If you could give one piece of advice, what would it be?… Read the rest!Read More »
January 28, 2013 6 Comments 2,584 Views
January 22, 2013 4 Comments 7,352 Views
This weekend I heard a wonderful illustration about fear and focus that I thought deserved to be repeated on a larger scale.
Let us imagine that I took a long plank that was 50 feet long and 1 foot wide. I put it up on cinder blocks so that it is about 3 feet off of the ground. At one end I place a $20 bill. I challenge you to walk from one end of the plank to the other without falling off. If you make it, you get the $20 bill. Sounds pretty easy, right? I think all of us could do it pretty easily without too much anxiety.
Now let’s imagine that I take the exact same plank and place it across a narrow and deep canyon with a raging river flowing at the bottom and razor-sharp rocks jutting out from the walls.… Read the rest!Read More »
January 3, 2013 2 Comments 4,284 Views
December 31, 2012 Leave a comment 2,561 Views
Last night when I was putting my oldest son to bed we started talking about the past year and things we wanted to do better this coming year. I asked him if he had ever heard of New Year’s Resolutions. He said, “Yeah, those are the things that people always break, right?” I really couldn’t disagree. But it got me thinking about setting goals with our children and writing down New Year’s resolutions with them. Here is an article I like from PBS.org about setting New Year’s resolutions with our kids:
For many of us, the New Year means it’s time to take stock of our lives and fix what we don’t like. Whether it’s our diet, exercise routine or tendency to procrastinate, there is always room for improvement in the coming year.… Read the rest!Read More »
December 19, 2012 Leave a comment 3,061 Views
There is not an excuse you could ever come up with that someone else hasn’t overcome and turned into an incredible success. Do not excuse yourself from the table of success because the first three courses were adversity, hard work, and self-discipline. The final course in that meal includes happiness, accomplishment, and purpose. So stick around for dessert!
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December 10, 2012 Leave a comment 1,316 Views
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December 7, 2012 5 Comments 5,723 Views
This is a post I found at www.apartmenttherapy.com and I thought it was pretty insightful. Enjoy!
Our homes are an extension of who we are: what we do within the walls of our abodes shapes our mood, affects our productivity, and influences our outlook on life. Scientific studies have shown that we can have an impact on our happiness by adjusting the tiny little habits and routines that constitute our daily lives — we are, in fact, in control of our outlook on life.
It’s amazing how a few tweaks to our daily habits can become a catalyst for meaningful, positive change. Here are a few simple things you can do every day to feel happier at home.
1. Make your bed. In a popular post last month, I explained the many benefits of daily bed-making.… Read the rest!Read More »
December 6, 2012 1 Comment 1,974 Views
December 3, 2012 1 Comment 2,583 Views
This morning on the radio I was listening to a sports talk show where they were discussing the quarterbacks Ryan Lindley of the Arizona Cardinals and Mark Sanchez of the New York Jets. Both quarterbacks played horribly on Sunday, to the extent that Sanchez was benched and Lindley has been deemed the worst quarterback to play a game this year.
The analyst, Ron Jaworski, made the comment that all great quarterbacks have to have “amnesia“. He went on to explain that by “amnesia” he meant that when a great quarterback has a bad throw, an interception, or a bad game they have to forget about it and keep playing as if it had never happened. If they keep it in the back of their mind, they will tend to play more timidly on the next play and perform poorly.… Read the rest!Read More »