Chip On My Shoulder, Priorities

“Mr. McKenna,” the specialist doctor said sternly, as he sat there observing my MRI. He shook his head from side to side and looked up at me. “I’m telling you, that you ABSOLUTELY cannot play any form of contact sports with this injured shoulder.” It was the summer of 2013. I had dislocated my left…

Inspiration vs. Motivation

How does one become “motivated” to achieve and pursue goals? Does one get inspired, or motivated to accomplish things in life and work? Does motivation drive you to succeed in a sport, professional setting, or school? I recently came across a piece labeled “Inspiration vs. Motivation” from Paid to Exist; while the author’s argument and points…

The Meaning Behind “The Little Thing5”

“Gentleman, listen up – it’s the little things we need to take care of out there if we’re going to be a successful team and win some hockey games…” This was something I heard over and over again for years while playing under and spending time with my old coach, the late Derek Percy. He…

The Little Thing5 “T-shirt Jersey” Available

I have released my second tee shirt design for my personal brand, “The Little Thing5.” This is a “t-shirt jersey” style that is charcoal colored, and is now available for $12 until Wednesday May 6th. I will be having promotions for this campaign, which will be updated/advertised via Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter. For example,…

The Spirit-Symbol Of The Spider

Close your eyes, and keep them closed for ten seconds. Like myself, I’m sure you see fuzzy darkness, different broken up and indescribable shapes, and also a variety of changing colors. Over the past few months and on a daily basis the first thing I will see when I wake up is one of those…