The roundhouse cutback is one of the most beautiful and most popular maneuvers in surfing. Anyone that has every kept up with me at all or talk to me for more than a minute knows I constantly refer to the balance between realizing that today you cannot do anything about certain situations, so just relax, and some days you need to realized today is the day to take action. Lately I am struggling with a new issue, a new metaphor, if you will. A lot has changed in my life in the
"I commit to taking full responsibility for the circumstances of my life and for my physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. I commit to supporting others to take full responsibility for their lives." As opposed to... "I commit to blaming others and myself for what is wrong in the world. I commit to being a victim, villain, or a hero and taking more or less than 100% responsibility." A few days ago I began the book, "The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership."
Although I still don’t have as much attention to the forum as I’d like, as promised, last weekend I did make a video explaining how doing one new thing a day saved and changed my life, also explaining my new one thing a day forum on my website and what I hope to accomplish with that forum. However, I did not post that video because after watching it I felt it rambled and wandered. It occurred to me that those things I just mentioned are actually at least two separate stories
I had no intention of writing a blog this morning but as I sit in a great local cafe, drinking a fantastic cappuccino, listening to Nora Jones, and munching on my freshly made breakfast panini it occurred to me that I often get asked how I find such good places. Or people tell me how lucky I am to be doing stuff like this. Although I will admit I am fortunate, luck has nothing to do with it. I make it happen. I live on purpose. I keep looking, keep trying until I find what
I have decided the great "one blog a day" challenge is over. I know, I know collective "ah". 😊 And although I know it is not the lost of a great daily literature delivery it has be thinking (again I know huge surprise). When it is a good decision to stop something and when did you just convince yourself it is okay to quit? I have what I believe are a lot of good reasons to stop blogging daily. It was never something I planned to do indefinitely. It was an exercise I took
I get a bit of grief for not being nervous more often than I am. One, I know I have finally developed a healthy sense of confidence. Two, I am always a bit more nervous than I show. Three, after a life of fairy hard knocks I have some perspective on what matters and what does not. And things that are not important do not make me nervous. Side note, it is interesting to me how many people perceive confidence as arrogance... Maybe more on that later. So then, you would proba
I wanted expand on the video I posted this morning. I posted about how I almost feel for the illusion that not sleeping well put me in a bad mood. If you know me at all you know sleep and I do not get along. The last two nights we haven't even spoken much. I woke up in a fowl mood and my internal voice started in immediately, trying to convince me I was in a bad mood because I did not sleep well. FALSE I was tired because I did not sleep well. I do not feel well because I
Years ago I was face by what I thought were some overwhelming task. I was paralyzed by all the things I needed to do or the magnitude of the things I needed to do. I kept imagining how hard the task was, how hard all the steps were. I was weighed down by the thought, "I can't". But it was a choice between doing these things or laying down and just being done. I didn't know exactly what "being done" meant but I know if felt dark, scary, and final. That is probably the first ti