How to Live With No Regrets

The 3 Reasons Keeping Your Commitments is So Dang Hard

A curious thought woke me up in the middle of the night recently. OK, it was ambulance sirens that actually woke me up, but the curious thought is what kept me up. “That could easily be me.”

How to live without regrets

Yikes! I came to grips with my own mortality at age 36 at 4:00 in the morning. That was…strange.

Not that I thought I was immortal. I figured I’d probably die someday. It just never occurred to me that it would be in my lifetime.

So, there I lie (or is it “lay?” Where is my grandmother when I need her?) in the early morning hours, pondering my own mortality. Pleasant.

Episode 097: 8 Ways to Overcome Burnout (And Enjoy Your Life Again) Part 2

Finding Balance in a High Demand Life

Odds are you have experienced burnout in your life. You know, those times when you wake up tired, you go to bed worn out and the rest of your waking hours are filled with anxiety, irritability and a feeling of hopelessness? Today we share Part 2 of our discussion on How to Overcome Burnout and start enjoying your life again…

Episode 097: 8 Ways to Overcome Burnout (And Enjoy Your Life Again) Part 2

Today’s episode is Part 2 of a 2-part series on How to Overcome Burnout and Enjoy Your Life Again. You can listen to Part 1 here. Today we are going to talk about the ways 5-8 to avoid burnout.

This topic is one that many people will relate to. It’s a strange, and somewhat terrifying experience when you realize the things that used to bring you so much joy are now literally sucking the life out of you.

This episode came out of a conversation that I had about a year ago with my co-host, Mark, when he was still working a full-time job and trying to build a business on the side. He was the definition of “burning the candle at both ends” and he was approaching burnout. The suggestions we talk about in this episode (and Part 1 last week) are the ways I gave Mark to overcome his feelings of burnout and enjoy his life again.

Today’s Topics

In today’s episode, we talk about ways 5-8 for overcoming burnout:

    • Family Date Night
    • Get out with just your spouse
    • Take an afternoon off
    • Talk about it with a friend

And here is the full list of 8 Ways to Overcome Burnout:

    1. Plan a week off
    2. Keep time off simple
    3. Eliminate something from your schedule
    4. Create a daily family ritual
    5. Family Date Night
    6. Get out with just your spouse
    7. Take an afternoon off
    8. Talk about it with a friend

Episode 096: 8 Ways to Overcome Burnout (And Enjoy Your Life Again) Part 1

Finding Balance in a High Demand Life

Have you ever felt burned out? I mean, really burned out — you wake up tired, you go to bed worn out and the rest of your waking hours are filled with anxiety, irritability and a feeling of hopelessness? In today’s episode we’ll share 4 ways to overcome burnout and start enjoying your life again.

How to Overcome Burnout and Enjoy Your Life Again, Part 1

Today’s episode is Part 1 of a 2-part series on How to Overcome Burnout and Enjoy Your Life Again. Today we are going to talk about the first 4 ways to avoid burnout, and in Part 2 we’ll talk about ways 5-8.

Episode 095: Help for the Hurting with Jamie Tworkowski

What To Do If You Feel Too Much

Do you remember where you were when you heard Robin Williams died? The whole world was in shock…this seemingly happy, joyful person we all loved had silently been hurting and was in pain. How many people do you know that might be silently struggling? In today’s episode I talk with someone who has dedicated his life to helping those who struggle.

Episode 095: Help for the Hurting with Jamie Tworkowski

Today’s Topics

In today’s episode, our guest and I talk about:

  • Writing when you aren’t a writer
  • The importance of telling a story
  • Jamie’s transition from surf company salesman to Non-Profit leader.
  • How To Write Love On Her Arms is helping those who are hurting

The Best Time to Exercise (Or to do Anything Important)

Creating Your Own Routine for Success

What is the best time to exercise? That one question has stopped more people from getting healthy than just about anything else. It’s a question that has such a simple answer, too. And it applies to so much more than exercising. What is the best time to do anything important? That’s today’s topic.

The Best Time to Exercise (Or to do Anything Important)

There is a trend that I’ve noticed lately among fellow bloggers and podcasters involving sharing their morning routine. I appreciate the intention behind this, but it leads to the inherent problem of their readers and listeners trying to copy their routine.

Should You Indoctrinate Your Children?

Defining a Parent's Role in Instilling Values

Someone recently asked me an interesting question. “Aren’t you afraid that you’re indoctrinating your daughter?” I answered the question with a question of my own: If you don’t indoctrinate your children, who will?

Should You Indoctrinate Your Children?

NOTE: By the time you read this, my wife and I will most likely have welcomed our second child into the world, so naturally the topic of parenting is forefront on my heart and mind right now. That said, much of this post applies to anyone that you may lead.

Why I am Not Afraid of Indoctrinating Children (The Right Way)

I am not afraid at all of indoctrinating our daughter (or our future children).

The reality of the world is that someone is going to do it. Whether it’s the media, the latest pop artist, advertisers, or their friends at school, everyone else is attempting to influence her, so it’s my job to do it the right way.