Embrace Boredom

Everyone loves doing hard work when it’s exciting or fun.  It’s when work gets challenging or boring that true professionals stand out. Reading James Clear talk about this this morning really struck a cord.  I find myself often bored with my day to day work, but I know that I have to stick through the boredom because it’s my job.  …

Get To The Starting Line

Often times when someone wants to achieve a goal, they focus on what the actual goal is; what the finish line is.  When they think about how much work they’ll have to do to get there, they become overwhelmed and discouraged.  I’m guilty of this, too. Rather than focusing on where you want to be (goal – finish line), focus …

I Forgot My Camera

As someone who really enjoys photography, whenever I go on vacations or trips to new or exciting places I always bring my camera gear with me. Being a dad nowadays doesn’t allow me to get out and take as many photos or videos I normally would have in the past, but at least I have my stuff with me. My …

Reps For The Win

In the quest to build better habits, one often overlooked ides is repetition.  Many people focus on how long it will take to build a good habit.  Will I need seven days?  Two weeks? 21.5 days? Rather than worrying about what workout you should do, just do something.  Rather than worrying about what you should write about, just write something …

Just Five Minutes

Another thought today in the vein of making better habits. Since beginning to read Atomic Habits I’ve already started to implement some of the tactics James Clear discusses in the book.  I also listened to James’ conversation with Rich Roll about habits, and I’ve morphed a few if his ideas into a self-improvement technique that even I can master. One …

The Two Minute Rule

Iv’e been reading James Clear’s Atomic Habits lately, and finding a load of useful info in it. Today’s takeaway: the two minute rule. To help your new, desired habit to stick, start out by just doing two minutes of it. Don’t worry about running for 30 minutes, or doing and hour of work. Just get in the habit of doing …

Are rabbits the key to a successful business?

I’ve been living in Portland part time for the past few years now, and I’ve gone on a handful of group runs from running shops, parks, and breweries all over town. There’s a group run hosted by a running shop in my neighborhood that I’d been meaning to try, and I finally got to it the other day. I jogged the mile-or-so …