This is an article being brought to you by the courtesy of a special guest collaborator Nick “Biggie” Grimaldi. Biggie is a former colleague and someone I admire both professionally and personally.
Biggie is one of the most respected and accomplished talent managers in heavy metal and punk rock while being active in multiple entrepreneurial pursuits. He is a co-owner of Good Fight Entertainment, where he personally manages Circa Survive, The Story So Far, Between The Buried and Me, Every Time I Die, and more.Read More
Minimize Your Approach
Have you ever undertaken a major dietary change only to completely bail on it weeks into the program? Maybe you have had difficulties even taking that very first step.
If you feel you need to make some changes with your eating but are too overwhelmed by just the thought of it or do not know what changes to make, I would suggest minimizing the approach. Instead of attempting wholesale changes to your diet I would consider taking a more actionable step, which is focusing first on just your breakfast.Read More
The Demands Of Work And Home
Creating and spending quality time with my son is one of the biggest challenges I face in being a father. It feels like I am constantly being pulled away by the demands of my primary job and all the usual responsibilities of being an adult.Read More
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The Jocko Podcast
A Unique Approach To Empowerment
There is a wealth of content available in the world of business and life performance that is affirming, inspiring, and cheerful.
I am a big fan of consuming all sorts of podcasts and books that can help develop me for life’s unending challenges.
There is a relatively newer podcast out there now that approaches life and empowerment in a different manner than most. The Jocko Podcast is hosted by retired Navy Seal Jocko Willink. Jocko is not here to motivate you.Read More
The Undeniable Impact Of Sugar
When my son eats a major sugar bomb, like a piece of cake at a birthday party, I can see his mood change. His generally sweet and cooperative disposition shifts to one of a fired up wild child, which is soon followed by a crash of energy and crankiness. His ability to follow directions, typically a positive trait for my son, wanes as a result as well.
Watching this outwardly behavioral roller coaster is like tracing the steps of sugar’s overt and undeniable physiological impact on my son. The sugar is sending signals and triggering reactions in his young and developing mind and body.Read More
I am incredibly grateful to have recently had a brand new article featured on The Mighty. It is a piece I wrote titled "Why We Shouldn't Wait Until We Emotionally 'Bottom Out' To Get Help For Mental Illness".
I am hoping that by sharing my past struggles I can help open up the conversation a little bit further surrounding mental well-being and encourage others to seek professional help well before a crisis strikes.
Please do check out the article, linked above, and please do share on any available social sites if you feel it is a message that can be helpful for anyone within your network.
I Was Dead Wrong
I thought becoming a full-time runner would make me slender and as fit as I have ever been. I was dead wrong. I lost muscle mass, became slightly bloated, and gained some weight.
This all happened through a poor decision I made to make jogging my primary means of exercise, which previously had only been done sporadically. I even allowed my gym membership to lapse, so I could take to jogging outdoors full-time.Read More
Yoga is changing my life. I make that statement wholeheartedly with no intentions of being dramatic. I can feel the positive benefits from my yoga classes lasting well beyond my time spent in the studio.
My brain seems to be getting rewired to an even deeper state of non-reactivity in comparison to what my meditation practice had been previously doing for me. I am enjoying an increased sense of compassion for and connectedness to others.Read More
In life, you have to suffer through challenges and failures but hopefully grow as a result from enduring them. There is plenty of advice being offered all around us when growing up, but when we are young, we are predisposed to often tuning it out.
While I have compiled here 10 nuggets of advice to relay to my 18-year-old self, this perspective can most likely only be learned over time and through actual life experience.
Putting aside the current limitations of time travel, if I was somehow able to bestow all of these suggestions to my 18-year-old self, I am not sure it would have made a bit of difference in my life. Words and suggestions can help guide and cajole, but life experience is indeed the ultimate teacher.
Perhaps this list is just an expression of gratitude for where life has brought me to this point. Maybe it is a guidepost to help me in parenting my young son through his pending challenges and struggles in life, which he will undoubtedly face.Read More
Still Feel 21 does not imply any sort of endorsement or approval by the makers of any of the products in this video. These are simply the products I use and enjoy. I received no compensation for using these products in the video.
Four Sigmatic was once kind enough to send me some free samples of some items. I have since ordered products from them again for my own personal use.
Credit card debt is hellish. The interest payments are financially debilitating and emotionally crippling. Allotting money each month to paying credit card debt is like setting piles of cash on fire in your living room and then watching your hard earned income go up in flames.
I am currently in the midst of my second waged war against credit card debt. My first war was successfully fought right around the age of 29. I had accumulated a significant sum of debt, combined with three different cards, which were all used to finance the faux baller lifestyle of my twenties.Read More
It was well into my adulthood before I realized I not only needed to get comfortable with fear, but I probably should be seeking it out. I am not talking about the fear that arises in response to true peril, like the jolt we experience when walking into oncoming traffic.
The type of fear I am addressing is more subtle and can manifest itself in a variety of different forms. It can be felt as a slight fluttering of butterflies in your stomach. It can take root in a more unsettling manner as a churn in your guts causing you to have doubts about something you are considering.
Fear can rear its ugly head in the form of procrastination, or resistance as author Steven Pressfield terms it in The War Of Art.Read More