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  • “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 16 hours ago
  • "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
  • "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
  • "There is small risk a general will be regarded with contempt by those he leads, if, whatever he may have to preach, he shows himself best able to perform." - Xenophon.

Lead yourself first.

And, watch the influence you have over you radiate outward as your mastery increases.

The quote above hits home for me.

Everytime I fail to perform to my potential, I think of the idea that my failings have a ripple effect.

Just like my successes.

This morning, I was struck by the idea that I have failed to keep my word to me countless times.

Missed goals, failed outcomes, or relationships all litter my path.

Yet, reality is this: humans do not do perfection.

So, what is there to do about all the misses that will inevitably accumulate over the course of a lifetime... and the answer seems to be: not very fucking much.

The past can not be changed.

It can, however, be your greatest teacher... if you allow yourself to be a humble student of those past moments.

Each one holds elements of your desires and dreams. Identify them and keep after them.

Each one holds a series of truths worth gold when studied. Use them in the present to shape the future.

You lead yourself in this way.

No guru necessary... for you are it. You always have been.

So as the sun rises over the mountains on my morning walk, I am grateful for the new day. 
I am grateful for a whole new set of photons hitting this ball of mud in this grand series of rotations we call the universe.

This is opportunity to lead... to learn... that I may reflect and bring myself and those close to more, bigger, and better.

You woke today under the same sun I did... how will the new day find you being?.
.
Comment below with your thoughts and let's flesh this out.

Sight + Light.
J
.

Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

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

#hardwodder 
#hardwodderone
#honorthework 
#fortunefavorsthebrave 
#fortesfortunajuvat 
#humanmovementfactory 
#unspecialized 
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#taketuesday

Gear up ★ http://hardwodder.com .
Meet up ★ http://hardwodderradio.com .
Wise up ★ http://dothehardthing.net .
Join up ★ http://hardwodderone.com/group .
  • "There is small risk a general will be regarded with contempt by those he leads, if, whatever he may have to preach, he shows himself best able to perform." - Xenophon.

    Lead yourself first.

    And, watch the influence you have over you radiate outward as your mastery increases.

    The quote above hits home for me.

    Everytime I fail to perform to my potential, I think of the idea that my failings have a ripple effect.

    Just like my successes.

    This morning, I was struck by the idea that I have failed to keep my word to me countless times.

    Missed goals, failed outcomes, or relationships all litter my path.

    Yet, reality is this: humans do not do perfection.

    So, what is there to do about all the misses that will inevitably accumulate over the course of a lifetime... and the answer seems to be: not very fucking much.

    The past can not be changed.

    It can, however, be your greatest teacher... if you allow yourself to be a humble student of those past moments.

    Each one holds elements of your desires and dreams. Identify them and keep after them.

    Each one holds a series of truths worth gold when studied. Use them in the present to shape the future.

    You lead yourself in this way.

    No guru necessary... for you are it. You always have been.

    So as the sun rises over the mountains on my morning walk, I am grateful for the new day.
    I am grateful for a whole new set of photons hitting this ball of mud in this grand series of rotations we call the universe.

    This is opportunity to lead... to learn... that I may reflect and bring myself and those close to more, bigger, and better.

    You woke today under the same sun I did... how will the new day find you being?.
    .
    Comment below with your thoughts and let's flesh this out.

    Sight + Light.
    J
    .

    Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

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

    #hardwodder
    #hardwodderone
    #honorthework
    #fortunefavorsthebrave
    #fortesfortunajuvat
    #humanmovementfactory
    #unspecialized
    #dothehardthing
    #100to0
    #taketuesday

    Gear up ★ http://hardwodder.com .
    Meet up ★ http://hardwodderradio.com .
    Wise up ★ http://dothehardthing.net .
    Join up ★ http://hardwodderone.com/group .
  • 22 1 3 April, 2018

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  • "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.
.
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
  • Today’s Take Tuesday is on the NFL potentially considering a new schedule, complete with a shorter preseason and a longer regular season.
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My Problems with No Preseason/A Reduced 2-Game Preseason and a Longer Regular Season

1. Less live action to judge players for potential roster spots
2. Longer season means more wear & tear on players, which means injuries, worse play, and shorter individual careers
3. Preseason season-ending injuries that want to be avoided will still happen just as much in practice
4. Won’t fix holdout situations

The NFL currently has it right. Sometimes change is not the answer.
Thoughts on the NFL schedule? 💭⬇️
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Follow @allstartakes for more! 🏀🏈
  • Today’s Take Tuesday is on the NFL potentially considering a new schedule, complete with a shorter preseason and a longer regular season.
    -
    My Problems with No Preseason/A Reduced 2-Game Preseason and a Longer Regular Season

    1. Less live action to judge players for potential roster spots
    2. Longer season means more wear & tear on players, which means injuries, worse play, and shorter individual careers
    3. Preseason season-ending injuries that want to be avoided will still happen just as much in practice
    4. Won’t fix holdout situations

    The NFL currently has it right. Sometimes change is not the answer.
    Thoughts on the NFL schedule? 💭⬇️
    -
    Follow @allstartakes for more! 🏀🏈
  • 49 16 13 August, 2019
  • Today’s Take Tuesday: The most important position in the NFL is the QB. There’s not much debate about this one, but with other positions recently getting huge contracts, I thought it would be interesting to rank my top 5. A pass rusher is key to disrupt the QB and create turnovers, while the offensive tackle protects the QB’s blind side against these elite pass rushers. Some of the worst offenses in the league have no go-to receiver, so I ranked WR 4th before the ever-important DT, who stops the run and makes the QB move in the pocket.
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Comment your top 5 important positions below ⬇️
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Follow @allstartakes for more! 🏀🏈
  • Today’s Take Tuesday: The most important position in the NFL is the QB. There’s not much debate about this one, but with other positions recently getting huge contracts, I thought it would be interesting to rank my top 5. A pass rusher is key to disrupt the QB and create turnovers, while the offensive tackle protects the QB’s blind side against these elite pass rushers. Some of the worst offenses in the league have no go-to receiver, so I ranked WR 4th before the ever-important DT, who stops the run and makes the QB move in the pocket.
    -
    Comment your top 5 important positions below ⬇️
    -
    Follow @allstartakes for more! 🏀🏈
  • 33 2 6 August, 2019
  • "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
  • "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
  • My first Take Tuesday is about rookie QBs in the NFL. There’s a huge debate whether to throw the rookie into the fire Week 1 or bench him for a vet so he can learn before experiencing a live game. The Cardinals will start Kyler Week 1, but time will tell what other teams, such as the Redskins, Giants, and Broncos, will do with their rookie QBs. I personally think learning from your own experience is the best way to learn, but past examples like Rodgers and Mahomes beg to differ.
What do y’all think?
-
Follow @allstartakes for more! 🏀🏈
  • My first Take Tuesday is about rookie QBs in the NFL. There’s a huge debate whether to throw the rookie into the fire Week 1 or bench him for a vet so he can learn before experiencing a live game. The Cardinals will start Kyler Week 1, but time will tell what other teams, such as the Redskins, Giants, and Broncos, will do with their rookie QBs. I personally think learning from your own experience is the best way to learn, but past examples like Rodgers and Mahomes beg to differ.
    What do y’all think?
    -
    Follow @allstartakes for more! 🏀🏈
  • 26 1 30 July, 2019
  • "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
  • "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 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 16 hours ago
  • "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.
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// 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
  • "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
  • "If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration." - Nikola Tesla.
.
// Trade Emotion For Action.

One of my #business partners grew up learning the trades. As an electrician, he learned how to deal with high voltage breaker panels of all types.

I didn't.

For me, these things were best left to the pros.

I had no #experience. No #training.

And, with high voltage warning labels plastered all over, the #fear of accidentally turning myself into a human lightening rod was ever present.

How this magic panel worked was lost on me... until my partner showed exactly what #purpose it served.

Once I knew, my fear was transformed to #power.

Now, I can add new electrical lines, breakers, or step a 240v down to a 120v with ease.

I have saved myself thousands, and increased my ability to produce in the process... all because my fear energy was replaced by #knowledge and #skill.

I use the knowledge. And that turns it into power.

And here's the thing... we are constantly surrounded by info we can use to #better ourselves all the time.

But, most aren't paying attention.

The entire world is just one big feedback mechanism.

And feedback is gold.

Maybe you did great on a job interview.
Or failed in a relationship.
Or you wrote an ad that did ok.
Or someone yelled at you.

Don't think of these events as personal wins or losses... think of them as #feedback.

It's just actionable information you use to steer yourself down the #best path toward what you want.

Most people are terrible observers and will miss the lessons in their experiences by making it all about their #feelings.

Don't.

Make it about #results. Emotions can mislead.

Use the knowledge you gain to power up and improve your #outcomes.

Observe, learn, and repeat.

In this way over time, you inch ever closer to the life you genuinely want.

What feedback can you use to your advantage today? Share below.

Site + Light.
J
.

#hardwodder 
#hardwodderone
#honorthework 
#fortunefavorsthebrave 
#fortesfortunajuvat 
#humanmovementfactory 
#unspecialized 
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#taketuesday
#mindset 
#mindsetiseverything 
#mindsetmatters
  • "If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration." - Nikola Tesla.
    .
    // Trade Emotion For Action.

    One of my #business partners grew up learning the trades. As an electrician, he learned how to deal with high voltage breaker panels of all types.

    I didn't.

    For me, these things were best left to the pros.

    I had no #experience . No #training .

    And, with high voltage warning labels plastered all over, the #fear of accidentally turning myself into a human lightening rod was ever present.

    How this magic panel worked was lost on me... until my partner showed exactly what #purpose it served.

    Once I knew, my fear was transformed to #power .

    Now, I can add new electrical lines, breakers, or step a 240v down to a 120v with ease.

    I have saved myself thousands, and increased my ability to produce in the process... all because my fear energy was replaced by #knowledge and #skill .

    I use the knowledge. And that turns it into power.

    And here's the thing... we are constantly surrounded by info we can use to #better ourselves all the time.

    But, most aren't paying attention.

    The entire world is just one big feedback mechanism.

    And feedback is gold.

    Maybe you did great on a job interview.
    Or failed in a relationship.
    Or you wrote an ad that did ok.
    Or someone yelled at you.

    Don't think of these events as personal wins or losses... think of them as #feedback .

    It's just actionable information you use to steer yourself down the #best path toward what you want.

    Most people are terrible observers and will miss the lessons in their experiences by making it all about their #feelings .

    Don't.

    Make it about #results . Emotions can mislead.

    Use the knowledge you gain to power up and improve your #outcomes .

    Observe, learn, and repeat.

    In this way over time, you inch ever closer to the life you genuinely want.

    What feedback can you use to your advantage today? Share below.

    Site + Light.
    J
    .

    #hardwodder
    #hardwodderone
    #honorthework
    #fortunefavorsthebrave
    #fortesfortunajuvat
    #humanmovementfactory
    #unspecialized
    #dothehardthing
    #100to0
    #taketuesday
    #mindset
    #mindsetiseverything
    #mindsetmatters
  • 57 6 25 June, 2019
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • “You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.” - Dan Millman.
.
// I Was Spartan (Part 1) .

Last weekend was the #Spartan Beast at Big Bear and my first OCR experience. I wasn't quite sure what to expect.

So what, right? #Growth is all about stepping into the #unknown. In that place, the greatest learning takes place.

And I learned alot.

It started with travel... I got sucked into some client #work prior to leaving and left town 6 hours later than I wanted to.

But that's not really #true is it? I chose into that work. No one forced me into it.

But.

That put me in Big Bear at 11pm... with the #race in the morning.

And, being last to the house where the 10 of us were staying, meant couch duty.

Being relegated to the couch, even though I specifically asked for a room was crushing after a long day.

The noise, the wooden frame in my back, and lack of privacy makes for a shitty place of rest.

But, I was riding the couch regardless... that meant zero, and I do mean exactly zero #sleep.

The next day would be a #tough one mentally... so as I lay awake on the couch, I told myself how to #experience the following day.

I would still race, I would be cool, I would have #patience, I would engage the other people in the house... no matter my fatigue or mental state, I would rule me.

The rest of the group was up and talking, banging dishes around and eating breakfast as I repeated my #commitments to myself with a pillow over my head to lessen the sensory assault.

They soon left for the race.

I had to pull it together... I was beat. Dead tired mentally and physically.

I pounded an #rxbar, took a shit, and pulled myself together enough to choose in.

Exhausted, I left for the race later... my start time wasn't until 1:15 anyway.

I didn't know you could sneak into earlier heats. This would be key.

Start times matter. Tell you why tomorrow.

How have you dealt with adversity in your life? Share below.

Sight + Light,
J

#hardwodder 
#hardwodderone
#honorthework 
#fortunefavorsthebrave 
#fortesfortunajuvat
#unspecialized 
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#taketuesday
#think #mindset #mind #mindsetiseverything
  • “You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.” - Dan Millman.
    .
    // I Was Spartan (Part 1) .

    Last weekend was the #Spartan Beast at Big Bear and my first OCR experience. I wasn't quite sure what to expect.

    So what, right? #Growth is all about stepping into the #unknown . In that place, the greatest learning takes place.

    And I learned alot.

    It started with travel... I got sucked into some client #work prior to leaving and left town 6 hours later than I wanted to.

    But that's not really #true is it? I chose into that work. No one forced me into it.

    But.

    That put me in Big Bear at 11pm... with the #race in the morning.

    And, being last to the house where the 10 of us were staying, meant couch duty.

    Being relegated to the couch, even though I specifically asked for a room was crushing after a long day.

    The noise, the wooden frame in my back, and lack of privacy makes for a shitty place of rest.

    But, I was riding the couch regardless... that meant zero, and I do mean exactly zero #sleep .

    The next day would be a #tough one mentally... so as I lay awake on the couch, I told myself how to #experience the following day.

    I would still race, I would be cool, I would have #patience , I would engage the other people in the house... no matter my fatigue or mental state, I would rule me.

    The rest of the group was up and talking, banging dishes around and eating breakfast as I repeated my #commitments to myself with a pillow over my head to lessen the sensory assault.

    They soon left for the race.

    I had to pull it together... I was beat. Dead tired mentally and physically.

    I pounded an #rxbar , took a shit, and pulled myself together enough to choose in.

    Exhausted, I left for the race later... my start time wasn't until 1:15 anyway.

    I didn't know you could sneak into earlier heats. This would be key.

    Start times matter. Tell you why tomorrow.

    How have you dealt with adversity in your life? Share below.

    Sight + Light,
    J

    #hardwodder
    #hardwodderone
    #honorthework
    #fortunefavorsthebrave
    #fortesfortunajuvat
    #unspecialized
    #dothehardthing
    #100to0
    #taketuesday
    #think #mindset #mind #mindsetiseverything
  • 68 3 21 May, 2019
  • #TAKETUESDAY.....To TAKE our youth back, we must understand today’s youth are confronted with so much and have so many challenges and  face so many negative influences. We need to keep inspiring and equipping our youth with positive  principles to guide their lives. Let’s build them up by listening to them and look beyond the behavior to really see what the problem is first!! #take23inc #helpingtheyouth #doingsmallthingsinagreatway
  • #TAKETUESDAY .....To TAKE our youth back, we must understand today’s youth are confronted with so much and have so many challenges and face so many negative influences. We need to keep inspiring and equipping our youth with positive principles to guide their lives. Let’s build them up by listening to them and look beyond the behavior to really see what the problem is first!! #take23inc #helpingtheyouth #doingsmallthingsinagreatway
  • 49 3 21 May, 2019
  • A big part of our mission at Girls’ Night Workout is to help our workouties feel empowered and strong in both body and spirit.

We take this seriously and try to find words and messages that will resonate with you.

We’ve gotten some feedback that this letter from Spirit to Body (taken from a @jodymoorecoaching email) that we shared during our Final Savasana was just what some of you needed to hear so we‘re posting it here for you to refer back to when you need this perspective again.

Bookmark it or screenshot it and for more golden nuggets of wisdom check out @jodymoorecoaching. She is an excellent source for mind work. 🧠💕
  • A big part of our mission at Girls’ Night Workout is to help our workouties feel empowered and strong in both body and spirit.

    We take this seriously and try to find words and messages that will resonate with you.

    We’ve gotten some feedback that this letter from Spirit to Body (taken from a @jodymoorecoaching email) that we shared during our Final Savasana was just what some of you needed to hear so we‘re posting it here for you to refer back to when you need this perspective again.

    Bookmark it or screenshot it and for more golden nuggets of wisdom check out @jodymoorecoaching. She is an excellent source for mind work. 🧠💕
  • 23 2 9 May, 2019
  • "Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times." - Niccolo Machiavelli.
.
// The Conductor.

Marriage is the perfect mental test. It truly allows you to see who or what is in charge of you.

Let me explain.

I have a tendency to think I am in charge of my behavior... we all would like to #believe that we are #master of ourselves.

But, the reality is very different.

Especially with those close... the people we assume "have to" #love us regardless.

I know I have taken advantage of that idea with my wife. I have given her all of me without a filter; both good and bad.

I have lost it. Been short. You name it, I am probably guilty on some level.

I have been the man who did not conduct himself well with the one person I "should". To conduct is to #lead and direct... it's the perfect word to describe the relationship between impulses and deeds.

When we get an impulse, we have an #opportunity to create a behavior.

The Conductor decides what that behavior will be... #positive or negative.

The problem is that sometimes you are in charge and sometimes, usually most of the time, some belief you carry is in charge.

And you don't even know it.

This is the disconnect you feel when you know what you "should" do, but end up doing something else entirely.

When the same behavior shows up repeatedly, the same argument, the same job, the same problems... these are all an indication that some closely held belief is running you.

Some old way of thinking. Maybe it used to #serve you, but now it no longer does. It's just there creating the same scene.

To #create a different outcome requires exposing the belief, not hiding from it.

And then you counter it... you act differently.

It will feel unnatural, strange, maybe even scary... but that's an indication that you are no longer a slave to old comforts.

You're choosing growth. Not just paying it lip service.

Like our #marriage, the programs are exposed, now we can "be" differently with each other.

What are some things that repeatedly show up in your life that do not serve you?
.
Sight + Light.
J
.

Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

Be. Do. Have... In that order.
  • "Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times." - Niccolo Machiavelli.
    .
    // The Conductor.

    Marriage is the perfect mental test. It truly allows you to see who or what is in charge of you.

    Let me explain.

    I have a tendency to think I am in charge of my behavior... we all would like to #believe that we are #master of ourselves.

    But, the reality is very different.

    Especially with those close... the people we assume "have to" #love us regardless.

    I know I have taken advantage of that idea with my wife. I have given her all of me without a filter; both good and bad.

    I have lost it. Been short. You name it, I am probably guilty on some level.

    I have been the man who did not conduct himself well with the one person I "should". To conduct is to #lead and direct... it's the perfect word to describe the relationship between impulses and deeds.

    When we get an impulse, we have an #opportunity to create a behavior.

    The Conductor decides what that behavior will be... #positive or negative.

    The problem is that sometimes you are in charge and sometimes, usually most of the time, some belief you carry is in charge.

    And you don't even know it.

    This is the disconnect you feel when you know what you "should" do, but end up doing something else entirely.

    When the same behavior shows up repeatedly, the same argument, the same job, the same problems... these are all an indication that some closely held belief is running you.

    Some old way of thinking. Maybe it used to #serve you, but now it no longer does. It's just there creating the same scene.

    To #create a different outcome requires exposing the belief, not hiding from it.

    And then you counter it... you act differently.

    It will feel unnatural, strange, maybe even scary... but that's an indication that you are no longer a slave to old comforts.

    You're choosing growth. Not just paying it lip service.

    Like our #marriage , the programs are exposed, now we can "be" differently with each other.

    What are some things that repeatedly show up in your life that do not serve you?
    .
    Sight + Light.
    J
    .

    Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

    Be. Do. Have... In that order.
  • 96 5 7 May, 2019
  • "Establish clear metrics to make certain that you are following your plan." - Ray Dalio.
.
// Be Hard On You.

You will never have what you don't bother to #measure.

I get so fed up with the whining and moaning and empty words that float through air as I navigate #life, that I could choke a mofo.

Don't tell me you want something, then #do nothing to get it.

Don't whine that someone else is further ahead while you're gorging on Game of Thrones DVDs.

Don't let your #goals be afterthoughts.

If what you want really matters to you, write down specifically what you want, when you want it, and get busy doing the #reps.

I have been guilty of setting myself up for #failure with fuzzy words and unclear metrics, and it made my words #meaningless, empty, and ineffectual.

Thus, making me personally the same.

I didn't care enough about my targets to do what you see in the photo above... and my #results suffered tremendously.

Whatever you want is on the other side of process. The first step in that process is identifying what you want.

Clearly.

Definitely.

Then measuring, and reporting back to you EXACTLY where you are in black and white terms such that you inform your next steps and give them #power.

Struct bar #muscleup, by end of Q2... I will either make it or not.

There's no fucking grey area here.

It's make or miss.

When you #simplify your metrics to get clarity, the steps to #succeed get real.

Tag a human who inspires you to #better yourself... one who doesn't accept your #bullshit excuses and "I'll get to it tomorrow's". Let them know that you #appreciate the push... especially when you have those moments of weakness and want to stay small.
.
Sight + Light.
J
.

Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

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

#hardwodder 
#hardwodderone
#honorthework 
#fortunefavorsthebrave 
#fortesfortunajuvat 
#humanmovementfactory 
#unspecialized 
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#taketuesday
#mindset #mind #mindsetiseverything #crossfit
  • "Establish clear metrics to make certain that you are following your plan." - Ray Dalio.
    .
    // Be Hard On You.

    You will never have what you don't bother to #measure .

    I get so fed up with the whining and moaning and empty words that float through air as I navigate #life , that I could choke a mofo.

    Don't tell me you want something, then #do nothing to get it.

    Don't whine that someone else is further ahead while you're gorging on Game of Thrones DVDs.

    Don't let your #goals be afterthoughts.

    If what you want really matters to you, write down specifically what you want, when you want it, and get busy doing the #reps .

    I have been guilty of setting myself up for #failure with fuzzy words and unclear metrics, and it made my words #meaningless , empty, and ineffectual.

    Thus, making me personally the same.

    I didn't care enough about my targets to do what you see in the photo above... and my #results suffered tremendously.

    Whatever you want is on the other side of process. The first step in that process is identifying what you want.

    Clearly.

    Definitely.

    Then measuring, and reporting back to you EXACTLY where you are in black and white terms such that you inform your next steps and give them #power .

    Struct bar #muscleup , by end of Q2... I will either make it or not.

    There's no fucking grey area here.

    It's make or miss.

    When you #simplify your metrics to get clarity, the steps to #succeed get real.

    Tag a human who inspires you to #better yourself... one who doesn't accept your #bullshit excuses and "I'll get to it tomorrow's". Let them know that you #appreciate the push... especially when you have those moments of weakness and want to stay small.
    .
    Sight + Light.
    J
    .

    Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

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

    #hardwodder
    #hardwodderone
    #honorthework
    #fortunefavorsthebrave
    #fortesfortunajuvat
    #humanmovementfactory
    #unspecialized
    #dothehardthing
    #100to0
    #taketuesday
    #mindset #mind #mindsetiseverything #crossfit
  • 33 0 23 April, 2019
  • "Always remember that the future comes one day at a time." - Dean Acheson.
.
// Look.

How easy it is to forget the #present moment... the one place we have the most power and impact.

You look ahead.
You look back.

But seldom does a person look at where they are and how they are showing up in the world right #now.

Look at that place.

You may find all the #truths you need to understand exactly why life is what it currently is for you.

Of course, you'll find #power in your past if you look hard enough. All your experiences are there for you to gauge and #learn from. Each one represents a lesson.

A lesson that can be used in the #now.

You'll definitely find power in your future too; if you look hard enough. A great #vision of what you want to build and what you want your life to represent can lead and guide you when you are #aligned with a specific outcome.

But again, you can only step toward that future vision by being #active in the now.

So look.

But look to your now.

Step into your power to act and understand what is informing your #movement or lack thereof in this moment.

Then you have a choice.

You either #move in the now toward what you want or you don't. There is no riding the fence here... you're actions serve your desired outcomes or not.

A simple moment of #choice directs your life.

Now that you know this, what are you doing today to help yourself? 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
  • "Always remember that the future comes one day at a time." - Dean Acheson.
    .
    // Look.

    How easy it is to forget the #present moment... the one place we have the most power and impact.

    You look ahead.
    You look back.

    But seldom does a person look at where they are and how they are showing up in the world right #now .

    Look at that place.

    You may find all the #truths you need to understand exactly why life is what it currently is for you.

    Of course, you'll find #power in your past if you look hard enough. All your experiences are there for you to gauge and #learn from. Each one represents a lesson.

    A lesson that can be used in the #now .

    You'll definitely find power in your future too; if you look hard enough. A great #vision of what you want to build and what you want your life to represent can lead and guide you when you are #aligned with a specific outcome.

    But again, you can only step toward that future vision by being #active in the now.

    So look.

    But look to your now.

    Step into your power to act and understand what is informing your #movement or lack thereof in this moment.

    Then you have a choice.

    You either #move in the now toward what you want or you don't. There is no riding the fence here... you're actions serve your desired outcomes or not.

    A simple moment of #choice directs your life.

    Now that you know this, what are you doing today to help yourself? 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
  • 51 0 2 April, 2019
  • "The first thing successful people do is view failure as a positive signal to success." - Brendon Burchard.
.
// Greatness.

It's almost too easy to forget what #greatnesss really is... I think largely because only the #results of greatness are presented publicly in most cases.

But that begs the question, how does a result one might refer to as "great" come into #being in the first place.

It didn't just happen.

Conceptually we all understand that some #force and #energy goes into all things that are created.

But, what is it that makes a great #body, a great #relationship, a great #business, or even a great afternoon just connecting with all the people and things in #life that show up as precious.

It's not luck.

It isn't happenstance.

So, it must be by #design.

As I spoke to Jeff today on the @Hardwodder Radio podcast I realized he was setting up a life of great results, by living into his #commitment to move himself step by step toward his outcomes with clearly defined manageable steps each day.

He didn't wake up in shape, he #built his body... over time.

He didn't wake up #paid, he built his business... over time.

He didnt wake up with 140 #podcast episodes with @FeedMeFuelMe, he and his team put in the #work, made the appointments, captured the audio, the video, and put that shit out... over time.

Greatness is bought on an installment plan. To build and acquire the life and results you want no matter how long it takes, is actual magic.

We see #Michelangelo's statue of David as great, but the real greatness lies not in the statue, but in the 2+ years he invested in one. single. idea.

That is true #dedication.

What can you bring true greatness into your life? Tell me below. .
Sight + Light.
J
.

Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

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

#hardwodder 
#hardwodderone
#honorthework 
#fortunefavorsthebrave 
#fortesfortunajuvat
#unspecialized 
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#taketuesday
#mindset #mind #mindsetiseverything
  • "The first thing successful people do is view failure as a positive signal to success." - Brendon Burchard.
    .
    // Greatness.

    It's almost too easy to forget what #greatnesss really is... I think largely because only the #results of greatness are presented publicly in most cases.

    But that begs the question, how does a result one might refer to as "great" come into #being in the first place.

    It didn't just happen.

    Conceptually we all understand that some #force and #energy goes into all things that are created.

    But, what is it that makes a great #body , a great #relationship , a great #business , or even a great afternoon just connecting with all the people and things in #life that show up as precious.

    It's not luck.

    It isn't happenstance.

    So, it must be by #design .

    As I spoke to Jeff today on the @Hardwodder Radio podcast I realized he was setting up a life of great results, by living into his #commitment to move himself step by step toward his outcomes with clearly defined manageable steps each day.

    He didn't wake up in shape, he #built his body... over time.

    He didn't wake up #paid , he built his business... over time.

    He didnt wake up with 140 #podcast episodes with @FeedMeFuelMe, he and his team put in the #work , made the appointments, captured the audio, the video, and put that shit out... over time.

    Greatness is bought on an installment plan. To build and acquire the life and results you want no matter how long it takes, is actual magic.

    We see #Michelangelo 's statue of David as great, but the real greatness lies not in the statue, but in the 2+ years he invested in one. single. idea.

    That is true #dedication .

    What can you bring true greatness into your life? Tell me below. .
    Sight + Light.
    J
    .

    Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

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

    #hardwodder
    #hardwodderone
    #honorthework
    #fortunefavorsthebrave
    #fortesfortunajuvat
    #unspecialized
    #dothehardthing
    #100to0
    #taketuesday
    #mindset #mind #mindsetiseverything
  • 74 3 19 March, 2019
  • "Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect." - Mark Twain.
.
// The Shadowcast.

Fortunately, I was exposed to ideas that allowed me to realize the one sure #fire way to guarantee myself a small life was to follow the path set out by the generation before me.

All they knew and #pushed was the 40-40-40 plan.

Work 40 hours a week for 40 years, only to retire on 40% of your income.

Those working this plan were loyal, #hardworking, good people... who also happened to be blind to other options.

Options they would consider #risky.

But the real risk was revealed when the economy tanked and people's "secure jobs" and 401k's were taken from them.

Like the shadowcast of a failed movie, many realized their roles were less than what they were #capable of and subject to the whims of others.

Doesn't mean it can't work well for some, just got to #understand the rules to the #game you play.

This template for life has been pushed heavily for years as "the" route to #success, but real talk: it can't be.

Not if you want to step into the spotlight and cast your own #shadow doing work that keeps a fire burning inside you.

No.

No one else's path leads to you being #fulfilled and lit up from the inside.

Stepping out on your own means more #failure than success, more #work than rest, and more #ridicule than support.

It means knowing your #vision for the value you want to bring into the world is worthybof your efforts.

It means constantly learning new #skills, putting yourself in vulnerable spots and owning all your outcomes.

But through it all it means you grow and produce.

You #create.

You #earn a bigger life... one that you feel good about living. And, as you expand as a person, so does the shadow you cast.

What are you doing today to support your larger life? Tell me below. .
Sight + Light.
J
.

Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

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

#hardwodder 
#hardwodderone
#honorthework 
#fortunefavorsthebrave 
#fortesfortunajuvat
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#taketuesday
#think #mindset #mind #mindsetiseverything
  • "Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect." - Mark Twain.
    .
    // The Shadowcast.

    Fortunately, I was exposed to ideas that allowed me to realize the one sure #fire way to guarantee myself a small life was to follow the path set out by the generation before me.

    All they knew and #pushed was the 40-40-40 plan.

    Work 40 hours a week for 40 years, only to retire on 40% of your income.

    Those working this plan were loyal, #hardworking , good people... who also happened to be blind to other options.

    Options they would consider #risky .

    But the real risk was revealed when the economy tanked and people's "secure jobs" and 401k's were taken from them.

    Like the shadowcast of a failed movie, many realized their roles were less than what they were #capable of and subject to the whims of others.

    Doesn't mean it can't work well for some, just got to #understand the rules to the #game you play.

    This template for life has been pushed heavily for years as "the" route to #success , but real talk: it can't be.

    Not if you want to step into the spotlight and cast your own #shadow doing work that keeps a fire burning inside you.

    No.

    No one else's path leads to you being #fulfilled and lit up from the inside.

    Stepping out on your own means more #failure than success, more #work than rest, and more #ridicule than support.

    It means knowing your #vision for the value you want to bring into the world is worthybof your efforts.

    It means constantly learning new #skills , putting yourself in vulnerable spots and owning all your outcomes.

    But through it all it means you grow and produce.

    You #create .

    You #earn a bigger life... one that you feel good about living. And, as you expand as a person, so does the shadow you cast.

    What are you doing today to support your larger life? Tell me below. .
    Sight + Light.
    J
    .

    Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

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

    #hardwodder
    #hardwodderone
    #honorthework
    #fortunefavorsthebrave
    #fortesfortunajuvat
    #dothehardthing
    #100to0
    #taketuesday
    #think #mindset #mind #mindsetiseverything
  • 54 5 12 March, 2019
  • "A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer." - Ralph Waldo Emerson.
.
// Put It Out.

I want it to be #perfect.

It doesn't feel like the right time.

People won't like it.

I'll be #embarrassed.

Someone will post a #negative comment.

Any of this sound familiar when it comes to putting your #work out? I can personally tell you that I've struggled with all of them.

But I still put my work out.

I've been happy with posts I've written, and felt uncertain and #uncomfortable about others.

But I put it out there.

I've had no response, some response and great #response. That's cool... people are busy and doing their own thing. And, I don't do it for the likes, hearts, or reposts.

I put it out there for the #reps... I improve and set an example of #consistency.

Some of you will look at the image, others will read the post, and fewer will actually get the point of what I'm saying here. They will #reflect and pull some #meaning from these words.

I put this out for you.

And in doing so, I hope to be #impactful and helpful. Maybe something written here will move you, maybe not... but in the end, your movement toward what you want is your #responsibility.

I put this out as a reminder... I must move me, you must move you.

No one is coming to save us.

We have to #learn to dance with the fear and throw ourselves into the work no matter what obstacles may come.

In this way we earn our place in the world by (you probably guessed by now) putting our work out.

Done is better than perfect. Fuck the excuses and #fears. Dance with it, learn to leverage it, and make it part of your story.

It ain't going away... but the good news is: its just a #bullshit story manufactured in your head.

What would you put out today if you were guaranteed everyone would #love it and you'd become famous? Put that out.

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
  • "A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer." - Ralph Waldo Emerson.
    .
    // Put It Out.

    I want it to be #perfect .

    It doesn't feel like the right time.

    People won't like it.

    I'll be #embarrassed .

    Someone will post a #negative comment.

    Any of this sound familiar when it comes to putting your #work out? I can personally tell you that I've struggled with all of them.

    But I still put my work out.

    I've been happy with posts I've written, and felt uncertain and #uncomfortable about others.

    But I put it out there.

    I've had no response, some response and great #response . That's cool... people are busy and doing their own thing. And, I don't do it for the likes, hearts, or reposts.

    I put it out there for the #reps ... I improve and set an example of #consistency .

    Some of you will look at the image, others will read the post, and fewer will actually get the point of what I'm saying here. They will #reflect and pull some #meaning from these words.

    I put this out for you.

    And in doing so, I hope to be #impactful and helpful. Maybe something written here will move you, maybe not... but in the end, your movement toward what you want is your #responsibility .

    I put this out as a reminder... I must move me, you must move you.

    No one is coming to save us.

    We have to #learn to dance with the fear and throw ourselves into the work no matter what obstacles may come.

    In this way we earn our place in the world by (you probably guessed by now) putting our work out.

    Done is better than perfect. Fuck the excuses and #fears . Dance with it, learn to leverage it, and make it part of your story.

    It ain't going away... but the good news is: its just a #bullshit story manufactured in your head.

    What would you put out today if you were guaranteed everyone would #love it and you'd become famous? Put that out.

    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
  • 83 2 5 March, 2019
  • "We strive so that we learn to meet great challenge with great spirit." - Self Talk.

Seek It Out... Become.

Something inside you never wants to #settle... it hates the idea of you living the life of the average human with expressionless #eyes and a living dead lifestyle.

The #better part of each of us wants more.

Not for the sake of having more... having more is an indication of who we're #becoming.

The girl that owns a rental property #business with 15 doors, had to become more than the one who has 1.

The guy leaving the #gym with 8% body fat and thick musculature had to become more than the weekend #warrior.

I know... I'm stating the obvious. So let's get less obvious.

Building a great body or business comes with lots of #friction.

First, the friction comes from you as you decide to take yourself on. Then, it comes from those around you who see you wasting less time in the bar and on the couch.

You remind them of their sandbagging ways... and they despise you for it while they #smile through their teeth to your face.

You're seeking out difficulties. They seek comfort.

The obstacles you place in front of yourself are gateways to #growth. You chose to go get more... the friction you encounter along the way is based on that choice. It's optional.

What kind of animal opts for #suffering? The kind who wants to see what's #possible.

And at each hard thing, our job is to meet it with great #spirit.

Great energy.

Great #effort and fortitude.

The difference between where we are and where we want to be... is found in the number of #lessons we learn from the paths we walk.

That number will only increase if we have the ability to bring all of our #life force to the task at hand.

To show up with great spirit in the beginning is easy... to bear that over the course of time is a work of #art.

What spirit do you bring to your challenges? 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
  • "We strive so that we learn to meet great challenge with great spirit." - Self Talk.

    Seek It Out... Become.

    Something inside you never wants to #settle ... it hates the idea of you living the life of the average human with expressionless #eyes and a living dead lifestyle.

    The #better part of each of us wants more.

    Not for the sake of having more... having more is an indication of who we're #becoming .

    The girl that owns a rental property #business with 15 doors, had to become more than the one who has 1.

    The guy leaving the #gym with 8% body fat and thick musculature had to become more than the weekend #warrior .

    I know... I'm stating the obvious. So let's get less obvious.

    Building a great body or business comes with lots of #friction .

    First, the friction comes from you as you decide to take yourself on. Then, it comes from those around you who see you wasting less time in the bar and on the couch.

    You remind them of their sandbagging ways... and they despise you for it while they #smile through their teeth to your face.

    You're seeking out difficulties. They seek comfort.

    The obstacles you place in front of yourself are gateways to #growth . You chose to go get more... the friction you encounter along the way is based on that choice. It's optional.

    What kind of animal opts for #suffering ? The kind who wants to see what's #possible .

    And at each hard thing, our job is to meet it with great #spirit .

    Great energy.

    Great #effort and fortitude.

    The difference between where we are and where we want to be... is found in the number of #lessons we learn from the paths we walk.

    That number will only increase if we have the ability to bring all of our #life force to the task at hand.

    To show up with great spirit in the beginning is easy... to bear that over the course of time is a work of #art .

    What spirit do you bring to your challenges? 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
  • 80 3 5 February, 2019
  • "I had to go to France to appreciate Iowa." - Grant Wood.

Canadian Gothic.

Probably the most iconic and satirized #painting of the 20th century, American Gothic, depicts an old man and woman in front of a typical rural 1930s home.

The man holds a pitchfork... his eyes glaring at the viewer like a #warning to keep away.

Cristina and I couldn't resist jumping on the satire bandwagon with a quick photo in front of our 900 square foot #Calgary home with bedrooms the size of walk in closets.

Cute place, just very small... we created many great #memories there.

This photo reminds me how far we've come #together since then.

From the early days of meeting at a seminar and communicating by #Blackberry Messenger, to her moving to the US and building a new life with me... we've had some challenges and triumphs.

That's just #life.

The only people with no ups and downs are permanently horizontal and six feet under, or occupying an urn on the family mantle.

The #joy is in the journey, the hardships, and in #becoming the people who can handle all that along the way.

Most will shun difficulty and embrace ease to their own detriment.

Too much "easy" makes you #weak. And, easy is boring.

It's no wonder the average #American walks around dead eyed and uninterested in a country that prescribes more mood altering drugs than any other.

All the danger, the risk, and the #adventure is being sucked out of society.

Living means collecting #experiences. Not all of them will be good, but if you're lucky, they will make for good stories to tell.

Thats where you find all the bright colors. All the "alive" lost in the modern world.

It's how we avoid a living death at 25, and actual death at 75... we keep new experiences coming and soak them in deep.

What big adventure can you weave into your 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 #canthurtme
  • "I had to go to France to appreciate Iowa." - Grant Wood.

    Canadian Gothic.

    Probably the most iconic and satirized #painting of the 20th century, American Gothic, depicts an old man and woman in front of a typical rural 1930s home.

    The man holds a pitchfork... his eyes glaring at the viewer like a #warning to keep away.

    Cristina and I couldn't resist jumping on the satire bandwagon with a quick photo in front of our 900 square foot #Calgary home with bedrooms the size of walk in closets.

    Cute place, just very small... we created many great #memories there.

    This photo reminds me how far we've come #together since then.

    From the early days of meeting at a seminar and communicating by #Blackberry Messenger, to her moving to the US and building a new life with me... we've had some challenges and triumphs.

    That's just #life .

    The only people with no ups and downs are permanently horizontal and six feet under, or occupying an urn on the family mantle.

    The #joy is in the journey, the hardships, and in #becoming the people who can handle all that along the way.

    Most will shun difficulty and embrace ease to their own detriment.

    Too much "easy" makes you #weak . And, easy is boring.

    It's no wonder the average #American walks around dead eyed and uninterested in a country that prescribes more mood altering drugs than any other.

    All the danger, the risk, and the #adventure is being sucked out of society.

    Living means collecting #experiences . Not all of them will be good, but if you're lucky, they will make for good stories to tell.

    Thats where you find all the bright colors. All the "alive" lost in the modern world.

    It's how we avoid a living death at 25, and actual death at 75... we keep new experiences coming and soak them in deep.

    What big adventure can you weave into your 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 #canthurtme
  • 77 7 22 January, 2019
  • "Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson.

A New Year.

What does that mean exactly? I'd say all it is, really, is a human representation of a new lap around the #sun.

Nothing more. Nothing less.

But, that is not the #story in our #minds... we are taught to believe it's a time of renewal, a time to make change, and to begin again.

All good things.

Yet, the fact remains... that is just a story. It only becomes real if it is believed. For belief creates the #worldview we each carry.

We all know those who see the world as a #beautiful place, and those who see suffering everywhere they go.

Neither person is right, its just that both are projecting their #beliefs into being... and they both can justify their positions with the evidence the find to support their views.

Belief is #powerful that way.

What if we believed that any day is a day for renewal, for #growth, or for change? Instead of waiting a full year in desperation, we could activate that part of us who seeks to expand now.

Now. It's all that exists. Right Now. On any given day, on any occasion you choose, you can #experience growth and positive change.

How liberating is that.

Because, If the new year is the only time you believe you can do what's best for you, then maybe you're under alot of #pressure to make something happen.

After all, if you fuck it up you'd have to wait another year to get your next #opportunity.

No. Believe every day is a day for you to expand. Today we start a new lap through the solar system collectively... that's all.

But you can start your own lap on any day as an #individual. Do that. Own your #power and agency. You will then move farther #faster when things don't go your way.

What if you start now... no matter what day you read this? Share your targets 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
#newyear
  • "Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson.

    A New Year.

    What does that mean exactly? I'd say all it is, really, is a human representation of a new lap around the #sun .

    Nothing more. Nothing less.

    But, that is not the #story in our #minds ... we are taught to believe it's a time of renewal, a time to make change, and to begin again.

    All good things.

    Yet, the fact remains... that is just a story. It only becomes real if it is believed. For belief creates the #worldview we each carry.

    We all know those who see the world as a #beautiful place, and those who see suffering everywhere they go.

    Neither person is right, its just that both are projecting their #beliefs into being... and they both can justify their positions with the evidence the find to support their views.

    Belief is #powerful that way.

    What if we believed that any day is a day for renewal, for #growth , or for change? Instead of waiting a full year in desperation, we could activate that part of us who seeks to expand now.

    Now. It's all that exists. Right Now. On any given day, on any occasion you choose, you can #experience growth and positive change.

    How liberating is that.

    Because, If the new year is the only time you believe you can do what's best for you, then maybe you're under alot of #pressure to make something happen.

    After all, if you fuck it up you'd have to wait another year to get your next #opportunity .

    No. Believe every day is a day for you to expand. Today we start a new lap through the solar system collectively... that's all.

    But you can start your own lap on any day as an #individual . Do that. Own your #power and agency. You will then move farther #faster when things don't go your way.

    What if you start now... no matter what day you read this? Share your targets 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
    #newyear
  • 68 6 1 January, 2019
  • "The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life." - Richard Bach.

Ties That Bind.

Growing up, #family meant those related by blood. Now, its more like the Hawaiian word, #ohana, which is more inclusive.

Your ohana is not tied to any one specific relationship, but to all those who are in your circle and fall under your protection and #support.

It's family you get to #choose... what could be better than that.

I'm half lit off bourbon and coke as I write this late on #Christmas day... and I'm #grateful for each face you see in this photo.

Each of them has positively impacted my life this year in varying ways.

Darlene, you've made my wife feel like she belongs here. Brianne, you've #challenged me to be a better man. Bobby, you've modeled #kindness. And, wifey, you've given your all to come to a new country and make the best of all circumstances that come into our lives.

I have so much love for each of you, and for such varying reasons that I can hardly express it fully.

Just know that on this Christmas day, I feel privileged to know each of you and to have each of you in my #life.

As sappy as that may read, it's my #truth in this moment.

I wish each of you the best in the coming year and have nothing but #appreciation for the way you've embraced me and Cristina in such a warm way.

#Love and #light to you all in the coming days and new year.

Have people who mean a great deal to you? Tag them and tell them why 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

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  • "The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life." - Richard Bach.

    Ties That Bind.

    Growing up, #family meant those related by blood. Now, its more like the Hawaiian word, #ohana , which is more inclusive.

    Your ohana is not tied to any one specific relationship, but to all those who are in your circle and fall under your protection and #support .

    It's family you get to #choose ... what could be better than that.

    I'm half lit off bourbon and coke as I write this late on #Christmas day... and I'm #grateful for each face you see in this photo.

    Each of them has positively impacted my life this year in varying ways.

    Darlene, you've made my wife feel like she belongs here. Brianne, you've #challenged me to be a better man. Bobby, you've modeled #kindness . And, wifey, you've given your all to come to a new country and make the best of all circumstances that come into our lives.

    I have so much love for each of you, and for such varying reasons that I can hardly express it fully.

    Just know that on this Christmas day, I feel privileged to know each of you and to have each of you in my #life .

    As sappy as that may read, it's my #truth in this moment.

    I wish each of you the best in the coming year and have nothing but #appreciation for the way you've embraced me and Cristina in such a warm way.

    #Love and #light to you all in the coming days and new year.

    Have people who mean a great deal to you? Tag them and tell them why 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

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  • 66 4 26 December, 2018
  • "I felt like a kid standing in the world's greatest video arcade without any quarters, unable to do anything but walk around and watch the other kids play." - Ernest Cline.

Ready Player One.

Galaga was probably my fav old school #arcade game. It was simple and elegantly designed.

You can move left or right, you can #shoot... and, aside from the occasional situation where you could have your #fighter taken and later reclaimed so you had two fighters to shoot the aliens with; that's about it.

Like all games, #Galaga has rules and limitations.

Like every game... your marriage, your #business or job, communication, driving, #fitness, money... these all have rules that you must follow to get successful outcomes.

I see games everywhere.

Usually they are being poorly played. We all know someone who broke the rules of the #relationship game by cheating or lying and wound up losing that game.

I have seen #debt pile up and wreak havoc on finances because the rules of money game were ignored.

But the point of any game is to level up... that can't happen when you choose into a game, then subsequently proceed to ignore or remain blissfully ignorant of how you can maximize your #results.

I know I can't disrespect the Queen and have a #happy and productive marriage at the same time. No.

The rules of game play are guideposts toward better #outcomes.

To be a #master, we cannot go around... we must go through using proven tools and strategies, and play whatever game we've chosen into with excellence.

You want a clean house, better relationship, or higher paying job? Best master the elements that support #creating those things.

With the field being mostly lazy and unwilling to #play at their maximum capacity, you have every advantage the minute you #decide to play well.

What say you? Share something you can do a better job of mastering. .
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 felt like a kid standing in the world's greatest video arcade without any quarters, unable to do anything but walk around and watch the other kids play." - Ernest Cline.

    Ready Player One.

    Galaga was probably my fav old school #arcade game. It was simple and elegantly designed.

    You can move left or right, you can #shoot ... and, aside from the occasional situation where you could have your #fighter taken and later reclaimed so you had two fighters to shoot the aliens with; that's about it.

    Like all games, #Galaga has rules and limitations.

    Like every game... your marriage, your #business or job, communication, driving, #fitness , money... these all have rules that you must follow to get successful outcomes.

    I see games everywhere.

    Usually they are being poorly played. We all know someone who broke the rules of the #relationship game by cheating or lying and wound up losing that game.

    I have seen #debt pile up and wreak havoc on finances because the rules of money game were ignored.

    But the point of any game is to level up... that can't happen when you choose into a game, then subsequently proceed to ignore or remain blissfully ignorant of how you can maximize your #results .

    I know I can't disrespect the Queen and have a #happy and productive marriage at the same time. No.

    The rules of game play are guideposts toward better #outcomes .

    To be a #master , we cannot go around... we must go through using proven tools and strategies, and play whatever game we've chosen into with excellence.

    You want a clean house, better relationship, or higher paying job? Best master the elements that support #creating those things.

    With the field being mostly lazy and unwilling to #play at their maximum capacity, you have every advantage the minute you #decide to play well.

    What say you? Share something you can do a better job of mastering. .
    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
  • 56 6 16 hours ago
  • "We are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime." - Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Childlike.

Growing up I always thought the adults had everything figured out. As I became one of them, I #realized just how farcical that idea was.

In fact, I don't know anyone who has every aspect of their #life on lock.

Honestly, that's probably a good thing. #Imagine how bland life would be if you knew every answer to every question.

The basic human desire for some degree of uncertainty or #adventure would be left completely unfulfilled... and your reasons to anticipate anything from the unknown would not exist.

The child inside would die.

Thankfully, we have the #holidays.

Christmas is a reminder of the excitement and #joy we experience through that amazing feeling of anticipation.

Will I get what I really wanted? Will they really love the gift I #give? Maybe.

See, giving and getting both activate a #spirit of "what might happen when..." in each of us.

It's fun... and it should be.

Growing up and taking on responsibilities has a way of vacuuming the #fun out of our existence; Christmas is there to bring it back.

Bright lights, gifts, lots of food, and time with people you #love (but may not like too much)... sounds like a pretty good party, eh? Yes. It does.

And, as a nearly #global event, the spirit of the world seems to shift. That... is pure beauty.

As wifey and I drove the hood checking out light displays, these #thoughts filled my head.

I was happy to see this house in the photo. They are really having fun with the lights and icons of the #season.

It's a great reminder to hold onto some of those #childlike qualities we all possess. From that place, massive creativity and expression finds a way to bring light to the world.

What are your xmas/holidays traditions? 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 #christmas
  • "We are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime." - Laura Ingalls Wilder.

    Childlike.

    Growing up I always thought the adults had everything figured out. As I became one of them, I #realized just how farcical that idea was.

    In fact, I don't know anyone who has every aspect of their #life on lock.

    Honestly, that's probably a good thing. #Imagine how bland life would be if you knew every answer to every question.

    The basic human desire for some degree of uncertainty or #adventure would be left completely unfulfilled... and your reasons to anticipate anything from the unknown would not exist.

    The child inside would die.

    Thankfully, we have the #holidays .

    Christmas is a reminder of the excitement and #joy we experience through that amazing feeling of anticipation.

    Will I get what I really wanted? Will they really love the gift I #give ? Maybe.

    See, giving and getting both activate a #spirit of "what might happen when..." in each of us.

    It's fun... and it should be.

    Growing up and taking on responsibilities has a way of vacuuming the #fun out of our existence; Christmas is there to bring it back.

    Bright lights, gifts, lots of food, and time with people you #love (but may not like too much)... sounds like a pretty good party, eh? Yes. It does.

    And, as a nearly #global event, the spirit of the world seems to shift. That... is pure beauty.

    As wifey and I drove the hood checking out light displays, these #thoughts filled my head.

    I was happy to see this house in the photo. They are really having fun with the lights and icons of the #season .

    It's a great reminder to hold onto some of those #childlike qualities we all possess. From that place, massive creativity and expression finds a way to bring light to the world.

    What are your xmas/holidays traditions? 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 #christmas
  • 92 5 5 December, 2018
  • "If there is no struggle, there is no progress." - Frederick Douglass.

Day 27: Struggle Well.

Just coming in from a little morning #workout and walk the sun is rising over the mountains by the house... and my little voice is whispering to me about #purpose.

Earlier this year, I thought I had found a #direction.

I thought I had surrounded myself with the right people.

But, I was wrong. I had actually begun to settle. I would come to realize my path would need to #change... again.

Sometimes being committed to yourself and your #vision means being less committed to people and things who prove themselves unhelpful on the journey.

Ultimately who you surround yourself with truly matters. Our mind is a very impressionable thing. Time spent building your capacities to think and #expand in the company of others on a similar path is priceless.

Besides... pushing on a string is pointless.

So rather than investing more in fruitless situations, I set out to find others who are actively seeking #growth.

Understanding, of course, that starts with me.

I'm the first recruit... I have to enroll me first and genuinely be the man who is #living his word.

Many times I fail. Sometimes I win. All the time, I grow.

The key is to struggle well.

The master in the #art of struggle uses his results in the world as a feedback mechanism.

He doesn't tie his identity to his #outcomes and whether they are good or bad, he seeks the lesson.

I am #grateful for the lessons experience has taught over the years. I feel like I've only scratched the surface of what I will come to know.

As the sun rises, my #gratefulmoment goes out to all who refuse to settle on their journeys in life.

Thank you for modeling #excellence.

What are you grateful to have learned? Share your wisdom 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
#strugglewell
  • "If there is no struggle, there is no progress." - Frederick Douglass.

    Day 27: Struggle Well.

    Just coming in from a little morning #workout and walk the sun is rising over the mountains by the house... and my little voice is whispering to me about #purpose .

    Earlier this year, I thought I had found a #direction .

    I thought I had surrounded myself with the right people.

    But, I was wrong. I had actually begun to settle. I would come to realize my path would need to #change ... again.

    Sometimes being committed to yourself and your #vision means being less committed to people and things who prove themselves unhelpful on the journey.

    Ultimately who you surround yourself with truly matters. Our mind is a very impressionable thing. Time spent building your capacities to think and #expand in the company of others on a similar path is priceless.

    Besides... pushing on a string is pointless.

    So rather than investing more in fruitless situations, I set out to find others who are actively seeking #growth .

    Understanding, of course, that starts with me.

    I'm the first recruit... I have to enroll me first and genuinely be the man who is #living his word.

    Many times I fail. Sometimes I win. All the time, I grow.

    The key is to struggle well.

    The master in the #art of struggle uses his results in the world as a feedback mechanism.

    He doesn't tie his identity to his #outcomes and whether they are good or bad, he seeks the lesson.

    I am #grateful for the lessons experience has taught over the years. I feel like I've only scratched the surface of what I will come to know.

    As the sun rises, my #gratefulmoment goes out to all who refuse to settle on their journeys in life.

    Thank you for modeling #excellence .

    What are you grateful to have learned? Share your wisdom 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
    #strugglewell
  • 105 5 28 November, 2018
  • I spent a year doing this.  A year of self discovery,  a year of cutting people out and a year of not letting anyone into my life until I had enough belief in myself to set healthy boundaries.  Being an empath I always look at intention and heart,  often putting myself last BUT This is what I need to spend some time doing,  reevaluating,  removing and growing.  My peace of mind is worth it! #letthemgo #cuttingties #selflove #healthy
  • I spent a year doing this. A year of self discovery, a year of cutting people out and a year of not letting anyone into my life until I had enough belief in myself to set healthy boundaries. Being an empath I always look at intention and heart, often putting myself last BUT This is what I need to spend some time doing, reevaluating, removing and growing. My peace of mind is worth it! #letthemgo #cuttingties #selflove #healthy
  • 18 1 28 November, 2018
  • While most people prefer compliments, accurate criticism is more valuable.” - Ray Dalio.

Day 20: The Year In Review.

Looking back on this past year, I have a mix of #emotions.

Largely because I have a mix of #results.

Some things were hit hard and early and met with #success, while others proved more elusive and difficult.

So how has this past year been? Pretty much like every year where I have set out to do something #audacious.

Success leads to failure... it has to if you are genuinely #pushing through your limitations.

Finding yourself on the other side of what is known to you literally means you have no road map, no #experience to fall back on, and thus no reason expect success.

The work hasn't been done in this new place.

What to do at this point.

If you're smart, and have people willing to share honest #feedback about how you're showing up, and you track your results looking for improvement... you will learn.

You'll pick up everything you need to right the ship and #improve.

As that happens you can go forth with bigger plans and schemes... and, create bigger results.

Until you don't.

Then guess what; the process repeats. It will continue to do so for as long as you seek #expansion.

I'm #grateful for little graphics like this one from Ray Dalio's book, #Principles.

In a quick glance, you can see your path #forward in this simple little image.

It's a beautiful thing to realize that if you strip away all the stories and #bullshit from your desire to learn and grow that all it is really... is a looping path upward.

Elegant and true.

What are you grateful to have learned this year? Share your findings 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
  • While most people prefer compliments, accurate criticism is more valuable.” - Ray Dalio.

    Day 20: The Year In Review.

    Looking back on this past year, I have a mix of #emotions .

    Largely because I have a mix of #results .

    Some things were hit hard and early and met with #success , while others proved more elusive and difficult.

    So how has this past year been? Pretty much like every year where I have set out to do something #audacious .

    Success leads to failure... it has to if you are genuinely #pushing through your limitations.

    Finding yourself on the other side of what is known to you literally means you have no road map, no #experience to fall back on, and thus no reason expect success.

    The work hasn't been done in this new place.

    What to do at this point.

    If you're smart, and have people willing to share honest #feedback about how you're showing up, and you track your results looking for improvement... you will learn.

    You'll pick up everything you need to right the ship and #improve .

    As that happens you can go forth with bigger plans and schemes... and, create bigger results.

    Until you don't.

    Then guess what; the process repeats. It will continue to do so for as long as you seek #expansion .

    I'm #grateful for little graphics like this one from Ray Dalio's book, #Principles .

    In a quick glance, you can see your path #forward in this simple little image.

    It's a beautiful thing to realize that if you strip away all the stories and #bullshit from your desire to learn and grow that all it is really... is a looping path upward.

    Elegant and true.

    What are you grateful to have learned this year? Share your findings 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
  • 94 9 21 November, 2018
  • Exercised my civic duty today, and it felt oh so good! Get out there and vote 🇺🇸 #IAmAVoter
  • Exercised my civic duty today, and it felt oh so good! Get out there and vote 🇺🇸 #IAmAVoter
  • 90 1 6 November, 2018
  • "How did it get so late so soon?" - Dr. Seuss.

Day 6: Your Time Matters.

Leanda, with me in the photo, is facing down #cancer. After undergoing surgery that took part of her body, it has returned.

But, when she stopped by the house, it was only a small part of what we talked about.

The greater portion of the conversation centered around the upcoming #weightlifting meet she would be attending... even though she is is receiving both chemo and radiation treatments.

Yep... you read that right.

I have known her for 5 or 6 years now... and my experience of her is; she talks alot, she is very #generous, and she seeks to make a positive impact anywhere she is.

She truly lets her light shine.

Most of all: she uses her time to do what she loves doing regardless of circumstance... neither money, health nor tight schedules have detered her efforts to be a ray of #light to everyone she meets.

The lesson for each of us in that is beyond obvious.

I've personally witnessed her impact in the #fitness community here in AZ.

She's been a key player in getting hundreds of people off the couch and involved with @crossfit... even going so far as to fund efforts to train people who lack access out of her own pocket.

To her, #ohana is not just a Hawaiian word... it's a reason to make her time matter.

None of us knows the length of our timeline here... but, whatever time we are here to experience is an #opportunity to be brightly.

Today's #gratefulmoment is for Leanda... she is a living example of transformation and light.

A reminder that we each possess the capacity to embrace and leverage our #unique experiences for the betterment of all.

Who are you grateful for today? Share your person 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 #livelarge
  • "How did it get so late so soon?" - Dr. Seuss.

    Day 6: Your Time Matters.

    Leanda, with me in the photo, is facing down #cancer . After undergoing surgery that took part of her body, it has returned.

    But, when she stopped by the house, it was only a small part of what we talked about.

    The greater portion of the conversation centered around the upcoming #weightlifting meet she would be attending... even though she is is receiving both chemo and radiation treatments.

    Yep... you read that right.

    I have known her for 5 or 6 years now... and my experience of her is; she talks alot, she is very #generous , and she seeks to make a positive impact anywhere she is.

    She truly lets her light shine.

    Most of all: she uses her time to do what she loves doing regardless of circumstance... neither money, health nor tight schedules have detered her efforts to be a ray of #light to everyone she meets.

    The lesson for each of us in that is beyond obvious.

    I've personally witnessed her impact in the #fitness community here in AZ.

    She's been a key player in getting hundreds of people off the couch and involved with @crossfit... even going so far as to fund efforts to train people who lack access out of her own pocket.

    To her, #ohana is not just a Hawaiian word... it's a reason to make her time matter.

    None of us knows the length of our timeline here... but, whatever time we are here to experience is an #opportunity to be brightly.

    Today's #gratefulmoment is for Leanda... she is a living example of transformation and light.

    A reminder that we each possess the capacity to embrace and leverage our #unique experiences for the betterment of all.

    Who are you grateful for today? Share your person 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 #livelarge
  • 96 13 6 November, 2018
  • The happiest people discover their own nature and match their life to it. - Ray Dalio.

A Good Fit.

I cannot recommend this book enough. To have access to the ideas that built one of the greatest, if not the greatest investment firm in history is... well, hard to fathom.

Most would keep their inner workings a secret.

But Dalio, has splayed open the ideas and concepts they use at Bridgewater and offered 40+ years of experience for mere fractions of pennies of what it's worth.

I can indentify with Dalio's story; from his love of music and humble upbringing all the way through to wanting to surround himself with honest, forthright people who were undaunted by ego in their pursuit of properly seeing reality and their ways of moving through it.

When I graduated college, I went into the schools to teach. In that environment I found large numbers of teachers who were trapped in a top down system of perpetual mediocrity. There was no way they could win, or even challenge the status quo.

Not wanting that, I went into the business world... and although it was better, it was still filled with platitudes and apathy.

I felt lost... so I struck out on my own and built my own businesses. In that arena, I came closest to creating meaningful relationships and discourse... and by far, had the deepest connection to what people really think and feel.

Even when it's uncomfortable, that scenario is preferable to me, but most prefer lies and bullshit surface level interaction... so, I found it difficult to maintain over time.

To have access to how Dalio did this and built an organization of 1500 people is a gift.

If you're a fan of real raw relationships... get this book.

Have you read this book? Share your takeaways 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 #leadership
  • The happiest people discover their own nature and match their life to it. - Ray Dalio.

    A Good Fit.

    I cannot recommend this book enough. To have access to the ideas that built one of the greatest, if not the greatest investment firm in history is... well, hard to fathom.

    Most would keep their inner workings a secret.

    But Dalio, has splayed open the ideas and concepts they use at Bridgewater and offered 40+ years of experience for mere fractions of pennies of what it's worth.

    I can indentify with Dalio's story; from his love of music and humble upbringing all the way through to wanting to surround himself with honest, forthright people who were undaunted by ego in their pursuit of properly seeing reality and their ways of moving through it.

    When I graduated college, I went into the schools to teach. In that environment I found large numbers of teachers who were trapped in a top down system of perpetual mediocrity. There was no way they could win, or even challenge the status quo.

    Not wanting that, I went into the business world... and although it was better, it was still filled with platitudes and apathy.

    I felt lost... so I struck out on my own and built my own businesses. In that arena, I came closest to creating meaningful relationships and discourse... and by far, had the deepest connection to what people really think and feel.

    Even when it's uncomfortable, that scenario is preferable to me, but most prefer lies and bullshit surface level interaction... so, I found it difficult to maintain over time.

    To have access to how Dalio did this and built an organization of 1500 people is a gift.

    If you're a fan of real raw relationships... get this book.

    Have you read this book? Share your takeaways 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 #leadership
  • 67 5 9 October, 2018
  • “Everything important in your life needs to be on a trajectory to be above the bar and headed toward excellent at an appropriate pace.” - Ray Dalio.

For Best Results: Shift.

This past week I've been thinking heavily about the pace at which my life is moving toward my #vision.

Now, this rate of change I'm referring to is never constant, nor is it even upward at all times when viewed up close.

But overall, when I zoom out a few years and look at the timeline, I have to be able to reconcile the motion I see with the distance traveled... and project into the future at that same rate to determine if and when I will hit any #target I've set for myself.

With emotion in check, I have to honestly assess, or be assessed by a third party, so that I may gain a #clear "yes or no" answer.

Will I, or won't I hit the mark? Straight up.

In some areas, I can clearly see "no"... and that cannot be tolerated. Doing so is the same as settling for #mediocrity.

Breaking free from that means acknowledging my real raw #results, and my power to decide differently going forward.

To go faster, I have to shift.

When things are smooth and life's road ahead is visible and clear, it makes sense to grab 5th and speed up.

But when I'm hauling a trailer uphill, it may be best to down shift and put in slow steady work to get over the #mountains... or unhook the dead weight before the climb begins.

Life's hard parts are hard enough without unnecessary baggage. Maybe ditch that garbage, eh.

Different parts of the journey will require a different approach.

Speed, power, loads, and conditions are all factors to consider in determining when and how to shift.

The one who moves fastest #masters the use of each in his own life.

Are you satisfied with your trajectory? 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
  • “Everything important in your life needs to be on a trajectory to be above the bar and headed toward excellent at an appropriate pace.” - Ray Dalio.

    For Best Results: Shift.

    This past week I've been thinking heavily about the pace at which my life is moving toward my #vision .

    Now, this rate of change I'm referring to is never constant, nor is it even upward at all times when viewed up close.

    But overall, when I zoom out a few years and look at the timeline, I have to be able to reconcile the motion I see with the distance traveled... and project into the future at that same rate to determine if and when I will hit any #target I've set for myself.

    With emotion in check, I have to honestly assess, or be assessed by a third party, so that I may gain a #clear "yes or no" answer.

    Will I, or won't I hit the mark? Straight up.

    In some areas, I can clearly see "no"... and that cannot be tolerated. Doing so is the same as settling for #mediocrity .

    Breaking free from that means acknowledging my real raw #results , and my power to decide differently going forward.

    To go faster, I have to shift.

    When things are smooth and life's road ahead is visible and clear, it makes sense to grab 5th and speed up.

    But when I'm hauling a trailer uphill, it may be best to down shift and put in slow steady work to get over the #mountains ... or unhook the dead weight before the climb begins.

    Life's hard parts are hard enough without unnecessary baggage. Maybe ditch that garbage, eh.

    Different parts of the journey will require a different approach.

    Speed, power, loads, and conditions are all factors to consider in determining when and how to shift.

    The one who moves fastest #masters the use of each in his own life.

    Are you satisfied with your trajectory? 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
  • 99 6 3 October, 2018
  • "Never above you. Never below you. Always beside you." - Walter Winchell.

Helping vs Hurting.

This relationship has strange roots. We met at a 7 day #leadership development course just north of Napa.

She, a Canadian... and I, #merica through and through.

I'm not sure either of us thought a marriage of 7 years would be the result of our chance meeting, but here we are.

We lived apart for the majority of our marriage. Being an #entrepreneur, I could travel to Calgary and spend summers8 there while she would come spend time in the warmth of Arizona when she could take time off.

Recently, this all changed.

We started the immigration process, sold the Calgary house, and moved Cristina down to the states.

As exciting as this was, I'm not sure I #appreciated the magnitude of that change on her.

She left her family, her job, and her best friend to start building with me here.

The transition from a comfortable and certain life to uncomfortable new surroundings has been #hard at times.

And it's hard for me to watch the #struggle. I just want to solve every problem and save her from any pain... but, doing so would be wrong.

The worst thing I could do is take away her trials. She's #strong and capable and if I stepped in to save her at every twist and turn, I would weaken her.

Finding the #balance between being what she needs or being the one who solves the problems is tough as a man.

I just want to solve it and move on.

I have to remember to simply hold space for her to be and experience her surroundings.

Maybe when she reads this she'll understand my predicament a little better.

Can you think of a time when helping ended up hurting? 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

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  • "Never above you. Never below you. Always beside you." - Walter Winchell.

    Helping vs Hurting.

    This relationship has strange roots. We met at a 7 day #leadership development course just north of Napa.

    She, a Canadian... and I, #merica through and through.

    I'm not sure either of us thought a marriage of 7 years would be the result of our chance meeting, but here we are.

    We lived apart for the majority of our marriage. Being an #entrepreneur , I could travel to Calgary and spend summers8 there while she would come spend time in the warmth of Arizona when she could take time off.

    Recently, this all changed.

    We started the immigration process, sold the Calgary house, and moved Cristina down to the states.

    As exciting as this was, I'm not sure I #appreciated the magnitude of that change on her.

    She left her family, her job, and her best friend to start building with me here.

    The transition from a comfortable and certain life to uncomfortable new surroundings has been #hard at times.

    And it's hard for me to watch the #struggle . I just want to solve every problem and save her from any pain... but, doing so would be wrong.

    The worst thing I could do is take away her trials. She's #strong and capable and if I stepped in to save her at every twist and turn, I would weaken her.

    Finding the #balance between being what she needs or being the one who solves the problems is tough as a man.

    I just want to solve it and move on.

    I have to remember to simply hold space for her to be and experience her surroundings.

    Maybe when she reads this she'll understand my predicament a little better.

    Can you think of a time when helping ended up hurting? 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

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  • 74 20 25 September, 2018
  • "The highest and most beautiful things in life are not to be heard about, nor read about, nor seen but, if one will, are to be lived." - Søren Kierkegaard.

Experience All Of It.

Lately I have been feeling a strong pull on my life... and as I think more and more deeply about it, a fuzzy picture keeps coming to #mind.

It's a #vision of being on the lake... the same one I spent so much time on growing up.

Skiing, boating, and just taking in the beauty of every little thing from the temperature of the water to the feel of the muddy shore under my feet.

There was always time to imprint those experiences... no rushing around, no place to be, and no reason to want any of it to end.

I have been thinking hard about what that #life may look like going forward, and as I do I am pulled harder toward it.

Another property, a lake house, is in the cards... so why wait? My #purpose out west feels undone. My projects; incomplete.

Some days I want to sell everything and make the move now... and when things are hard, that thought comes at me fast.

I could easily do that.

But, I haven't decided if that would be quitting on my #growth or following my heart.

Soon a decision will be made... and the #beauty in that is I win either way in one sense because the one person who makes it all meaningful will be by my side no matter what.

Lake life seems like a #reward... one I'm not convinced I earned yet. Maybe that's ego. Maybe it's commitment to the current path.

I find beauty in both... the struggle for more, the vision of life on the water, and the process to staying to fight for my highest self.

Ultimately, any path will grow difficult... so really, choice comes down to choosing how you want to #suffer.

And if suffering it is, do it in the name of the highest and best use of your life, and those who help you along the way.

What experiences do you love and seek? Share your thoughts below.

Sight + Light.
J
.

Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

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

#hardwodder 
#hardwodderone
#honorthework 
#fortesfortunajuvat 
#humanmovementfactory 
#unspecialized 
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#taketuesday
#think #mindset #mind #mindsetiseverything
  • "The highest and most beautiful things in life are not to be heard about, nor read about, nor seen but, if one will, are to be lived." - Søren Kierkegaard.

    Experience All Of It.

    Lately I have been feeling a strong pull on my life... and as I think more and more deeply about it, a fuzzy picture keeps coming to #mind .

    It's a #vision of being on the lake... the same one I spent so much time on growing up.

    Skiing, boating, and just taking in the beauty of every little thing from the temperature of the water to the feel of the muddy shore under my feet.

    There was always time to imprint those experiences... no rushing around, no place to be, and no reason to want any of it to end.

    I have been thinking hard about what that #life may look like going forward, and as I do I am pulled harder toward it.

    Another property, a lake house, is in the cards... so why wait? My #purpose out west feels undone. My projects; incomplete.

    Some days I want to sell everything and make the move now... and when things are hard, that thought comes at me fast.

    I could easily do that.

    But, I haven't decided if that would be quitting on my #growth or following my heart.

    Soon a decision will be made... and the #beauty in that is I win either way in one sense because the one person who makes it all meaningful will be by my side no matter what.

    Lake life seems like a #reward ... one I'm not convinced I earned yet. Maybe that's ego. Maybe it's commitment to the current path.

    I find beauty in both... the struggle for more, the vision of life on the water, and the process to staying to fight for my highest self.

    Ultimately, any path will grow difficult... so really, choice comes down to choosing how you want to #suffer .

    And if suffering it is, do it in the name of the highest and best use of your life, and those who help you along the way.

    What experiences do you love and seek? Share your thoughts below.

    Sight + Light.
    J
    .

    Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

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

    #hardwodder
    #hardwodderone
    #honorthework
    #fortesfortunajuvat
    #humanmovementfactory
    #unspecialized
    #dothehardthing
    #100to0
    #taketuesday
    #think #mindset #mind #mindsetiseverything
  • 126 20 16 hours ago
  • "Discomfort brings engagement and change. Discomfort means you’re doing something that others were unlikely to do, because they’re hiding out in the comfortable zone." - Seth Godin.

Uncomfortable.

Do you even know what #uncomfortable is... Do I? Maybe to a small degree.

I've been a kid who wore t-shirts to school in winter because I didn't have a jacket.

I've been the young man starting out who couldn't afford to turn on the #heat in my apartment.

I've been laughed at and talked about and had my girlfriend #cheat on me.

I've been robbed.

I've been to jail... a couple times.

So I can say I've been uncomfortable to some degree.

But that doesn't matter. What matters is what discomfort teaches and what you are willing to #learn about you in each instance.

Some are slow learners... you see the same problems again and again in their lives. I've been there too.

But now, as Iook at my life today, I feel less bad and wallow in less #emotion when I get uncomfortable.

In fact, I seek to process the emotion as fast as humanly possible in order to get past the wrong #mindset and find the haven of the "what can I learn from this" moment.

#Sotspress is a physical example. Frustratingly difficult to get in the position, and monumentally uncomfortable to #press from a full squat, it tells me something about my body and my thoughts around doing hard things.

Will I do the boring #mobility work, put in the light reps, and ultimately improve the lift... or am I not willing to become the man who understands the importance of process and short-cut the #work.

Ultimately sowing the seeds of my own failure.

The choice is mine. I have the #power to act on my own behalf for the best outcome by doing the uncomfortable.

I pray l Iearn the power of this lesson in life.

What have you learned from discomfort? 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 #mindsetofgreatness #mind #mindsetiseverything #crossfit #crossfitapparel
  • "Discomfort brings engagement and change. Discomfort means you’re doing something that others were unlikely to do, because they’re hiding out in the comfortable zone." - Seth Godin.

    Uncomfortable.

    Do you even know what #uncomfortable is... Do I? Maybe to a small degree.

    I've been a kid who wore t-shirts to school in winter because I didn't have a jacket.

    I've been the young man starting out who couldn't afford to turn on the #heat in my apartment.

    I've been laughed at and talked about and had my girlfriend #cheat on me.

    I've been robbed.

    I've been to jail... a couple times.

    So I can say I've been uncomfortable to some degree.

    But that doesn't matter. What matters is what discomfort teaches and what you are willing to #learn about you in each instance.

    Some are slow learners... you see the same problems again and again in their lives. I've been there too.

    But now, as Iook at my life today, I feel less bad and wallow in less #emotion when I get uncomfortable.

    In fact, I seek to process the emotion as fast as humanly possible in order to get past the wrong #mindset and find the haven of the "what can I learn from this" moment.

    #Sotspress is a physical example. Frustratingly difficult to get in the position, and monumentally uncomfortable to #press from a full squat, it tells me something about my body and my thoughts around doing hard things.

    Will I do the boring #mobility work, put in the light reps, and ultimately improve the lift... or am I not willing to become the man who understands the importance of process and short-cut the #work .

    Ultimately sowing the seeds of my own failure.

    The choice is mine. I have the #power to act on my own behalf for the best outcome by doing the uncomfortable.

    I pray l Iearn the power of this lesson in life.

    What have you learned from discomfort? 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 #mindsetofgreatness #mind #mindsetiseverything #crossfit #crossfitapparel
  • 28 2 11 September, 2018
  • "Discomfort brings engagement and change. Discomfort means you’re doing something that others were unlikely to do, because they’re hiding out in the comfortable zone." - Seth Godin.

Uncomfortable.

Do you even know what #uncomfortable is... Do I? Maybe to a small degree.

I've been a kid who wore t-shirts to school in winter because I didn't have a jacket.

I've been the young man starting out who couldn't afford to turn on the #heat in my apartment.

I've been laughed at and talked about and had my girlfriend #cheat on me.

I've been robbed.

I've been to jail... a couple times.

So I can say I've been uncomfortable to some degree.

But that doesn't matter. What matters is what discomfort teaches and what you are willing to #learn about you in each instance.

Some are slow learners... you see the same problems again and again in their lives. I've been there too.

But now, as Iook at my life today, I feel less bad and wallow in less #emotion when I get uncomfortable.

In fact, I seek to process the emotion as fast as humanly possible in order to get past the wrong #mindset and find the haven of the "what can I learn from this" moment.

#Sotspress is a physical example. Frustratingly difficult to get in the position, and monumentally uncomfortable to #press from a full squat, it tells me something about my body and my thoughts around doing hard things.

Will I do the boring #mobility work, put in the light reps, and ultimately improve the lift... or am I not willing to become the man who understands the importance of process and short-cut the #work.

Ultimately sowing the seeds of my own failure.

The choice is mine. I have the #power to act on my own behalf for the best outcome by doing the uncomfortable.

I pray l Iearn the power of this lesson in life.

What have you learned from discomfort? 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 #mindsetofgreatness #mind #mindsetiseverything
  • "Discomfort brings engagement and change. Discomfort means you’re doing something that others were unlikely to do, because they’re hiding out in the comfortable zone." - Seth Godin.

    Uncomfortable.

    Do you even know what #uncomfortable is... Do I? Maybe to a small degree.

    I've been a kid who wore t-shirts to school in winter because I didn't have a jacket.

    I've been the young man starting out who couldn't afford to turn on the #heat in my apartment.

    I've been laughed at and talked about and had my girlfriend #cheat on me.

    I've been robbed.

    I've been to jail... a couple times.

    So I can say I've been uncomfortable to some degree.

    But that doesn't matter. What matters is what discomfort teaches and what you are willing to #learn about you in each instance.

    Some are slow learners... you see the same problems again and again in their lives. I've been there too.

    But now, as Iook at my life today, I feel less bad and wallow in less #emotion when I get uncomfortable.

    In fact, I seek to process the emotion as fast as humanly possible in order to get past the wrong #mindset and find the haven of the "what can I learn from this" moment.

    #Sotspress is a physical example. Frustratingly difficult to get in the position, and monumentally uncomfortable to #press from a full squat, it tells me something about my body and my thoughts around doing hard things.

    Will I do the boring #mobility work, put in the light reps, and ultimately improve the lift... or am I not willing to become the man who understands the importance of process and short-cut the #work .

    Ultimately sowing the seeds of my own failure.

    The choice is mine. I have the #power to act on my own behalf for the best outcome by doing the uncomfortable.

    I pray l Iearn the power of this lesson in life.

    What have you learned from discomfort? 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 #mindsetofgreatness #mind #mindsetiseverything
  • 88 7 11 September, 2018
  • "I am upset because I see something that is not there." - From ACIM.

Small Upsets.

When #friction arises with the Queen, it comes in the form of a feeling of being out of sync.

Like we're pulling against one another, rather than down the same path, and working toward the #vision we want to bring into being.

It's usually a seemingly "little thing" that festers or spawns a chain of events that ultimately leads to a #great divide.

How something was said, clothes on the floor, or cleanliness... when these things spark conflict, you can be sure the root cause and underlying #feelings go much deeper.

The surface level argument is just a distraction. A way of deflecting from the raw part of us that if exposed, would be #vulnerable to attack.

We start to see things... to make up #stories about why squeezing the toothpaste in the middle is the ultimate act of disrespect.

But that's not reality.

We let something that seemed insignificant, but that legitimately caused #upset to go unaddressed... and now we project that onto all interactions.

All forms of upset must be dealt with... for they will always come to #light eventually. No small upsets exist.

Trust yourself. What you felt is real... and you can shortcut the discontent by addressing the #root now, or take the scenic route through the surface level angst just to get back to the root later.

Unless staying angry #forever is your strategy, might as well get back to even asap.

What do you need to bring to light? 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

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  • "I am upset because I see something that is not there." - From ACIM.

    Small Upsets.

    When #friction arises with the Queen, it comes in the form of a feeling of being out of sync.

    Like we're pulling against one another, rather than down the same path, and working toward the #vision we want to bring into being.

    It's usually a seemingly "little thing" that festers or spawns a chain of events that ultimately leads to a #great divide.

    How something was said, clothes on the floor, or cleanliness... when these things spark conflict, you can be sure the root cause and underlying #feelings go much deeper.

    The surface level argument is just a distraction. A way of deflecting from the raw part of us that if exposed, would be #vulnerable to attack.

    We start to see things... to make up #stories about why squeezing the toothpaste in the middle is the ultimate act of disrespect.

    But that's not reality.

    We let something that seemed insignificant, but that legitimately caused #upset to go unaddressed... and now we project that onto all interactions.

    All forms of upset must be dealt with... for they will always come to #light eventually. No small upsets exist.

    Trust yourself. What you felt is real... and you can shortcut the discontent by addressing the #root now, or take the scenic route through the surface level angst just to get back to the root later.

    Unless staying angry #forever is your strategy, might as well get back to even asap.

    What do you need to bring to light? 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

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  • 152 19 4 September, 2018
  • "Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting." - Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Monsoon Season.

Another reason I love the #desert. Months on end of dry... broken by an influx of moisture.

Even absent rainfall, being underneath cloud cover is a #gift when the tallest natural trees are about as tall as me.

But, just when it seems the flora and fauna will give up the ghost to the relentless sunshine and hardened soil, #mother nature steps in and gives a reprieve.

The rain comes.

And within moments it seems like the desert comes #alive. Wildflowers crop up and bloom, the sonoran desert greens up, and the saguaros get fat and heavy with water.

#Life is sustained... and begins to propagate.

Your life is no different.

Sometimes we as people need a monsoon as well. Not one that brings moisture, but one that brings #kindness. #Love. A force for #good.

The obstacles and challenges we face beat us up and wear us down... the challenge of being is real. The #challenge of becoming more is off the charts hard.

We need voices and actions directed at us that remind us "this too shall pass", for we can use that to sustain our efforts just a bit longer.

Remember, when it comes to difficulties, the only way out is through. Who or what will you rely on to keep yourself moving when you really feel like #quitting.

Who will you yourself help and influence positively in times of trouble... it's worth thinking about.

Someone you know is desperately waiting for anyone to simply check in and give them a kind word. Be that person for someone today. 
Be their monsoon of encouragement or motivation... and let the act of #giving fill you up.

Who needs a kind word from you today? Reach out... then, 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
#mindset #mind #mindsetiseverything

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  • "Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting." - Ralph Waldo Emerson.

    Monsoon Season.

    Another reason I love the #desert . Months on end of dry... broken by an influx of moisture.

    Even absent rainfall, being underneath cloud cover is a #gift when the tallest natural trees are about as tall as me.

    But, just when it seems the flora and fauna will give up the ghost to the relentless sunshine and hardened soil, #mother nature steps in and gives a reprieve.

    The rain comes.

    And within moments it seems like the desert comes #alive . Wildflowers crop up and bloom, the sonoran desert greens up, and the saguaros get fat and heavy with water.

    #Life is sustained... and begins to propagate.

    Your life is no different.

    Sometimes we as people need a monsoon as well. Not one that brings moisture, but one that brings #kindness . #Love . A force for #good .

    The obstacles and challenges we face beat us up and wear us down... the challenge of being is real. The #challenge of becoming more is off the charts hard.

    We need voices and actions directed at us that remind us "this too shall pass", for we can use that to sustain our efforts just a bit longer.

    Remember, when it comes to difficulties, the only way out is through. Who or what will you rely on to keep yourself moving when you really feel like #quitting .

    Who will you yourself help and influence positively in times of trouble... it's worth thinking about.

    Someone you know is desperately waiting for anyone to simply check in and give them a kind word. Be that person for someone today.
    Be their monsoon of encouragement or motivation... and let the act of #giving fill you up.

    Who needs a kind word from you today? Reach out... then, 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
    #mindset #mind #mindsetiseverything

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  • 119 1 28 August, 2018
  • "Every day, you reinvent yourself. You're always in motion. But you decide every day: forward or backward." - James Altucher.

Objects In Motion.

One of the most #beautiful sights in the sky is the daytime moon. It's a reminder the universe continues on far beyond our little corner of the milky way.

It sits just above right of center in the photo... 240,000 miles away, it reflects sunlight at my #camera. But, only when the sun, moon and earth are in specific positions.

Physics allows us to predict this amazing spectacle. We can know their future positions by projecting where their current motions will #lead.

Our paths can be similarly traced and our futures similarly projected... given less precision, of course.

We each go through our lives choosing as we go and dynamically shaping our endpoints by operating in the #now.

As gravity determines the path of heavenly bodies, decisions govern the paths of #human bodies.

What you choose in your now each day is the single most important factor shaping your #life.

That's the force acting upon you.

And you get to shape it... not mindlessly float on a predetermined #path.

Those who understand this and consistently move toward what they want can reasonably predict their outcomes.

Absent that, the #choices of others govern your life... leaving you subject to whatever remains. By not choosing, you allow your path to be chosen.

Could you flourish when your life is not your own? Share your thoughts below. .
Sight + Light.
J
.

Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

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

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#hardwodderone
#honorthework 
#fortunefavorsthebrave 
#fortesfortunajuvat 
#humanmovementfactory 
#unspecialized 
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#taketuesday
#think #mindset #mind #mindsetiseverything

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  • "Every day, you reinvent yourself. You're always in motion. But you decide every day: forward or backward." - James Altucher.

    Objects In Motion.

    One of the most #beautiful sights in the sky is the daytime moon. It's a reminder the universe continues on far beyond our little corner of the milky way.

    It sits just above right of center in the photo... 240,000 miles away, it reflects sunlight at my #camera . But, only when the sun, moon and earth are in specific positions.

    Physics allows us to predict this amazing spectacle. We can know their future positions by projecting where their current motions will #lead .

    Our paths can be similarly traced and our futures similarly projected... given less precision, of course.

    We each go through our lives choosing as we go and dynamically shaping our endpoints by operating in the #now .

    As gravity determines the path of heavenly bodies, decisions govern the paths of #human bodies.

    What you choose in your now each day is the single most important factor shaping your #life .

    That's the force acting upon you.

    And you get to shape it... not mindlessly float on a predetermined #path .

    Those who understand this and consistently move toward what they want can reasonably predict their outcomes.

    Absent that, the #choices of others govern your life... leaving you subject to whatever remains. By not choosing, you allow your path to be chosen.

    Could you flourish when your life is not your own? 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

    Gear up ★ http://hardwodder.com .
    Meet up ★ http://hardwodderradio.com .
    Wise up ★ http://dothehardthing.net .
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