Do you ever feel like you’ve lost control? You can’t seem to get a handle on things? And things are just coming apart? Everything you’ve tried to do just seems to bring you into a deeper spiral. Your life is messy, you’re messy, and you wish you could get your shit together. On the outside, everything actually looks fine, but you seem to have fallen off the course. Last you checked you wanted to go in a particular direction, but as life would have it, here come a hundred curve balls. SIGH. This can be really frustrating.Read More
In the last 13 months, I have been cast into the ocean of the maritime world, going on board vessels, attending conferences, having honest conversations with the crew, and learning the ropes of this massive operation. While it has been exciting (and sometimes scary), I have found most value in the conversations I have shared with the crew. While I came to teach them, it appears that they have in turn enriched my journey with important lessons that we could all certainly learn from:Read More
Have you ever seen a dog on a short leash? They can hardly take two steps, sit, or lay down. They're so uncomfortable that they start to get incredibly cranky. While the leash might have served its purpose for them as pups, grown dogs on short leashes could affect them physically, mentally, and emotionally - from sheer frustration that they cannot seem to do anything. When we outgrow our belief systems but still hold them so close to our hearts, they too, can be paralyzing - keeping us on a short leash and denying us the possibility of experiencing life to the fullest.Read More
Nick Daez is a director for television shows and commercials. He owns a video production company called Seabiscuit Films which specializes in food, travel, and lifestyle bespoke films. Having known him for a little more than a decade, I have gotten glimpses into his journey as he grew mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. I wanted to discuss this journey with him little further, here's where our conversation took us...Read More
Need help figuring out your long-term goals? Don't know where to start and feel like you need to review your purpose and direction? how exactly can we achieve flow when it comes to our long-term goals? What are some ways that we can reconnect with our overall purpose? Here are 3 exercises that I like to dive deep into each time I know I need to re-align with our goalsRead More
Sometimes we choose change and sometimes it chooses us. Whether we’re ready for it or not, the inevitable happens and we often feel overwhelmed and unprepared to meet it. Transitioning jobs, moving house, the death of a family member or close friend, break-ups, a change in lifestyle and sickness are just among the many types of change that we experience in our lifetime. Confronting change is never easy and it asks us to dedicate our entire selves to its demands. Here are a few tips that may help you and / or your loved ones transition with more ease.
1. Go slowly. Change doesn’t happen overnight, heart ache doesn’t disappear in a day, and you can’t master a job in your first 45 hours. To transition with ease means giving yourself realistic expectations, reducing or adding depending on what you wish to achieve.
2. Accentuate the positive and focus on your WHY. When you’re in the process of change, it is inevitable that at some point you will feel burned out. Focus on the little wins that help you get through the day. Accentuate the positive in your life and always remind yourself why you started in the first place.
3. Be mindful and hit “pause”. Listen to your own emotional thermometer and be aware of how your respond to your environment. Are things getting too overwhelming? Learn how to hit the “pause” button before proceeding. Be aware of your own burn out and step back when you can.