Stop “Doing” For Other People

Stop “Doing” For Other People

This morning, I wrote a somewhat edgy post in a group on Facebook.  It’s a group where I don’t know many people, and there are some high profile people floating around in it. I was getting some fiery blow back to my comments, and it started pinching at one...
Hello, Fear…Pull Up a Chair

Hello, Fear…Pull Up a Chair

When you’re afraid of something, you tend to have a bodily reaction to it before anything else happens.  You tense up.  Butterflies throw a party in your stomach.  Your palms sweat. All of that is tough to change, especially right when you that fear hits you....
Crazy: The Movie.

Crazy: The Movie.

I remember when.  I remember I remember when I lost my mind.  Gnarls Barkley’s words, not mine. The word “crazy” gets thrown around a lot these days, and it’s one of those words that carries a whole litany of potential meanings.  It crossed my...
The Cold Shock of Adjustment

The Cold Shock of Adjustment

There’s a nature spot here in Austin called Hamilton Pool.  It’s a natural spring formation that stretches about 30 feet across, and at its deepest, is probably 10-15 feet down.  Its backdrop is a massive rock grotto that encompasses it in a 1,000-foot...
The Zen Art of Bowling

The Zen Art of Bowling

Last night, some friends invited me to go bowling.  I hadn’t been in an alley in years, and I felt pretty out of my element. I picked up the over-sanitized rent-a-shoes, lifted a bright green ball, and suited up.  When my turn came and I teetered up to the first...
How Do I Know Which is the Business for Me?

How Do I Know Which is the Business for Me?

I just finished reading a Marie Forleo post where she talked about the difference between Fear and Intuition, claim that Intuition makes you feel E X P A N S I V E, and Fear makes you feel contracted. I was thinking about that.  For hours.  Days.  And I related it to...