The self actualized life – what this blog is really about

I struggled to name this blog originally, basing the name on the fact that it never seems like I actually keep up with these things. A thousand ideas went through my head on what I wanted to write about. This was further complicated by the recommendations that say your blog should be focused around a single topic if you want to build a larger readership. … Continue reading The self actualized life – what this blog is really about

You drive looking through the windshield, not the rear-view mirror

I have a pretty dedicated morning routine. Each day, I wake up, meditate for 20 minutes, grab a cup of coffee, then spend the next 45 minutes to an hour working on something productive. This morning, that was writing this post, but generally it is time spent studying a technical topic for work. Yesterday, I looked at the books I have on my coffee table … Continue reading You drive looking through the windshield, not the rear-view mirror

Dietary Limitations Can Bring Out Creativity

For the last 10 years, I’ve been battling severe intestinal cramping. Not all the time, but bad enough that doctors had given me muscle relaxers for the intestines. Bad enough that it could easily keep me out of work for a morning, or in some cases a full day. I couldn’t figure out what was causing it and just assume it was me, that something … Continue reading Dietary Limitations Can Bring Out Creativity

My Imposter Syndrome Controls Me

On Wednesday evening, I attended a short writing workshop with the author Mark Matousek. It was quite impactful for a one and a half hour workshop. The very first question he asked was “write about something you tell yourself that you know isn’t true”. Instantly I knew that I had to write about my Imposter syndrome.  I’ve been battling Imposter Syndrome my entire career. I’m … Continue reading My Imposter Syndrome Controls Me