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Draw Less Shitty Palm Trees & Fields Peppered With Rounded Bales  Stay with me here: This is two concepts in one post but articulation and realization of the creative vision is at the core of both.  I took well over 20 photos of this field in order to get the one I wanted. Not the one to post, but the one that captured what I saw and felt.  I’ve worked with many photographers in my life and I know how many photos are snapped just to get that ONE image. (Hundreds, if not thousands)  Picasso is credited with over 50,000 works of art and a mere 100 masterpieces (a 0.2% rate)  The point is, as @functionalcoach noted on BHP #27 with his beautiful palm tree analogy, the creative vision and the physical realization of that vision rarely align on the first attempt. 
The high performer, the artist, the MASTER is the one committed to the second, third, and infinite attempts to close the gap between vision and creation.  Listen to episode 27 with Logan at the 5:50 mark to hear it. (See story. Swipe up) 
Anyway, back to this hay bale…  There’s a line in the Tim McGraw song Home that goes like this: “Fields full of summer wheat
Peppered with rounded bales”  It’s line that has long captivated my mind for it’s emotionally compelling lyrical representation of a visual concept  The first time I heard it, THIS is what I saw in my mind’s eye.
Every time I see a field with round bales, that sound plays in my head.  THAT is art.  That is what I’m striving for as a writer, photographer, interviewer, and creator in all that I do. It’s far from easy, but that’s the GAP and I love the process of working, growing, and seeking to close it.  I want to the work that I create to evoke such a strong response and connection for you.  I’m committed to the deliberate practice required to master my pursuits. My challenge to you is to embrace the gap between where you are now and where you want to be, and to learn to love the process of closing that gap.  Here’s to drawing less shitty palm trees 🌴✍️👊🏼 #bebetter #dobetter #art #creative #process #growth #mindset #dothework #closethegap #gap  #fuckyourfeelings #effort #talent #genius #deliberatepractice #practice
Draw Less Shitty Palm Trees & Fields Peppered With Rounded Bales Stay with me here: This is two concepts in one post but articulation and realization of the creative vision is at the core of both. I took well over 20 photos of this field in order to get the one I wanted. Not the one to post, but the one that captured what I saw and felt. I’ve worked with many photographers in my life and I know how many photos are snapped just to get that ONE image. (Hundreds, if not thousands) Picasso is credited with over 50,000 works of art and a mere 100 masterpieces (a 0.2% rate) The point is, as @functionalcoach noted on BHP #27 with his beautiful palm tree analogy, the creative vision and the physical realization of that vision rarely align on the first attempt. The high performer, the artist, the MASTER is the one committed to the second, third, and infinite attempts to close the gap between vision and creation. Listen to episode 27 with Logan at the 5:50 mark to hear it. (See story. Swipe up) Anyway, back to this hay bale… There’s a line in the Tim McGraw song Home that goes like this: “Fields full of summer wheat Peppered with rounded bales” It’s line that has long captivated my mind for it’s emotionally compelling lyrical representation of a visual concept The first time I heard it, THIS is what I saw in my mind’s eye. Every time I see a field with round bales, that sound plays in my head. THAT is art. That is what I’m striving for as a writer, photographer, interviewer, and creator in all that I do. It’s far from easy, but that’s the GAP and I love the process of working, growing, and seeking to close it. I want to the work that I create to evoke such a strong response and connection for you. I’m committed to the deliberate practice required to master my pursuits. My challenge to you is to embrace the gap between where you are now and where you want to be, and to learn to love the process of closing that gap. Here’s to drawing less shitty palm trees 🌴✍️👊🏼 #bebetter #dobetter #art #creative #process #growth #mindset #dothework #closethegap #gap #fuckyourfeelings #effort #talent #genius #deliberatepractice #practice
Over the last 4 decades @tonyblauer has created, refined, and taught his self-defense methods, known as the @spear.system to Law Enforcement and Military agencies, as well as civilians around the world.  Through all of his experience, he's convinced one thing determines our success or failure (read: survival) in critical situations - and life in general: how we manage our fears.  In this episode, we talk about the fear response and how it limits us in both extreme (self-defense) situations and in our daily lives (anxiety, self-doubt, etc). Tune in to find out how and why fear holds us back, and what we can do to properly channel this survival based response from our human body so we can control our fears and direct our life rather than allow those fears to sabotage our lives and dreams.  Takeaways: 💥 Don’t confuse technical with tactical 💥 Fear is a normal, natural, innate response. What we do with that response determines our success in acute situations as well as life in general. 💥 Get off the sidelines. Fighting for what you love - no matter the result - is proven by research to lead to higher levels of satisfaction/happiness down the road. 💥 Awareness of self and situations is crucial for high performance in life and self-defense 💥 Don’t confuse safety for playing it safe. One can save your life while the other can ruin it. 
LISTEN at bit.ly/betterhumanproject or wherever you listen to podcasts  #bebetter #dobetter #fear #selfdefense #SPEAR #tactical #movement #mobility #survival #humanweapon #neuroscience #fearresponse #fuckyourfeelings #selfdoubt #anxiety #martialarts #awareness
Over the last 4 decades @tonyblauer has created, refined, and taught his self-defense methods, known as the @spear.system to Law Enforcement and Military agencies, as well as civilians around the world. Through all of his experience, he's convinced one thing determines our success or failure (read: survival) in critical situations - and life in general: how we manage our fears. In this episode, we talk about the fear response and how it limits us in both extreme (self-defense) situations and in our daily lives (anxiety, self-doubt, etc). Tune in to find out how and why fear holds us back, and what we can do to properly channel this survival based response from our human body so we can control our fears and direct our life rather than allow those fears to sabotage our lives and dreams. Takeaways: 💥 Don’t confuse technical with tactical 💥 Fear is a normal, natural, innate response. What we do with that response determines our success in acute situations as well as life in general. 💥 Get off the sidelines. Fighting for what you love - no matter the result - is proven by research to lead to higher levels of satisfaction/happiness down the road. 💥 Awareness of self and situations is crucial for high performance in life and self-defense 💥 Don’t confuse safety for playing it safe. One can save your life while the other can ruin it. LISTEN at bit.ly/betterhumanproject or wherever you listen to podcasts #bebetter #dobetter #fear #selfdefense #SPEAR #tactical #movement #mobility #survival #humanweapon #neuroscience #fearresponse #fuckyourfeelings #selfdoubt #anxiety #martialarts #awareness
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Properly introducing @gregoryamundson requires a mental gymnastics effort that parallels the physical prowess one might expect from a founding athlete of Crossfit who’s performances garnered him the nickname firebreather. 
On the surface, the ex- DEA Special Agent and founding athlete of @crossfit is the owner of @crossfitamundson , an international speaker and the successful author of Firebreather Fitness, The Warrior and The Monk, and several other titles.  Beyond the resume exists an extremely caring, energetic human full of passion for life and all of it's possibilities.  We had the good fortune of spending a few hours with Greg in the Better Human Project RV outside of his gym in Santa Cruz, California before another lung scorching hour inside his gym getting a taste of what it's like to be a firebreather.  In this memorable conversation, Greg covers some soul igniting and thought-provoking topics like: 💥 Mindfulness 💥 Fasting - not just dietary
💥 Seeking crucible moments, challenging our minds and bodies
💥 Finding the rhythm of life
💥 The power of first words each day
💥 The importance of our own spiritual practice
💥 The two types of pain in the world
💥 And the power of discipline  Tune in: bit.ly/betterhumanproject  P.S. I am so blessed to be able to meet, interview, learn from and hang with amazing people like Greg every week. Thank you to all of our @better guests and YOU for being a part of this!  P. P. S. To win a copy of Greg’s new book, The Warrior and The Monk: post a shot of you listening to this show and tag us! 🙏👊🏼 #bebetter #dobetter #fitness #health #mindset #warrior #monk #sealfit #crossfit #fire #firebreather #spiritual #mind #body #kokoro #unbeatablemind #breathing #yoga
MINDFULNESS Properly introducing @gregoryamundson requires a mental gymnastics effort that parallels the physical prowess one might expect from a founding athlete of Crossfit who’s performances garnered him the nickname firebreather. On the surface, the ex- DEA Special Agent and founding athlete of @crossfit is the owner of @crossfitamundson , an international speaker and the successful author of Firebreather Fitness, The Warrior and The Monk, and several other titles. Beyond the resume exists an extremely caring, energetic human full of passion for life and all of it's possibilities. We had the good fortune of spending a few hours with Greg in the Better Human Project RV outside of his gym in Santa Cruz, California before another lung scorching hour inside his gym getting a taste of what it's like to be a firebreather. In this memorable conversation, Greg covers some soul igniting and thought-provoking topics like: 💥 Mindfulness 💥 Fasting - not just dietary 💥 Seeking crucible moments, challenging our minds and bodies 💥 Finding the rhythm of life 💥 The power of first words each day 💥 The importance of our own spiritual practice 💥 The two types of pain in the world 💥 And the power of discipline Tune in: bit.ly/betterhumanproject P.S. I am so blessed to be able to meet, interview, learn from and hang with amazing people like Greg every week. Thank you to all of our @better guests and YOU for being a part of this! P. P. S. To win a copy of Greg’s new book, The Warrior and The Monk: post a shot of you listening to this show and tag us! 🙏👊🏼 #bebetter #dobetter #fitness #health #mindset #warrior #monk #sealfit #crossfit #fire #firebreather #spiritual #mind #body #kokoro #unbeatablemind #breathing #yoga