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creator. advisor. speaker. on my PRST™.

I'm on a mission to help more people find and live their authentic life. Check out my Daily Notes where I write a short note each day about the connection of spirit, mind, body and money on the Pursuit of your authentic life.

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when was the last time you felt butterflies?

Whenever it was time to leave the locker room to head to the court for warmups, I’d always get a light feeling of nervousness and butterflies in my stomach–even in my senior year of college. But, as soon as my feet hit the hardwood and the team would make our way out to start with some layups, the nerves would disappear, and excitement and confidence would take over. I get the same feeling before I step on stage to give a talk. Light nervousness and butterflies appear as the audio crew sets...

about 9 hours ago • 3 min read

Two elements must therefore be rooted out once for all, – the fear of future suffering, and the recollection of past suffering; since the latter no longer concerns me, and the former concerns me not yet.” – Seneca This quote from Seneca reminds me of the interview with Russ I referenced the other day. When asked by Kyle Beats what he had been working on, his response was “being present.” I don’t remember his exact quote, but he explained how he realized he was always living in either the...

1 day ago • 1 min read

Steven Pressfield’s The War of Art is a book that I like to crack open to a random page and see what I’m supposed to find at that moment. The chapter I read last night stayed with me throughout the night, and into this morning, so I thought I would share a few of the paragraphs that stood out to me the most. If you’re not familiar with the book, Pressfield writes to help people break through the barriers, or Resistance as he calls it, to unlock their creative potential. Although the book is...

2 days ago • 1 min read

While listening to an interview with rap artist Russ and producer Kyle Beats (I'm doing research for whenever my interview with Russ happens), I noticed an interesting experience both artists shared. Midway through the conversation, the two started talking about whether or not Russ used TikTok. He shared that he’d tried it, but he didn’t spend much time on it because it didn’t feel authentic to him. Kyle followed up with a couple of examples of some things he had tried that didn’t feel...

3 days ago • 1 min read

Happy Saturday! This week I had some amazing conversations with friends operating on the same frequency as me and I wanted to share one thought that came up, thanks for my friend Lindsay Troxell, for you to think about; I will likely spend more time diving into this idea, but for now I wanted to share it with you and would love to hear any thoughts you might have. During our chat, Lindsay casually dropped this: "sometimes, burnout is the result of being inauthentic." We often attribute...

4 days ago • 5 min read

If you woke up with an abundance of money that magically showed up in your bank account, what would you do differently? How would your life change? Can you do any of that today, even without abundant money? I’ll share some of my answers in today’s Weekly Note later this morning. Not getting the Weekly Note? Click here to join everyone else getting my Weekly Note, which is only delivered to your inbox, not on LinkedIn. See you tomorrow (or later today) and keep pursuing, JC

4 days ago • 1 min read

I've been reading Tupac Shakur's The Rose That Grew From Concrete, which is a book of his poetry, to help me become a better writer, specifically of poems. This morning, this particular poem stood out to me and kicked off a few other thoughts from Pac... The Power of a Smile (4 Renee) The power of a gun can killand the power of Fire can BurnThe power of wind can chilland the power of the mind can learnThe power of anger can rageinside until it years u apartBut the Power of a Smileespecially...

5 days ago • 1 min read

As you get more clear on what your authentic life looks like and begin to realign your behaviors and habits with your authentic life, you might find your Self easily falling back into the old ways you are trying to move on from. I don’t know this to be factual, but I think that’s normal and does not mean you won’t reach your authentic life—assuming you recognize you’re back to your old ways and refocus your attention on the new. The important part is to recognize that you’ve reverted to the...

6 days ago • 2 min read

When was the last time you took a moment to look at just how far you’ve come? In the moment, it’s hard to see the progress you’ve made because you’re so focused on what is going on and what you want to see happen in the future. It’s easy to feel as if you are merely treading water and not making any progress. That is until you actually take some time to look back at all that has transpired over the timeframe–and it doesn’t matter what timeframe you choose. It’s important to acknowledge your...

7 days ago • 1 min read

dear future meI see youI feel youI embody youI am you dear past mekeep seeing mekeep feeling mekeep embodying meI am you See you tomorrow and keep pursuing, JC

8 days ago • 1 min read
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