Category: Best Advent Ever

In Defense of My Podcast Obsession

I’m not the only guy on the planet obsessed with Podcasts. It’s entirely possible that I spend, at a minimum, listening to 10-hours worth each week. It’s also possible I’m lying about that number so when my wife, boss, or Dad reads this they…

OK. I’ll Try Meditation

A few things are universal in the self-help and coaching world. Exercise daily Avoid starches and sugars Sleep at least 7-hours each night Meditate I’ve tried meditating. It’s difficult. My brain is the kind of brain that never stops. During the guided meditation session…

Dad Diary: Save Me from My Son

I was going to title this Blog post “Child Abuse” and then cleverly explain that my child is kicking my butt, but that seemed horrible. But truly, my son is kicking my butt. Humbling me. Yet, motivating me. Do you remember my Project 44?…

A Sleep Solution

If you only knew how much I love my digital watch, you’d laugh at me. It has five alarms, a stop watch, tells the time in 12 time zones, and has a countdown timer. I have all five alarms set for something. 9:55 p.m. –…

It’s Never a Bad Morning with Wisdom from Tim Ferriss

I’m calling the next 6-months the “Don Improvement Project.” I’m gonna try the “get better by 1% each day” approach, and today started with actually  getting out of bed when I wake up, versus laying their and doing nothing. If I can’t go back to…

Small Improvements

I’m pretty certain earlier in the year I told myself, “Don …you’re going to do one thing every day to make yourself better.” And then . . . I didn’t. Today I got an email from Intelligent Change linking me to this article and…

A Shave at a Barber Shop Changed My Life

I grew a beard for No-Shave November. Me and my friends at work raised some money. I learned, at age 43, my beard grows and looks more like a beard than my last attempt in my late 20s. I also learned I hate having a beard….

Updates to my Christmas Wish List

Isn’t it funny how we all feel so much pressure to have an amazing Christmas wish-list, so we hurry to write everything down and then we totally forget some totally obvious things. Hilarious, right? Added five things to my list (and took off the TV…

Best Advent Ever 2016

And here we are again. Another reason to make crazy promises to myself about self-improvement and becoming a better friend, father, husband, employee, and, overall, a better person. It happens every Lent, every January 1st, and now I’ve added in Advent thanks to Matthew…