Mastering One of Today’s Greatest Illusions

  I recently spent several hours at my local hospital’s ER. I will not go into the extent of my injury or why I needed staples in my head, but let’s just say I was not practicing mindfulness at the time. One of the most interesting observations of my visit was the clock on the wall in my room.  It looked similar to a regular clock with a sweeping second hand, only the second hand did not move in a slow methodical direction. Rather it moved in sweeping increments of five seconds.  In essence, the second hand would remain in place for four seconds and then it moved for five increments at once.  I cannot imagine these clocks were not …

The 5 Critical Questions to Answer in Selecting a Consultant or Coach

Let’s face it, consultants and coaches these days are a dime a dozen. When I first started my work I often did not want to let people know what my field was. I didn’t want to be guilty by association, knowing I had value that might be overlooked purely because of my field. So, why is this the case? The problem is that many of the consultants and coaches out there are simply not good. In fact, many of them are a living oxymoron. While they offer to help you get your life and business in order, their own is in shambles. So how do we find someone that can truly help us? To make your search a little easier …

Joe Walsh May Be to Blame

I am sure at some point you have heard the Joe Walsh classic “Life’s Been Good,” a favorite of classic rock stations and the all-American backyard barbecue. If you’re not familiar with it, the theme of the song is life has been good to me so far. I will be honest, I like the song. My wife, Jolie, and I saw him perform live last summer at an Eagles concert. It’s an upbeat song with a lively tune and engaging lyrics, and as music goes it’s a good one. However, I despise the question born of the mindset that life has been good to me. You know the question. We’ve all heard it: “How has life been treating you?” Does …

Rules of the Ball Park: A Lesson on Standards from Fenway

This past weekend, my wife and I enjoyed some time at Fenway. During the game, we made two trips to the counter to get a glass of wine. Jolie and I were both asked for ID each time that we went to the counter. Not only were we carded, but everyone was carded. When I say everyone, I don’t just mean everyone that may have appeared on the younger side, but also the gentleman with the cane who was clearly over sixty. This may seem like a lot of needless work and energy wasted, not to mention time in the teeming lines of the ball park. So, why? The answer is simple. It’s their policy. The sign clearly states it: …

Life Should Be Enjoyable

Self-discovery is an important journey. In today’s calloused world, often people don’t realize that life should be enjoyable. We are here for a short time and should have a fun and positive experience. In this video, Chris Yonker tells us of his personal situation as an only child, and his early path to self-discovery. Early on he realized that the better a person he became, the better everything around him also became. He learned through the study of Sanchin-Ryu karate that he was capable of much more than he thought, and that our believed limitations are self-set and not our ultimate potential.