Build Your Own Manual

It is Christmas day; a little kid rips open a present to discover a brand new X-box. Leaping up with joy, the boy runs to the TV to set up his new gaming system. Consumed by it, he spends all day exploring all of the different features, playing different games, and discovering everything that his... Continue Reading →


Cross-Training: Jack-of-All-Trades, Master of ONE

In any craft, the goal is always to progress forward towards an elite level of skill in that particular field. As we improve, however, it gets harder and harder to find new ways to challenge ourselves. The more specialized we become the more we must dive into the details and nuances in order to find... Continue Reading →

Fear Vaccine: Eliminate Embarrassment

Over the past few weeks I have really been diving into the importance of authenticity. So often we are told statements like, “just be yourself”, but many of us do not understand the full magnitude of that statement. A large part of this stems from the lack of awareness of who we really are. I... Continue Reading →

The Necessity of Adversity

"Grant that I may be given appropriate difficulties and sufferings on this journey so that my heart may be truly awakened and my practice of liberation and universal compassion may be truly fulfilled." The quote above is a Tibetan prayer that offers an astounding perspective on hardship. This prayer epitomizes embracing adversity and is important... Continue Reading →

Activate Your Passion

As I sat on a plane flying from Nashville to Los Angeles, I came across some pages in the book I was reading that did not sit well with me. The author—much like many other psychologists—was discussing finding your passion and, conversely, what happens when someone has lost that spark. Don’t get me wrong, everything... Continue Reading →

Eliminate the Enemy Within

Today I felt inspired to address a very difficult Truth. It is summed up through an African Proverb that says, “If there is no enemy within, the enemy outside can do us no harm.” If it is your first time reading those words it will undoubtedly resonate on a certain level. But it is one... Continue Reading →

Consistency: Superstitions and Routines

  In sports, the line between superstition and routine is very easily blurred. Baseball players are some of the worst culprits of this. Although we all think we know the difference, the two often overlap more than we realize. After all, what separates eating the same breakfast every game day from always wearing the same... Continue Reading →

“Be Where Your Feet Are”

Clichés present such a beautiful paradox. People often use the term in a derogatory sense to diminish a statement that someone has just made. I am sure at some point we have all heard someone exclaim “Ugh what a cliché!” But the funny thing about clichés is that they are overused for a reason—in one... Continue Reading →

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