Here is your weekly digest of “High Five Friday,” a list of things that are adding value to my life or capturing my attention this week.
1. What I'm Celebrating: TODAY I am celebrating the very first day my Wife and I met SIX years ago and the love and dedication we've given to creating a beautiful life together everyday since. My life changed December 14th, 2012 when I got a text from an unknown phone number saying, "Hi, this is your new friend, Maggie. You should come out with us tonight." *insert 3 dancing girl emojis here* Who could pass that up?!
I quickly put on some makeup, my red high heels, black skinny jeans, a brown sleeveless shirt and showed up to the bar my new friend Maggie and our mutual friends were at. We danced, we told stories, we got drinks overlooking the city, we ate VooDoo donuts at 1am, and we laughed so hard we cried. When the night was over, I drove Maggie to her car and told her to text me when she...
Most of us aren’t depressed. We aren’t uninspired. We don’t lack passion, dreams or ideas. In fact, what most of us are, is stuck.
We're depressed because we want something more, something different, something better, more our style, more real and true and congruent with our passions and purpose in life. When we know too much, like what our soul longs for, what would make us happier, more playful, loving, and kind, even a better contributor to our world, we must actually go forth and do that. It is when we stifle the energy that becomes us, that we grow depressed, listless, self-hating and sabotaging.
We say we’re uninspired, but we’re actually just scared. We need to summon the courage to push forward to something greater for ourselves, for our vision, for our future. We get “uninspired” because we’ve allowed inspiration in to play and we’ve waited too long to take action to allow inspiration to become our...
If there is something out there that you dream of, something that you have not taken on yet, that inspires and motivates you, or if it's been a while, maybe it kind of haunts you, try getting a Coach.
Try at least questioning.
Pick up a book that inspires you.
Think about who you would have to become to pursue this passion and joy.
What would you have to give up?
How would you like you life to be?
Right now, if you could do and be and live anything, honestly, be honest with yourself, what would that be?
What are your 3 biggest goals for this next quarter... for these next 3 months? Write them down.
We've only got this one, and if we do it right, we are better together. If we do it right we spend it pursuing our dreams, our passions, and our goals. I believe that if you know something that can help someone, it's our responsibility to share it. That's why I'm here. That why I recoded this video. That's why I care about you. I care about what you do, who you are, and what...
Maggie and I get asked often, "You both work so well together. How do you guys do it?" Our response is: We don't play games with each other in our relationship. When you play mind games in love, everyone loses.
Watch this video to learn how to stop playing games and START communicating!
(This meditative moment was captured beautifully by my Wife, Maggie Kirkland honey-photo.com)
I took a course in college called “Sensation and Perception.” During our 3 months together, we experimented with our understanding of reality and the way the brain makes sense of the world around us. We learned things like: your sight and thus your reaction time is ever so slightly while wearing sunglasses. (that blew my mind, btw). We played with the concepts of hearing as well. Class was often held in a vacant old dark auditorium, which has since been demolished and rebuilt after I graduated. We often took every chance we got to experience this course out “in the wild” so to speak, often making the campus park blocks our classroom.
I'm going to share one of my favorite practices with you from that course, one I still do as a sort of meditation, because it feels that energizing and relaxing. I'll share the process and my experience with you and then how you...