You Need to Dive Beneath the Surface

You Need to Dive Beneath the Surface

I know it’s not fun. I know it’s painful and awkward and uncomfortable at times. I know it hurts.

But the only way to rise high, is to dive deep.

You have to fall into the depths of you. Sink into yourself, and start to discover everything about you that’s not sitting on the surface.

Your fears, your failures, your insecurities. Your passions, your purpose, your beliefs. Your secrets and regrets. Your “why.”

Everything that’s been hidden by time, turmoil or circumstance. All that’s buried beneath your garden of excuses. All that’s waiting to be found.

You have to ask yourself the tough questions and accept the harsh answers.

The deeper we go into the origins of how we feel and what we think and what we do and why we do it and who we are doing it for, the clearer our paths become.

#besomebody.

Kash.

Today Is The Gift

Today Is The Gift

Some chances are too fleeting to feel often.

Some choices are too rare to reoccur regularly.

Opportunities that appear in an instant, and then escape in a flash.

Moments that are meant to be earned, and learned, and appreciated.

Invisible openings into a world of potential and possibility. Unscripted. Uncommon. And unseen…

Today, is that day. Today, Hope comes out of hiding. And Belief meets us for breakfast. Promise drives us to work, and Time is FINALLY on our side…

Three-quarters of our life, we are denied this day.

Today, it’s in our hands. Given and gifted. Wrapped and ready. No strings attached. An extra day to dream, and do, and fix, and finish. An added occasion to begin rebuilding what’s been broken, and start seizing what we’ve let slide.

Twenty-four more hours to claim what’s truly ours…

What will you do with them?

#besomebody.

Kash.

Here’s Why You Need To Embrace All of Your Emotions

Here’s Why You Need To Embrace All of Your Emotions

Sometimes the best emotions aren’t the happiest ones.

Sometimes the most meaningful moments aren’t the ones when we’re smiling the widest…

Sometimes it’s those moments before the highs and just past the lows… Those spaces between… That create the most lasting impact.

That perfectly imperfect collision of feelings… A little sadness, a little reflection, a little uncertainty, all wrapped in a wreath of hopefulness

Those quiet sentiments that remind us what we’re searching for…

#besomebody.

Kash.

This Is Why You Can’t Find Love

This Is Why You Can’t Find Love

If we can just be still.

Just soak in the moment.

Let the truth of the night and the trail of the light hold us without judgment or jury.

If we let ourselves fall deeper inside ourselves… Then maybe we’ll find that love never left us.

And love doesn’t need to be found.

Maybe we’ll see that it was here, waiting for us to come home.

#besomebody.

Kash.

You Need This To Keep Moving Forward

You Need This To Keep Moving Forward

I’ve learned that passion provides the spark, but without perseverance, you can never get to where you want to go.

It’s your self-induced resilience and tenacity and belief that keeps you going when the walls are crumbling and the sky begins to fall.

It’s an unbreakable commitment to a mission that’s greater than you, a vision that’s larger than you, and a purpose that has nothing to do with you… that’s what enables you to inch forward.

And I really do believe that’s the biggest lesson. Just to keep going. Even when it’s hard or dark or painful. Even when your toes are tired and your compass is broken.

Keep going.

#besomebody.

Kash.

This is the Only Direction You Need to Go in 2019

This is the Only Direction You Need to Go in 2019

It’s not about changing who you are. It’s about evolving who you become. Life is a work in progress. And we are at our best when we try to be a little better, a little smarter, a little quicker, each day. The competition is always internal, no matter the noise on the outside. But learning ourselves is the toughest part. It’s where everything breaks, and begins.

Starts with our values. Once we find them, they should stay steady. But everything else is in constant flux. We discover and rediscover our purpose. We write and rewrite our principles. Our passions sway over time. We step in and out of relationships, and fall over and under love.

Colors fade and settings change.

The journey is not straight, or narrow. The climb is not easy. And we often look nothing like when we started.

And really, that’s the lesson.

That’s the point… Staying firm to our foundation, while letting the fragments fray as we go. Morphing into something greater, without losing our original essence. Bear into dove. Rabbit into wolf. Caterpillar into dragon…

Unleashing the animal within.

Evolving. While staying true. That is our challenge and our opportunity. That is why we walk this walk. But no matter what the compass reads, the key is that we‘re always moving. Learning is a specific direction. And forward is the only way.

Grow as we go. And then keep going…

Grateful for a beautiful 2018. Ready to keep going. Happy New Year everyone.

#besomebody.

Kash.

This Is Why Good Is Never Good Enough

This Is Why Good Is Never Good Enough

About 7 years ago I decided that good isn’t good enough. Not in any part of life: work, play, health, relationships; education and exploration; service and faith. We can do better when we make the decision to be great. Sounds simple enough, but most of us, most of the time, settle for a few steps below. We don’t test our highest powers.

Great isn’t about keeping score, it’s about measuring growth. And the true beauty of that proclamation unfolds when it’s void of contrasts and comparisons of what other people are doing. It’s most meaningful when it’s all YOURS. The pursuit of your own personal greatness – in whatever size or shape that speaks to you – that’s when you begin to elevate to another level. That’s when you raise the bar.

The irony of it all is that we may rarely reach our own lofty standards. But that’s ok. The symptoms and side effects of simply pushing and fighting and striving to be great – to build great things and make great differences – give us all the habits and tools we need to keep our fire burning. No matter what dark twists or ugly turns cross our Paths. That passionate pursuit helps us keep going. That journey keeps us grateful.

So let’s decide.

And then let’s go do great work.

#besomebody.

Kash.

You Have More Than One Life

You Have More Than One Life

I don’t believe we only have “one life.”

I believe we have multiple lives during this one existence. Reincarnation happens with a steady heartbeat. And the more you’re creating and building and learning and searching and exploring and giving, the more “lives” you experience. The LESS of the above that you do, the less lives you go through.

Ever meet someone who’s EXACTLY the same, and doing pretty much the same thing as when you met them 10-15-20 years ago? Is that a bad thing? If they’re happy, no, it means they found “it.” If they’re unhappy or uncertain or regretful or fearful or disappointed or disengaged or complaining or contrite… then for sure, they stopped too soon. They settled for that “one life”, instead of searching for – creating – the next one.

As you move from life to life, you can change a lot. The more drastic the shift or the more dramatic the jump, the more different you can become. As long as you are learning, and leveraging that learning, it’s always all good. Good change can come from bad experiences. We often forget that. Some of the greatest things were born from some of the worst times.

The one part of you that remains constant from life to life is your soul. You can’t change your soul. And that’s a good thing. That’s the real you – without all the dressings and costumes and filters and layers. Your soul is always beautiful. Though sometimes it takes many “lives” to realize it.

So yeah… forget this whole “one life” stuff. When you’re happy, stop. If you’re not, keep going. Don’t settle for your current life if you’re not where you want to be. Don’t forget you can change lives by just deciding to go to the next.

Don’t spend so much time mourning your past life that you prevent yourself from creating a new one. Keep flowing, from one life to the next, until you find the “life” that feels most like home.

And most of all, remember to be grateful for the lives you lived, and the people you’ve met along the way.

#besomebody.

This Is Where Dreams Are Built

This Is Where Dreams Are Built

I run this same route 5 times a week. Document it every time. Every time.

Quick video when I start or still photo when I finish. I have made a habit of capturing the monotony of dream building the last few years. It’s become a ritual; an ode to the less glamorous part of the journey. Because we often focus on the highs and lows, the obscurities and abnormalities.

But it’s the day-to-day grind that makes up the vast majority of the Path. That repetitive process of getting up and working your butt off to create and design and develop and pitch and listen and sell and learn and evolve and reset and reload.

To fail and fall, then dust yourself off and be ready again by morning. Over and over. Day after day. Cross the same bridge 1000 times until finally something ignites.

That is the forgotten element of entrepreneurship. It’s the forgotten piece of building anything, really. Hidden under the mystique and majesty of creation is the slog. You have to be just as dedicated to it as you are enamored by the ornaments and milestones.

It is not sexy. It is not shiny. It looks boring and uneventful to most people. Unspectacularly redundant.

But it is where IT all happens… the PROCESS. The process is not pretty, but it’s the only way you can make something beautiful…

Looking forward to seeing this bridge again tomorrow night.

#besomebody.

Kash.