Traveling is all about the people you meet

It’s not where you’ve been, what you’ve seen, or what you've tried that makes traveling so special. It’s not the visiting of famous tourist destinations and crossing countries off the passport bucket list. It’s the people you meet that make traveling so special. It’s the conversations you have. The relationships you build. The exposure to … Continue reading Traveling is all about the people you meet

How to become a better listener

I’m a horrible listener. Like truly horrible. If you’ve ever had a conversation with me, you’ve probably noticed what I like to call “Squirrel Syndrome”. You said something that had the effect of a dog seeing a squirrel and then running off to chase it. That’s what happens in my mind when someone gives me … Continue reading How to become a better listener

Cut yourself some slack

Cut yourself some slack

For the last few years I’ve experimented a lot on myself. I’ve experimented with diets, exercise routines, work schedules, creative scheduling, you name it. When it comes to improving my life in small ways, I’ve become very disciplined with implementing new habits. I’m also proud to say that I have had fantastic results and these … Continue reading Cut yourself some slack

Treat People with Respect (Even if you don't respect them)

Treat People with Respect (Even if you don’t respect them)

The other day I was thinking about the phrase “respect is earned”, and how many people use this as justification for treating other people like shit. Many people take the approach of, "if I don’t respect you, or if you haven’t “earned” my respect, you don’t deserve to be treated the same as people who … Continue reading Treat People with Respect (Even if you don’t respect them)