How I feel after 17 lbs. of weight loss. Reinventing myself.

IMG_0500I am still here.  I just finished a summer vacation, followed by some “catch up” time at work.  I have also been staying healthy.  Working out and eating properly.  I’m currently down about 17 lbs.  I want to focus on how I “feel” today.

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A month after my emergency room visit and I feel great.

IMG_0489I have to be honest.  I have been living very well lately.  Very clean.  It’s almost scary what can happen when you decide to stop destructive behavior and focus on positivity and health.  It doesn’t take that long and it’s pretty simple.  Here’s what that looks like for me.  (No, I’m not the guy in the picture, but I feel how he looks)

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Stress leads to personal inventory and change.

IMG_0491Funny how life throws you curve balls.  Little unexpected events that make you re-think everything.  If you follow this blog, you probably noticed that I haven’t been posting as much content lately.  The reason is simple.  I’ve been busy doing a personal inventory, as a result of my hospital stay.  It has led me to some startling revelations.

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I haven’t been writing because I was in the hospital.

IMG_0478So, I have had a crazy past two weeks, which has led to me not writing any original content.  Long story short, I went to the emergency room with an irregular heartbeat.  They ultimately couldn’t do anything for me.  They recommended “shocking” my heart back into rhythm with a defibrillator, you know, the electric shockers they use on people that have just died.  I’ll try my best to tell the story.   Continue reading “I haven’t been writing because I was in the hospital.”

The pursuit of perfection landed me in the emergency room this week.

img_0266A repost, but one I dearly needed to revisit.  It can happen to the best leaders. They want results. They want their team to win. They want perfection. But, is that necessary? Is it even possible? At what cost does a leader pursue perfection? Here’s 5 reasons why being obsessed with perfection is not good leadership. And trust me, I need this list more than anyone, as I’ve had to learn this lesson the hard way.  It basically put me in the hospital this week…

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Leadership health tips. Taking care of our brains.

IMG_0465My wife unknowingly helped me realize something the other day.  I have been suffering from headaches, which directly affect my ability to influence and be effective on any level.  Normally when this happens I say it’s because of a lack of sleep or I ate a sugary snack (usually ice cream) right before bed.  I then pound Motrin until the headache is gone, which can take a whole day sometimes.  My wife asked me a very simple question that was so basic, I was ashamed and grateful at the same time.  Ashamed that I didn’t think of it, but grateful that she did.  Continue reading to see her question.

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