09/06/2014
Category: Life, Play, Work
Laguna Beach photography by Gabe Sullivan

I never set out to write a blog. I told myself, that’s the last thing the world needs, another guy with an opinion.  This month marks my three-year anniversary of this accidental creation, Work. Life. Play Blog/Podcast. I’ve learned that my voice is best inserted @ the intersections and crossroads of all three.  My hope is that I […]

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08/17/2014
Category: Life, Play, Work
Six to Ten hours a week I chose this.

This is a post about choices. I need to first set the scene so that you can understand how I discovered this nugget of truth. Yesterday I rode (cycled) 120 miles in preparation for an upcoming race. Five weeks from today, I am competing in my second IRONMAN Triathlon. The IRONMAN  was originally cooked up by […]

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07/25/2014
Category: Life, Play, Work
Thule Crossover backpack will swallow anything you insert

I travel a lot. So much so that I try to not think too much about it and count how many days I spend away from home.  I’m going to download this list of what I consider to be key “must have’s” on any travel.  Whenever you travel away from home for business or pleasure, […]

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07/17/2014
Category: Life, Play, Work
Junuh Finding His One True Authentic Swing

“Yep… Inside each and every one of us is one true authentic swing… Somethin’ we was born with… Somethin’ that’s ours and ours alone… Somethin’ that can’t be taught to ya or learned… Somethin’ that got to be remembered… Over time the world can, rob us of that swing… It get buried inside us under […]

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06/30/2014
Category: Life, Play
The Family out exploring Colorado

I can happily say that I was fly fishing the South Platte River in Elevenmile Canyon when my iPhone took a bath.  I was casting towards a few dozen hungry trout.  In my excitement to get the dry-fly cast just right, I slipped and dunked into the river just enough to immerse my wader chest […]

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06/17/2014
Category: Podcast, Work
Martin Keen-CEO & Co-Founder Focal Upright

Meet Mr. Revolution Rarely do we see revolutionary change.  Most products experience incremental revision.  Meet Mr. Revolution himself, Martin Keen.  You know Martin Keen, but you know him as KEEN. In 2003, he created one of the fastest growing outdoor brands in the world, KEEN footwear. Like every great inventor, Martin was ready for a new […]

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06/02/2014
Category: Life, Play
Me as a kid

Expecting more from yourself isn’t always the answer. About the time I rounded the base to age 36, I balked at the realization that I wasn’t very kind to myself. The frantic pace of living and self imposed perfectionism suddenly seemed pretty unfair. How we treat ourselves reveals a lot about what we really believe. My mom […]

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04/27/2014
Category: Work
Rocky The Hungry 1976

I loved Pixar when John Lasseter was directing every film. I loved Jack Johnson’s music when he was a poor surfer. The First is often the best The first version, the first album, the first move, the first season is usually the best.  The quality and soul of version one is often unmatched by the “post […]

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04/23/2014
Category: Life, Podcast
Jia Jiang Tedx Austin

Rejection.  No one likes it. No one craves it. No one is immune to its effects. Through pain avoidance, we tend to steer clear of any potential circumstance that we anticipate hearing the word “NO”.  The problem with rejection is that it can leave us paralyzed and immobilized for the future. Here is the key […]

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04/06/2014
Category: Life, Work
147.11 Miles While on Conf Calls

I walked 147.11 miles last month while on work conference calls. I guess you could call this a Life Hack.  After I told a few friends about this newly discovered Stick It to The Man technique their response was “You have to write a blog about that”. Before I divulge my secrets to getting paid […]

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