Banjo Inspiration

Recently, I discovered the song “Going to Mars” by Judah and the Lion. I LOVE THE SONG. The sound is great (never thought I’d rock to a banjo, but they have some amazing songs that make me do just that), and the lyrics are just phenomenal.

Huge reminder to dream big! We can do anything. I believe that 100% and I am grateful for reminders in the most uncanny of places 🙂

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One word

A few years ago, I discovered this book:

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I loved it! The idea is each year, choose a word (rather than a resolution) that you want your life/year to be about. In the past I have chosen “Inspire” and “growth”. This year I choose “serenity.” I love the idea of picking a word that will serve as a theme for the year. This year, I discovered this: http://www.my intent.org

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It’s a way to put your word into use. You “stamp” your word (using chisel type letters and a hammer) into a gold or silver token and put it on a bracelet, keychain, necklace, etc.

I am grateful for new ways that help me stay inspired, keep me on course for living my purpose!

Happy 2018!!

Grateful for Gratitude

As we near the end of the year, I wanted to make a distinct effort to sincerely thank all my amazing patients. I am so grateful for them allowing me to be their family’s Chiropractor, it truly is the best job in the entire universe.

I have also found that the more I make this effort, with a sincere thanks, a hug, or whatever means makes the most sense… I feel better and better in side.

Gratitude grows the heart of the grateful one 😉

 

Happy Holidays and I am SOOOOO thankful for all my patients, readers, co-workers and friends!

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Reminders to focus

This morning, as I was writing a chapter titled “Your Monkey Mind.” I was reminded of all the information we are bombarded with every day. I did a bit of research via my good friend Google and found this article: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/creativity-without-borders/201405/the-myth-multitasking.

It discusses the myth of the positive aspects of multi-tasking. In actuality, multi-tasking is really a whole bunch of starts and stops on different activities. It is not smooth in any way. The article discusses an experiment: write two lines on a piece of paper. Have someone time you (or Google an on-line stopwatch and use that).

Start the timer On the top line write out numbers 1-27. Then on the bottom line write out the letters A-Z. Record the final time.

Now draw two lines again. This time, write top line and bottom line one at a time. I.e: Write 1 on the top line then A on the bottom, 2 on the top, B on the bottom. Simple, right? I bet if you do this activity, you will more than double the time it took to complete the first activity.

It is a good exercise to remind ourselves to FOCUS. So that is what I am working on today, focusing 100% to the task at hand. Focus 100% on the person I have been given the opportunity to serve. Focus on the here and now 🙂

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Inspiration EVERYWHERE

I am so grateful to live in a world full of hope, purpose, and passion! It is so easy to find motivation and inspiration. Books, movies, quotes, and videos are all just a fingertip away, as long as you are looking for them 🙂

I am grateful for…

*My AMAZING wife Sheri *My incredibly smart and compassionate children Payton and Isaac *My brother Tony *My sisters Robin and Karin *My parents *Sheri’s Parents *My awesome dog Hermione *My chiropractic office *Walking to work *Hard working, compassionate, caring Jessica (my rock star Office Manager) *My smoothie machine (ninja) *My house *My cool Audi *Our Honda Pilot family hauler *My income *Referral based practice *My newest (and closest) friends Matt and Blake *Scotty Ash (who has been my best bud for over 25 years) *A group of like-minded individuals, pushing each other to improve how we serve *inspirational books *music *itunes *the book I am writing *theseeds4life.com *my journal *awesome Tvs at home *technology at work *digital xray *mentorship (receiving and providing) *Chiropractic *my health and the health of my family *Michael Perry counseling *vacations *Pinnacle trips *morning coffee/breakfast with the family *freedom *financial stability *”first world” problems * *The Rocky Mountains *Sunrises *Sunsets *family walks *beers with the guys *topgolf days *Fridays off *26 hour work weeks * Laughter and the choice to laugh *Simple Exercises (push ups, planks, etc) *computers *homebrewing *Reading *Down Time *Hustle and Bustle time *New Patients *Existing Patients *Game nights with friends *poker night with the boys *trips to Lake of the Ozarks *Silent Snowstorms *Loud Rain/thunderstorms *Birds out my window at home *Chess or Cribbage with Sheri *Smiles of strangers *Hugs from friends *Big Dreams *clean water *Connection to others *Breathing exercises *Meditation *unexpected text messages *inspirational quotes *dinner at a friend’s house *meeting up with ‘old friends’ *NFL football *Fancy coffee *lunchtime naps *cuddle time *scented candles *air conditioning *heating *heated seats in the car *chiropractic forms done for me *speedy scanners at work *my cell phone *people that love me *trips to the mountains *blogging *video-game-mind-escapes *team building activities *playing soccer *throwing the football or Frisbee or baseball with my wife and kids *driving the RC car with my boys *weekly phone calls with Dennis and John to get mentally prepared to serve *text groups as an outlet for inspiration and gratitude *Netflix and amazon instead of cable *high speed internet *opportunities for learning *Hugs from patients *laughter at “work” *Warm jackets *lunch meetings *great food nearby *variety of food *Dr. Stiles’ radiology reports *Bosu Ball workouts while watching a good show *journaling *restful sleep *vision *purpose *love *Colorado sunshine *Freedom to take weekend vacations *Freedom to take weekly vacations *Good health *Financial freedom to have PRP/Stem Cell therapy done *Playing pool with my sons *Freedom to go out to dinner *Salary bonuses (giving and receiving) *”Mastermind” groups *All the kiddos I get to treat *Hugs from kiddos *All the gratitude I receive from patients *Seeing current and past patients wherever I go *The overwhelming love and compassion I am surrounded by… *The fact that this list will go on for infinity! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

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Wonderful Weekend

This weekend was so much fun! I was able to attend Payton’s Student-of-the-month award breakfast. I picked up a shiny new kegerator for my hombrew hobby. I went golfing, indoors using an awesome virtual golf simulator. I watched my son play two Futsal games as goalkeeper. Sheri and I went on a fun date night. I brewed a batch of beer with a few buddies. I watched some football (even if the Broncos aren’t very fun to watch this year). And we had dinner at a wonderful family’s house. Life is good. I am truly grateful!