Nature

Nature

“We often forget that we are nature. Nature is not something separate from us. So when we say that we have lost our connection with nature, we have actually lost our connection to ourselves.”
-Andy Goldsworthy

A couple of months ago I made a promise to myself to spend more time out in nature so I could feel more grounded and “reconnect” with nature. But recently every time I went on a hike or out to one of my favorite places, I noticed that I still wasn’t feeling connected…it just didn’t feel “right”.

And that’s because I was at a transition in my world and for a glimpse in time I had allowed myself to lose connection with me.
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Motivation

Motivation

I get asked a lot “How do you stay so motivated?”

Well the truth is, I don’t.

Motivation has nothing to do with it. I don’t wake up everyday motivated to work my ass off. I don’t want to do all the things on my list, hit the gym, and eat the veggies instead of the cookies… but I still do it.

You see, you’ve got this whole thing twisted. Just because you constantly see me doing stuff and you have witnessed my growth, doesn’t mean that I’m super motivated all the time. It simply means I CHOOSE to do these things, even when I don’t really feel like it.

It comes down to drive. Are you driven to be in control of our own life?

It comes down to: How bad do you want it? If you REALLY want it, then you do the work. Even when you’re not feeling motivated. You do it anyway. Continue reading “Motivation”

An Open Letter to People Always Looking for a Discount

An Open Letter to People Always Looking for a Discount

Did you know that you’re actually cheating yourself before you even get started?

You can’t have it for free AND expect to get results, it doesn’t work that way.

Here’s the deal guys…the internet is exploding with free information. Anything you want to learn, you can. It’s at your fingertips. Trust me, I’ve done it. I learned how to build websites, create promo images, how to properly use every project management tool I know, and a ton other things that I’ve ‘self taught’ through free information that is available online.

You want to know why the majority of people STILL don’t make shit happen even though the information is readily available to them?

BECAUSE THEY’RE LAZY. That’s why. Continue reading “An Open Letter to People Always Looking for a Discount”

Start Choosing Love

Start Choosing Love

People die unexpectedly every day.
People who were perfectly healthy yesterday drop dead with no warning. It makes me a little nauseous just thinking about it sometimes but it’s the truth.

What if someone you thought you had more time with turns out to be one of those people?

Would you have words left unsaid? feelings left unshared?

Don’t be the guy who walks around the rest of his life saying “I wish I would have said ‘this’ when I had the chance ”.

That line right there is a heavy one to carry.

And why? Because being honest is scary? Or maybe your pride gets in the way so you don’t say what you feel?

Ask yourself: Will that pride or fear be worth it if tomorrow never comes?

Speak your words to the people in your life. Tell that person how you feel. Chances are, they have NO idea.

Look, I’m not trying to be morbid. I am trying to prevent the large group of people who live with regret and guilt everyday because they simply don’t tell the truth or share their feelings.

Because they let fear win, no matter how much they don’t want to ever admit that that is the case.

That voice that stops you from sharing what’s in your heart? That’s fear.

That feeling you feel that makes you want to share in the first place? That’s love.

Start choosing LOVE every time and lighten your own load .

Be Mindful of Your Vibe

Be Mindful of Your Vibe

Be mindful of your vibe.

I met my friend Jordan for breakfast this morning at my favorite spot. This has quickly become our “thing” because well, breakfast is delicious and it’s an easier time for him and I to make work with our crazy schedules.

We were sitting across from each other at the end of the community table chatting and drinking our coffee when I noticed the waitress place a drink two seats down from us at an empty spot. Then she came back a minute later and placed a plate of food there as well…again, no one was occupying that seat. Continue reading “Be Mindful of Your Vibe”

Every Day Matters

Every Day Matters

It’s funny how one day can hold so many highs and so many lows.
How you can have the best morning, have good conversations, and have exciting things happen but then have an utterly trying afternoon. One that makes you want to crawl under a hole.
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Calluses

Calluses

“Guys don’t like girls with calluses on their hands”.

After posting a photo of the proof on my hands that I lift heavy shit and put in the work on my body, I got a message telling me that men don’t like girls with calluses on their hands.

I sat there for a minute and looked at the message like, “Seriously dude?” and promptly responded something sassy along the lines of “the kind of beasts I date do” and left it at that.