Genealogy 101: Rediscovering Lost Family History

October 24, 2013

What country did my ancestors come from? Were there any famous people in my family tree? Was great-great-great grandma a full blooded Cherokee? Gaining deeper insight into those that came before us gives us deeper insight into ourselves. Even if much of the time you think your ancestors are just a bunch of old dead …

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What Energy Do You Bring to the Party?

August 21, 2013

In freshman year of college my dorm was hosting a party. I was headed out that night because I had other plans, and on the way out I bumped into a couple of girls who asked me where Steve was (name changed to protect the innocent). Without much thought, I replied “oh, you mean the …

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One-Arm Pull-up: Year 2 & New Training Plan

August 14, 2013

A little over a year ago, I wrote a post about a 30 day experiment in training for one-arm pull ups. I’m often asked what happened after that and if I ever achieved the coveted one arm pull-up, so I thought it was high time for an update. After 15 months of training, I’m still …

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Goalless Practice in Business

August 11, 2013

Business is the domain where the lies of “thinking big” and “setting goals” reign most supreme. In my previous posts I discussed the problems with goal setting, and a process called goalless practice that I believe more accurately reflects how successful people really achieve success. Today I’m going to discuss goalless practice specifically in the …

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Goalless Practice

August 8, 2013

In my previous post I wrote about why people often fail at achieving goals. I talked about how it’s not just a matter of setting better goals and sticking to them, but there might actually be something inherently flawed about “setting goals” itself. In work and business people are often taught to set goals like this: …

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4 Reasons Why You Fail at Achieving Goals

August 7, 2013

All your life you have been told that you need to have goals. Without goals you aren’t going to get anywhere in life and you are never going to amount to anything. If you ever hope to achieve anything meaningful, you’ve got to have a goal big enough to match–preferably one that seems well out …

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