Life Happens: Get over it

We've all been there, on either side of the spectrum. Life can be great or it can be a real struggle when all of a sudden things change rapidly. Again, this can either be in the direction of struggle or success. This recently happened to me in both directions and relatively back to back. Life [...]

But Why?

Excuses are like toilets, they all stink! That's a phrase used many times in boot camp by one of my drill instructors. Pain Is Weakness Leaving The Body It was typically used in conjunction with an unspecified amount of what is referred to as corrective training. Which included new phrases like "Beat your face!". It [...]

Alter Ego: Power up

It's always the same story. Something dramatic is taking place and there's someone or something in need of saving. Suddenly the hero appears after a wardrobe change or undertaking a transformation of some sort. Justice League But why? Why the alter ego? Why not just perform whatever task necessary without transformation? Obviously many of the [...]

Success: Money, freedom and fulfillment

The interesting thing about success is there are a number of definitions and they’re all subjective, but that doesn't mean they're incorrect. It’s not uncommon for people to reference the amount of money you’re making as a gauge for how successful you are.  However, in my experience, money is a secondary component of being successful. [...]

Ego: Becoming self aware

Everyone has an ego and some are more positive than others. Yet, having an ego isn't necessarily a bad thing. I could drop a Freudian bombshell and start talking about Id, Superego and Ego, but I'm not a psychologist. Neither am I a psychoanalyst or a professional behavioral detection specialist. I just happen to be [...]

Focus: Night train version

Manage your mindset Recently I went on a wild adventure through India. It was short lived due to time constraints, but didn’t lack experience. I dropped into New Delhi for a few days, took a car trip to Agra, night train to Varanasi, a flight to Kolkata then flew out to Thailand. It was a [...]

Pavlov’s Dogs: Condition Your Mind

Many years ago, while in my undergrad, I remember learning about Pavlov's dogs in psych 101. I also remember learning about Schrödinger's cat, but that's for a different blog. I'm more of a dog person anyway, cats are divas and ain't nobody got time for that. Today I want to briefly discuss the potential we [...]

Creative in Combat: Lessons from a war zone

First I want to say in no way am I intending to justify conflict or support any specific political agendas. This blog is solely intended to share an experience that shaped me as a videographer and aspiring photographer. All of the photos in this blog are those I captured in 2005 during my first deployment [...]

Over Thinking: All The Things

In business as in life I have to remind myself frequently not to over think it. There are many opportunities that will present themself in either of these categories. We can choose to over think every detail or just go with the flow and learn a bit as we do. Many times I find that [...]