What do you need to do to come out of your shell?

When we pay attention life will present us with some very simple, yet profound lessons and information to consider.  This happened to me this morning as I was out for a morning run and headed down the back-entrance road to the Cape May Ferry.  I saw an object in the road in front of me, about the size of an apple.  As I approached, I saw it was a turtle, only his/her (wasn’t sure, and don’t know how to check) nose was sticking out of the shell.  When I bent over to pick it up, that quickly pulled into the shell.  I walked it over to the grass and said goodbye.  Even in the sandy brush, he/she was hunkered down in the shell.

As I resumed my run this question crashed into my mind: 1) Where might I need to come out of my shell?

What I’ve been struggling with recently is how to build my brand—Danny Bader—and all related to it…books, podcast, speaking, products, blog, on-line course, etc.  What I say I want is to be like others in my space that are supporting all of you on this wonderful journey called life.  Simply put, I want a greater reach.  But what I realized with my turtle-encounter is I’m not doing the things the others are doing.  I need to continue to create more content (but sometimes am scared people won’t like it), I need to develop an on-line course walking people through the jckrbbt principles that I wrote about in Back From Heaven’s Front Porch (but I freeze when thinking about the financial risk and the uncertainty of the success of the course). 

So here’s the challenge we must overcome: in most cases when we want growth—in business and our career, health, relationships, etc—but fear, risk and uncertainly show up.  What we might want to do is think about these “triplets” differently and realize they show up when we are close to creating a better life for ourselves.  We must do our best to mitigate the risk, but what my little turtle friend slowed me down to realize is that risk, fear and uncertainty are the step stones on path the growth.  What we think about changes when we change how we think about it.  Choose to think differently about the “triplets”.

What action do you need to take to come out of your shell?

Peace.

Do you know where you're going?

Do you know where you're going?

July 1, 2019 is here, marking the beginning of the second half of the year, 181 days of 2019 done and gone.  A few questions to ponder—if you want—are: Do you know where you’re going? What needs to be real for me and my family and life come December 31, 2019?  (This is your vision.)  What do I need to start doing (and how do I need to start thinking?) that I’m not doing now?

What if time doesn't do what it's supposed to do?

What if time doesn't do what it's supposed to do?

I like most types of music.  Country is my favorite as I’m attracted to the storytelling element of many country songs. I was driving to the airport this morning and heard a new song by Lady Antebellum called, What If I Never Get Over You. Now as you’re likely thinking, this song is about the end of a romantic relationship, and you’re right.  But what caught my attention this morning as I heard the song for the first time was one line: what if time doesn’t do what it’s supposed to do?

Our Online Store Just Launched!

Our Online Store Just Launched!

Our online store just launched and I am so excited to tell you about our first product! The dldsm ™️ t-shirt is the first in a line of jckrbbt ™️ brand t-shirts to remind us of simple principles to live by, what we call “jckrbbt-isms”.  The shirts are co-branded with the ALS Therapy and Development Institute, a wonderful group of people with a bold vision to cure ALS--$5 will be donated to ALS TDI for each shirt purchased.