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Taking a break

Taking a break

When is the last time you made yourself take an intentional break, big or small?

Not a break because you’re so exhausted you can’t push yourself a step further break. An intentional break.

I’m terrible at this and I’m going to really start planning my intentional breaks. I plan my schedule, my family, my workouts, my business...it’s time to schedule the intentional breaks.

The minivan of pace cars.

The minivan of pace cars.
In GRIT, every day after our workout, we have to write on a topic and share our thoughts with the team. Yesterday we had to reflect on being the pa...

Cultivating GRIT

Cultivating GRIT

GRIT is a team sport, every member is important and valued. When you make it through 28 days straight, you’ll forever be a member of the strongest team I’ve ever witnessed.

If you need someone to commit to, you can commit to me. Just like I told the girls who joined me this month: I’ll never quit on you. Don’t quit o

Do the hard stuff, it'll be worth it

Do the hard stuff, it'll be worth it
Watching your friends’ dreams come true in real time is so much fun. I’m so proud of these humans and everything they’re building. I feel so grateful to get to be a tiny part of their growth.

Whatever your dream is, guys, you have to chase it.

Gratitude is Gangster

Gratitude is Gangster
One of the things I’m the most grateful for in my life right now is GRIT, for a plethora of reasons. It’s making me strong, in mind and body. It’s giving me confidence in myself that’s bleeding over into all areas of my life. It’s given me a family of like minded people who aren’t afraid to challenge me and push me, but who are always there to support and uplift when needed.

Kindhearted Badass Code

Kindhearted Badass Code
Kindhearted Badass Code:

I do hard things.

We do not say “we CAN do hard things” we actually DO hard things.

I hold the pen.

We write the story of our own lives. No one holds the pen but you. Use it to write a beautiful script.

Document it all

Document it all

What I will tell you though, is that when you lose someone, all you have is the documentation. When you want to feel connected to them and they’re gone, those photos and videos are your savior. Their letters and cards, seeing their handwriting, hearing their laugh on an audio clip, that’s all you have left.

Memories fade. We think we will remember forever, but we won’t.

Bunny update

Bunny update
We cultivate grit by doing things when we don’t want to. Don’t want to scoop manure? Do it anyway. Don’t want to go out in the cold? Do it anyway. Don’t want to clean the smooshed poop off the grates? Do it anyway. Don’t want to....? Do it anyway.

Doing it anyway for your animals will bleed over into doing it anyway for the other things you put off in life.

Career farmer might be quite the exaggeration (more like aspiring hobbyist) but lessons from the backyard farm aren’t.

Bunny update

Bunny update
We cultivate grit by doing things when we don’t want to. Don’t want to scoop manure? Do it anyway. Don’t want to go out in the cold? Do it anyway. Don’t want to clean the smooshed poop off the grates? Do it anyway. Don’t want to....? Do it anyway.

Doing it anyway for your animals will bleed over into doing it anyway for the other things you put off in life.

Career farmer might be quite the exaggeration (more like aspiring hobbyist) but lessons from the backyard farm aren’t.

Extra Ordinary or Extraordinary?

Extra Ordinary or Extraordinary?

I’m still a work in progress, always will be, and that’s kind of beautiful. I get to keep working on using my extra ordinary-ness to be extraordinary...forever.

My friend Ryan taught me that I can “believe whatever the fuck I want” and I believe heroes can be extra ordinary, not just extraordinary.

Metrics Matter

Metrics Matter
Yesterday, Krystal from Grit & Grace Ranch sent me a photo of my first ride. I realized that I’m the same weight now, four months later, as I was in that photo. It started to make me feel really bad about myself, like I’m not making any progress with all the work I’m doing (that’s not true, my GRIT photos show the progress I’m making, the scale doesn’t).

Find your tribe

Find your tribe
I’m at a crossroads in my little business. I desperately miss working on a team. When I had a “real” job, my team was always what got me through. On the days I didn’t want to work extra hours, or even show up, I always did...because there were other people counting on me. When we made mistakes, we were there to pick each other up. It gets hard to keep picking yourself up alone, mistake after mistake (which if we are being honest is exactly what small business ownership is, mistake after mistake and trying to learn a little more each time).

Yesterday I wrote to my friend Scott and asked him when I’ll be able to just hold myself accountable. When will I not need to rely on the tribe so much for help to accomplish things?

His answer was pretty much, “why would you want to?” He told me to recognize the importance of the tribe. Accept it.