Focus (“Solitary”)

Solitary Hey, Frameshifters. I have had some very interesting conversations over the past two weeks about focus. Specifically, as I transition into focusing more and more on my coaching practice, I notice that I struggle to -- well, FOCUS. I like to think that I have a vast supply of energy to draw from on… Continue reading Focus (“Solitary”)

Organize (Blueprint for Mastery)

Organize This word means so much to me in so many different ways. Organize, like planned, concerted effort toward a goal, like organizing a protest Organize, like clean your room, drawers, closets, kitchen, to prepare for needing things later Organize, like get your damn self in order I want to talk about that last one.… Continue reading Organize (Blueprint for Mastery)

Self-esteem and Satisfaction (What is substandard?)

Hello, Frameshifters. I’m challenging myself to write more. Welcome to my first #postaday post! I perused a couple threads and fell on what I think is a fitting topic, an amalgam of entries for this new challenge: self-esteem. Let’s start with the basics. self-esteem (n): confidence in one's own worth or abilities; the esteem in… Continue reading Self-esteem and Satisfaction (What is substandard?)

Exhausted

I have no idea what purpose this post will serve, but I'm writing it anyway. I am exhausted. Flat out, running on fumes, people looking at me saying, “Ryan, are you OK?” exhausted. The wax from the candle is pooling on both sides of me and I'm wondering, “How long is this f#(&ing candle?!” I… Continue reading Exhausted

What would be different? (Change is incremental)

One day a few years back, I was suggesting to my partner that I could do more of what I love if I worked less. I was convinced that if I just had more hours in the day, I would spend it all writing and creating and loving life. It was something that sounded perfectly… Continue reading What would be different? (Change is incremental)

Have You Meme-ified Your Life?

meme (n): an idea, behavior, style, or usage that spreads from person to person within a culture; a unit of cultural transmission adapted from Wikipedia and Merriam-Webster Coined by Richard Dawkins in his book The Selfish Gene, “meme” has itself become a meme, rapidly spreading through internet culture. One fascinating trait of a meme is… Continue reading Have You Meme-ified Your Life?

Aren’t I Too Young to Have a Mid-life Crisis?

It has been a fascinating last 48 hours. Yesterday, I turned 38. Thirty-eight. Three decades plus eight years. Nearly forty. Four zero. Forty. Now, normally I wouldn’t say this is a big deal -- in the past, whenever people asked me, “It’s your birthday! How do you feel?” I would always say, “One day older,”… Continue reading Aren’t I Too Young to Have a Mid-life Crisis?