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Can You Handle It?

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My former mentor inspired me again. I was fortunate to work with Mary Shenouda, The Paleo Chef, back in 2014 and even though it's been a while since we last talked, she continues to inspire me. If you'd rather listen to this blog than read it, please click here.  She recently posted on Instagram, "Can you handle the solitude during the transition from meh to hell yeah?" It's such a ...Read More

Energy Is Created

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"I just don't have the energy..." "I'm too tired to...." These are statements I hear every day & they reflect an unfortunate misunderstanding about energy. If you'd rather listen to this blog than read it, please click here.  Energy is something we create, not something we wait for. Unfortunately, while we talk about how little energy we have, we skip all the strategies that create energy. Energy is created with ...Read More

I Can Do Hard Things

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Those of you who have followed me or the Primal Potential podcast for a long time know that "I can do hard things" is one of my mantras. Lately, it's practically an unending chant. If you'd rather listen to this blog than read it, please click here. I spent too much of my life talking myself out of things - talking myself out of living fully. I spent more time ...Read More

Choices > Circumstances

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We had a great conversation in the Primal Potential Masters Club the other night about change. We often seek change when we're unhappy. We usually think we're unhappy because of our circumstances (job, finances, relationship, etc). Really, our happiness or unhappiness comes from our choices, not our circumstances. If you'd rather listen to this blog than read it, please click here. It's easy to convince yourself that you're unhappy because ...Read More

Want To Be Happy? Read This First.

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I have created a lot of suffering in my life. I was unhappy with my weight, I lacked confidence, I felt frustrated and hopeless. I was really afraid that nothing would ever change - that I would never change. If I hadn't done the work to change how I think, I wouldn't have been able to change my life. If you'd rather listen to this blog than read it, please ...Read More

Year of Push 4.16 Sidelined

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Well, today didn't start quite as I intended... If you'd rather listen to this blog than read it, click here. My early-morning was great. I was up by 4:30 and had a great morning of work & reading. By 6:55a I was out the door for the gym and I had a great workout. I had some knee pain during the workout, but it wasn't as bad as it's been ...Read More

Year of Push 4.11 How To Make Choices

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We make hundreds of choices each day. Without a clear paradigm for decision making, these choices can exhaust & overwhelm us. Worse, they can hold us back, keep us from our best life and anchor us to a life that is less than what we want. When you have a framework for decision making or a simple filter through which you see your choices, you can eliminate a lot of ...Read More

Year of Push 4.9 Minimization of Regret

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For most of my life, I regretted the majority of my choices. I'd regret over eating. I'd regret giving up on my "diet". I'd regret spending so much money or not working out consistently. There were daily regrets & big picture regrets. I wasn't proud of how I was living my life or spending my days. It felt awful. These days, I'm all about the minimization of regret.  When I'm ...Read More

Year of Push 4.7 Authentic Is Better Than Perfect

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I recently invited you guys to "ask me anything" and the answers to your questions will air on tomorrow's podcast. One of the questions has been lingering on my mind & I wanted to take a minute to address it here. "Here is another one, when you talk about an imperfect day, what does that look like? I really struggle with black and white thinking." Here's my reality: every day ...Read More

Year of Push 4.6 How Free Are You?

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How free are you if you're confined by your comfort zone? How free are you if you struggle to choose what you want most and succumb to the allure of what you want now? How free are you if every choice feels like a struggle and you're burdened by "should haves"? How free are you if the life you desire is a far cry from the life you're creating with ...Read More