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Habit Detox

Humans are creatures of habit. We like routine behavior. We are safe and secure operating in our self-made habitats. We cling to existing structures like our lives depend on it. Sadly, they really don’t.

Telling ourselves anything different is a self-protection excuse strategy to help ourselves feel better. Temporary relief just masks our inner burning want to stop playing it safe and step into the life that is waiting for us.

What’s stopping you?

We want to be doing things we are not doing. We want to stop playing it small. We want to break free of our [...]

Questions or Answers: Which is more important?

Which method do you prefer? To follow a road map with GPS or taking a drive without a destination in mind?

Our answer determines our preference for certainty or exploration. We are either in love with our illusion of control or we can take life as it comes.

Answers come from the world of knowing and certainty. Questions explore the unknown with no attachment to outcomes.

Questions and AnswersQuestions give meaning and direction to our actions. 

Before we take action, we often begin with a question. Where shall I go today? We start to problem [...]

Protecting your most valuable resource

We cannot compartmentalize our lives into neat little time slots. Separation is impossible!

We are a whole human being.

We have a body.

We have a mind.

We have emotions.

They are not separate, they are ONE!

We need to seek something more loftier…a fully integrated life.

When Anne and I were going through pre-cana classes prior to getting married 17 years ago, Deacon Bill gave us some of the best advice I’ve ever received.

His advice may seem obvious to you, but I assure you its practice is among the hardest challenges.

Family FunThe advice is simple.

Take care of yourself [...]

9 11 Memories

How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy. ~Paul Sweeney 10 years ago, I awoke to a beautiful morning very much like today. I worked in Pentagon City about a 1/4 mile from the Pentagon crash site. While returning from getting coffee, the news was covering the 1st plane that went into the WTC. The 7th floor of my building was a buzz. Moments later, we watched in horror as the 2nd plane went into the WTC. Suddenly, it was no longer a beautiful day. I’d describe the mood […]
By |September 11th, 2011|Learning|5,245 Comments|

Are you teachable?

I’m wired to curiously explore the world I live in. To find finds ways to expand my comfort zone and go beyond what’s obvious to me.  I’m learning to unlearn the patterns of behavior that do not serve me. I want to become the best version of myself and I want to help you do the same. I’d never ask you to change or become the person I think you can be.  I want to inspire and motivate you into taking the deeply satisfying journey I am on. Are you willing to unlearn and rewire your patterns? Every day we […]

Epic crash or adrenaline pumping alive?

Ever try driving a car with no hands and the peddle to the metal? Fear sets in…we are going to DIE!!! We pray for an unending straight away with no obstacles. Only one thing can result from this kind of reckless behavior…an epic crash!!! Putting our hands on the steering wheel dramatically increases the thrill and excitement as we negotiate the road at high-speed. Heart-pumping adrenaline rush…we are alive!!! Living without a sense of what we want is akin to driving with no hands on the wheel. An epic crash awaits without taking proactive action towards creating the life we […]

We already know our future

Warning: Don’t believe this next statement unless you want to flourish. We already know our future if we don’t continually take proactive action. Our economic well-being demands perpetual reinvention. As the old saying goes, reinvent or die. This no longer a fancy tagline, it is required action to survive and succeed in today’s economic climate. The days are long gone when a company could create a product and reap the rewards of its success for years to come.  Present day examples are all around you. Facebook was king of the castle and Twitter was the knight in shiny armor. Now […]

Magical powers of imagination

When the answers to our questions become obvious, then we have stopped flexing our imagination muscles. Pushing beyond the comforts of our default response occurs by accessing our imagination to explore the less apparent.

Imagination powerfully puts aside the past behaviors and outcomes to focus on the possibilities of the present moment. Right now is the opportunity to uncover new possibilities for our self.

Imagination is an expression our soul’s desires.

I used to be an avid golfer. I played 40+ rounds per year and carried a 10 handicap.  I [...]

Ready or not, learning opportunity awaits

The opportunity we have been waiting for is always present in our lives.  Being aware and knowing when to take advantage of them is at the heart of all life lessons. As a parent of 3 boys (age 7, 6, and 3), I am lucky to be presented learning opportunities everyday.  Part of being a parent is to provide our kids with a safe loving learning environment.  As parents, we are responsible for doing the best we can to nurture and guide our kids through their own life lessons. Truth is, our kids are equally guiding us through our own […]

Finding the magic within

What does it mean to feel alive and in the moment? Everything is perfectly aligned and free of distraction. Completely immersed in the activity. Your body, emotion, and language are acting in sync with each other.

You would not trade this moment for any other.

Moments like this crop up from time to time. The more we allow ourselves to be present in the moment, the more we invite these experiences into our lives.

Coaching my son’s Mite Ice Hockey team creates such a moment for me.  My spirit comes alive [...]

By |December 12th, 2010|Learning|3,920 Comments|