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Experiencing is Preparing…

"It is better to be a warrior in a garden than to be a gardener in a war."    - Unknown I am not the most patient person in the world.  In fact, if you know me well personally, I'm far from it. In the past few weeks, I've seen this great story about a ...

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Business can be a Game…of Jenga

Building and running a business can be like a game of Jenga.  You can build it taking from the bottom - the people, the knowledge, the systems, the processes, the revenue, you name it - and putting it up top.  Once the bottom becomes thin, you start taking from the middle again, placing the pieces up ...

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Be Present, Look Ahead, and See the Whole…

The Martial Artist must be wholly present when executing a hyung (form).  While being present in the current move, he must at the same time be perceiving 1-2 steps ahead, and even more see the whole form from the outside with himself inside of it. The Musician must feel each moment in every note as ...

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Sweat it Out…

As the saying goes, "Don't sweat it."  What terrible advice.   The stress hormone, secreted by the adrenal gland - which is the speed in your fight or flight response,  but also causes anxiety and fat storage - can only be purged by one of a few methods: urination, defecation, exhalation, and sweat.  Sure, you ...

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How It Is…

You know you're doing ok when your Korean master, a few practices in a row, says, "You look strong." It's usually something like, "You're getting fat/heavy/slow" or "You look sick/weak/thin" (and even sometimes, "When are you getting married?") Your master will always tell you the truth, he says what you need to hear...your master will ...

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Run for Your Life…

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. --Haruki Murakami I hate running. I used to tell people that running is bad for you. It hurts your ankles, it's bad for your knees, the impact is bad for your spine and your brain, etc., etc.  I still don't love running, but I no longer hate it.  You ...

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Take a Hike…

Never underestimate the power of being in nature.  Grab a trusted friend, your partner, or go alone, leave your technobabbly device in the car, and just walk.  Think, talk, or allow the silence.  In all ways, in this hyper-fragmented, over connected, attention-hogging world, getting out is the best way to get back. So, take a ...

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