My Story: A Super-Sized Version of Me (Chapter 2)

This post is part of a series that I am breaking down into chapters. I hope to offer a little insight on who I am and perhaps some valuable lessons that can be beneficial to you too. To catch up, feel free to check out My Growing Disdain for Mediocrity (Chapter 1) before reading this.…

Ship Burning & Never Looking Back (A Poem)

This is a poem I wrote inspired by a retreat I was part of called BraveSoul held by my mentor Philip McKernan. It was a powerful, life changing experience. The sheer beauty of Ireland’s west coast, the warmth from the people and powerful insights and lifelong bonds made during this retreat are unforgettable. Enjoy! ___________________________________________________…

My Story: A Growing Disdain for Mediocrity (Chapter 1)

I started writing a bio for this old Wordpress site a few days ago and what was initially intended to be a short summation of who I was, became this cathartic, therapeutic writing session. So for those who care to read about some highlights of my journey that have shaped who I am today, please read on.…

Tea, Time & The Power of Now

Recently, getting into the zone has been much more frequent.  The whole GTD (Getting Things Done) mentality and getting into the groove is absolutely invigorating and can spark so much energy into what I’m doing! Sometimes though, it’s so addictive being productive that our heads keep on working and doing six things at once we…

The Value of Non-Conformity

Love. Acceptance. Fitting in. These are the values that as we grow up make us strive  to be ‘normal.’  When I was young those who were not ‘normal’ were usually considered weird. Actually it was much harsher then that but you get the point. A Social Experiment I don’t know about you but I will…

Listen For The Signal Among The Noise

After taking consistent action towards your vision, expect to start seeing positive results.  And when the results start to pour in, many other opportunities or shiny objects will gravitate towards you. I will be the first to admit though that too many choices like these can lead to indecisiveness and analysis paralysis! But, if the…

The Lost Art of Life Balance

Constantly seeking balance in life without truly understanding the nature of balance is bullshit. “Wouldn’t you love some more ‘balance’ in your life? What does that even mean!?” What I’ve noticed in myself is that this urge to find ‘balance’ was due to massive guilt and a huge weight on my shoulders.  It felt like…

Our Basic Needs and Human Connection

I had a great lunch yesterday with an investor / mentor.  Awesome conversation. One of those really refreshing conversations that you haven’t had in a while that remind you of times in your life that you were on top of the world.  Really made me think about how people operate and how much self-awareness and…

Xtreme Discipline

Every year we see the same thing.  People making New Year’s resolutions and committed to pursuing peak physical condition, clean diets, wealth and everything in between.  The busiest time for the health and fitness industry is always around Dec-Jan because they know this.  New gym memberships to these “Resolutionists” bring in the dough every year…