I Don’t Want Your Damn High Self-Esteem

He's got high self-esteem. 3 TIPS FOR HIGHER SELF-ESTEEM Admit that you suckPracticeRepeat step 2 forever I don't feel good about my writing because I don't consider myself a good writer. I start way too many sentences with 'but.' I cycle through the same 4 subjects. I add conditionals like probably and way, way too … Continue reading I Don’t Want Your Damn High Self-Esteem

Bench-Pressing Accidentally: on Jealousy and Hard-Work

Sacrifice. It's an ancient word with a connotation that scares most people away from ever dispensing with its underlying idea. Virtually everything that makes you better will demand a sacrifice. The act of choosing to work out is an intentional sacrifice. No one bench-presses twice their body weight on accident. Whatever you choose to do: … Continue reading Bench-Pressing Accidentally: on Jealousy and Hard-Work

Danny Miranda — A Conversation on Love, Strength, Podcasting, Conquering Fear & Combatting Darkness (#41)

Listen on Spotify | Listen on Apple | Watch on YouTube Who you are today is the result of what you were doing for the past 3 months. That's what people see.Danny Miranda WARNING: This conversation is equivalent to ONE BILLION GRAMS of caffeine. Today on the show I'm joined by Danny Miranda (@heydannymiranda), host … Continue reading Danny Miranda — A Conversation on Love, Strength, Podcasting, Conquering Fear & Combatting Darkness (#41)

You missed your chance.

Because you overslept. Because you weren't looking. Because you arrived too late, too soon, unprepared, unexpected. Or, you simply didn't care. But that's okay. You will have another chance 3 seconds from now. Missed it? 12 minutes from now. Missed it? An hour. Missed that? Tomorrow. That one too? Next Wednesday. Next month. Next year... … Continue reading You missed your chance.

Anything is Writeaboutable — How to Write Everyday

Do what feels awkward until it feels normal. https://youtu.be/C9rlpEOMegg Listen on Spotify | Listen on Apple It's the one year anniversary of my blog, so I recorded this for you. I love seeing adults do stuff that other adults think are reserved for smaller adults (kids). Don't listen to those adults. Do something wild. Do … Continue reading Anything is Writeaboutable — How to Write Everyday

Rodney Mullen and the first casper slide

"Oh my God Rodney yes" In 1992 Rodney Mullen landed (and invented) the first casper slide. I wish I could say that after he landed it, everyone else landed it too. That's not what happened. Besides a tiny handful of skaters, nobody has nailed the casper slide since Rodney did it in '92. Showing up, … Continue reading Rodney Mullen and the first casper slide

Everything I know: Sacred Tips for The Restless and Creative

This post is a small part of my quest to share everything I know. Enjoy. [Update: Prefer to listen to this post? Are you more of an audio gal? Got you. Here's the link.] BORED is bad. If you're bored, it's because you have boring goals. If you're bored, it's because your brain is waiting … Continue reading Everything I know: Sacred Tips for The Restless and Creative

Kyle Bowe — Tackling Public Speaking, Crushing Fear, Pure Possibility, Habits, and Practical Philosophy (#35)

In addition to asking myself 'what do I have to lose,' it was like, well, what might go right?Kyle Bowe Listen on Spotify | Listen on Apple | Watch on YouTube Despite blacking out while speaking to a class at San Diego State University, Kyle Bowe (@KyleBowe4) became an assistant public speaking teacher and course … Continue reading Kyle Bowe — Tackling Public Speaking, Crushing Fear, Pure Possibility, Habits, and Practical Philosophy (#35)

All I’ve eaten today is leftover stuffing and three eggs (AHHHH).

https://youtu.be/mizVBlbcXoI Also on Spotify! This is how I feel all the time always: AHHHH Meditating? AHHHHm... Writing? AHHHH'm a great writer (or) AHHHH will never touch a keyboard ever again Going to sleep? AHHHH why did I say/do/click on that I will never do anything ever again Getting a haircut? AHHHH want it short, please. … Continue reading All I’ve eaten today is leftover stuffing and three eggs (AHHHH).

I’m setting the bar really, really low this year.

https://youtu.be/KsmfZs887xI A teaspoon of discipline becomes a gallon of ownership. It's goal-setting season. At the end of the year, everybody sets a bunch of really, really big goals. Really, really big goals take a tremendous amount of effort, patience, and humility. Anytime I set really, really big goals, I ask myself, "what tiny thing can … Continue reading I’m setting the bar really, really low this year.