JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 270 :: the brilliance of failure and loss

29 Sep

Checking in from Golden, CO tonight where I was thrilled to hang out with family.

I was not thrilled to hear the Patriots score (ouch). But it has me pondering failure. There is a certain level of pain that comes with failing, and there is always a lesson too.

Which reminds me of the Failure Lab, a special little place we spotted this weekend in Denver. It’s a place to make mistakes. It’s a place for teens to create. And I think it’s brilliant.

Here’s one example on display… it’s a dress made from Coca Cola cans.

I think it’s another clue to peak performance. And tonight, it has me asking this: 
What would you do if possible failure was encouraged? 

More tomorrow. 
Lovemore,
Jamie

 

 {how can you embrace failure?}

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 269 :: girlz weekend

28 Sep

If there is one thing I have learned thus far about peak performance it may be this — to work hard you also need to play hard.

Or rest.
And laugh.
And relax a little too.

And so it is that I feel lighter and all filled up after a weekend with some of my best girls. We descended upon Denver to carve out some time to be together. Which isn’t a small feat given we live in three different time zones.

As the weekend ends and I say goodbye to some of the most important people in my life, we are already planning our next “trip.” But it is not lost on me that what we are really sharing is The Journey. One that is made up of a lot of laughter, a bucket of tears, some serious inside jokes, and a dose of how we are going to save the world too.

To that point, I may just have the answer about how to save the world (or at least yourself) in three simple steps:

1. Make new friends
2. Keep the old
3. Find time to play with your friends


Here’s to peak performance through the power of Girlz Weekend.

More tomorrow. 
Lovemore,
Jamie

 

 {how will you play more?}

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 268 :: a performance

27 Sep

Just two words on peak performance tonight: Drag Queen.
Okay, one more: Karaoke.

(P.S. It was fabulous!)

More tomorrow. 
Lovemore,
Jamie

 

 {sing, sing a song}

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 267 :: a hotel with a clue

26 Sep

Hellllloooooooo Denver. It’s nice to see you. We arrived today to 80-degree heat and bright blue skies.

The first stop was The Curtis, a hotel with a clue. It’s all about fun.  You gotta love a hotel that has a different name for every floor — we are on the “Chick Flick” floor.  And toys that you can play with in the lobby. And board games you can check out, which we did. 

So after a fun game of Clue (and it really was fun, more fun than I remember) I am realizing that sometimes peak performance is just about adding an extra layer of fun and games.

Sometimes that’s all you need to go from good to great.
(And the FREE chocolate chip cookies aren’t so bad either!)


More tomorrow. 

Lovemore,
Jamie

 

 {happy friday}

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 266 :: up early, up late

25 Sep

After a long day of travel, as I stay up late tonight catching up on work, I find this message even more true:

I suppose it’s a message of peak performance. If you want to change the world you have to do one or the either — and probably both.

Ironic the kind of wisdom that can come from a cup of coffee.
How do you want to change the world?

More tomorrow. 
Lovemore,
Jamie

 

 {get up early or stay up late?}

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 265 :: it’s almost october

24 Sep

Egads I had a realization today.
It’s almost October. October!

Where did the time go?

More tomorrow. 
Lovemore,
Jamie

 

 {what can you start today?}

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 264 :: believe and receive

23 Sep

We drove home today and on the long and winding roads that cover the Oregon Coast I saw a sign. Among all the ocean views and rain drops we turned a corner and a sign stood out in front of me. It said:

“Believe and Receive.”

I couldn’t get those words out of my head. In the instant that we passed it, all I could ponder was how much sense it made to me.

Believe and Receive.

It seems in this year of peak performance that is one of the lessons I am learning: How strong beliefs and passion lead to peak performance.

What you believe you do. What you do leads to action. Action leads to results. Results are contagious and lead to more energy, more passion, more trust and faith in your beliefs. And then the process repeats.

Believe and Receive. Receive and Believe.
What a beautiful circle. What a powerful sign.

I believe you can do anything.
What do you believe? 

More tomorrow. 
Lovemore,
Jamie

 

 {what do you believe?}

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 263 :: picture perfect night

22 Sep

In a special family moment we gathered tonight on the coast to celebrate a generation that came before us.

And, my most favorite moment of all was this one:

Followed by this one:

And finally this one:

More tomorrow. 
Lovemore,
Jamie

 

 {what did you love today?}

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 262 :: peak performance love note #5, just do it

21 Sep

Monday is almost here.

So with the calling of Monday morning I give you another love note. This one may be the ultimate in peak performance.

Just do it.

It’s as if I can already smell the coffee.
Have a great week.

More tomorrow. 
Lovemore,
Jamie

 

 {what will you do this week?}

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 261 :: lovely love note #4, love more

20 Sep

Happy weekend, happy moment to take a breath, take a break, or take off!

Over here, I watched my first ever Oregon Ducks game. When we first moved to Oregon I thought the bright yellow and green combinations walking around this place were just obnoxious — not the people, the color combination. It’s like a neon flashing sign. You can’t escape it.

It’s literally in your face. Green + Yellow. Very, very bright.  Very, very obnoxious.

But I’ve come to understand the green and yellow stand for something very important here. Passion. Passion for a school that boasts the founder of Nike as a graduate and major contributor. Passion for a game that people love in a state where there is no professional team to root for.

It’s a state of being really. It’s the yellow and green. Living from a place of passion.

And so tonight I feel compelled to share a love note with you that I am passionate about.


Lovemore fearless. In whatever you do, there is always room for more love and less fear. Work, career, love, relationships, family, kids, health, diagnosis, achievement, goals, promises, purpose.

Passion. No matter what colors you wear. No matter game you win or lose. No matter the team, the event, the day, the reason, the goals, the drive, the mission.

It all comes back to love.
Love more.
Fear less.

More tomorrow. 
Lovemore,
Jamie

 

 {can you feel your passion?}
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