Monthly Archives: May 2018

STOP The Negative Self-Talk

Stop The Negative Self-Talk

Would you talk to someone you cared about the same way that you talk to yourself? I doubt it, and if you did, you likely wouldn’t have that person in your life for long. I hear people demean themselves every day. It has become a habit for them, a bad habit. It’s like smoking, but worse.

Your Words Matter

What you say to yourself about yourself has an impact. After all, a belief is a thought that you keep on thinking. Therefore, if you are consistent in negative self-talk, you are well on your way to inventing a person who reflects your inner thoughts. I am guessing that the overweight, stupid, lousy luck magnet, life isn’t fair, no one will ever love me beast you have
conjured up in your mind is not the person you are nor who you want to be.

Love Yourself

The way I see it, negative self-talk is a cop-out. It is an excuse to show up small and for not taking full responsibility for your life. Condescending conversations with yourself don’t serve you, they limit you and prevent you from creating an experience that you love.  What we say matters. It makes a difference in how we behave. Bashing our authenticity is not funny, it’s fatiguing. Every day, all day long you have a choice. You get to decide the meaning that you are going to give to everything in your life. I invite you to choose downstream thoughts. There are ease and flow to going

The Badass Soul-Seeking Warrior Podcast Series, Episode : Ariana Luterman

Ariana Luterman is 18 years old and a powerhouse triathlon athlete and philanthropist.   In this podcast we talk about her start in the sport of triathlon as well as her being the founder of Team Ariana.  The organization has raised over $150,000 in the past six years benefitting over 5000 homeless children, while inspiring thousands of other kids and adults to follow the Team Ariana mission – to live a healthy lifestyle, find a passion, pursue it, and give back to others in a personally meaningful way.  You will enjoy listening to this vibrant and inspiring young lady.

2:00       Ariana started her triathlon career at seven years old

4:40       Training for triathlon

5:54       Ariana explains the sport of triathlon

11:00    The mental part of the sport

15:00    Creating Team Ariana

17:40    Good parenting makes a difference

20:00    The affects of social media on young people

22:20    Ariana’s advice to her peers

25:42    Ariana and her Dad compete together

28:35    Awards, Honors, Accolades

32:22    The Dallas Marathon

42:40    Ariana talks about creating a life that she loves

45:50    Ariana talks about writing a book

48:10    Headed off to college

49:37    Final thoughts





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Mediocrity or Mastery?

Why Do People Choose Mediocrity Instead of Mastery?

On most weekends I spend the good part of at least one day looking after my property. It’s a lot of work, but at least for now it gives me great joy to rake and haul and trim and plant and all of the other things that come with the upkeep of my little slice of property. I find the activity of maintenance to be more of physical exertion than mental which leaves me a good deal of time to think. As I was mulching the yard this weekend, I got to thinking about why people choose mediocre over masterful. As I pondered this, I wondered if it was fear. Fear of failure? Fear of leaving the big crowd of mediocrity where it is easy to blend in?  Are they stuck in the ‘herd mentality’?

Willingness to Fail

It seems to me that to evolve into the best version of ourselves, we must be willing to fail, and fail a lot. Failure helps to develop our vulnerability muscle. We get a chance to laugh at ourselves and not take life so seriously. We get to embrace humility. A couple of years ago I started taking painting classes with a few of my pals. As I look back at my very first painting, I indeed am humbled. I have come a long way since those bright yellow calla lilies against a black background.  Don’t be the person who waits all day for 5 pm.  Don’t be

Going To A Meeting

Be Brief, Be Brilliant, Be Gone

Most of us have attended a meeting of some sort.  You know the ones where you sit around a table with a handful or more of other people and discuss a topic, situation, or challenge.  If you are a business person, it is likely that you spend 35% to 50% of your time in meetings.  Current estimates indicate that more than $37 billion per year gets spent on unproductive meetings.  And, there are more than 25 million meetings per day in the United States.  I am not a big fan of meetings; never have been, never will be.  My meeting mantra is:  Be Brief, Be Brilliant, and Be Gone.

Life Is A Series Of Meetings

However, I do like the metaphor of ‘going to a meeting’ as a simple life hack.  What do I mean by this?  Let’s have a look.  The way I see it, we are ‘going to meetings’ all day long.  We get up in the morning and meet our family before everyone goes their separate way for the day.  We get in our car and join all the others on the highways and byways as we travel to and from places.  We go to family reunions, and weddings, and funerals.  We shop in stores and dine in restaurants and go to church with other people.  We cross the street and ride the elevator and sit on an airplane with other humans doing this thing called life.

Set The Tone For Your Gathering

Since we have

  • Georges Daou

The Badass Soul-Seeking Warrior Podcast Series, Episode 4: Georges Daou

Georges Daou teamed up with his brother Daniel ten years ago to create Daou Winery & Vineyard.  The two are inseparable as brothers, friends, and visionaries.  Daou is the realization of their childhood dream and a testament to the to the timeless bonds of family and love.  Georges shares their story here.

  • 1:50 Intro
  • 3:39 Childhood in Lebanon
  • 5:16  Grandfather’s teaching
  • 8:15  Lebanese Civil War & the effects on the Daou family
  • 11:00  Rocket hit the Daou home
  • 13:30  Life is fleeting
  • 14:20  Moved to Paris, France
  • 18:30  Living in shadows
  • 20:35  French rivers & Lebanese waters
  • 23:00  The devil is in the details
  • 25:00  The importance of human connection
  • 26:36  Father’s influence
  • 29:45  Coming to the United States
  • 33:30  Starting Daou Systems
  • 38:47  Retired at 33
  • 40:47  The start of Daou Vineyards
  • 46:00  Daou Mountain and the respect for the land
  • 48:50  A people company in the wine business
  • 50:33  Facing loss
  • 55:46  Leaving a Legacy
  • 59:53  Love is what it is all about
  • 1:01:13  Defining happiness
  • 1:09:38  Final Thoughts
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