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Let Me Be Your Mentor

Introducing Maker/Mistaker Sessions - Private 1 on 1 personal development coaching¬†by yours truly. This is something I've thought about for awhile now and I'm finally taking action on it. I want to be your mentor, life coach, or personal development consultant. This is almost entirely offline and private, real-life discussions. One hour with love and focus on YOU and your…
Jeff Finley
April 24, 2014
Love & RelationshipsPersonal Growth

The Need to be Liked

Practicing mindfulness and meditation is like shining a light in the dark closet of your mind.  You find things in there that have always existed but you never paid attention to. Emotions for example. As you practice paying attention inside, you begin to realize when negative emotion stirs up and you witness it. Then you notice patterns and common themes.One…
Jeff Finley
September 4, 2013
Personal Growth

The State of Discontent

Besides fear, discontent is probably the most prevalent emotion we all have in common. It's a low lying dread in the back of our mind that's constantly dissatisfied with the present. We are always looking for something to change or improve. Nothing is good enough.Just recently, as I was on vacation I noticed a dull negative emotion deep in the…
Jeff Finley
August 27, 2013
Personal Growth

Fear of Making Money

A while back I was having a conversation with a friend of mine¬†Danielle Harper. We were discussing a lot of thing things that affect us as entrepreneurs. One of those was money. Danielle was describing a criticism she received but defended herself by saying, "and I didn't even make any money on it." I stopped her right there because what…
Jeff Finley
August 12, 2013
EsotericPersonal Growth

My Meditation Practice

Today marks the 46th consecutive day that I have meditated. I do it first thing in the morning. Two days ago I experienced something interesting during my session. I entered a state where I was intensely focused on my breath, completely relaxed, and my conscious thought was at a minimum. I started feeling a warm glow just under my ribcage…
Jeff Finley
August 7, 2013
Personal Growth

Our Obsession with Productivity

On days I'm not productive I feel guilty, like my time on Earth is being wasted. Do you ever get that feeling where you should be doing something productive every second? Or whatever you are doing is a waste of time if it's not making progress on anything important or urgent?
Jeff Finley
July 31, 2013
Personal Growth

Overcoming Depression – Part 3: Early Riser

This is part three of my introductory posts on the Maker/Mistaker blog. I'm taking you on the journey of how I got out of my depressed and worried state of mind. My last post covered how I built positive habits and left off with establishing an early-morning routine. My morning routine has been the single-most important factor in my change.…
Jeff Finley
July 18, 2013
Personal Growth

Overcoming Depression – Part 2: Habit Change

My last two posts have been about depression and setting the stage for what's to come. Let's get to something more positive, shall we?In January I bought Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears, a book by Pema Chodron. Looking back it shows that I was seeking help and looking at spiritual advice. I was attracted to the…
Jeff Finley
July 12, 2013
Personal Growth

Overcoming Depression – Part 1: Admitting It

This is going to be my first post in a series that will describe how I have changed since I admitted I was in a state of depression. God I still cringe whenever I say that because I'm still embarrassed about it. I feel like people are going to think less of me or jump to conclusions that something is terribly…
Jeff Finley
July 9, 2013