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How to Break Bad Agreements

How to Break Bad Agreements

This post is Part 2 in a 3-part blog series on agreements. (If you missed the first post, you can find it here.) Becoming aware of the bad agreements we keep is the first step. After all, we can’t change what we don’t acknowledge. But after we become aware of a bad...
What Bad Agreements Are You Keeping?

What Bad Agreements Are You Keeping?

This post is Part 1 in a 3-part series on agreements. Bad Agreements There’s nothing worse than making a bad agreement. I still remember one of the first bad agreements I ever made. I was ten years old, and I was playing with my friend Ryan. We both loved collecting...
3 Key Decisions That Shape Your Life

3 Key Decisions That Shape Your Life

Life is all about decisions. The quality of our decisions shapes our life. They impact our health, our relationships, and our finances. In this post, I want to talk about three key decisions that can be game-changers in our life. If you want to be successful and live...
Try Again Tomorrow

Try Again Tomorrow

Sometimes the best thing we can do is hang it up for the day and try again tomorrow. A Bad Day This happened to me the other day. For some reason, it just seemed like everything was a struggle. I was feeling stressed about finances and our house renovations. Then, I...
3 Questions to Ask When You Feel Bad

3 Questions to Ask When You Feel Bad

People seek help for all sorts of problems. But at a basic level, most people who seek help are unhappy or feeling bad about something in their life. They want to figure out a way to live a life that is more satisfying and meaningful. In this blog post, I want to talk...
6 Tips to Automate Good Habits

6 Tips to Automate Good Habits

One of the most helpful interventions when trying to change something or quit a bad habit is mindfulness. We spend so much of our life on autopilot. We’re not tuned in to our body, feelings, or experiences, so we end up doing things that aren’t in our best interests....
How to Deal with the Holiday Blues

How to Deal with the Holiday Blues

The Christmas season is my favorite time of year. The fall school semester is winding down, there’s a bit of a chill in the air (although not too much since we live in Texas), the leaves are changing, there’s a holiday party almost every night, and all my friends are...
How to Be a Good Loser

How to Be a Good Loser

The other day, I was playing Dr. Mario with my wife Jenn. (We have one of those old 8-bit Nintendo game systems.) Unfortunately, I was doing poorly. After I lost, I was so grumpy that I threw my controller across the room in disgust. I’m a Bad Loser I’m not a very...
Stop Judging Your Circumstances as Good or Bad

Stop Judging Your Circumstances as Good or Bad

Many of us get in the habit of labeling and judging our circumstances as good or bad. This habit is incredibly natural to us. Being rich is good; being poor is bad. Having a family is good; being alone is bad. Winning is good; losing is bad. Being healthy is good;...
A Simple Intervention to Be More Assertive

A Simple Intervention to Be More Assertive

One thing I’m working on in my life right now is being more assertive. From the time I was a little kid, I struggled with assertiveness. I would feel nervous about putting my opinion or position out there, especially if it caused conflict with someone else. As I grew...
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