Book Club – Ep. 2 (Willpower Instinct, Ch. 3)

IGTV Hello, fellow peoples of the interwebs! Welcome to Episode 2 of the “Life Coaching with Ryan” Book Club! The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal -- Chapter 3 What I discuss in this episode: Chapter 3 theme -- Willpower as Reservoir and Muscle Using willpower in one area makes it more challenging to use it… Continue reading Book Club – Ep. 2 (Willpower Instinct, Ch. 3)

Book Club – Ep. 1 (Willpower Instinct, Ch. 1 & 2)

IGTV Hello, fellow peoples of the interwebs! Welcome to Episode 1 of the “Life Coaching with Ryan” Book Club! The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal -- Chapters 1 & 2 What I discuss in this episode: Chapter 1 theme -- Two Selves (Impulsive vs Controlled) Self-judgment is a barrier to control “Do your best now;… Continue reading Book Club – Ep. 1 (Willpower Instinct, Ch. 1 & 2)

Book Club – Ep. 0 (Willpower Instinct, Intro)

Watch HERE Hello, fellow peoples of the interwebs! Welcome to Episode 0 of the “Life Coaching with Ryan” Book Club! In this quick-isode, I’ll lay out the plan for the book club in general, and talk specifically about how I’m going to approach the first book in the series. A few items of note: The… Continue reading Book Club – Ep. 0 (Willpower Instinct, Intro)

Quickie post: “Breakthrough”

Hello, Frameshifters! Long time, no talk. Just a quickie post, as I haven't posted in so long, and I had a fascinating experience. I left my 9-to-5 job, I'm full-time working for myself, and my time has been FULL of adventures: creating an updated logo, developing my website, going to networking meetings, having 1-on-1s with… Continue reading Quickie post: “Breakthrough”

Symphony (Teamwork and collaboration)

Well, hello there. Fancy seeing you here. Day 4! Day late again, but fuck it. Symphony Let’s make it happen! I had an amazing interaction with my team from my “9-to-5” yesterday. Technically, I’m on PTO (paid time off), but the school year is quickly approaching and our individual time-off plans overlapped such that we… Continue reading Symphony (Teamwork and collaboration)

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?)

“None of this is real.”

I was text chatting with a friend of mine who recently went through a bad break-up. She said she was trying not to be angry. I asked her, “Why not be angry?” and she said, “None of this is real. It’s all an illusion.” Now, this produced an interesting response in me, converse to a… Continue reading “None of this is real.”