The Old Grad Podcast

I had the great pleasure of being interviewed on the Old Grad Podcast, an oral history podcast featuring the West Point Class of ’91, “Duty Shall Be Done.” If you don’t know my backstory, this is the podcast episode to listen to. If this were a film, I’d say you get to see some never-before-seen […]

Achieving Success: The Importance of Fine-Tuning Your Goals

Merely writing down your goals is not a guarantee of success. To improve your chances of reaching your goals, you need to set an intention, examine your intent, create a ritual that is important to your goal, and take action. Ref: PSYCH-K… The Missing Piece/Peace In Your Life by Robert Williams

Coach’s Notes #44: How to beat procrastination

I know how it feels to be a procrastinator. I’ve been there, and I’ve woken up with a long list of things to do and nowhere near enough time to get them done. To combat this, I have a few tips for you.

The next time something triggers you emotionally, do this…

I love it when you can dip back to the ancient Greeks and pull out a bit of wisdom. Speaking on emotional intelligence (of course they didn’t call that back then) Aristotle had this to say about anger:  “Anyone can become angry – that is easy. But to be angry with the right person to […]

The existential landscape and the paradox of significance and emptiness

“The paradox of feeling that matters of extreme importance are occurring, whilst at the same time nothing seems to matter, is a part of the atmosphere of existential themes. Within the desert, we can search and search for something we sense is there, only to uncover more sand.” Stacey Millichamp Crossing the border into existential […]

What I’m most grateful for about being a human

I spent some time out in nature reflecting on the gift of being human. It’s easy to take our existence for granted. We wake up in the morning, do some stuff, then call it a day. We wake up the next day and do it all again without pausing to marvel at how truly amazing […]

What patterns do you need to break?

I explore this question on the Coach’s Notes today: What do you need to unlearn or what patterns do you need to break in order to manifest the future you really want? It’s from Patricia Adson’s book, Deep Coaching: Discovering Archetypes for Empowerment, Growth, and Balance. If you dig The Coach’s Notes, then how about a […]

The Egg of Being

Today’s Coach’s Notes is going to be a bit of a mind-bender, which often happens when you talk about spiritual growth, Self-development, consciousness, and things of that nature. I’ve been getting the ship ready for another voyage into the murky waters of the unconscious mind in search of the “I” that is my True Self. […]