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Jan 11

The Two Biggest Stumbling Blocks in Communication

By danoneill | Uncategorized

Recently I came to the realization the the habits in communication people create over their lifetime can be simply impenetrable. They can encompass a person’s entire life. They dictate their decisions, loyalties, and most definitely their judgments.  The inability to communicate effectively can not only disrupt relationships, but end them.  Here are a couple ways this can happen:

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Dec 31

New Year’s Resolutions are Bullshit

By danoneill | Uncategorized

Pretty harsh tile for this article. But there is reality and then there is fantasy. Look I’m not saying you can’t do it, it is possible. From a statistical standpoint, it rarely happens. According to a Forbes.com article from 2013, only 8% of people actually achieve their resolutions. After only two weeks 33% have already stopped following their resolution. So why don’t they work? Because they are based on a calendar and hope. Base those things on hardcore exuberance with a plan and watch the results you want, come to fruition.

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Oct 05

Running With the Moose – Riding a Spin Bike for 24 Hours.

By danoneill | Uncategorized

I get asked one question often when I am doing my 24 Hour Ride for the Kids With Cancer Society. How do you prepare for that? I like to jokingly say, “I watched a video!” That’s what you do today right? Anyway back to the topic. I will preface my answer with a recent experience. I saw a Moose running through a field on a quiet morning and watched it lumber through the snow. I thought to myself, that’s what I look like when I run, chuckle. In many Native North American beliefs the Moose represents self-esteem and the magic of life and death. It stands for the expression of joy and accomplishment. I adopted the Moose as my Spirit animal that day.

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Oct 05

I Am

By danoneill | Uncategorized

I am that I am. Such a powerful way to frame who and what you are. I am statements own the very energy of your Vision and move the needle. By stating “I am” you are switching from passive energy to a living document of who you are and how your pursuing life. Its a living document because you are claiming your power.

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Oct 05

Forging

By danoneill | Uncategorized

In life you are either forging your way, your lifestyle, and your pursuit or society is doing it for you. It’s weird how much we do life on autopilot, walking through daily living in habitual patterns and habits. Going through the motions and not seeing the limitations we set on ourselves.

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Oct 05

Defining Epic

By danoneill | Uncategorized

Who defines what epic is? Is it a skewed perception of what is epic because of high profile events and media coverage? Is epic one of those things we judge based on the filters we see the world through? It certainly can be and usually is. We play small in our own minds because we see things others are doing and downplay our epic versus what we see theirs as.

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Oct 05

Dancing With the Moment

By danoneill | Uncategorized

After the tragic collision the Humboldt Broncos had I was reeling for a few days. It just made no sense that so many lives were lost. First of all my prayers, and thoughts go out to every parent, family member, friend, girlfriend, billet, or anyone who knew an individual who passed. I wasn’t sure how to write this in terms that makes sense. But I know it made me realize how valuable each moment is. It also made me realize that I don’t fully embrace every moment I live. Too often I am focusing on the long range goals I have and out there on the hoped for horizon. I was meditating on this when the following popped into my mind, ‘Dance with each moment’ of your life. Dancing is a metaphor here for being present in every moment.

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Oct 05

Consider Your Ways

By danoneill | Uncategorized

What is it worth to you? The choice between success and not pursuing success is a small one. The actions required are minimal. The attention you need doesn’t have to be inherited. The skills are within your reach. And the thing that will have you moving the needle is when you consider your ways.

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Oct 05

The Choice

By danoneill | Uncategorized

This is an excerpt from ‘Racing Death, a radical Pursuit.” 


If it was easy everybody would be doing it. We have become reactionary beings instead of action based beings. Life in societal terms has been laid out in such a way as to dictate how we behave. The parameters we have to follow are dictated to us, we simply react and follow the herd mentality. The cost it costs us to live is we have become mindless automatons following the internalized conditioning that drives society. The way to symbolically buck the system is to point our finger at all the people and circumstances that have made us this way, that have created our own apathy. We drink the Kool Aid and complain about our results.

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Oct 05

Racing Death

By danoneill | Uncategorized

It is radical to choose death in pursuit of life. Yet that death was what will provide us with life. Are you confused yet? It’s all part of the mystery. This mystery people have tried to prove and disprove for a long time now. It is one of those mysteries in life that each person needs to explore on their own and in their own way. The mystery is rewarding and it will provide you with great direction in your life and on your own radical journey. Mysteries kind of invite us to solve them; they invite us to figure them out. This mystery of faith however is one to be lived, to believe it and walk it out is to receive the reward and abundant benefits of the death that began the mystery. The part that will be solved comes after that earthly death we will all encounter. For myself I choose to be radical in how I pursue the mystery and it has been more than worthwhile.

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