The Devil’s Advocate

“When the Devil’s advocate is in the room, tell him to go to hell.” – George Lois Why are we extremely productive at times, but at other times lack desire? I go through this in different areas of my life.  There are ideas that excite me.  There are plans that invigorate me.  There are goals…

The “Secret” Seven

1.  Eating Healthy/Juicing vegetables 2.  Meditation 3.  Working Out 4.  Reading 5.  Writing 6.  Affirmation/Visualization 7.  Planning These are my rituals.  I don’t do all of these everyday.  However, I’m working towards these becoming my daily rituals.  This is the my ultimate goal. When I do these rituals, I can whole-heartedly, tell you my day…

Full Circle

“I FEEL THE NEED, THE NEED FOR SPEED!” For Connor, and I, that was the saying of the day.  It was cheered about 14 times before we went rave running on the Intracoastal, in Delray Beach Florida. The memory: I remember going on a wave runner for the first time.  I was 7 or 8…

Failure

“I have failed over and over and over again in my life.  And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan Failure is part of success.  Plain and simple.  Successful people aren’t afraid to fail.  That’s why they do, and that is why they succeed. I heard this quote before and I’m not sure who…

Rituals

I’m not talking about black magic or voodoo rituals.   I’m not talking about cult rituals, or ring around the rosy chant rituals around the fire. I’m talking about habits. The habits we do everyday shape our lives.  Period. Here’s a great quote to emphasize this point: “The chains of habit are too light to be…

An Oscar Award Winning Lesson

Two months ago, I sitting in my bed, planning out my day.  I’m casually watching the Oscars, barely paying attention to it. I pay closer attention, as they high ticket awards are being announced. I observe these talented, mutli-million dollar actors.  I think about their focus, energy, perseverance, and persistent they have exercised to get…

Emotion – Let It Go

We all heard the term emotion IQ.  What does it really mean? It’s about being aware and present to our emotions.  Understanding we are not our emotions or controlled by them. In the book the Power of Now, author Eckart Tolle puts this into perfect perspective through his duck example: Eckart spends time at a…