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Let It Rain

Let It Rain

It’s raining today. It’s interesting how people can have such different reactions to rain. For a farmer, rain is a lifesaver. It means that the crops will get enough water to grow. For a person on their way to work, rain can be terrible (especially if they forgot...
Go For the Win

Go For the Win

My favorite runner is Steve Prefontaine. We even have the same birthday! Prefontaine was a star runner for the University of Oregon, and later competed at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, where he ran the 5000m (a little over three miles). The Strategy Prefontaine’s...
All We Need is Just a Little Patience…

All We Need is Just a Little Patience…

A few years ago (before all our travel was shut down), I was flying back from a work trip in Washington DC to Dallas in the evening. We landed about twenty minutes late, and started to taxi back to the gate. Travel Problems That’s when the problems started. First, the...
It’s All About Your Frame

It’s All About Your Frame

Sometimes we don’t understand the powerful effect of framing, or how we think about the events in our lives. We have little control over external circumstances, but we have almost complete control over how we think about or understand those circumstances. The Example...
What to Do With Forced Rest?

What to Do With Forced Rest?

All of us are dealing with the ramifications of the COVID-19 virus. For many of us, this includes social distancing and not doing the things we love to do (e.g., hanging out in groups, going to sporting events or concerts, going to work/school, etc.). Bored and...
1 Quick Exercise to Separate From Painful Thoughts

1 Quick Exercise to Separate From Painful Thoughts

Painful thoughts can be challenging to work through. Often, we experience a painful thought or story about ourselves, and we believe it to be literally true. For example, we might think “I’m so stupid”, or “I’m never going to amount to anything.” Thoughts don’t come...
What’s the Block?

What’s the Block?

If you’re struggling in a particular area of your life, it can be helpful to identify the block. In other words, when you move forward toward what you want, what happens? What gets in the way? Here’s a quick 3-step process that can help you identify your block. Step...
How to Worry On Purpose

How to Worry On Purpose

Many of us struggle with worry and fear. The other night, I woke up in the middle of the night, worrying about a decision I had to make. It kept me from sleeping and I was frustrated about it. How can we work through our anxiety to live a life that is more at peace?...
How to Live with Uncertainty

How to Live with Uncertainty

One of the most challenging things to navigate in life is living with uncertainty. My wife and I are dealing with this right now, as we try to have a baby. We have had trouble getting pregnant, and we’re working with an infertility doctor. But the future is uncertain....
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...
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