Breathe And Prioritize

Slow down. Take a deep breath. Prioritize. Follow through. Repeat. Busy is not the same as productive. Doing a lot of activities does not mean that we are actually accomplishing anything worthwhile. It is far better to do less, better than it is to do more, poorly. Priorities, by definition, should be limited in number….

Slowing Down To A Healthier Normal

With everything going on, with the drastic schedule change, and the abrupt halt put on my day-to-day ‘hustle’ (hipster entrepreneur speak for not being able to prioritize and focus on what is essential), I have had to reduce my coffee intake. A few days at home made me realize that I was ‘running hot’ everyday…

Seek Stillness To Find Purpose

The number of hours in the day do not change for us, so we must change to make the most of them. As we get older, time feels like it flies by faster and faster. The days feel too short for all that we need to accomplish. The weeks blur into months and the years…

Voluntary Essentialism

“If you don’t prioritize your life, someone else will.” —Greg McKeown from ‘Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less’ In times of confusion and difficulty, often the only things we have to fall back on are our principles, our beliefs, and those things we hold to be most essential in our lives. While it is in…

You Are Doing Too Much

“It’s not what you aren’t doing, but what you are doing that’s wrong.” —Joe Sheya One of the criticisms I heard most often from my first martial art teacher was that I was doing too much. I was complicating the techniques that, in his mind, were actually quite simple, by doing a lot of unnecessary…