71: Cleveland

The Cavs are in the playoffs. The Republican Convention is coming to town. Over the next couple of months, Cleveland is going to be getting a lot of press. There will be stories about the ever-disappointing sports franchises, the attempts at rebirth, the depressed economy, the deranged man who kept three women locked in his … Continue reading 71: Cleveland

70: My Little Girl

She’s always there to greet me when I get home, usually running out of the garage in stocking feet celebrating the best part of both of our days. She is always calling my name, kissing my cheek, sneaking into bed in the middle of the night to take her half of my pillow. She’s my … Continue reading 70: My Little Girl

69: Where the Hell am I?

Do you ever have that feeling- the one where you can be in the middle of a completely familiar situation (dinner with your family or friends, say) and suddenly, and without warning, you have no idea where you are? You don’t recognize the people around you, you don’t recognize your surroundings. Or, you do, but … Continue reading 69: Where the Hell am I?

67: Focus on Progress Today

Lately, I’ve lost a little sight of what’s important. Not important as in priorities – my family, my relationships, my obligations. Not that kind of important. I’ve lost sight of the important steps I need to make and have found myself too focused on outcomes. I’ve found my mind wandering toward completed writing projects, instead … Continue reading 67: Focus on Progress Today

66: Defining Success

Eighty-four days. Fifteen times a day. In total, I have written the phrase: “I, Craig Heimbuch, will iterate success” in my morning journal more than twelve hundred times. Every day this year, except the last two. Yesterday and today, I’ve written something else. A new mantra. A new combination of words to hypnotize myself in … Continue reading 66: Defining Success

65: Control Your Hustle

So far, it’s been a rough day for the Mudcats, my oldest son Jack’s baseball team. They’re playing a one-day round-robin pre-season tournament- the old three hyphen variety- and it’s not looking good. The last time they laced up their cleats and donned their black and red jerseys was last summer, an end of season … Continue reading 65: Control Your Hustle