Our Distraction Loop

Football is back. American professional football. The NFL. Whether you love the sport (nearly 26 million people watched the Buccaneers loss against the Saints), hate the sport, or can only think of football as being a spherical ball being kicked around on a field by nearly 250 million players in over 200 countries and isContinue reading “Our Distraction Loop”

Miserably Failing Excellently

I’ve always been fascinated and motivated by the idea of striving for excellence. But I’ve been doing it all wrong. And have failed miserably. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. ” – Aristotle paraphrased by Will Durant This quote has been a major building block forContinue reading “Miserably Failing Excellently”

I’m back with lots of goodies to share

I’m back. And this time, I hope for good. I took some time away putting some of what I’ve learned to the test. I’ve been distracted a bit by all that is going on in the world. And with coming to grips with some of the decisions I’ve made over the last year. I’ve learnedContinue reading “I’m back with lots of goodies to share”

Drawing and the Zen of Improving the Bad

Are we born with a predetermined set of talents? Do we grow skills from those talents to a certain age and then stop? Are our brains really built with a certain talent set and that core foundation can’t be changed? If we are good at math, we are good at math. If we are artistic,Continue reading “Drawing and the Zen of Improving the Bad”

No More Fitting In

In school, I sucked at art. Not like people casually say, I wasn’t any good at math or science or hitting a baseball. Teachers confirmed it by failing me in art. There it was a fact, I sucked. It didn’t matter how much time I put in. They didn’t like my work. Some accused meContinue reading “No More Fitting In”

Grow Yourself : Cut Away The Excess Fat In Your Life

We each have an opportunity right now and a choice to make. Do we let this thing happen to us? Or do we do something with this? Are we a victim to this thing? Are we only trying to endure it? Or are we the CEO of our lives. The owners who decide what toContinue reading “Grow Yourself : Cut Away The Excess Fat In Your Life”

Vomiting My Way To Success

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. Anais Nin It may be an overstatement, but not by much, to say that most everything worthwhile that I’ve accomplished in this world came from my pushing through fear and finding my courage to do something that I’m afraid of. For instance, I’ve always been afraidContinue reading “Vomiting My Way To Success”

Improve @ Everything By Being Alone

There are a lot of people who are struggling with the isolation of quarantining. Every day the news is filled with depressing numbers. We know people are dying. Some are losing their jobs. Many are just plain afraid. The uncertainty, the isolation, the change in the every day routine is affecting everyone in different butContinue reading “Improve @ Everything By Being Alone”

A Virus Changed My Mind About Connecting

I don’t know why it takes me a bit longer than it does other people to get onboard with some things. In some areas, I’m an early adopter. On others, I’m painfully slow. Only recently, like in the last few days, have I opened my eyes to making more connections online. I guess it tookContinue reading “A Virus Changed My Mind About Connecting”

Not Everyone’s Cup of Tea

I’m pissing some people off. I mean, really making some people banging on their keyboards mad. Not intentionally. Or rather, I don’t do what I do with the desire to make others mad. But, wow, do some people have some anger issues. And others, are really invested in seeing someone fail. My first reaction whenContinue reading “Not Everyone’s Cup of Tea”