JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 275 :: small steps to greatness

4 Oct

The theme of “small” continues today. Somehow I landed on this video, and in it, Eckhart Tolle reminds us that greatness comes from small steps.

Here’s the direct link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7F7NQiiop0

Small is big.
Big is small… a lot of small steps that add up over time.

Tiny, tiny, tiny. Big, big, big.

More tomorrow. 


 {what is one small step you can take?}

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 274 :: your one thing

3 Oct

In my year of Peak Performance I am learning a lot. And the more and more I learn, seek, discover, uncover, the more simplified the answer becomes.

In the words of Curly, it comes down to just one thing.
One Thing.

I mentioned the latest book on my reading list last night. And tonight I want to share the big AHA this book touts as the most important secret to success. It’s just one thing. Literally.

The One Thing concept isn’t just told by Curly on the Silver Screen, it’s proven with data and details and scientific studies. In the book, The One Thing, it’s also laid out in a very easy to understand and repeat formula. It also includes a worksheet and a plethora of exercises to do on your own.

If you’re looking for a book to read this weekend or maybe an answer to the secret of success dilemma, I highly recommend just one thing. The One Thing

More tomorrow. 


 {what’s your one thing?}

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 273 :: my new favorite book

2 Oct

It’s late, so I’m just sharing my latest favorite book… I’ll explain more tomorrow. Link below…

The One Thing

More tomorrow. 


 {what’s your NEW favorite book?}

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 272 :: goodbye denver

1 Oct

It looks like a sunset but it was a sunrise. 

So much the same. One is a point of inspiration and the other a point of reflection. But both so similar.

As I reflect on my trip I am tired but happy. Also a good combination.

More tomorrow. 


 {do you have a moment to reflect?}

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 271 :: bolder boulder inspiration

30 Sep

Just a little inspiration from bolder Boulder, Colorado tonight.

Unfortunately this is the only photo I took because I was so inspired by just looking around at the mountains, the stores, the ambiance, the scenery of it all.

Which is really okay, because sometimes just being “there” is all that matters.

More tomorrow. 


 {where are you right now?}

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. 


 {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. 


 {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. 


 {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. 



 {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. 


 {get up early or stay up late?}

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