One Inch

Inches matter.

Take a single step.

Write down a late night thought.

Phone an old friend.

Read 2 pages in a book.

Drink 1 less beer.

Go to sleep 1 hour earlier.

If you can’t run a mile, run down the street and back.

If you can’t be joyful to everyone you interact with, just be joyful to 1 person each day.

Do not be intimidated by your ideals. Like a building is a culmination of bricks, your progress is a culmination of small choices. From where you are now, to the future you desire, is just a series of progressional inches.

It is easier to be consistent (which matters) when you don’t expect too much of yourself.

MANY INCHES > ZERO MILES

Inches matter.

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years go. The second best time is now.”

– Chinese Proverb

New Years: Effective Frame of Mind

What are you asking yourself in 2018?

Some people make resolutions. Lists. Some commit to a diet, or a workout plan, or a shift in values.

Those are wonderful.

They’re usually averagely effective, however, without the proper mindset.

It is only minimally correlated to the plans made or the goals set.

It is about whether or not you are prepared to make changes at all.

Where is your head at?

Are you willing to sacrifice?

Are you willing to humbly address your short-comings?

Are you willing to make changes?

This year, focus your lens on those questions first, and make sure that you can answer them, before you “go Paleo” or buy a gym membership.

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Oh, by the way, it is the year 2 0 1 8 .

Take a moment to think about what it means to be alive right now, at this time.

Be awesome in 2018. I love you all.

Be all things

You cannot be all things to all people.

You can, however,

be loving

be kind

be energetic

be enthusiastic

and be inclusive

You cannot be all things to all people,

but there are no prerequisites to be any of these things, every single day, to everyone you encounter.

And that’s pretty close to being all things to all people.

Winter is Coming

Finance and The Inuit are two topics that I am only averagely versed in.

I am no layman, though. I study.

  1. I plan to make money — financial objective.
  2. I plan NOT to freeze to death in the CanadianArctic — just a general objective.

That said, I refuse to be someone unprepared for the long, wintery ‘bear market’ that is sure to come after this 8 year long ‘bull market’ finally ends. The majority of you will fuss about the market ruining you, and tragically, the prepared minority won’t have much sympathy. If you know something bad is looming, prepare for it. Pretty simple logic.

Prepare for winter, don’t react to it.

You’ve been blessed with this knowledge. The burden is yours to educate yourself now, or to wipe your tears later.

“People love to say that knowledge is power. But the truth is that knowledge is only potential power. You and I both know that it’s useless if you don’t act on it.” – Tony Robbins

Start with this book by Tony Robbins.

I did, and while I’m still no expert, I feel a whole lot more secure about my financial future than I did before reading it.

Start there. Start anywhere. Just don’t grizzle and grumble to me about your frostbitten fingers if you’ve never read up on how the Inuit keep warm in the winter.

The “Bugs Bunny Effect”

“This 15-minute webinar made me 100k in 3 months!

“How you too can have this much success!

“Turn your website into a money making machine!


Fortunately for all of us out here in reality-land, there are a lot of options when it comes to getting rich, getting fit, and having success at, well, anything.

Dilemma: None of these “resources” do the work for you. Even the good programs, where “gurus” do genuinely invest quality energy into giving you worthwhile information, are not an actionable solution to your problems.

My thoughts: This whole “you too could be this awesome” idea, actually does do something positive to your psyche. You don’t, however, need to buy the program to find that out.

Bugs Bunny’s greatest moment, possibly one of the most iconic deliveries in sports psychology, is exactly what hammers home my point. (If you have not seen the movie Space Jam, do yourself a favor and check it out immediately).

“Michael’s Secret Stuff” – the halftime juice that saved the Tune Squad

Placebo-like thought patterns like this one (anything is possible), are sometimes enough to inspire action.

Don’t take the click bait.

Whatever it is you’re seeking?

YOU’VE HAD IT ALL ALONG…