I dig the fresh start feeling of the new year, but I don’t do New Year’s resolutions as such. Opting, rather, for a continual, Five T-like, loop of: observe assess course-correct reassess I’m continually searching for not only my self-improvement blind spots but for those 1% improvement opportunities within areas I feel like are… [More…]
This comes right out of my military and sports training. The OODA Loop forces you out of your thinking mind, and directly into action. You’ve got your goal set, and a system and process in place to support that goal. Now, you need to act on it. Because otherwise it’s just another beautiful plan… [More…]
The antithesis to flow is thinking too much. Consider the centipede’s plight: A centipede was happy – quite!Until a toad in funSaid, “Pray, which leg comes after which?”Which threw her mind in such a pitch,She laid bewildered in the ditchConsidering how to run. Early in my coaching career I wondered why it was that… [More…]
AKA, “the Aggregation of Marginal Gains”. AKA, “the 1% Rule”. AKA, building a castle, one block at a time. Call it what you will, it just works. Albert Einstein purportedly said of the matter: Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it,earns it … he who doesn’t … pays it. Compound… [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…]
Looking to drop a bad habit or adopt a new one? The first step in success is changing your environment to support your desired outcome.
If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything, it is open to everything. In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind there are few.” ― Shunryu Suzuki As a coach / guide, a fundamental topic of interest to me is the anatomy of change. I’ve worked with… [More…]