Being Awesome, Fear, Grit, Uncategorized

We Have Lots to Fear in the Woods, and That’s Awesome

Fear can be a proxy for when you are going to do something great. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell started to rekindle their friendship as they worked together; preparing to face a magician of seemingly insurmountable skill. Mr. Norrell's hands shook as he tried to conjure enough magic to save England. Jonathan Strange clasped his… Continue reading We Have Lots to Fear in the Woods, and That’s Awesome

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Being Awesome, Failure, Going Forth, Grit, Motivation, Theme Park of You

In Pursuit of Happy Little Accidents

I remember watching Bob Ross paint his happy trees and powerful mountains and just being in awe of his calmness and lack of fear of "happy little accidents". When I painted "accidents" usually involved large splotches of the wrong color paint. They didn't qualify as "happy" or "little". Bob Ross just made it seem so easy… Continue reading In Pursuit of Happy Little Accidents

Being Awesome, Going Forth, Grit, Motivation

The Three-Sided Coin

SPOILER ALERT: All coins have three sides. I learned something that I already knew but never knew when I read the book, "Make the Big Time Where You Are", by legendary football coach, Frosty Westering. He called attention to the often-overlooked, magical third side of any and all coins. A coin is nothing more than… Continue reading The Three-Sided Coin

Being Awesome, Flow, Grit, Motivation

Motivation for the Goldilocks Zone

I have never met anyone that didn't have at least one quote that spoke to them deeply. I was lucky enough to be raised in a community of football coaches, so you could say that I have been marinating in motivational mantras my entire life. One that has been with me for as long as I can… Continue reading Motivation for the Goldilocks Zone