How to do well by doing good – or what I am grateful for this holiday season

This Holiday season our company delivered close to 250 holiday meals door to door to people in need. We got hugs, laughter, saw tears of joy and in general had an amazing time!

One specific tenant had tears in his eyes, and told us that he had gone to the shelter to try to get a meal for his family, yet they were out of meals and so he thought he would be without a meal this ThanksGiving. It felt really good being able to make a small difference in this Families life.

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Conquering your fears & pushing outside of your comfort zone

I have this little rule in life to pick and do something every year that either really scares me or is at least definitely quite a bit outside of my comfort zone. Things that I thought would be often times either “impossible” or at the very least to scary for me.

Over the years this included learning to do a split between 2 chairs after being inspired by seeing Jean-Claude VanDamme do that in most of his movies and catching myself thinking that there is no way I can possibly learn to do that (at that point I could not even reach my shins when trying to do a forward bend). Learning to do a standing backflip Continue reading

The word “Impossible” or Get off your butt! Whats your excuse?

Here is another big issue that has been on my mind a lot.

Why do some people let circumstances in life beat them down, while others rise above their circumstances and create a life they always dreamed of for themselves?

Whats holding back one person but not the other one? Both grown up under same circumstances? Why do some people just passively accept their “fate” without trying to do everything they can to overcome their hardships?  I don’t have these answer’s and am still looking for the answers myself, the one thing I know for sure, we ALL have the same potential to overcome adversity!  Continue reading