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!!

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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What a trip!

This past weekend, my wife and I joined 4 other chiropractic couples at an amazing house in Cabo San Lucas. We had an unbelievable time! We “talked shop”, laughed, relaxed, recharged, ate (a lot of) great food and connected as individuals. It was a lot of fun. I am thankful that we were able to attend! I am thankful for the people who came with us (old friends and new). I am thankful for the beautiful world we live in. I am thankful for my amazing wife whom I adore! I am thankful!

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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