JWT 002: How I Stopped Taking Myself So Seriously

(Below’s post is the second in an on-going series called, “JWT” – Journey Worth Taking, in which I dig into a story from my own life and share the wisdom I’ve learned from it. To read my first, go here.)

When I get neck deep into a project, I can get worked up pretty quickly. I can muster up all the focus in the world and punch through a to-do list before breakfast on my best days.

But there’s a problem with my focus:
I start taking myself too seriously. Read More

The 4 Most Important Practices You Should be Doing Every Day

I’ve always enjoyed the outdoors. I wouldn’t say I’m am a trained “outdoorsman” but I can grow a wicked beard and I do look good in flannel.

A beard and bold flannel aren’t enough, though. There is plenty to prepare for on a journey into the great outdoors. Some of the most experienced trekkers in the world live by a set of practices and rules and never veer from them. It’s what keeps them alive. Read More

JWT 001: Why I Gave Up on Pipe Dreams (and you should too)

(Below’s post is the first in an on-going series called, “JWT” – Journey Worth Taking, in which I dig into a story from my own life and share the wisdom I’ve learned from it.)

Several months ago, a friend and I decided to go for a walk one evening after sharing a meal together. We realized something pretty quickly as we traversed the streets of downtown St. Louis and our conversations went deeper –  our lives were in a state of flux. Everything seemed to be moving and we couldn’t pin anything down.

You probably know what this feels like. It’s when you find yourself asking this question all the time:

“What’s next?” Read More

3 Critical Questions You Need to be Asking on Your Journey

All of us are looking for our sweet spot in life. It’s the place where we find ourselves doing what we love every single day. It’s a place of deep joy and excitement.

There’s a small problem – we all have trouble getting there. Life isn’t easy and we grind for just one day of bliss. Read More

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Why This Journey Is Important

We live in a world full of people who wake up every morning to dread.

They don’t enjoy their lives.
They don’t love what they are doing.
They don’t know if they have much to contribute.
They don’t believe their story matters.
They wake up experiencing the grind of life with no fulfillment, passion or purpose at all.

I’m sick of living in a world I just described. Read More

Welcome to A Journey Worth Taking

To be honest, welcome doesn’t do this much justice. If the internet would allow, I would crawl through the webs of cyberspace and give each of you a hug.

That could come across as creepy. I’ll just stick with “Welcome!”

As much as I have been writing over the last six months, my words escape me for this first post. In fact – I put it off until the last minute. Read More