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Pep Talk

Pep Talk

Here is an amazing pep talk that I came across on Muse. The author is Emily Fletcher: Hi friends, this is a little pep talk for you. So here is what I know for sure. You are meant for greatness. You have clearly worked very hard to be standing where you are right now...

Play

Play

It was 6 PM on a Sunday. My older son came in and asked "want to go for a bike ride?' I already had a full day. A long run had made me tired. I just sat down to chill out. He already had his helmet on. My initial response that came to me was "Aaah, I just sat down and...

Sleep

Sleep

There is really no better performance improver than good sleep, in my opinion... Sleep is often referred to as a "super power" due to its profound impact on our physical health, mental well-being, cognitive function, and overall performance. Sleep is the foundation of...

LovingKindness

LovingKindness

  When I was pushing really hard last fall, I found myself running out of energy by Thursday. I was working full-time, going to graduate school, and in training with Flow Research Collective. Getting up at 5 AM to get two hours of study in before taking the kids...

Hundred days

Hundred days

It's been a hundred days since I left my job to pursue a completely different domain. Planning helps, but doesn't fully prepare you for the psychological transition of leaving a job, a paycheck, and a mission. You can only process the transition while you are in it....

Awe

Awe

"Get up. You gotta see this." I was woken up by my friend in the next hut and stepped into the crisp morning air. It was too early to wake up and too cold to sleep. Sunlight was starting to fill the giant valley and I was filled with wonder. The entire Annupurna...

Grit

Grit

In 2017, Kerri and I converted some 1930s cabins on 30 acres near Kings Canyon into the Be Well Retreat. It is a space designed for families to immerse themselves in nature, disconnect from their devices and connect with each other. The property came with three 1930s...

Group Flow for Business Teams

Group Flow for Business Teams

Introduction Group flow can increase the productivity, happiness and creativity of business-led technology teams and is a powerful tool for organizations looking to have higher impact. If you have worked on a high performing business team or sports team, you may have...

Put your oxygen mask on first

Put your oxygen mask on first

I find myself less driven lately and that's OK. Six weeks after leaving the corporate world and my time has been occupied with household chores, dropping the kids off and picking them up from school, and puttering around fixing stuff. It's been insightful and valuable...

Seven days after leaving my corporate job

Seven days after leaving my corporate job

Well, I did it! I had a great run at Rapid7 and my work was done. On my first day of self-employment, I flew to see my family in Minneapolis and got to have quality time with my my brothers, sister and Mom. My mom couldn't believe I quit my job as it wasn't something...

One way ticket to somewhere

One way ticket to somewhere

Twenty three years ago, I quit my job, cashed in some stock, gave away most of worldly possessions, and bought a one-way ticket to Kathmandu, Nepal. I had some money in my pocket, no plan and about a year of runway. I bought one way tickets to Sydney, Kathmandu,...

Resources

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LovingKindness

LovingKindness

  When I was pushing really hard last fall, I found myself running out of energy by Thursday. I was working full-time, going to graduate school, and in training with Flow Research Collective....

Group Flow for Business Teams

Group Flow for Business Teams

Introduction Group flow can increase the productivity, happiness and creativity of business-led technology teams and is a powerful tool for organizations looking to have higher impact. If you have...

Flow Resources

Flow Resources

Here are my favorite books and other resources on Flow Science:   Flow: Living at the Peak of Your Abilities¬†by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly...

Meditation Resources

Meditation Resources

These are some of my favorite books and other resources that I have used to develop my meditation practice. Starting with practical guides: The Mind Illuminated: A complete meditation guide...

Retirement Resources

Retirement Resources

These are some of my favorite books and other resources that I have used to plan for retirement financially and psychologically: Your Money or your Life by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez. The book...