What’s something every week we can accept? Not fix. Not scheme. Not fret over or worry about. Simply accept. There’s a hidden power in the act of accepting a situation, circumstance or state of mind (or being). Let’s say there are seven arenas in one city- all made for different battles. Acceptance helps us leave
Month: May 2019
We tend to value the process of fixing problems more than the process of determining which problems to fix. In some ways it’s incredible because we have such a resilience for overcoming adversity in our jobs, relationships, families, and lives. However, it’s a much better use of resources to make sure we are working on
Certain problems need to be fixed. Others need to be accepted. Everything – seriously everything – in our own life hinges on distinguishing between the two.
Years ago I went swimming in the ocean off the East Coast of Australia just outside of the small town of Maroochydore. It was the first week in my time being there. A group of us went to the beach to swim on a Sunday late afternoon. I borrowed someone’s surfboard and paddled out only
A friend of mine spoke these valuable words the other morning while on a run. A lot of the time we don’t really see the answer to the problem we are facing. It’s not because we aren’t thinking about it, but sometimes we just can’t see everything. It’s like being on a race through the
Free Solo was released several weeks ago which documented the harrowing feat of the first free solo climb of El Capitan by climber Alex Honnold. There’s an image of him about halfway up the 3,000 foot ascent that is mind boggling to see. This image is like a “Tuesday” in our lives. It’s not because
Give before receiving. Do before ruminating. Initiate before waiting. Engage before being engaged. There are moments when we start the conversation, make the plan, reach out and connect. Then there are the moments we wait for others to do all the work for us. It’s easy to eat the meal prepared by someone else, but
What if being a public questioner instead of a public speaker was a thing? What if I delivered an entire presentation using only questions? No advice. No hacks. Only questions? Even when we give advice or receive a direct answer… we don’t believe it 100% anyway.
Thinking… it’s such an interesting concept. It feels like you’re doing something and yet not doing anything at all. Obviously there’s a difference in actively thinking – when you’re troubleshooting a problem, working through an idea, etc. however this could be argued that you’re really moving. It’s internal thought building but there’s movement involved. That’s
“When we tell people to do their jobs, we get workers. When we trust people to get the job done, we get leaders.” —- Simon Sinek. What’s interesting is to try this take on myself. If I tell myself to do my job, then I become a worker. If I tell myself I’m trusted to