goal-setting

Why your New Year’s Resolutions will Fail

Each year many of us attempt New Year’s resolutions. Each year most of us fail. We fail because a new month, a date on the calendar, and a new year are all social fictions. There is actually no such thing as January 1, 2016. This is odd but true. What actually is January? We arbitrarily […]

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Five Life Lessons My Dad Taught Me Last Week

Last week, I received voice mail from my Dad, asking me to give him a call back when I had a minute, because he’d been thinking of some things and wanted to talk to me about them. He had a sort of excitement in his voice. The same sort of excitement a scientist might have […]

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The Real Reason to Earn a Black Belt

I have been given the rare opportunity to teach Jiu Jitsu for a living. This is a privilege that I wake up everyday grateful for, and a responsibility that I hold dearly. I understand how rare it is to be employed through a labor you genuinely love, and one which can be used as a […]

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Creating Your Personal Review: Staying on the Right Track

“There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.” – Nelson Mandela In a previous blog, I wrote about the benefits of having an accountability partner to help make sure you are staying on the right path. Now I want to share another […]

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The Pareto Principle: Accomplishing goals with purpose

While living our incredible busy, alarmingly finite lives we must be sure to use our time efficiently and effectively. This has been the focus of my study over the past few months as I have read anything I can get my hands on regarding the most important of topics, learning how to learn. I have […]

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