Thursday, October 9, 2008

Swim Training

Today marks the first day I am going to the gym twice. I have 15 minutes of areobic warm up then weights for 45ish minutes. 

It should be interesting I"m still hurting from a few days before

Thursday, September 25, 2008


My arms are just sore and feel like lead. Today I have cardio and nothing to do with my arms so that is good. 

Swim Endurance #2 will be tough tomorrow. 

Monday, September 22, 2008

Open Water Swim Training

So with the plan in mind of swimming 5k 10k then the channel we officially begin intense swim training this week.

I will be swimming over a mile anytime I get into the water. Plus 2 cardo spots a week. I think these will be done at the gym during the day and I'll swim at night.

Either way the total immersion type swimming is amazing. I'd recommend the new dvd to anyone looking to learn to swim better. Also if you live in evanston and want to learn to swim definetly see Craig Strong at the YMCA. He has been a great teacher.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Life as I know it (this week)

coaching appointments are taking off. I finally have a few with people who seem like good candidates. That is great. 

Swimming has been great and intense training starts soon. 

That is the bulk of my life. Brian and Pat are moving in. The folleys of that and the halloween store should provide an interesting 2 months. 

Quote I like

"Rarely is it effective advocacy to try to convince the judges that the case law compels them to rule in one's favor. For if that were so, the case probably would not have have gotten to the appellate stage. The most effective method of arguing a case is to identify the purpose behind the relevant legal principle and then show how that purpose would be furthered by a decision in favor of [your] position." How Judges Think, Richard A. Posner

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

So I've agreed to start training to swim

the english channel in Sep 2009. 

First training for a 5k.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Me update

Life has been of interest lately. One thing I have noticed is that I am surprised and a bit sad Katie and I have spoken in like 6 weeks.

Coaching has been going well. Finishing this round of training this week in seattle then off to Singapore for two weeks. Should be good and I’m looking forward to it. Well that’s all I have for now.

Swim training tomorrow night. I’m starting to get decent. TP wants to swim the English channel and I don’t know if that is going to happen but it’s something to shoot for.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Swim Training is great

The total immersion swim training has been going really well. Just thought I'd keep u updated.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

I've been sending traffic to a new

Life Coach site hopefully it will be liked. I'll be sending some traffic to it and hopefully people will find it relevant for life coaching.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

a life coach knol

i wrote this knol (Google's version of wikipedia) here: life coach

Sunday, July 20, 2008

My new home for life coaching services

Life Coaching from the Life Coach

Friday, July 11, 2008

I figured I should update

I haven't updated in a while.

Had drinks last night with TP. Always good and gave me some good insites.

Coaching is hitting a great tipping point with the videos and the product to come out soon. So I have no complaints.

Looking at getting a swim coach to master total immersion swimming.

Quote of the Day

“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” - MLK JR.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Different 80/20 Principal

If you can hire someone to do something 80% as well as you then do it.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Seeing What the Blog Poster Does

I'm in flock and seeing what the Blog Post Feature Looks like

Blogged with the Flock Browser

Flock Browser

Installed Flock social media browser. It seems pretty cool. At least lets me connect more with social media stuff.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Functionality vs Fun

I haven't drawn the line yet. I like my actions to be purposeful but I also like to get lost in a moment with no clear direction or purpose for a short time. I struggle to find "A way" and I think that answer will be in between.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Quote of the Day

Salvation is living more and more in harmony with God, a process that will go on forever. - Rob Bell

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

I've wrote about this quote before

but i've thought alot about it lately:

Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours.

- C.S. Lewis

Looking it up I find that it's in Mere Christianity. Which I find a bit funny as I don't like apologetics much. Here is the excerpt:

The principle runs through all life from top to bottom. Give up yourself, and you will find your real self. Lose your life and you will save it. Submit to death, death of your ambitions and favorites wishes every day and death of your whole body in the end: submit with every fibre of your being, and you will find eternal life. Keep back nothing. Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours. Nothing in you that has not died will ever be raised from the dead. Look for yourself, and you will find in the long run only hatred, loneliness, despair, rage, ruin, and decay. But look for Christ, and you will find Him, and with Him everything else thrown in.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Here is the new video on motivation

check it out:

Sunday, May 18, 2008

The new blog I'll be posting on

is the Life Fulfillment Videos Blog. It's going to cover motivation. procrastination, and getting things done.

The new site is getting traffic and doing well.

My new blog post on Motivation and Procrastination is doing really well. Check out the home page to get a good idea of what is going with Life Fulfillment

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

a new site i am working on

Life Fulfillment Videos - a great site to find your purpose

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Learning of the day

I need to double my rate of failure.


James Bird

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Learning for today 4-16

Present state associated. Desired state disassociated. NLP rule of thumb - Tad James

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

I created some Christian Coaching info

at wikidot

so to find out more about Christian Life Coaching go and take a look.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Back From Costa Rica

Gave me time to think. Renergized to spread the word on Christian Life Coaching at His Way Of Change.

Monday, February 25, 2008

new site to ask me a question
- check it out

costa rica

i'm in costa rica now. slept on a hammock by the ocean last night. superb

Monday, February 11, 2008

Germany Day 1

200 Km/hr = 120 Miles/hr

That is how fast my taxi driver got from the airport to the hotel. Fastest I've ever been has now been in a taxi. It was a really sweet Mercedes he had though and it drove really smooth.

It's confusing when white people don't speak english. Got work on getting over that.

Also first hotel I have ever been in that had the minibar free.

Well that is all I got so far. My work cell isn't working here so don't expect any stupid texts soon.


Thursday, February 7, 2008

Squidoo Article Written by Me

Christian Coaching on Squidoo
What is Christian Life Coaching on Squidoo

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

This week

The last seven days have been stressful but I've reframed all of it and taken a lot from the experiences.

It's nice to be able to look at something many call negative and find the positive and chances for growth.

Also mitch is doing well on getting the Ning site up and running. I am liking the progress. Exciting. Working on Teleseminars and soon you can go to and which will be working in the next couple weeks.

Brian and Todd also brought some famous coaches to my attention who I will be contacting throughout this week.


Friday, January 11, 2008

His Way Of Change launched

Yesterday I launched His Way Of Change, a site for Christ Centred Christian Coaching. I will still keep this as my personal blog even though will soon have a video blog.

You can also keep up with all the way to connect with me by checking out the personal page for James Bird.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008


Instead, in an age when it’s cheaper than ever to design something, to make something, to bring something to market, the smart strategy is to have a dumb strategy. Keep your costs low and go with your instincts, even when everyone says you’re wrong. Do a great job, not a perfect one. Bring things to market, the right market, and let them find their audience. - Seth Godin

Friday, January 4, 2008

Who should you vote for

This allegedly non-partisan website lets you answers questions about your view and matches them to running mates.

It says I match up best with:

Visit now at:

My 2008 Resolutions and Goals for the year

There five questions below are coaching questions used to elicit goal on creating a life I love. They are then followed by my resolutions and goals for 2008. that is then followed by my StrenghtsFinder 2.0 results I took about 6 months ago.

Just suppose you started to have a life you love, what sort of environment would you create?

­ I would have a Christian community that grows in closeness

­ I would have income generating activities centered around drawing people closer to God and “improving” their lives. A response to Mathew 22: 34-40

­ I would use time by myself to enjoy hobbies, grow in God and learning skills to assist in caring for others.

What actions might you take on a daily basis?

­ Study and learn more about the Christian life acted out

­ Study and learn more about effective ways to create social change, social movements, and personal change in people.

What skills might you demonstrate or share with the world?

­ Change work skills in creating permanent positive change

What attitudes and beliefs might you want to adopt (or live from)?

­ Love God with all your heart, and with all your should, and with all your mind

­ Love your neighbor as yourself

­ Love yourself so you can love your neighbor

­ Fulfillment comes through growth and giving beyond yourself

­ I consistently take immediate, rapid action towards my goals

­ I focus on the results I create in my life and the lives of others

­ I move towards having have more faith and certainty in Jesus Christ every day

­ I can teach & engage people easily and with power & vision

Who else might be affect by you being this sort of a person?

­ My Christian community

­ My significant others

­ My coaching clients

­ My family

­ My non-christian community of friends and business associates

So after doing this little exercise I have decided there resolutions for the new year

My New Years Resolutions for 2008

­ I take actions everyday that bring me closer to God

­ I will schedule time to meditate and read the word of God

­ I will schedule at least 10 minutes a day to listen to God without me saying anything

­ I take actions everyday that bring me closer to treating people the way Christ treated people

­ I will find good and Christ in all people I interact with more and more each day and evaluating this progress monthly

­ I will reflect on the actions I do that limit people’s ability to see Christ in me. I will decide if these should still be in my life and if so in what capacity.

­ I take actions weekly that increase my knowledge of creating Christ centered permanent positive change in people. This time is also used to make this knowledge into habits.

­ I will set aside two times a week to work on changing beliefs in my life. This time should be able 15 minutes in length.

­ I will grow my coaching business into a full-time job then into self-supporting business then into a movement.

­ I will search for ways to grow the reach of getting new clients by increasing the entry points into the funnel.

­ I will search out the parts of movement I am good at and focus on those. I will delegate away the rest of what I am not good at.

­ I will create a system where excess clients can be referred under my coaching brand to another coach.

­ I will spend time each month learning about how to create a movement in Christian coaching.

­ I will make for one social activity every two weeks that has me interact with people outside of my normal community.

­ I will continue and improve activities to improve my health and energy.

­ Learn to sail.

­ I will select one person from our group to keep me accountable and on track for these goals. This person will probably be Dan unless he says no.

Also in additional here are what Strenghtfinder thinks my strengths are:

ACTIVATOR - People who are especially talented in the Activator theme can make things happen by turning thoughts into action. They are often impatient.

INPUT - People who are especially talented in the Input theme have a craving to know more. Often they like to collect and archive all kinds of information.

COMMAND -People who are especially talented in the Command theme have presence. They can take control of a situation and make decisions

FUTURISTIC - People who are especially talented in the Futuristic theme are inspired by the future and what could be. They inspire others with their visions of the future.

IDEATION - People who are especially talented in the Ideation theme are fascinated by ideas. They are able to find connections between seemingly disparate phenomena.

These might be useful in knowing more about me and what I am good at.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

His Way Of Change to launch

In the next couple days I will be finally launching His Way Of Change, a site for Christ Centred Christian Coaching. I will still keep this as my personal blog even though will soon have a video blog.

You can also keep up with all the way to connect with me by checking out the personal page for James Bird.