I’ve been using the term separation season on social media and people have been asking questions. In this short blog I’ll explain what the phrase means to me and how it’s deeper than it seems on the surface.


What Is Separation Season?

In short, separation season is the time of the year (now) when the world slows down and as a result, a series of opportunities arise to separate from the pack (to get ahead). It’s a season where the competition takes their foot off of the gas and we can create separation.

Is It More Than Competition?

While most people think about separation from those around them, the concept applies on a much deeper and more personal level. We all have moments where we feel tempted to take the easier path; to avoid the hard work that needs to be done. In this context, we can separate from ourselves through choosing to do the hard things that bring us closer to our full potential. In other words, we can create constant separation between our lower and higher beings.

In Closing…

It’s always separation season and there’s always more work to be done. There’s nothing wrong with slowing down, taking breaks and recharging the batteries. However, each choice is a chance to separate from those around us and more importantly, the person that we once were as we pursue who we can be.


The honest truth is that in a world full of people choosing to do what’s easiest, most convenient and most comfortable, separating from the pack isn’t that hard. The more worthwhile pursuit is becoming the best version of who we can be one hard decision at a time. I hope that this blog can encourage you and the quote below can inspire you to do hard things…

“There’s nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.”

Ernest Hemingway

It’s time to separate.

Joe Rinaldi

IG: @joearinaldi

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