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Breathe

Chicot State Park, click to view full panorama

Sometimes life comes at you so fast, you don’t realize you’ve been on auto pilot throughout the day.

It’s easy to get caught up in day to day routines neglecting what is pure in life. The clock rings, you jump out of bed, you rush here to rush there. Check every email that comes in. Watch everything on the DVR. Read all the latest online news. Scroll down the infinite loop on Facebook.

There is something you can do everyday to make your life more pleasurable, meaningful, and peaceful.

Breathe.

Live in the moment. See what’s real around you and clear your head. Start taking living seriously.

I saw this ad in Inc. magazine the other day, and I couldn’t take my eyes off of it. It’s a gorgeous scene with a man overlooking a lake and the headline: “Discover the difference between earning a living and having a life.”

If you’re not happy with your life, change it. What’s one thing you can do every day to get closer?

Put that in your daily routine.

Right now, as you read this… Look around… Listen.

Breathe.

Find the “Secret Sauce” between Work and Family

meet dick.

Meet Dick

Dick has a dream, a day-job, a wife, and two kids. Dick knows there are only 24 hours in a day, and its impossible to bring harmony to all.

  • The day-job takes a good bit of your time.
  • The kids need your time.
  • The wife says you don’t spend enough time together.
  • And the dream wants prime time.

Own your time

The problem isn’t time. Everyone has the same amount of time in a day as you do. Look at Bob Marly, Thomas Edison, Abraham Lincoln, and Albert Einstein. I know, but you have kids and they take all of the precious little time you have. Right? Well Bob Marley had 11, Edison had 6, Lincoln had 4, Einstein had 3 and I have two.

The phrase: “A successful businessman rarely makes a great father” is bullshit. These people don’t know how to manage time effectively or just work for work sake to feel productive.

The problem is organizing your time. It’s amazing how organized you can be in your life. Managing the budget, the family, the kids — yet when it comes to “Me Time” you’re scattered brain.

This is how you do it

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Life challenge: Change it all

Biking with my daughter during an apple fast

2011 changed my life forever, the best year yet. I thought differently, listened to myself, and learned a lot in the process.

Looking back at it all, it started with the snowball method — once I successfully quit smoking (one of the hardest things I’ve ever done) I was looking for the next challenge, “high” if you will, to take on. I felt that I could do anything I set my heart to.

Here are a few challenges I experimented with in 2011: Continue reading Life challenge: Change it all