    .
    // Dancing Monkeys.

    The world is full of people who would do just about anything to amuse you, get a laugh, or grab your #attention .

    It's one of the most common ways humans satisfy their egos.

    No one is immune.

    As #social creatures we are hardwired to win or gain the #approval of others... it meant safety and belonging to our tribal ancestors.

    Belonging and #acceptance were our guarantee against ostracism.

    To be ostracized meant #death .

    Although that's no longer true in real #life , it's been recreated online.

    Belonging or acceptance... when it's coming from a #genuine place or real desire to connect can be a huge #positive force in our lives.

    The problem arises when we seek to become someone else, display another's personality, or take on traits that don't #align with who we are at core being.

    In today's world, this problem and desire to be acknowledged can be exploited on a scale not seen before.

    Something as seemingly innocuous a posting to social media has been gamed with likes, hearts, and comments to the point that "engagement" has become a derivation of self worth for far too many people.

    Some will even take down a post if it doesn't get enough likes, and repost something else that may get more.

    They do this because posting something online for them is a selfish act, it's about their self view, or the endorphins they experience from all the percieved adoration.

    The only way to sustain that is to shape yourself and your message based on response.

    And, by doing that you become a #dancingmonkey , a low rent #performer , someone who is more concerned with the opinions of others than the #power of self actualization.

    Maybe, if you feel pressure to be anyway other than what you truly know to be you, it's time to #disconnect .

    Get #quiet .

    Remember who you are.

    Be OK knowing you were born enough... with or without external #validation .

    What would you post if you felt #free to genuinely express your #truth ?
    .
    Sight + Light.
    J
    .

    Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

    Be. Do. Have.

    #hardwodder
  • 53 8 6 June, 2019
  • "The longest sentence you can form with two words is: I do." — H. L. Mencken.
.
// Looks.

This woman... we said "I do" 8 years ago.

So, It's difficult to look at this photo think anything but how great she looks in her new dress.

Or, is it a shirt that can be worn as a dress. Women's clothes... who knows.

I certainly don't. I just know she likes the #look of it and was #excited to get it.

And I got excited for her.

It's #fun to watch her in these moments... it's like nothing else in this world to see how her self #perception changes when she genuinely falls in #love with the look of her new hairstyle or outfit.

She truly sees herself in a different #light. She feels what she sees, and sees what she feels.

That may be #powerful, #sexy, #athletic or simply comfortable and relaxed... but, its always about feeling and perception.

There's some entanglement there.

And, it holds up as a great analogy for our experiences on life's path.

We see how something, someone or some situation looks on the outside and we make up a story about it based on how we see the world.

Do you see and older #man with a younger #woman and think "gold digger" or "he's old enough to be her father"? Maybe you simply think "what a happy couple". It all depends on how you feel about what you see.

It's about your perception.

When you take a hard look at a thing, what feelings come up for you? That will ultimately drive your thoughts and #actions if left unchecked.

Our #worldview is real... and we project it onto everything we see.

This makes it paramount that we create an #awareness around why we see what we see.

From that place we have a moment of agency... an #opportunity to check ourselves to create effective patterns of thought and behavior.

Life is largely what we project.

Knowing that, what do you see when you look out on the world around you? Share your thoughts below.

Sight + Light.
J
.

Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

Be. Do. Have... In that order.

#hardwodder 
#hardwodderone
#honorthework 
#fortunefavorsthebrave 
#fortesfortunajuvat 
#humanmovementfactory 
#unspecialized 
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#taketuesday
#think #mindset #mind #mindsetiseverything
  • "The longest sentence you can form with two words is: I do." — H. L. Mencken.
    .
    // Looks.

    This woman... we said "I do" 8 years ago.

    So, It's difficult to look at this photo think anything but how great she looks in her new dress.

    Or, is it a shirt that can be worn as a dress. Women's clothes... who knows.

    I certainly don't. I just know she likes the #look of it and was #excited to get it.

    And I got excited for her.

    It's #fun to watch her in these moments... it's like nothing else in this world to see how her self #perception changes when she genuinely falls in #love with the look of her new hairstyle or outfit.

    She truly sees herself in a different #light . She feels what she sees, and sees what she feels.

    That may be #powerful , #sexy , #athletic or simply comfortable and relaxed... but, its always about feeling and perception.

    There's some entanglement there.

    And, it holds up as a great analogy for our experiences on life's path.

    We see how something, someone or some situation looks on the outside and we make up a story about it based on how we see the world.

    Do you see and older #man with a younger #woman and think "gold digger" or "he's old enough to be her father"? Maybe you simply think "what a happy couple". It all depends on how you feel about what you see.

    It's about your perception.

    When you take a hard look at a thing, what feelings come up for you? That will ultimately drive your thoughts and #actions if left unchecked.

    Our #worldview is real... and we project it onto everything we see.

    This makes it paramount that we create an #awareness around why we see what we see.

    From that place we have a moment of agency... an #opportunity to check ourselves to create effective patterns of thought and behavior.

    Life is largely what we project.

    Knowing that, what do you see when you look out on the world around you? Share your thoughts below.

    Sight + Light.
    J
    .

    Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

    Be. Do. Have... In that order.

    #hardwodder
    #hardwodderone
    #honorthework
    #fortunefavorsthebrave
    #fortesfortunajuvat
    #humanmovementfactory
    #unspecialized
    #dothehardthing
    #100to0
    #taketuesday
    #think #mindset #mind #mindsetiseverything
  • 70 6 4 June, 2019
  • "Love and work…work and love, that's all there is…love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness." - Sigmund Freud.
.
// I Didn't.

I started to #write this post for you guys on Friday... that was 2 days ago.

But, I didn't get it out.

I couldn't force myself to focus long enough to create anything I felt worthy of me or my energy.

So, I took a #break from writing.

Hell, I took a break from everything that was weighing on me.

I want to say in that moment that I let it all go... yet, that's just cliché.

I don't think that's possible.

Having created the #habit of writing everyday, there's a part of me that felt strangely unsettled and undone because it didn't get done.

And, the same is true of the #suffering I sometimes put myself through.

Most suffering is a habit.

All the little slights, disharmony, mental anguish, or complaints that arise repeatedly in our lives... these are the result of using old behaviors in new situations.

Behaviors that served us in early #life, but longer do and we haven't learned the lesson.

I was suffering from a self imposed cargo of both #work and doubt. And, doubt is really just a nuanced version of #fear.

Why? I have a habit of taking on too much and wanting to be all things to all people.

This served me in early life, it meant I was self sufficient... #independent. I didn't have to rely on the unreliable people.

But this behavior today is just an impediment to faster forward motion and #expansion.

That is my work.

And even when it's #hard to create, I still love to pursue it.

Your life is your work and the #love you bring to it or the love that inspires you to do it.

It's a cycle... love puts you to work and work proves what you love. What you value.

And so it is when shit gets hard, that you find out what you love enough to work on... and when you measure your time spent at work, you find out what your really love.

So, today I write.

What do you truly value in your life? Share below.
.
Sight + Light.
J
.

Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

Be. Do. Have... In that order.

#hardwodder 
#hardwodderone
#fortesfortunajuvat 
#humanmovementfactory 
#unspecialized 
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#sundaysoapbox
  • "Love and work…work and love, that's all there is…love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness." - Sigmund Freud.
    .
    // I Didn't.

    I started to #write this post for you guys on Friday... that was 2 days ago.

    But, I didn't get it out.

    I couldn't force myself to focus long enough to create anything I felt worthy of me or my energy.

    So, I took a #break from writing.

    Hell, I took a break from everything that was weighing on me.

    I want to say in that moment that I let it all go... yet, that's just cliché.

    I don't think that's possible.

    Having created the #habit of writing everyday, there's a part of me that felt strangely unsettled and undone because it didn't get done.

    And, the same is true of the #suffering I sometimes put myself through.

    Most suffering is a habit.

    All the little slights, disharmony, mental anguish, or complaints that arise repeatedly in our lives... these are the result of using old behaviors in new situations.

    Behaviors that served us in early #life , but longer do and we haven't learned the lesson.

    I was suffering from a self imposed cargo of both #work and doubt. And, doubt is really just a nuanced version of #fear .

    Why? I have a habit of taking on too much and wanting to be all things to all people.

    This served me in early life, it meant I was self sufficient... #independent . I didn't have to rely on the unreliable people.

    But this behavior today is just an impediment to faster forward motion and #expansion .

    That is my work.

    And even when it's #hard to create, I still love to pursue it.

    Your life is your work and the #love you bring to it or the love that inspires you to do it.

    It's a cycle... love puts you to work and work proves what you love. What you value.

    And so it is when shit gets hard, that you find out what you love enough to work on... and when you measure your time spent at work, you find out what your really love.

    So, today I write.

    What do you truly value in your life? Share below.
    .
    Sight + Light.
    J
    .

    Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

    Be. Do. Have... In that order.

    #hardwodder
    #hardwodderone
    #fortesfortunajuvat
    #humanmovementfactory
    #unspecialized
    #dothehardthing
    #100to0
    #sundaysoapbox
  • 64 4 3 June, 2019
  • Live Now: Inside @HardWodder Radio Episode 37 Finding Your Passion With Musician Rob Riccardo.
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#linkinbio.
.
★ Quote:“No complaints… it’s all led me to this moment.“
.
@RobRiccardo, caught my attention as he played in a crowded room down in #Phoenix… Not an easy task with a room full of distractions, but I could tell all his music was original so I immediately perked up.

#Music has always spoken to me and has been a key element of my own personal wellness. It can change your state of mind, lift you up, or even be an outlet.

From the first song, I got a sense that Rob was a deep guy… his lyricism and playing #style took me to the edge of the water and filled my #mind with images of #freedom and life outside.

Rob was raised on the beaches of Long Island, NY. And, the foundation of the now Phoenix-based #songwriter’s sound derives from the surf scene of his formative years on the East Coast.

Shortly after picking up the #guitar in high school on a bet from a friend, Rob discovered the acoustically driven #melodies and socially conscious lyrics of artists like @JackJohnson, @JohnButlerTrio, and @BenHarper.

These #musicians, along with classic troubadours from his father’s record #collection like James Taylor, would serve as the initial inspiration for writing his own songs.

After a year of experimenting, he developed his own blend of folk, rock and reggae infused with a heavy serving of #conscious lyrics.

With a newfound focus and a fresh batch of songs, Rob teamed up with Gilbert, AZ-based producer @Erick_Morina to record his debut album The Calm Within, a collection of tunes heavily inspired by his yoga and meditation practice.

Rob’s released his second full-length album, #Seeker, on September 14, 2018, featuring positive themes and plenty of nature-based metaphors.

He is already recording his third album, a self-produced double LP featuring new #songs of #growth and #reflection.

Learn about Rob’s path to this place inside this podcast.

Enjoy!

United In #Wellness.
J
.

Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

Be. Do. Have... In that order.

#hardwodderone
#honorthework
#fortunefavorsthebrave
#fortesfortunajuvat
#humanmovementfactory
  • Live Now: Inside @HardWodder Radio Episode 37 Finding Your Passion With Musician Rob Riccardo.
    .
    #linkinbio .
    .
    ★ Quote:“No complaints… it’s all led me to this moment.“
    .
    @RobRiccardo, caught my attention as he played in a crowded room down in #Phoenix … Not an easy task with a room full of distractions, but I could tell all his music was original so I immediately perked up.

    #Music has always spoken to me and has been a key element of my own personal wellness. It can change your state of mind, lift you up, or even be an outlet.

    From the first song, I got a sense that Rob was a deep guy… his lyricism and playing #style took me to the edge of the water and filled my #mind with images of #freedom and life outside.

    Rob was raised on the beaches of Long Island, NY. And, the foundation of the now Phoenix-based #songwriter ’s sound derives from the surf scene of his formative years on the East Coast.

    Shortly after picking up the #guitar in high school on a bet from a friend, Rob discovered the acoustically driven #melodies and socially conscious lyrics of artists like @JackJohnson, @JohnButlerTrio, and @BenHarper.

    These #musicians , along with classic troubadours from his father’s record #collection like James Taylor, would serve as the initial inspiration for writing his own songs.

    After a year of experimenting, he developed his own blend of folk, rock and reggae infused with a heavy serving of #conscious lyrics.

    With a newfound focus and a fresh batch of songs, Rob teamed up with Gilbert, AZ-based producer @Erick_Morina to record his debut album The Calm Within, a collection of tunes heavily inspired by his yoga and meditation practice.

    Rob’s released his second full-length album, #Seeker , on September 14, 2018, featuring positive themes and plenty of nature-based metaphors.

    He is already recording his third album, a self-produced double LP featuring new #songs of #growth and #reflection .

    Learn about Rob’s path to this place inside this podcast.

    Enjoy!

    United In #Wellness .
    J
    .

    Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

    Be. Do. Have... In that order.

    #hardwodderone
    #honorthework
    #fortunefavorsthebrave
    #fortesfortunajuvat
    #humanmovementfactory
  • 61 2 31 May, 2019
  • "For the future, the motto is, 'No days unalert.'" - Robert Greene.
.
// Know Shit.

When it comes to you, what do you know about the "why" behind the "who" you've #become.

You have an #origin story, just like your favorite #hero or mentor.

You have reasons for your being-ness.

There are reasons you are where you are, with who you're with, and doing whatever it is you're doing.

And #knowing what drives those outcomes is the crowning achievement of being #human.

When the gurus speak of #awareness, the knowledge of self and surroundings, this is what they mean.

The content and context of life's #journey and experiences.

Early #childhood for me was chaotic most days... screaming parents, little money, and insecurities were the norm.

So rather than feel, I numbed myself. I didn't want to feel #connected to things that my brain couldn't reconcile against reality.

How can "I love you" and "you're worthless" emerge from the mouth of the same person.

It made no sense.
I had to make it make sense.

So I decided other people were false and hypocritical. I #disconnected.

It would be years before I had an #opportunity to really look at that story, but once I did... I felt everything.

Everything made me #cry, but in a good way.

It was release and acknowledgment and an #awakening all at once.

And, I #love that I got to connect with people again... especially my #wife.

What has driven you in the past and how has it impacted your life? Tell me below.
.
Sight + Light.
J
.

Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

Be. Do. Have... In that order.

#hardwodder 
#hardwodderone
#honorthework 
#fortunefavorsthebrave 
#fortesfortunajuvat 
#humanmovementfactory 
#unspecialized 
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#taketuesday
#think #mindset #mind #mindsetiseverything
  • "For the future, the motto is, 'No days unalert.'" - Robert Greene.
    .
    // Know Shit.

    When it comes to you, what do you know about the "why" behind the "who" you've #become .

    You have an #origin story, just like your favorite #hero or mentor.

    You have reasons for your being-ness.

    There are reasons you are where you are, with who you're with, and doing whatever it is you're doing.

    And #knowing what drives those outcomes is the crowning achievement of being #human .

    When the gurus speak of #awareness , the knowledge of self and surroundings, this is what they mean.

    The content and context of life's #journey and experiences.

    Early #childhood for me was chaotic most days... screaming parents, little money, and insecurities were the norm.

    So rather than feel, I numbed myself. I didn't want to feel #connected to things that my brain couldn't reconcile against reality.

    How can "I love you" and "you're worthless" emerge from the mouth of the same person.

    It made no sense.
    I had to make it make sense.

    So I decided other people were false and hypocritical. I #disconnected .

    It would be years before I had an #opportunity to really look at that story, but once I did... I felt everything.

    Everything made me #cry , but in a good way.

    It was release and acknowledgment and an #awakening all at once.

    And, I #love that I got to connect with people again... especially my #wife .

    What has driven you in the past and how has it impacted your life? Tell me below.
    .
    Sight + Light.
    J
    .

    Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

    Be. Do. Have... In that order.

    #hardwodder
    #hardwodderone
    #honorthework
    #fortunefavorsthebrave
    #fortesfortunajuvat
    #humanmovementfactory
    #unspecialized
    #dothehardthing
    #100to0
    #taketuesday
    #think #mindset #mind #mindsetiseverything
  • 75 1 30 May, 2019
  • "Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals." - Jim Rohn.
.
// Basic Matters.

I'm lost.
I'm missing something.
I'm failing to create #results.

Ever had these #thoughts rattling around your brain? I've been visited by them... more than a few times.

And here's what I know: when that shit starts rolling through my mind, I have completely lost myself to the darkness.

I have strayed away from what I know to be true and valid for creating #successful days, weeks, and months.

Usually, it is the result of taking on too much, taking in too much or over complicating what at its most basic, is in fact basic.

#Life is simple.
#Business is simple.
#Relationships are simple.

If.

You work the basics, honor your #commitments and don't stray into the wilds with shiney object syndrome.

It's certainly easier to say than to do.

How many times have I heard "thoughts are things"? Thousands... easy to take this #truth for granted. To become blind to it.

After all, "I know" that phrase. There has to be something more to #learn, right? No... but, there is more to #practice.

And practice leads to #mastery.

Setting #ego aside and revisiting the basics... this work that forms the #foundation is key.

What will you build on a shitty foundation? Not much.

Today, I revisit the practice of #writing out my own #mantra... the words in the photo flowed from me today.

Words I will use to program my brain and shape my days.

I know this is foundational... and so do you.

The question is do you use this tool regularly? Share your thoughts below.

Sight + Light.
J
.

Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

Be. Do. Have... In that order.

#hardwodder 
#hardwodderone
#honorthework 
#fortunefavorsthebrave 
#fortesfortunajuvat 
#humanmovementfactory 
#unspecialized 
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#taketuesday
#think #mindset #mind #mindsetiseverything
  • "Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals." - Jim Rohn.
    .
    // Basic Matters.

    I'm lost.
    I'm missing something.
    I'm failing to create #results .

    Ever had these #thoughts rattling around your brain? I've been visited by them... more than a few times.

    And here's what I know: when that shit starts rolling through my mind, I have completely lost myself to the darkness.

    I have strayed away from what I know to be true and valid for creating #successful days, weeks, and months.

    Usually, it is the result of taking on too much, taking in too much or over complicating what at its most basic, is in fact basic.

    #Life is simple.
    #Business is simple.
    #Relationships are simple.

    If.

    You work the basics, honor your #commitments and don't stray into the wilds with shiney object syndrome.

    It's certainly easier to say than to do.

    How many times have I heard "thoughts are things"? Thousands... easy to take this #truth for granted. To become blind to it.

    After all, "I know" that phrase. There has to be something more to #learn , right? No... but, there is more to #practice .

    And practice leads to #mastery .

    Setting #ego aside and revisiting the basics... this work that forms the #foundation is key.

    What will you build on a shitty foundation? Not much.

    Today, I revisit the practice of #writing out my own #mantra ... the words in the photo flowed from me today.

    Words I will use to program my brain and shape my days.

    I know this is foundational... and so do you.

    The question is do you use this tool regularly? Share your thoughts below.

    Sight + Light.
    J
    .

    Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

    Be. Do. Have... In that order.

    #hardwodder
    #hardwodderone
    #honorthework
    #fortunefavorsthebrave
    #fortesfortunajuvat
    #humanmovementfactory
    #unspecialized
    #dothehardthing
    #100to0
    #taketuesday
    #think #mindset #mind #mindsetiseverything
  • 48 0 28 May, 2019
  • "The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage." - Thucydides.
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// Never.

It's Memorial Day... a day of grills and beer for most. A day full of flowery words and big concepts largely taken for granted.

But on this day anyone who knows a bit of #history can find reasons to show gratitude for the life we live in the modern west.

I never had to cross an ocean seeking to find or defend a better #vision of the future.

I never lived in or around abject #poverty.

I never went without access to #education.

I never was drafted into #military service.

I never lost a close friend to violent combat.

I never slept in a ditch on foreign soil while my buddies kept watch.

I never marched miles on end carrying 70 pounds of gear and #ammo covered in dirt and filth.

I never faced my own #mortality at the hands of my enemy.

I never huddled around small fires to keep warm, nor wondered if there would be enough fuel to keep it burning through the night.

I never dodged enemy #fire or crawled face down through mud and blood to save myself or others.

I never walked onto a beach staring down heavy machine gun fire surrounded by the #dead and dismembered bodies of my contrymen.

I never wrote a letter to my loved ones that I kept on my person at all times... just in case I don't make it back.

I never had to give up my comfort, my limbs, or my life to enjoy the #life I live today.

Maybe I should be more #mindful of all the suffering that passed me by. Maybe I should realize the life I live is taking place in the least violent and most advantageous time in human history.

Maybe... I have every reason to be #grateful for each day I breathe free air.

Maybe we can all frame our lives in such a way that gratitude is the only way we are obligated to #feel at least a few times a day.

Maybe... it's just a choice.

Maybe we could all choose in.

What might that world look like? Share your thoughts below.

Site + Light.
J .
Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

Be. Do. Have... In that order.

#hardwodder 
#hardwodderone
#honorthework 
#fortunefavorsthebrave 
#fortesfortunajuvat 
#humanmovementfactory
#MemorialDay
  • "The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage." - Thucydides.
    .
    // Never.

    It's Memorial Day... a day of grills and beer for most. A day full of flowery words and big concepts largely taken for granted.

    But on this day anyone who knows a bit of #history can find reasons to show gratitude for the life we live in the modern west.

    I never had to cross an ocean seeking to find or defend a better #vision of the future.

    I never lived in or around abject #poverty .

    I never went without access to #education .

    I never was drafted into #military service.

    I never lost a close friend to violent combat.

    I never slept in a ditch on foreign soil while my buddies kept watch.

    I never marched miles on end carrying 70 pounds of gear and #ammo covered in dirt and filth.

    I never faced my own #mortality at the hands of my enemy.

    I never huddled around small fires to keep warm, nor wondered if there would be enough fuel to keep it burning through the night.

    I never dodged enemy #fire or crawled face down through mud and blood to save myself or others.

    I never walked onto a beach staring down heavy machine gun fire surrounded by the #dead and dismembered bodies of my contrymen.

    I never wrote a letter to my loved ones that I kept on my person at all times... just in case I don't make it back.

    I never had to give up my comfort, my limbs, or my life to enjoy the #life I live today.

    Maybe I should be more #mindful of all the suffering that passed me by. Maybe I should realize the life I live is taking place in the least violent and most advantageous time in human history.

    Maybe... I have every reason to be #grateful for each day I breathe free air.

    Maybe we can all frame our lives in such a way that gratitude is the only way we are obligated to #feel at least a few times a day.

    Maybe... it's just a choice.

    Maybe we could all choose in.

    What might that world look like? Share your thoughts below.

    Site + Light.
    J .
    Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

    Be. Do. Have... In that order.

    #hardwodder
    #hardwodderone
    #honorthework
    #fortunefavorsthebrave
    #fortesfortunajuvat
    #humanmovementfactory
    #MemorialDay
  • 87 5 28 May, 2019