• Stop Talking, Start Doing

    Stop Talking, Start Doing

    “Productive” is a word that haunts those around me. It’s idolized and overused. I say it, often unaware that I’ve completely lost track of its meaning. Is it productive to just sit with my laptop open, looking like I’m working, but instead, I’m slowly burning myself out? Sometimes the most productive thing you can do…

  • “Do What You Love And You Never Work” Is A Lie

    “Do What You Love And You Never Work” Is A Lie

    “Do what you love and never work a day in your life.” That statement is bull shit. If anything, it highlights how miserable people are in their jobs. Besides, love is too often associated with feelings derived from short-term pleasure. Work is hard. Work is important. Work is your purpose. That doesn’t mean your job…

  • Are You A Bad Person?

    Are You A Bad Person?

    Have you ever thought about punching a baby in the face? Wow, you’re a horrible person!  I’m kidding – stick with me. Maybe it’s not baby-related, but have you had a thought cross your mind that stopped you in your tracks and made you think, “Wow, I’m a horrible person.”?  We call these intrusive thoughts. If…

  • Grumpy Bear Film Festival

    Grumpy Bear Film Festival

    Content creation and filmmaking are senses of art. It can be therapeutic to get out of your head and be able to manifest them into something real. Think about painters and composers, they understand this notion on a core level. Taking an idea and turning it into a song or film. I’ve made films that…

  • How To Work Remote And Travel In A Car

    How To Work Remote And Travel In A Car

    In the last several weeks, I’ve traveled all over for both client and personal work all while sleeping in my car. I also took a one-week break from the newsletter to rest and to plan for the rest of the year. Here’s what the travel looked like. 🚐 Bend, Oregon > Boise ✈️ Boise >…

  • Don’t Be A Fool

    Don’t Be A Fool

    Merriam-Webster dictionary defines folly as the “lack of good sense or normal prudence and foresight.” Dictionary.com defines folly as a “lack of understanding or sense.” There is an entire book in the bible (proverbs) dissecting what a fool is, and how to do deal with them. β€œAs a dog returns to its vomit, so fools…

  • Announcing Grumpy Bear Coffee!

    Announcing Grumpy Bear Coffee!

    Too many of us are often waiting for the perfect moment. The perfect moment to travel, the perfect camping scenario, the perfect photography gear. You can overthink things as long you want, but there will never be a “perfect moment”. Paralysis by analysis will keep you stuck with no progress. For example, this past week I…

  • Take Your 5 Year Plan. Do It In 6 Months.

    Take Your 5 Year Plan. Do It In 6 Months.

    Imagine you are on your deathbed.  What would you regret? Let’s pull that back a little bit. What’s your 5 year plan? Is this the same 5 year plan you had 2 years ago? And will it be the same 5 year plan without any movement next year? Do these plans turn into “ONE DAY”…

  • This Is The Youngest Day You Have Left

    This Is The Youngest Day You Have Left

    Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “Today is the oldest you’ve ever been, and the youngest you’ll ever be again.” This is one of my favorite sayings because it shows a lot about perspective. Age can be subjective and most adults 30 and above feel younger than they are. The gap grows over time. “you’re only as…

  • Sense of Urgency

    Sense of Urgency

    Time is the most valuable asset, and it also is in the shortest supply. Jim Rohn, one of the pioneers of personal development once said: β€œTime is our most valuable asset, yet we tend to waste it, kill it and spend it rather than invest it.” Urgency is a time-based concept that pushes us to…