To Be Seen And Loved Requires Risk

Sometimes we find ourselves stuck in a feedback loop of loneliness and pain, the only solution for which is vulnerability and trust. Some of us spend our whole lives waiting to be seen and loved for who we are instead of for who others want or need us to be. We learn that our ability…

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….

Creating Change Requires Risk

Some ideas are worth pursuing and some are not, but there is no way to know the difference without trying. By definition, an idea cannot be great without its potential to create some kind of change. Change is a risky proposition because change requires movement and, in order for movement to occur, friction, resistance, and…

Support Requires Sharing

Even with the best ideas and the passion to back them up, we will make very little progress without support from others. None of us gets very far alone. We need others in order to do our best work. We do not necessarily need them for the work itself, but we need them to witness…

Moving Through Our Egos in Jiu-Jitsu

Life is expressed through motion and our jiu-jitsu should reflect that. In Brazilian jiu-jitsu, the best time to attack or sweep is when our opponent is moving to escape or pass and the best time to escape or pass is when our opponent is trying to attack or sweep. Movement creates opportunities. The goal of…