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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Day 28 - Lizard brain must go

"To think is to practice brain chemistry." Deepak Chopra

I read this blog this morning and it got my brain all in knots. It talks about the lizard brain and how It is the epicenter of human irrational behavior. By the time I got to the end of the article, I knew, just KNEW this lizard brain was Ms. Shankabitch. The lizard brain is causing all my damn problems. It's time for it to go. Well, at least shut the hell up. 
What is the lizard brain? Let me quote Seth Godin's blog:
How can I explain the never-ending irrationality of human behavior?
We say we want one thing, then we do another. We say we want to be successful but we sabotage the job interview. We say we want a product to come to market, but we sandbag the shipping schedule. We say we want to be thin but we eat too much. We say we want to be smart but we skip class or don't read that book the boss lent us.

The contradictions never end. When someone shows up and acts without contradiction, we're amazed. When an athlete just does the sport, or when a writer just writes the words, we can't help but watch, astonished at the purity of their actions. Why is it so difficult to do what we say we're going to do?

The lizard brain.

 How am I going to do this? I'm going to ship.

Today I'm grateful for:

148 day's till paradise. We've changed our week, we've picked our spot, we've invited the friends and family, we are locked and loaded and counting down till launch.

Lisa and Sunnyside Properties. Interested in your own week in paradise? Talk to Lisa. She is the BEST. This will be our 3rd year with her and we keep going back. There are no hidden fees, no stress, no guesses. I would recommend her 100%. Consider this a commercial for Sunnyside Properties. Seriously, this chick rocks. She is awesomeness in property manager form. She is my superhero. I may even let her ware the cape.

quieting the lizard brain. It's a work in progress

a quieting storm. Today was better than yesterday.

a visit with Kelly. She walked with Roy and I and we all watched Wall-e. I've forgotten  how much I like that movie.

the Pixie doing her project. Granted, she waited till the last possible minute but she skipped the movie and did what she needed to do. She rocks. Pssssst.....I snuck her ice cream.

getting it all done. I need to take my cue from Ms. Sarah and stop sweating the small stuff. I manage to get it all done. Tonight, even with Kelly visits, Wall-e watching, Pixie projects and brother-in-law furniture movers, I managed to get it all done. "Do your best, God takes care of the rest" in action.

better days.


My list is shallow and flawed, but it shipped.
Take that Lizard brain!


  1. Following through is the hardest part. Damn the lizard brain! We will overcome!

  2. You're comment was my very first and a very fine first at that. I am no longer pure as the driven snow. Awesome! We shall indeed overcome.