Category: Unfuckwithable

Igniting Your Passion #269

Published on February 27, 2020 Written by

In the beginning, it’s all up for grabs. If you want to observe yourself and your shortcomings, speed bumps, mental limitations, and trigger points, try learning something new. I’ve always wanted to play drums. When I was in 5th grade, I played cello to get a start with an instrument in the hopes of playing… View Article

Smells of Inspiration #268

Published on February 26, 2020 Written by

From ChatPack: If you had to choose one scent to be carried lightly on the wind every time the wind blew, what scent would it be? Sometimes, I need a question to get my thinking started. When I first read this, I thought, “I don’t really love many smells if they are manufactured, because they… View Article

Choose Wisely #267

Published on February 25, 2020 Written by

You’ll always find the evidence you’re looking for. I was having a conversation with my son recently about excellence. He told me other people aren’t like me; they think good enough is good enough. Fair point, and it’s true. Further into our discussion, I told him how years ago I had seen a video of… View Article

The Real Agenda #266

Published on February 24, 2020 Written by

What a gift to have time with a friend you love. I spent the day with my dear friend Mahtab today. It was a weekday and we were both away from work. I was helping her with her vacation and we had a few things to take care of beforehand. We also grabbed brunch and… View Article

Predictability Interrupted #265

Published on February 21, 2020 Written by

Old habits die hard. No matter how many opportunities I have to recognize the patterns which inform my behaviors, I am continuously surprised how it confronts my thinking when a pattern is interrupted. Today, all of the parking spaces I “usually” park in were full. When I realized I was driving around our relatively small… View Article

Travel Hacks #264

Published on February 20, 2020 Written by

When you travel a lot, you find ways to make it easier, more efficient, and less stressful. I’ve accumulated some tips to make it easier for me to leave on a moment’s notice and make it a full week by only packing a carry on (most of the time).  Here are my favorites as I’ve… View Article

Play Like it Matters #263

Published on February 19, 2020 Written by

What happens when you believe something is as good as done, only it’s not? The San Francisco 49ers were up 10 points in the Superbowl with just 10 minutes to play. The statistics said the game was as good as theirs. Only it wasn’t. In the last 10 minutes of the game, the Kansas City… View Article

Lesson Learned #260

Published on February 14, 2020 Written by

Perspective is priceless. In the past few weeks, I was on a combination work/vacation in Key West. It was glorious to walk and enjoy the pristine 65-75-degree weather during the height of our grey Minnesota winter for a week. While the location wasn’t my favorite destination, we found lovely shops, things to do and amazing… View Article

My New Mantra #259

Published on February 13, 2020 Written by

You don’t have to love it. Rhoda Olsen has been a mentor to me for the past 10+ years. She’s an authentic leader, a straight shooter and a source of learning every time I interact with her. You can listen and learn from her in this podcast We were discussing some big decisions and potential… View Article

Thank You Bruce Lee #257

Published on February 11, 2020 Written by

Bruce Lee is an iconic master who sets the bar high for those interested. His four secrets to mastery: 1. Research your own experience. 2. Absorb what is useful. 3. Reject what is useless. 4. Add what is specifically your own. This is sage advice for those of us pursuing our own path to mastery…. View Article


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