Boldly Go

Last week I was able to catch The Joe Rogan Experience episode #1108 with Dr. Peter Attia. Joe Rogan’s podcast is consistently at the top of the charts and may be one of my favorite ones to listen to. I honestly think I learn something new every time I listen to it. In this episode, […]

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The Folly of Fear-based Choices

I have done some pretty stupid things in my life. One time, I bought a new car, because my old one had an oil leak. The price to fix it was about the same as one month’s payment on the new car. If I would have taken the time, I might have been able to […]

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Take Your Blows

Courage 12/19/2019 I remember watching the old Kung Fu movies growing up. It seemed like in every one of them, there was always an idiot. He was always messing up and as result was always being punished. The master never relented but continued the beating for each offence. I am sure a real life master’s […]

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Train for Courage

Courage 12/12/2019 Those first two months in my new position at work was rough. Everything was new. My level of expertise was developed in a quick training plan. I had very little experience in the field to draw from. To present my work was daunting as well. What if I made the wrong call? It […]

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Useful Pain

Courage 12/5/2019 Right now there is pain. Physically, you may not be able to fill it, but it resides deep within you. What is this pain that you cannot feel? There is a place you imagine yourself occupying. It is a “one day in the future” place, and today is not that day. You want […]

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Dare Incrementally

Courage 11/21/2019 To build strength, you have to move heavy things. To build endurance, you have to move a lot. Neither strength nor endurance can be built overnight. You have to do the work over time. If you stop doing either one, you will lose it. Courage is similar. Sure, there are some who can […]

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You or the Team

Courage 11/14/2019 A few questions: As an individual what do you want to accomplish? Is it to excel beyond your peers and gain notoriety? Is it to feel you belong to the group? How do your goals as an individual help the team? Could you go all in as a contributor and still achieve the […]

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Highway to the Uncomfortable Zone

Courage 10/10/2019 Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. –Neale Donald Walsch Wake up early Speak in Public Exercise (no link here. If you don’t know the benefits, it’s time to do some research.) Go without food (for a time, not forever) Take cold showers Cut out sugar Breathe through your nose (even […]

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Which Button to Push?

Courage 10/3/2019 In 2005, Staples introduced the Easy Button. The idea: if you want something, it’s not that hard to get it. When it came to office supplies, Staples had it. As technology continues to get better, things become easier. No more looking in the phone book, the encyclopedia, or on the map. If you […]

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Why I Am Running: Mental Warfare

I’ve started running again. Not dabbling as I have done before. Seriously running. I am still trying to figure out why. I can’t go very long. I am not very fast. But for some reason, I feel compelled to run. This morning, I woke up at 3:45. By 4:15, I was out the door. My […]

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