The times when I feel closest to conquering my insecurities is when I don't give a flying f*** about what anyone else thinks. And my actions come from a place of sincere love and egoless intention.
I invite you to this mentality today in something that you do. Own what you're doing and why you're doing it. But make sure it is coming from a good place of love. And if the person you are with doesn't understand, I would second guess them.
As this new year starts. And you make your resolutions. To lose 10 lbs. To stop drinking wine every night. To sign up for a half marathon. Move to Colorado. Stop stressing out. Stop living your life in fear. Think about the promise you are making to yourself. Or maybe to others, if they are involved.
Don't break it. You will have to live with it. Even if it doesn't seem that serious. It's contagious.
Don't cheat on yourself. On someone. Or on whatever you do. You're not a hero, even if you win. Or if no one finds out. You know. Be a man.Read More
It turns me on. It makes me hungry. It sets me off on a rocket.
Do whatever it takes. Even if you're scrawny on other people's terms. Not a size 0. Weak compared to the person next to you. Exercise triggers something in me to be great.Read More
Don't give up on the tasks in life that are hard. The results you want to see. The message you want to give. The mountain you want to climb. Will it be hard? Probably. Will it take a lot of time? Probably. But that's what makes it worth it.Read More
"I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will allow my fear to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone I will turn my inner eye to see its path. And where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain." (From Frank Herbert's Dune)Read More
Read MoreWhy am I doing this?To be honest, I'm sick of being comfortable. I need a little push. My comfort zone is a place where I don't like staying for very long. It can be a blessing and a curse because I tend to get very antsy. But in this case, it is a blessing. Stepping out of the safe place, where you tend to stay stagnant, will help you grow. And make you feel alive.In 2012, I moved to Tahiti with the hopes of traveling around the world. THAT was out of my comfort zone. And as difficult as it was at the time, as anxious as I felt for a long time before and during the trip, for fear of the unknown, I look back on that trip with extreme fondness. I am thankful for taking that leap. There I felt alive. This small challenge is another way to keep the flame going.
Your trigger can be turning on your coffee machine. Putting on your socks. Lining your lips with pink lip gloss. Blasting Beyonce, Runnin (guilty pleasure). Or looking at a pic of your best home girl and remembering the life you have inside of you...Read More
If you really want to relax (which I am diligently working on) you have to learn to let go. The reoccurring thoughts and judgements. The constant struggles that only you know about. And the superwoman cape that we all try to wear. Let someone else in for a moment to teach you something. Or help you. Then maybe you can learn how to relax like your significant other. On the couch. Watching Alaskan Bush People.Read More