Fifty-Four Hours

Small get togethers with close friends and family are experiences that last a lifetime. These are the exact moments that define our lives.

This was the opening pitch I gave during demo night for Startup Weekend Cedar Rapids 2015.

Though, those small get togethers with the people you cherish most are moments that define our lives, it’s also the moments where complete strangers come together to do one thing; build.

It was an experience that I will forever cherish.

Accept What Is

Flap your wings—which translates as “let go of the story”—and return to the only place of power: the present moment. – Eckhart Tolle

The voice in our head tends to control our every move. It’s called the ego. It’s this living breathing thing that looks to you to feed it. The ego is able to survive by living through your actions.

Because of this your life becomes that of the ego. Your version of reality is the ego, thus the introduction to your unhappiness.

Writing Catapults Change

This post is part of my monthly contribution over at The Gift of Writing, a site by Claire De Boer. It’s an absolute privilege to be part of the TGOW community and I thank Claire for the opportunity. Read the full article here.

Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on. — Louis L’Amour

Two years ago, my chest was continually throbbing, as though my heart was beating outside of my chest. The weight of stress and anxiety controlled every aspect of my life.

I was in one of the deepest and darkest moments I have yet to experience.

Never Be the Same Again

When you grow up, you tend to get told that the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world, try not to bash into the walls too much, try to have a nice family, have fun, save a little money. That’s a very limited life. — Steve Jobs

We live in a culture that’s driven by systems. The system guides children to becoming young adults to parents and so one.

Unconsciously we have a plan in place for us, or a plan that we should be following, per the system.