You know what I find absolutely fascinating?


The most used and analyzed vehicle to describe our experience of being alive.

The vehicle that paints a picture of how we experience ourselves, the world, and others beyond us.

Even more fascinating to me is the way with which our words become our creations.

What I mean by that is how our chosen words reflect our inner mental dialogue — even though, often, the chosen words don’t exactly articulate what we meant to say.

Have you ever said something to a friend, colleague, or client, and felt completely misunderstood?

It’s a…

I’m a business owner.

I’m a man.

I’m a son.

I’m a brother.

I’m a coach.

I’m a friend.

I’m a reader.

I’m a writer.

I’m a traveler.

I’m a human.

I’m patient.

I’m confident.

I’m scared.

I’m interested.

I’m dependable.


The list of titles and labels, never ending.

I use to think that my most important mission in life was to create and be identified with the best title.

For me, that took shape of my title in career. …

There is a world that one can not experience through the eyes we were given at birth.

This is the world inside of us. Seemingly separate from the ‘real world’ this is where we create our world as we know it.

Experiencing ourselves and others through the lens of each sense; thought, feeling, taste, smell, sight, sound and touch, we create a never ending story about our experience of life.

Life is the narrative we create in our heads and what we feel in our bodies. …

Why are we so quick to accept challenges or norms as facts of life?

And yet, what we don’t take much time to deliberate in our daily decision making is the fact of life that each and every one of us is going to die — no matter what we choose or choose not to do.

It’s amazing to me how many times I’ve said and have heard, that’s just the way life is.

Beyond birth and death, it’s as if we are living in this predefined box void of choice in the matter. To me, anymore I find the…

In the dark of night, I write. I write from a burning in my soul that is wanting to express its deepest and most powerful creative energy.

This morning, in the calming quiet of the world, I notice how much more easily I am able to move towards my dreams, from a place of wholeness in the now.

I am whole and complete now, also knowing I have enough now, I feel at peace. I feel in love with life and like all is well. There is not some future date where things will improve.

Yes, there are future events…

The author and coach, Michael Neill poses a question in his book Super coach, as he shares his experience of working with millionaire and billionaire clients that continue to chase, even with all the money in the world.

“Do you want to know how it feels to be a multi-millionaire? Take a moment to feel however you feel in your body and your mind right now, in this precise moment……. That’s what it feels like to be a multi-millionaire”

Now, a story.

When I was maybe 8–10 years old, I would capture frogs. Not to eat them. Nor to keep…

There is a burning in my soul to unleash a power within me that has been there since the day of my birth. It is the energy that creates resilience, courage, a willingness to be different.

This energy was behind my willingness to leave my corporate job, and the willingness to travel the world.

It is this same energy that shines through when I’m in the zone during my workouts. It’s this powerful energy that shows up when I’m fully present during sex.

There is a power within me that calls from the wild to be released on a more…

“𝑃𝑒𝑜𝑝𝑙𝑒 𝑤𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑎𝑙𝑤𝑎𝑦𝑠 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑎𝑛 𝑜𝑝𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑜𝑛, 𝑏𝑢𝑡 𝑦𝑜𝑢 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑙𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑙𝑖𝑓𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑤𝑎𝑦 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑤𝑎𝑛𝑡 𝑡𝑜. 𝐼𝑡’𝑠 𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑒𝑎𝑠𝑦 𝑡𝑜 𝑡𝑒𝑙𝑙 𝑜𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑠 𝑤ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑡𝑜 𝑑𝑜, 𝑏𝑢𝑡 𝑑𝑖𝑓𝑓𝑖𝑐𝑢𝑙𝑡 𝑡𝑜 𝑖𝑚𝑝𝑙𝑒𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑖𝑡 𝑜𝑛 𝑦𝑜𝑢𝑟𝑠𝑒𝑙𝑓”

- Preity Zinta


You know, I spend an ample amount of time balancing living my life, and reflecting upon how I am living it..

Sitting down this morning over coffee, I asked myself again, “𝑤ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑑𝑜 𝐼 𝑤𝑎𝑛𝑡 𝑚𝑦 𝑙𝑖𝑓𝑒 𝑠𝑡𝑜𝑟𝑦 𝑡𝑜 𝑏𝑒” -

This is what I wrote.

And what I find works for me is to make sure I don’t only spend time in…

“𝑊ℎ𝑒𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑘 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑜𝑟 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑘 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑐𝑎𝑛’𝑡, 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑑𝑜𝑛’𝑡 𝑎𝑐𝑡𝑢𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑦 𝑘𝑛𝑜𝑤. 𝑆𝑜 𝑤ℎ𝑦 𝑙𝑖𝑚𝑖𝑡 𝑦𝑜𝑢𝑟𝑠𝑒𝑙𝑓 𝑏𝑦 𝑔𝑢𝑒𝑠𝑠𝑖𝑛𝑔?”

- Michael Neill


You know, it’s amazing to me how I use to live and breath the words, “𝑰 𝒄𝒂𝒏’𝒕”

𝐈 𝐜𝐚𝐧’𝐭 𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐚 𝐛𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩

𝐈 𝐜𝐚𝐧’𝐭 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐟𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐬

𝐈 𝐜𝐚𝐧’𝐭 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐲

𝐈 𝐜𝐚𝐧’𝐭 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐥 𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐧𝐨𝐰

𝐈 𝐜𝐚𝐧’𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐢𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐝𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞

𝐈 𝐜𝐚𝐧’𝐭 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞

Honestly, this list could go on for so long that at some point you would stop reading…

Or say, “𝑊𝑒 𝑔𝑒𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑏𝑙𝑜𝑜𝑑𝑦 𝑝𝑜𝑖𝑛𝑡. …

You know, as I sat down to write this story, I found myself asking…

What do I want to say?
What do I have to share?
What is the value of sharing it?

For those that read my stories, you will notice a pattern of some from my past, along with some of the present.

𝑆𝑡𝑜𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑠 𝑜𝑓 ℎ𝑜𝑤 𝑓𝑒𝑎𝑟 ℎ𝑎𝑠 𝑙𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑚𝑜𝑠𝑡 𝑑𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑟𝑢𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑚𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑠 𝑖𝑛 𝑚𝑦 𝑙𝑖𝑓𝑒

𝑆𝑡𝑜𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑠 𝑜𝑓 ℎ𝑜𝑤 𝑓𝑒𝑎𝑟 ℎ𝑎𝑠 𝑙𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑔𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝑚𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑠 𝑖𝑛 𝑚𝑦 𝑙𝑖𝑓𝑒

𝐴𝑙𝑙 𝑠𝑡𝑜𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑠 𝑓𝑟𝑜𝑚 𝑎 ℎ𝑢𝑚𝑎𝑛 𝑏𝑒𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑤𝑎𝑛𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡𝑜 𝑠ℎ𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑤ℎ𝑎𝑡 ℎ𝑒 ℎ𝑎𝑠 𝑙𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑛𝑒𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑟𝑜𝑢𝑔ℎ 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑣𝑎𝑟𝑖𝑜𝑢𝑠 𝑠𝑒𝑎𝑠𝑜𝑛𝑠 𝑜𝑓…

Matt Hogan

Matt believes that for entrepreneurs and leaders to truly use business as a force for good in the world while creating profit, it starts with them.

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