On Confidence

What do Bill Gates, Lebron James, and Matt Fraser all have in common–aside from being awesome at what they do and having a huge fan base? While these individuals, like each of us, differ in background, strengths, weaknesses, shape and size, they all share at least one common characteristic: the ability to maintain self-confidence in…

Inten(t)sity

I've heard it said before that the English language is the hardest to learn. Three words can sound the same but have different spelling and meaning, for example, two, too, and to. One word can hold a variety of meanings depending on the context in which it is used. One such word, intensity, can mean…

The pursuit of the logical thing to do.

"Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place, and I don't care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard…

Stressing out!

What do you think of when you read or hear the word stress? Our current outlook that we have towards stress is a negative one and today, like any other day I feel that this is something that we should attempt to unpack a little bit more. If we were to take a look into…

Chasing Progress

The pursuit of perfection is something that so many of us often get caught up in while in reality there is no room for that sort of pursuit in this game that we're playing. Perfection does not exist. How many times have you found yourself waiting for the perfect time to do something, for the…

Stimulate to adapt

How many of you have ever gone to the gym and spent a specified amount of time on a treadmill? Maybe it was for a warm-up before hitting the weights with your trainer or maybe it was for a specific amount of time that had been set out as a cardio session in your current…

Nurture your nature

Ever since Francis Galton wrote the phrase "Nature and Nurture" in 1874, we've used and overused this phrase to describe the factors that interact and influence high levels of human achievement (1). Although there may still be a war waging on between the biological (nature) and environmental (nurture) camps it's worth examining which concept is…