A Wade Lowe creation – I’ve been in a contemplative mood recently and have been reflecting on my 2013. That has lead to designing my intentions for 2014. In this post, I’ll share how things played out for me in 2013 and what I plan on focusing on in 2014, including getting my swagger back!
A Wade Lowe creation – I realized that I, not my circumstances or environment, determine my state of mind / being. If I do these simple and basic activities, my life seems to work more harmoniously. If I don’t, I get the opposite effect and it nearly always results in an eye twitch which is the not so fun part of crazy. Every time the not so fun part of crazy returns, I do what I call “getting back to the basics.”
A Wade Lowe creation – What you look at, you think about. What you think about, you become. Simple. True. So the question is, what are you looking at?
A Wade Lowe creation – Since I can remember, I’ve been my own worst critic. In some ways it’s helpful because I hold myself to a high standard. All in all though, it hasn’t served me well, so I’ve made a conscious effort to stop being that way. Being kind to myself has been instrumental in creating a space and mood that has allowed me to begin to grow and thrive vs. struggle and survive. To help me remember to be kind to myself, I give myself mental high-fives.
A Wade Lowe creation – Thankfully, this isn’t my current situation. However, I’ve been there many times. Luckily, the answer is always the same, and it will likely surprise you. Whether it was painting doors as a maintenance man during summer breaks, selling plastic bottle caps for a large plastics manufacturer (no joke, it’s a big business), lifeguarding during Christmas breaks in Florida, tarping roofs after hurricanes, running my own business, or closing big deals for different companies, there would always come a point where I would realize: I hated what I was doing. This blog post is about recognizing why, and how to break that cycle.
A Wade Lowe creation – I understand this is an odd blog post title, but give until the end and I think it will become clear. Having a toddler in the house makes every day an adventure… and exhausting, but that’s for a later post. This post is about one of those adventures and how it relates to real life.
A Wade Lowe creation – Now that I’ve started writing I have to figure out what to write about. The better question is why people would want to read what I have to write? What value can I bring to someone who reads this? I’m no super successful entrepreneur, nationally recognized athlete or specialist in anything in particular so who cares and why should they read anything I have to say? Here’s where I landed. I have crammed in to my 36 years of life 100+ years of different experiences… exaggerating slightly, but not really and because of that I’ve learned a few things. Those things might be valuable and useful to you so I thought I would share some things I’ve learned through my experiences, hoping they might be able to help you in some way. That’s the best I’ve got for now. Like I said, it’s my first blog post.
An Adam Lowe creation - There are two types of human beings in this world. Am I talking about the haves vs. the have-nots? Or the “glass-half-empty” vs. the “glass-half-full” folks? Nope… In my world, we are segmented into two groups that are clearly on opposite ends of the spectrum. I’m talking about people who spontaneously dance, and those who do not. Luckily for me, I’m a card-carrying member of the spontaneous dancing group. Almost every kid is too. Kids are spastic, weird, and carefree. They don’t give a shit what you think of them. That’s awesome. As adults, somewhere along the way (for a lot of us), we lose that. I’d like to encourage you to get it back. Spontaneous dancing is one way to do it.