My brother and I recently had a discussion about the connotation of different words. If I say I am coaching somebody to help them have better self esteem, that is a completely acceptable approach. If I say I am training somebody to get this same result, it all of a sudden becomes an entirely different … Continue reading Personal Trainers
I know today, there are lots of people using Google Maps or Apple Maps to get them where they are going. It wasn't that long ago that plug in GPS units helped people get where they were going. They were pretty handy at keeping the driver on track. The Garmin model I used would … Continue reading You are the driver
This past summer we were given some outdoor furniture. The rocking chair didn't have any cushions. I figured I could get on Pinterest and find some DIY approach to these cushions. I found several posts but they were all above my ability so I decided to wing it. The further along I went the more … Continue reading Defining Success
I started running in 2004. I had just moved to a new city and with not enough to do and too much to eat. I started gaining weight. I joined a gym and worked my way up to running three miles continuously. I was proud of my accomplishment and didn't feel any drive to run … Continue reading Playing Games
Loyalty. Is there a person out there who doesn't want somebody in their corner giving them encouragement and constant support? Loyalty is worth fighting for. If loyalty is a desirable trait in others, wouldn't it follow that it is important in ourselves? Are we loyal to ourselves? In a world where people get so much affirmation … Continue reading Are you loyal to you?
Life is plain hard. There is no way around it. Life has a never ending bag of tricks to try, sickness, loneliness, anxiety, frustration, sadness, fear, insecurity, and the list goes on and on. With each new blow, it is natural to feel upset. Negative thoughts are like water. They keep rolling down the path … Continue reading Choose Joy
If you watch no other clip today please, please, please make time to watch this TED talk. It is well worth your time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFbv757kup4
I had a quote come across my Instagram account yesterday that got me thinking. "Everyone in your life speaks a clear message to you. It's not found in their words but in how they treat you." No author was credited. I thought of three different blog posts that I could spin off of that thought. … Continue reading Because I Was Insecure
Today lets talk about winning. Winning is objective. If three people line up to run the I'm a Winner 5K, the first person to cross the finish line knows definitively that they won the race. Winning can also be subjective. The second and third place runners can find personal success in their performances that provide victories. … Continue reading Winning. I can feel it.