I have been thinking about team work and how to manage people in general. I’m not talking about being a boss and having to direct and mentor people. It’s the day to day, working with people, sharing experiences with people, creating something with others that seems to be challenging for me and many others out there from time to time.

Most people in the world have the best of intentions. They want to do right by people, they are good people who want to sincerely help make the world a better place. But, we all come different childhoods, backgrounds and our filters are as different as night and day. We all have different things going on at home – good and bad. How do you figure out a way to work together AND take that all into account. I find it hard to say the least.

First off, I am an emotional person. Whenever you mix feelings and facts, you are bound to have some issues. Sometimes I envy people who are able to take all the emotion out of a situation and decide which way to go based solely on the information. There are times when I dont envy them and I sure as shit have issues relating to them. Those type of people frustrate the crap out of me because once again, I often act out of an emotional place.

I pride myself on having a strong personality and happy to step up as a leader whenever it makes sense to me. As a leader, no matter what the situation is, I have to take responsibility for when things go well and when they don’t. This goes for relationships too. Professionally and socially. I have been reading and learning about ways to operate that will help me be more successful. Not being able to communicate effectively and lead properly can and has held me back in the past. I’m frustrated with my lack of progress –and I am going to do better if it kills me.

Good communication is so hard…. <insert whining here>!

Today’s workout:


  • 8 hand release burpees
  • 12 Ground to OH
  • 400m run
  • 20 sit-ups
  • Cash out: 50 Squats

time: 21:39