365 participation awards 🏅

per·sist·ence noun firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition. “You can depend on Janice to always get the job completed because she has patience and persistence” ***** In yesterday’s email I wrote “persistence is your advantage”. It’s one of my favorite reminders that an average skilled person Read more about 365 participation awards 🏅[…]

Time-out isn’t even that bad…

Working with toddlers the past few weeks, I’ve come to know the power of the words “time-out”… When they’re misbehaving, we say, “Do you want to go to time-out?” or “Do it now or we’re going to time-out. 3… 2… 1” The funny is, we’ve never actually put kids in time-out. I don’t even know Read more about Time-out isn’t even that bad…[…]

Just do it speech transcript

Just Do It – Speech by Art Williams – Full Transcript

Art Williams is my hero. He said “Just Do It” before Nike had their slogan, before Michael Jordan said it on TV, and definitely before Shia LaBeouf made his little motivational video. It was at a National Religious Broadcasters organization conference in 1987 where Art Williams was a guest speaker. He was asked to talk Read more about Just Do It – Speech by Art Williams – Full Transcript[…]

Mood follows action

Most humans have a tendency to wait until the mood strikes them before taking action. We think things like, “I don’t feel inspired right now, maybe I’ll just do xyz later”. Or, “I’m not very motivated today, better start my project tomorrow when I’ve got energy.” But the truth is: Moods follow actions. Not the other way Read more about Mood follows action[…]

If you can dream it –> you can do it.

“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”  – Nelson Mandela   Nelson is a smart guy. Today, he wants you to: – Think bigger – Try harder Because you’re more capable than you think you are Read more about If you can dream it –> you can do it.[…]

surf art

Where there’s a will, there’s a wave

On Wednesday I went surfing, I was out there with about 50 other people. But, out of those 50 dudes, only 5-10 were actually catching all the waves. The other 40 guys were all missing out. Why?… They were either sitting in the wrong spot, too lazy to paddle for waves, too scared they were Read more about Where there’s a will, there’s a wave[…]

giving a presentation

Presentation about writing

Earlier this week I delivered an online presentation. I usually shy away from public speaking. It’s scary and nerve wracking, and involves a lot of preparation and practice… But I committed to doing this one anyway, because I believe: Doing hard and scary things in life builds a stronger and more resilient person. After the Read more about Presentation about writing[…]

Surfing group

Who are you surfing with?

While surfing yesterday I noticed everyone was divided into 2 groups out in the water. The good surfers were way out at the deepest break, competing for the better waves. And the newer/beginner surfers all sat in a pack much closer to shore and caught the leftovers. I’m experienced enough to surf in either spot, Read more about Who are you surfing with?[…]