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perspective

My Current Morning Routine

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05:00 Alarm goes off 05:15 Drag myself out of bed 🙂 05:30 Make my first cup of coffee 05:40 Walk into my office and fire up my computer 05:45 Open my meditat...

OVERWHELMED

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‘Overwhelmed’ page 78–79 of Jocko Willink’s ‘Discipline Equals Freedom — Field Manual’

Taking a leave of absence

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I’ve been studying Aikido since October of 2007. After putting in a tremendous amount of time and effort training I was able to get to Shodan (black belt) by...

What is Budo?

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What follows is my essay answering the question “What is Budo?” that was part of my Shodan test in Aikido (1st degree black belt). The question felt a bit va...

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quotes

The Man in the Arena

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Theodore Roosevelt - Underwood Archives/Getty Images It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or w...

Neil Gaiman – Make Mistakes

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I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, livi...

A Little Fellow Follows Me

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A careful man I want to be, A little fellow follows me; I do not dare go astray, For fear he’ll go the self-same way. I cannot once escape his eyes, Whate’er...

People do it everyday

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People do it everyday. They talk to themselves. They see themselves as they’d like to be. They don’t have the courage you have, to just run with it. The t...

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storytelling

Backpacking in Canada

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I’ve had a few “never quit” moments in my life. Not a lot, but a few. This is a story about my first experience with pushing past limitations and the power o...

Airport Zombie

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Friday, January 20th, 2012 at 9AM started the worst traveling experience I’ve ever had.

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training

Taking a leave of absence

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I’ve been studying Aikido since October of 2007. After putting in a tremendous amount of time and effort training I was able to get to Shodan (black belt) by...

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books

Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins

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Like a lot of people I’ve been fascinated by David Goggins after I first heard about him and his accomplishments. I believe this is the first exposure I had...

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