It’s Time To Reset

Recently Wil Wheaton did a life reset, and started writing about it on his blog.  I’ve been following his progress with great interest, and have been happy to see his results thus far.

I am always happy to see someone succeed at making positive changes in their life. Change is hard, and it is not something we will only have to face once. So after almost a year of taking a break on goals and ambitions I have decided to follow Wil’s example and do a hard reset of my own.


I will be honest I am not looking forward to the next week or two, because, as I used to tell my clients, the first week is always the hardest.

Here is the breakdown of my goals…

  1. Fitness & Health – Improve my overall health through proper eating, exercise, and sleep.
  2. Money – Improve my money by creating a budget, tracking all expenses, and saving 10% of all income.
  3. Creative Projects – Add to the world in a positive way by creating good groups, events, and activities.
  4. Writing and Reading – Read and write more.
  5. Associations – Improve my inner circle by looking for good friendships, and improving existing friendships.

Now I know what you are thinking…Most of these goals are a bit, vague. Not to worry, with each goal I have written specific and measurable steps that will help me accomplish the overall idea.

For example…

Fitness & Health

  1. Complete 156 workouts – Workouts must last longer then 30 minutes.
  2. Start eating a healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  3. Sleep 8 hours per night – For the moment hours of rest are 12-8.
  4. Meditate daily – Using the app HeadSpace.

I apologize, but I won’t be sharing the steps of each goal with you here.  Some of them are private, and only between me, myself, and I.  However I will be grading myself each week, and giving small “accountability” posts each week.

It is my hope, that by doing this I can improve the quality of my life.  Something I have very much been in need of for some time.

So wish me luck, unto the breach, and away I go!

I’m Afraid

Today while I was practicing Yoga, and meditating I had some thoughts I wanted to share about fear.102545951_yoga_377x171

So much has changed for me over the last several years, and because of that change I am sometimes afraid to be myself around family, friends, people I meet, online, etc.

It can be scary to fully express yourself to someone without hiding or censoring parts of who you are.  Especially when you have opened up to others before, only to have them use it against you.

For sometime now I’ve held a lot of myself back.  The amount of people following me, and watching my progress kinda freak me out.  Some people I know watch me to see me fail. Others watch with hope and pray for me to succeed.  And then there is every other kind of person watching me that fall somewhere in between.

I’ve a;ways been worried about being judged, or people not understanding what I was trying to do.

Now that I am out of WA, and living in CA I have come to realize something important.  By not allowing myself to be open and authentic it created tension, resistance, and insecurity.

We all need to love ourselves for who we are.  We need to allowed ourselves to have a voice, and let it be heard.  We need to allow ourselves to be a light, and stand with confidence.

There is no reason to be ashamed of what you love and believe in.  We need to support and empower others.

Create spaces of creativity, and strength.

Compliment more and criticize less.

I believe that if we all work harder to unify instead of destroy the world will be a better place.

Ted Talk #1 – Andrés Ruzo:

One of my biggest goals this year is to practice mindfulness, and staying present in the moment.  This includes meditating twice a day, listening to music, reading, wood work projects, and now…Watching a new TED Talk each and every day.

Todays talk is by Andrés Ruzo.  While I really enjoyed listening to his discovery of the boiling river, the last 5 minutes were the real meat of his talk.

“We determine somethings significance!”

I hope you enjoy 🙂