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There’s a quote I love by film director Michael Rabiger . . .

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“Your life has marked you in unique ways, and these marks — whether you know it or not — will determine how you live your life, what quests you pursue and what you are equipped to say with passion and authority.” — Michael Rabiger

Our own lens is necessarily subjective. Autobiographical by its very nature . . . emerging from the footprint of our experience, our knowledge, our emotional and intellectual agility, our intention.

I find it helpful sometimes when we think about the role we play…


There’s something about the thrill of waking up on Christmas morning

and wondering what the day might bring

when you’re five

At twelve maybe you feel it in that first real connection with an other

a new steady

and the anticipation of that first kiss

Maybe in high school you feel it on the track

sixteen years of preparation on that white line

following the calves of your competitor

until you make your move

and now they’re following you

At twenty maybe you feel it on the first day of a new job

you’ve come prepared

years and years of…


Grateful for your pic here @roadtripwithraj

Many of the constraints we have are real, but they’re not insurmountable. To really commit to the work . . sometimes we need to redraw boundaries for the very real constraints of time and responsibility and energy.

And the other stuff . . the storehouse of beliefs, the memories of what happened before and the stories we tell ourselves . . It’s the domain of impactful habits that sometimes trips us up. All of us.

Each new story we tell ourselves has the potential to reshape our attitude and the behaviour that follows. To lay it all out. . .the…


An essay of thoughts & reflection on Steven Pressfield’s book.

the War of Art

Is really a conversation exploring the idea of setting ourselves up to do the work. That the ‘doing’ is what gets us to where we need to be, that understanding the nature of Resistance and procrastination and self doubt is the key to moving forward, the ‘doing’ is what matters.

It is as simple and as difficult as that.

The Unlived Life

“Most of us have two lives. The life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands Resistance.”

Pressfield explores this idea of ‘Resistance’ as…

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