The Morning Crescendo

If you wake up early enough, you’ll catch it. This morning it was 4:30am. I was up just in time to hear the earliest bird go through vocal warmups. Just one single bird doing lip rolls. As you sit quietly in the dark, meditate on one single phrase to purge the excess clutter from your mind. Mine was “Be still and know...

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The difference between a passion and a calling is that your calling will wake you up in the middle of the night.

-Mike Hirst

A New Routine

Today, I set in motion a change in routine and habits I hope will cement itself as part of my life in perpetuity. It started in the bathtub last night as I listened to a podcast with Erik Fisher about breakthroughs, setting goals, and creating time boundaries. As history will testify, I’ve never been good with schedules. But I do have big...

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Inspiration won't be found by waiting for it, but faithfully shows up when you meet it halfway.

-Mike Hirst

The Problem With Numbers

The problem with numbers is they feel so good. It feels good to have 6 retweets or 3,000 followers or 20,000 emails on your list. It even feels good to have numbers in your bank account. But feeling good is dangerous. Feeling good doesn’t create anything. It doesn’t encourage us to risk or explore. Sadly, feeling good sedates us. It lures us...

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