There are all sorts of reasons we stay stuck, fail to take action on the things we tell ourselves really matter, spin on items big and small. Whether it's deepening (or ending) a personal relationship, finishing our book, quitting a soul-crushing job or starting that new business we keep talking about, there is an aspect … Continue reading Out of ignorance or fear?
Or how many cakes we bake, how much TV we watch, how often we go to the gym or whatever happens to floats our boats or simply pass the time, so long as... ...we honor our most important commitments... ...our words match out actions... ...we take responsibility for our stuff and stay on our side … Continue reading Nobody should care how much golf we play
All too often we can find ourselves ruled by fear, both subtle and profound. Faced with going out on a limb, being vulnerable, trying something entirely new, it's easy for The Resistance to take over, for the lizard brain to kick in, for us to tell ourselves the time isn't right or that we aren't … Continue reading Yeah, but what if we don’t?
Oh sure, maybe we're ready for the easy stuff. Ready to leave for work, make dinner, hop in an Uber, do the laundry, pay the credit card bill. But the work that matters, that enlivens the spirit, that changes us, our tribes and the world around us? That's another thing entirely. Naming our fear is helpful, … Continue reading We’re never ready
I don't know about you, but I have done some amazing things in my life. Now to be fair, most of these brilliant accomplishments and experiences have never actually left the confines of my mind. Quite a few were grand solutions posited in random conversations (some might even call them "rants"). Others were insightful and … Continue reading Put your ass where your heart wants to be