Don’t Neglect The Balance

I often post professional and motivational advice for those leaders who sometimes need a boost in morale or a bump in their own self-esteem. I speak on the well-being of your job performance and the preservation of the lives of people you lead. But unfortunately, more often than not, we get submerged in a world of work or world of how we can perform better in our jobs. I myself have fallen victim to projecting more focus on certain aspects of life and neglecting others.

It’s important to know that above all else, your self-care and overall well-being must first start with your attentiveness toward yourself, your family and your home. There is a reason that counselors and psychologists say that a good support system is critical to the mental and physical health of a person. Because without that, you’ll have a hard time finding the energy or alertness to do anything else. Because without that, your loved ones don’t get the attention and energy they deserve from you.

You’ve invested so much energy and time into your professional well-being, you can’t neglect the investment you need to make in your personal life. It’s no easy task trying to find the correct balance between the two, but knowing there needs to be a balance is half the battle. #wellness

Let’s Just Be Grateful

Remember the feeling of wanting something you now have? When you start to feel imprisoned by material possessions like the newest and greatest gadget or you start to feel envious of some one else’s new car or house, stop to look around. Be grateful for how far you’ve come and remember when you weren’t very far at all. #family #grateful

Day 1: Soylent Experiment… I might die

If you haven’t heard of Soylent, don’t worry. It’s not very complicated. It was developed by a couple of guys in Silicon Valley, looking for a way to make eating easier. The product was aptly named in homage to Harry Harrison’s 1966 science fiction novel Make Room! Make Room!, which explores the impact massive population growth could have on world resources. These two guys saw a need for a way to gain sustainance while at the same time, making time in the day for other things, like founding profitable start-ups. Read More

Not your dads of yesteryear

 

I can’t cook. I don’t cry. I’m always dirty. Ok… Just quit. I might be a guy/man/dad, but most dads are far from the stereotype. And I don’t know about my fellow dad compadres, but 75% of my daily dadness is used up when trying to avoid being included in these awful categories of dad characteristics. And honestly, it’s getting annoying.  We aren’t your dads of yesteryear. Read More

Lead by failure…

 

Lead by example. As leaders, as parents, as all-around good citizens, we’re always told to set the example. As an older brother growing up, the idea was drilled into me. Sometimes even spanked into me. Like somehow, if I messed up, my brother was sure to make the same mistake and we would both end up selling drugs on the corner and entering rehab way earlier than anyone in our small town expected. But that got me thinking. Read More