First Day of the Eleventh Month of the Twenty-Twenty-Oneth Year. It’s the day after Halloween. Halloween a United States custom of celebrating scary activities, dressing up in costume, and tricks or treats. Halloween reminds me of fear. Fears. We all have them. Sure some macho-man or macho-lady will say they face their fears, but the… Continue reading Name Thy Fear.
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2021’s most important blog post
While scrolling through twitter this afternoon, I somehow landed on https://www.patrickrhone.net/ today. While scrolling Rhone’s site, I saw this little gem from Seth Godin: Even if no one but you reads it. The blog you write each day is the blog you need the most. Source: The most important blog post | Seth’s Blog After… Continue reading 2021’s most important blog post
Improve your Retirement Savings
How can you improve your chance for a succesful retirement? Retirement Calculator “one of the best things you can do to improve your chances at a successful retirement is to use a free online retirement calculator” via: http://www.fool.com/retirement/general/2013/05/18/1-simple-step-to-dramatically-improve-your-retirem.aspx Save 20% Wade Pfau, professor of retirement income at the American College, which trains financial planners, has… Continue reading Improve your Retirement Savings
How to Do Something Even When You Don’t Feel Like Doing It
“With self-discipline most anything is possible.”Theodore Roosevelt via How to Do Something Even When You Don’t Feel Like Doing It.
Seth’s Blog: Crash diets and good habits
The secret is showing up. Your audacious life goals are fabulous. We’re proud of you for having them. But it’s possible that those goals are designed to distract you from the thing that’s really frightening you–the shift in daily habits that would mean a re-invention of how you see yourself. Organizations can always benefit from… Continue reading Seth’s Blog: Crash diets and good habits
Self Reminder: practice intentionality
A simple practice of intentionality: before you do the next action online or at work, pause a moment, close your eyes, and mentally say your intention. Why are you doing this? Is it out of compassion for others, or yourself? Is it to make someone happier? To improve the world? Out of gratitude for the… Continue reading Self Reminder: practice intentionality
Great Dad Action List
Love this list by zenhabits on what to do to be a great Dad
- Sing with them.
- Run around with them.
- Make believe with them.
- Read to them daily.
- Dance with them.
- Tell them corny jokes.
- Paint with them.
- Make videos where they are the star.
- Set a healthy example by being active and eating well.
- Show them how to be independent.
- Teach them critical thinking, rather than just obedience.
- Teach them how to teach themselves.
- Don’t nag.
- Don’t be overprotective.
- Show them you’re proud of them.
- Let them make mistakes.
- When they get hurt, use that moment to teach them how to deal with pain.
- Show interest in what they’re interested in, and don’t make it seem trivial.
- Show them how to work passionately.
- Spend some quiet cuddly time with them.
- Make them pancakes with faces.
- Have Nerf dart gun fights.
- Play board games.
- Take them on hikes.
- Play sports with them.
- Show them how to use a knife.
- Be honest.
- Honor your commitments.
- Love your wife, and treat her with respect.
- Be compassionate to others, and them.
- Be happy with yourself.
I Think You Should be More Controlling in 2012
I Think You Should be More Controlling in 2012. My wish for you as the calendars turn is that you focus your efforts, both personally and professionally, on the stuff you can control. It’s the only thing you can do. Literally. –Andy Hayes
Simple question of Religious Faith
I’m a Christian, a catholic to be exact. I know its a strange time to question your faith. Don’t get me wrong. I have no doubt that God exists. I also believe in Jesus Christ. Here’s the thing, I don’t know enough about Mohammed to know if Islam is for real either. It certainly could… Continue reading Simple question of Religious Faith
Topics, topics, topics & don’t discount yourself
Last week, I mentioned that I joined a mastermind group. I’m not sure I’ll blog every meeting, but, for now, it feels right to write. I want to listen to my gut, and go with the feelings. This week, we were supposed to claim our topic. We had some exercises to flush out our topic,… Continue reading Topics, topics, topics & don’t discount yourself