The Obstacle is The Way Summary and Key Lessons

How do we find the strength to turn adversities into opportunities? Wait, is there even such a way to do this?  The “Obstacle is The Way” claims there is. Using the ancient philosophy of the stoics, this book eloquently describes the art known as “turning obstacles upside down,” helping us see that what impedes us … Read more

Accountability Check

Alright, time to come clean. There has been quite a bit of tomfoolery around here and it’s time to set the record straight. Once again optimism has gotten the best of me (as it’s prone to do) and it’s time to confront the reality of my own poor decisions. Let’s review:   In “Don’t Call It … Read more

AMR: Start The Morning Right

(This is the next installment of the “Build The System” series. Please read the following posts first so you’re familiar with the concepts and terms used in this post: https://thatamericangrind.com/rally-time/ https://thatamericangrind.com/build-the-framework/ https://thatamericangrind.com/the-psychology-of-optimal-experience/) As covered previously, the P.M. Routine (PMR) helps you reset your environment and shut your brain down for a good night’s rest.  The … Read more