Eric Upton

Live. Learn. Run.

The Negative Side Of Pareto

I mentioned in the last post that I wasn’t going to talk about people.

I didn’t.

Last week.

In that post.

The Positive Side Of Pareto

The Devil is in the details, right?

So I thought, too.

Over the last few weeks, I have really studied how to narrow down the field of distractions in my life to make a positive change in my life.

Dealing With Anxiety

Sorry, couldn’t resist a goofy picture of a cat…

This post has a more serious tone than most. Especially for me.

If you’ve ever met me, you know I can be an emotional roller coaster. That is likely an understatement.

I’m downright crazy sometimes.

You’re Asking The Wrong Question

How often have you asked the question, “Why am I here on this planet anyway”? We all do. I have and I’d bet you have too. But is it the wrong question to ask? Often we see people the world calls “successful” or “happy” and think that they must have found their purpose. They give…

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Decide – The One Step Process For Change

One of the many memories I have is the day that I decided to quit smoking. It wasn’t really a profound day.  It wasn’t a “Dove From Above” that landed on my shoulder and said “Eric, you should quit”. Admittedly that would’ve been an attention-getter.  But it didn’t happen. I was about half way through…

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You Don’t Talk Like That

There are always pleasant surprises that crop up. Like the fact that this blog is read in over 40 states in the US.  Not to mention about 10 other countries as well. I thought I was boring.  Whodathunkit… I tell you that to set you up for the next story. This story starts with a…

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It Starts With A Thought (The Beginning Of Change)

Everyone reaches a “decision point” in their life.

You’ve reached that point that you realize that the path you are on is leading somewhere you don’t want to go.

We all have areas of our life that we feel needs work.

Caveman Supper Club

I was listening to a podcast the other morning by Vinnie Tortorich, America's Angriest Trainer. Vinnie trains the stars of Hollywood and he's my “sort-of-personal-trainer”, courtesy of the world wide web. He just doesn't know it. Which saves me a bloody fortune in fees! During his conversation, he made a comment: “If you want to…

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The Art Of “No”

There have been many a day when I’ve sat on our couch, reflected back on my working day and just had one thought: “What the hell happened today?”. In my line of work, it’s really easy to lose control of your day. If you are a strong problem-solver, people will look to you to handle…

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Best Laid Plans Of The Mouse

You've heard the phrase “Best laid plans of mice and men” right? I put a few to pen last week and set my sights high toward a great week ahead. My goals included: Adding some miles. Dropping some pounds. Gaining some motivation. Getting consistent in writing. Guess what?! I didn't achieve a damn one of…

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