Imagine this: You enter a waiting room awash with the smell of fresh baked cookies. From across the room, you spy a table display with a platter of said cookies… next to a plating of (lovely?) red and white radishes. You’ve come here to take part in a puzzle-solving experiment. You take a seat as… [More…]
You are a miraculous being, cable of so much good work in the world. And maybe at this stage in your life you have “made it”. Successful by whatever measures you’ve set. King of your domain. Whatever that domain might be. Or maybe you’ve hit the skids; down and out. Rock bottom. Nowhere to go… [More…]
Any of this sound familiar? “I’ve got this laundy-list of symptoms that I *know* are real… but my doctor just thinks they are all in my mind”. “I’m a super-successful CEO – why can I *not* stop myself from eating that damn bag of cookies every night?” “I work hard and play even harder. What… [More…]
A quick story for you. If you’ve followed this blog for a while, you know that I’ve been without a car for going on 2 years now. The impetus for doing so was that I felt I was becoming “too soft”. Reliant upon a technology that, 90% of the time, I didn’t need. I was… [More…]
…or get swole, Or quit smoking. Or become a Maserati driving millionaire. You wanted something much, much deeper than that. If you do the hard work of excavating down far enough, you’ll find that your true motivations for each and every action hinge on your relationship with love, time, or fear (avoidance) of death. That… [More…]
I train with the understanding that there is no such thing as overtraining, only under recovery.
So I turned 54 on Saturday. Thanks to all of you who sent me email and social media birthday wishes. Fifty-friggin’-four. Where does the time go? November is of course when the temperature drops (even in Texas, lol…), and football season begins to really heat up. It’s shocking to realize that it’s been over 32… [More…]
Proper goal setting is paramount to personal growth. CEO, sage, barber, rock & roll icon… no matter the discipline. Problem is though, people set shitty goals. Oh, they’re well intended, alright. Even directionally accurate. But most goals simply miss the mark. Just as one has to ask a well formulated and thought-out question if a… [More…]
In the language of the Westside Barbell boys, you should know the difference between a “contest max” and a “circa max”. It’s a metaphor for life that works not just with the competitive lifts, but with all things. Staying at a solid 85% in all things is good. It keeps you within striking distance… [More…]
Everything from the desk you’re at to the computer you’re banging on to you yourself; waves, particles and open space. But if that’s not enough, try to imagine the tune that all those particles and waves are dancing to. Who — or what — in the hell is conducting this symphony? And how!?