My alarm reverberated obnoxiously, disrupting the stillness of my sleep far too early this morning. I am committed to wake up early in order to exercise, read and pray. However, each morning when the alarm rings, it is a fight to keep these commitments. My brain comes up with every conceivable excuse to avoid getting … Continue reading Rain, Running, Misery… and a Way to Choose Optimism!
Summer in the north eastern part of the United States this year has seen frequent rainstorms interspersed with long hot sunny days. The result has been the growth of lush, dense foliage in the forested trails around my house. A few weeks ago I was on a run in a nearby park with Yukon, my … Continue reading How to Proceed When the Path is Not Clear
Several years ago, I owned an old silver 1999 Honda Civic. It seldom broke down and when it did the repairs were extremely inexpensive. However, I often forgot to have the oil changed. One day I heard a clunking sound in the engine and watched as smoke began to billow out from under the hood. … Continue reading 4 Simple Steps to Establishing Great Habits
This morning I woke up and went for a run through the trails of a park down the road from my house. My Siberian Husky Yukon and I have have literally run thousands of miles through these beautiful, tree shrouded trails. Yukon always leads the way on his six foot long leash. Usually, full of … Continue reading You’re Only as Fast as Your Lead Dog
We can only run as fast as the speed of your rest! The problem, is that most of us running at the speed of light, and find ourselves continually exhausted and unfulfilled No one sets out to live an exhausted and unfulfilled life. However, we often choose the pace of our life unintentionally. We don't … Continue reading Why I’m Running at the Speed of Rest
If you feel stuck right now, you might be allowing too many voices to be contributing to your life! You might need to stop listening to just about everyone! Let me explain... There are two ways to learn how to be a rock climber. You can hire a guide or find a mentor. Both guides … Continue reading 10 Tips for Finding a Mentor… and Why You Should Stop Listening to Almost Everyone Else!
About 3-4 times a week I lace up my trail shoes and an head out for a run in one of the parks around my house. I don't love running, but I know staying fit and healthy makes me a better in other areas of live. I'm not training for a marathon or anything. I … Continue reading The 1 Thing You Can Do to Become Elite!
It was a scary moment... the moment I realized that everything I was reading was from a similar genre. My thinking, learning and perspectives were becoming redundant and insular. I was no longer expanding my knowledge base, but reinforcing the current limits of my development. To remedy this, I began asking great leaders and … Continue reading The Most Recommend Books from 40 Different Leaders!
On one of his expeditions to Antarctica, famed explorer Ernest Shakleton aptly named his ship the Endurance. At that point, the southern most continent was an unexplored polar desert, thought by many to be unexplorable due to the harsh conditions. It was one of the last great undiscovered and uncharted places on earth. Shackleton knew … Continue reading What do Exploring Antarctica and Succeeding in Life Have in Common?
A few weeks ago I asked for your help. I posted a blog asking for input on what it takes to be a great listener. Thank you to everyone who responded! Your feedback was incredible. amy_lynn222 Someone who is not always preparing a response in their head 🙂 amywells36 You know your a great listener … Continue reading Reader Responses: Tips on Being a Great Listener