THIS WEEK: TAKE OWNERSHIP

Our health starts with us. Your desire and commitment to be healthy is dependent on one person… you. Of course there are factors that impact our health, like genetics, disease, economics, and the environment, but we can’t blame them on everything. We play a leading […]

THIS WEEK: OWN IT

We are powerful. We have dreams and imaginations. We have actions and words, thoughts and feelings, brains and brawn, the ability to communicate and build relationships, and a seemingly endless supply of energy that powers us, even when we’re sleeping. In a lot of ways, […]

THIS MONTH: MONDAY GETS COMMITTED

We live in fast times. Technology has us plugged into information like never before. We are constantly emailed, texted, Facebooked, Instagrammed, Tweeted, pinged, called, or messaged. On top of all of that, every one of us wears several hats each day—family member, friend, partner, employee, student, community member, neighbor, and more. Each person makes over 30,000 decisions every single day. No wonder we feel overwhelmed. In addition to the physical and emotional strain caused by all of this noise and busyness, we are also starting to see behavioral changes. We choose to do too much. We over-promise and under-deliver. We struggle with being present. Words like fun and joy leave our vocabulary. We work even harder to multi-task, even though every research study proves that it makes us less efficient. We have started living a life of “one foot in and one foot out” when it comes to just about everything. Why? Because that’s all the time and energy we have to offer. If we’re honest with ourselves though, we’re not happy with the results. It’s time for a change. It’s time to go all in, to start with the end in mind, and to get focused and take ownership—of our time, our lives, our responsibilities, and our happiness. This month, let’s show up. Being committed matters.

THIS MONTH: MONDAY GETS RESILIENT

“You better grow some thick skin.” “It’s not how many times you get knocked down, it’s how many times you get back up.” “Life is hard.” “It’s not the cards you are dealt, rather how you play them.” The list could go on and on. Sayings, mantras, quotes… all asking us to stand tall, be strong, and just brush it off. In a lot of ways, they tell us that we need to be Super Heroes… equipped with the magical ability to deflect any and all evil or bad stuff flung our way. And, there is obviously something intriguing about this, because clearly our culture loves its Super Heroes. We take fictional characters and put them on pedestals because they are basically “Super Human.” However, behind every Super Hero, is a normal every day person. Behind the “mask” of Iron Man, Super Man, Spider Man, Wonder Woman, Black Widow is a person. Just like all of us, they live, love, laugh, cry, hurt, struggle. But they can never be overwhelmed by it all, because, when the world needs them, they must be ready to save the day. They have to “get back on the horse again” and “get back in the game.” In other words, they have to be RESILIENT. Being RESILIENT is not always an easy thing. It is easy to get stuck on the “victim” treadmill… the insurmountable slippery slope. But not this month. We may not be Super Heroes that can “escape” using our fancy costumes and super powers; however, we are just as able to rise to the occasion and press on. So, get ready for a super empowering month. Being resilient matters. Join the Movement: http://wordpress-454286-1422414.cloudwaysapps.com Footage from Muhammad Ali vs. George Foreman, Rumble in the Jungle, 1974, YouTube Special thanks to Joe Smith: http://www.mosaic.org

THIS WEEK: TAKE OWNERSHIP

The Blame Game is one of the worst games ever created. And, the notion of Finger Pointing isn’t much better. We see it around us every single day… especially this year, with a pretty big election taking place in November. We are about to elect […]