Craig Brain is not your brain or my brain, but neither must unity be predicated upon uniformity, and this is an invitation for you to take a peek inside the gross (pun intended), squishy alien matter inside of Craig’s Brain.
How often do we dream without ever even trying to chase after our desires, quenched by insecurities that keep us from giving ourselves permission to start?
I did my best to silence every no with a yes.
To look past the fears that arose, and the what ifs?
To replace can't with can try.
I’ve always hated talent shows, and I’ve always thought that we should probably be calling them something more appropriate, like:
Like, “Hey, would you like to come watch me be not-so-talented on stage tonight?”
That was before my newfound interest in dance. I’m now two weeks past the letter I wrote to my daughter before her solo competition performance when she stole the show with her choreograph to Bon Iver’s Creeks, and at this point, I’m learning to observe “the talent show” through a different lens.
Our education system is broken, and with over one trillion dollars in U.S. College debt, I think it’s a waste of time and money.
Of course, God decided it’d be fun to give me a daughter who is a Number One on the Enneagram – the Perfectionist – who wants to go to college because it’s the right thing to do.
She’s a black-and-white-thinking rule-follower, and I’m a black-and-white-blending rule-breaker.
We’ll see. I guess I’ve got my work cut out for me.
My question for you – grown-ass-adult that you are – is: whether or not you’ve got a job that affords you the privilege of choosing your employer… are you capable of being a reliable employee?
Can you hit a deadline (without having to be chased down)?
Can you be counted upon to reach a goal?
Are you disciplined enough to create your own?
Do you need some sort of junior-level assistant who might be able to take on the grunt work that’s bogging you down so that you can scale your business?
Do you need to give your wife your calendar?
Do you need to bust out a dictionary and check out what a calendar is?
It is possible to be a responsible adult. To set an alarm and get out of bed before you’ve hit snooze for a full hour.
I joke about The Babysitter Club for “contractors, clients, and rock stars” because they’re/we’re often the ones who know the least about creating healthy rhythms in and from which to function. Frankly, no matter how put together or enviable those folks might look on Instagram, they’re often the most disorganized and least satisfied with the chaos of life, yet with little to no clue about how to change their circumstance, or get out of the ruts that have become Grand Canyons.
In this podcast, Craig Gross shares that he writes a letter to my son. He also mentioned that he was asked "How do you do a better job of expressing your feelings, expressing your thoughts or how proud you are of the people in your life?".
In this podcast, Craig talks about the urgency that we feel in receiving many notifications from technology. He emphasize in talking the person personally rather than reaching out at the phone and enjoy some moments without your phone.