Blessings, Not Burdens

The sporadic, unpredictable presentation of the Best Disease is hard to grapple with and each time that I lose sight it hurts the same but that pain is always replaced with hope. The turnover from hurt to hope has gotten quicker over time and that’s what this blog is all about – perspective.

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One Hour | 1,323 Push Ups

I decided to see how many push ups I could do in one hour and the answer (for now) is 1,323. Most people have asked “why?” and this blog is the simple set of answers.

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Brain Dump

This blog is me organizing the (raw, authentic and unedited) chaos between the ears. I think you should read this and then do the same.

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Letting Go To Grow

Growth demands a willingness to wade through messiness that comes with change. This blog is about the role that surrender plays in growth.

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Be A Good Person

Being a good person is a prerequisite for being exceptional at anything else. This blog is all about why you should and how you can be a good person.

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Do Something

Sometimes we don’t know what to do, but doing something is often better than doing nothing. It’s time to take some imperfect action.

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Be The Sculptor

This blog is a different take on the discomfort that comes with growth. If nothing else, read more for one of the best quotes you’ll ever come across and a challenge to chisel.

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Well, Maybe.

This short story will change your perspective on the “good” and “bad” things in life… well, maybe.

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Run Streak (100+)

For the past 100(+) days I’ve been running without exception and here’s what I’ve learned from the run streak (and where I’m going).

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Anxious Is Normal

This blog is a short and scrambled reflection on anxiousness. I hope that it finds you well and if not, I hope that you leave just a little bit better than you arrived.

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Relaxing (?)

This (short) blog is about what I find most relaxing, how it’s different from the world’s definition and what I’m doing about it on vacation.

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Connect The Dots

This blog is about an exercise to remind us of how our highs are connected to our lows (and vice versa). Give this one a read if you’re having trouble connecting the dots.

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Barriers To Change

Everyone wants to make a change but few people make it happen. This blog is my take on the topic and I hope that it’s helpful!

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Two Years Down

It’s true what they say – time flies when you’re having fun. This blog is about the best and the hardest parts of marriage so far.

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Notes On Comparison

Just like cars can drift when drivers aren’t focused on the road ahead, so can our lives when we compare them to those around us.

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It’s Unraveling

Being an entrepreneur means holding it together when it feels like it’s falling apart. This blog is about responding with intention and taking action.

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What’s Water?

Sometimes we need to be reminded of the most simple things and this is that. This blog is about the elusive nature of awareness and the power of perspective.

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The Battle Within

Overcoming obstacles begins with awareness and therefore, this blog is about the two main barriers providing resistance on our path to forward progress and full potential – comfort and comparison.

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Intentions & Temptations

It’s for those of us who are brave enough to admit that our actions don’t always match our intentions. This blog is for the people who are done making excuses and avoiding the discomfort that comes with change.

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5 Lessons From Coaching

Most people don’t understand what “coaching” is or how it can help. Here’s how I see it along with 5 main lessons that I’ve learned through the work.

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Imperfect Action

The alternative to imperfect action is perfect inaction and that won’t get you anywhere. Learn to move through the messiness of life with this blog.

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Home Search Struggle

This blog is about the craziness that is the housing market, the lessons we’ve learned and the phrase we’re adopting – disappointed, not discouraged.

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Taking Ownership of Life

In this blog you’ll learn about ownership means, why most people never pursue it, why everyone (including you) should and how to do it now. Disclaimer: this is not me telling you to quit your job.

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Fix (Your) Broken Windows

This blog is about a crime concept that applies to all human behavior in a surprising way. Read more to learn about why you should fix the broken windows in your life.

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The Toggle Approach

This blog is for those of you looking for a new way of thinking; an approach to tackling both the big picture and the small details.

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The Quotes You Need

Here are some of the best quotes ever you’ve heard. Each packs a unique punch and has the potential to change the way you see the world.

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Who Cares?

Through hundreds of hours of mindset coaching, the most common obstacle was the fear of what other people think. This blog is for anyone out there who cares too much about what the outside world thinks of them (most of us).

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508,236

That’s how many words I’ve written this year. If you will, I’d encourage you to read the words in this blog and then go write your own.

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Doing Too Much

With 2022 right around the corner, this is an honest reflection on the fact that I’m doing too much. I hope that the questions (and answers) lead to increased clarity in your life.

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Fighting The Urge To Run

This blog is about that urge we’ve all felt to run from a challenge; to move back to comfort. Let me share what I’ve learned about discomfort and why you might need more of it; not less.

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Memento Mori: Choosing Gratitude

This is the talk that I delivered to a group of middle schoolers about life, death and hard things that happen while we’re here. This is a Thanksgiving message everyone could use.

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Picking The Right Path

This blog is about new opportunities that are creating difficult decisions. If you’re unsure of the “right path” this blog is for you.

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Things To Care About

This blog is about living from a place of principle over feeling. It’s centered on mine but I hope it’ll help you shape yours.

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10,001 Push Ups

On the surface, this blog is about the 10,001 push ups that I did in October (2021). Deep down, it’s about a movement with a mission that you might want to hear about.

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More Than The Miles

This blog is about a weekend that I’ll never forget and a message that everyone needs to hear. It’s more than the miles.

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One Year: BPN

This blog is about how one year as a BPN ambassador has changed who I am in the best possible way. Read to hear about what I’ve learned, what I’ve gotten and what I’ve given.

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My First Tattoo

This tattoo has been four years in the making. It’s a simple image that holds a powerful message and I’d love to explain what it means.

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How To Be Consistent

Being consistent is simple in concept, powerful in execution but challenging in implementation. Here’s how you can be more consistent in any area of life.

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Beating Burnout

I quit my physical therapy job because of burnout. This blog is aimed at helping you avoid what I felt and if it’s too late, to help guide a meaningful change.

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Balance: A Verb

This blog is a unique take on what it means to “find balance” in life and how we can all balance better.

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The Skill Of Being Wrong

This blog is about the hard truth that we should all strive to be wrong more often (in healthcare and in life). Read more to learn how being wrong can lead to being better.

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Quarter Life Crisis

This one is for anyone who is feeling lost in their 20’s. You’re not alone in your quarter life crisis and here’s how I got through mine.

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(MIS)Leadership

This blog is a conversation on leadership with fellow writer Sepncer Ferarri-Wood. Read more to learn how to avoid three common leadership mistakes.

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Coffee With Strangers

I’ve been getting coffee with strangers and I promise I’m not crazy. Read about how I’m making connections and learning a lot along the way.

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Not Every Blog Is Good

I’ve come to realize that for me, perfection is a form of fear and it’ll paralyze me if I let it. This blog is about taking imperfect action and I’d appreciate if you read some of mine.

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Space To Think

The first week of entrepreneurship was a weird one and not what I was expecting. However, I learned a lot nonetheless.

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Honeymoon Take Two

Our honeymoon to Hawaii was much more enjoyable than our first attempt (that ended with a hospital visit). Here is a breakdown of what we did and pictures to go along with it!

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The Process

It’s never linear, it’s always hard but it’s where we grow. This blog is about finding, trusting and living in your process.

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Flipping Failure

I couldn’t help but draw a parallel between kitchen shenanigans and life. If nothing else, there’s a cool video in this one.

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The 600 SQ. FT Quarantine

This blog is about how my wife and I spent the beginning of 2021 avoiding each other in our 600 square foot apartment thanks to one positive and one negative COVID test result.

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Bringing Out The Best(Disease)

This is about a book I’m going to write and a message I’m going to spread. It’s about how the prospect of going blind has shifted from a big burden to an amazing blessing.

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Go One More

This blog is about my decision to join the Bare Performance Nutrition team and why I choose to embrace the “go one more” mindset.

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Sick of COVID

The common cold has never made me think so hard. These days are different than they used to be, but I’m trying hard not to wish them away. Give me a chance to convince you of the same but feel free to disagree.

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Time To Plant Seeds

One thing that I’ve learned through writing is that action often precedes inspiration. I’m taking action on a big new project and I’m excited to share it with you here.

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Lessons From 25

I can’t turn 26 without reflecting on 25. Here is just some of what I took away from this unusual and exciting year. I hope that you can find value in this post.

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Honeymoon Hospital Stay

Instead of hanging in Hawaii, our first week of marriage consisted of an emergency appendectomy, lack of sleep and lots of fluid. But it’s all good.

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His Plan, Not Ours

Today is the day that Michaela and I got married. This wasn’t how we planned it, but we trust that this is part of His perfect plan.

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