One of my favorite movies is Dead Poet’s Society. I re-watched this classic just last weekend in fact. It’s a powerful movie. It touches on several heavy topics like breaking out of conformity, thinking for yourself, standing up for what you believe in, and it does all this with bits of comedy sprinkled in … More Carpe Diem and Beyond
Sometimes when I’m down in the dumps, I find it better not to fight it. I find it better to simply embrace that you’re there and accept it. For whatever reason, this makes it easier to come out the other side feeling motivated and energized for life. I know it seems counterproductive, but it … More Embrace Your Lows
I just got back from vacation with my girlfriend and her family. It was a great time of course. The weather was fantastic, the people were friendly, and the conversations were everlasting. We had a great time for the short period we were there. But one takeaway I always walk away from vacation with … More Vacation Can Be So Motivating
All creatives get depressed. For reasons I can’t explain, creative people tend to have high highs and low lows. The highs help them create what they call their symphonies. However, the lows can be dreadful. What is creativity and how does it work? Why can we be creative at one moment then depressed the … More Creativity and Depression
This quote was beat into my head during my first job. The VP of my division preached this over and over again. This was a man I really respected. He was a driven, hard-nosed, and a big go-getter who led the Supply Chain division for a Fortune 500 company. He was tough, results-oriented, and … More “Don’t Let Perfection Get in the Way of Progress”
Maybe you have a vacation in a couple weeks and you haven’t had the opportunity to exercise. Maybe you are just in a funk and want to kick your ass to get in a better mood. Maybe you just want to try a new thing and weightlifting is the best option. Or maybe you … More Need to Add Muscle Very Quickly? Do This!
If you’re familiar with this blog then you know how important creating the right environment is for personal and professional growth. Finding your balance between stress and comfort is a recipe for success and will push you to new heights without overbearing your mental state. Take a look at your surroundings, the people you … More Are You A Big Fish in a Small Pond, Or Small Fish in a Big Pond?
Recently I’ve been giving a lot of thought about where I live and where I want to live. What makes a place a place? What makes somewhere so fun to be or work? What draws us to places and what keeps us there? Could it be the city that is so energetic? Or could it … More What Makes Somewhere Special to Live?
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????????????? This saying was first brought to my attention after reading the book, War of Art by Steven Pressfield. In this book, Pressfield describes fear as a form of resistance. He uses fear to explain how our own minds try holding us back from doing the things we know we have…
We’ve all been injured from time to time. They come at random times and surprise all of us. At times, injuries can be a wakeup call for change. Other times, they can be a major setback and disappointment. I want to share the best ways to get over an injury. Whether it’s from sports … More The Best Way to Get Over an Injury