Archive for June, 2012

Conflict with Family

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Some have contacted me in private regarding conflict resolution with difficult family and friends. There is no easy solution. Sometimes you must insulate others and even yourself from exposure to emotional toxicity, but that corrosive influence remains secondary to the compassion we have for others. Sometimes we must take ...

Reflexes Control You (if you do nothing)

Sunday, June 24th, 2012

We would love to believe that we are "above" base reflexes; that we can "choose" to not be impacted by them because we are "evolved, enlightened or illuminated." A simple visual stress test proves this false. Reading this text, the dots begin to move (for most people) in the image beneath. ...

The Word Honey is not Sweet

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

As a young man, I was brimming with ideas. My teacher said to me, "Mr. Sonnon, first one LIVES. Then, one philosophizes." Half my current age, I could not fathom his guidance through the chaotic haze of my thoughts. Now, I realize that he meant to know ABOUT something ...

Insanity versus Persistence

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

Much of progress is imperceptible: the daily changes not visible in the mirror, not obvious in technique repetition, not ostensible in character development. Like cutting a gemstones, 1,000 hits may not make any visible change in the state of the gem, but the potentiality accumulates, and then 1,001 strokes creates ...

Add Rocks, Remove Grains

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

So often I hear people complain that they can't cook healthy food and can't exercise because they need more time in the day. We can’t create time, but you can prioritize it by: starting with the big rocks. Imagine your day as a large jar and your ... 100% Free

Monday, June 18th, 2012 - 100% Free, folks. Yes, I did create it aimed at providing our tactical community of fire rescue, law enforcement and military personnel access to pain and injury free recuperation, as their #1 kill is stress-related disease. However, if you have someone who suffers from excessive strain, then please do ...

Hateful, Foolish, Fearful, Aware or Awake?

Monday, June 18th, 2012

The hateful learn only by divine providence. The foolish learn only by severe consequence. The fearful learn only by careful guidance. The aware learn through by study and research. The awakened learn through simple existence. ~ Scott Sonnon a2a_linkname="Hateful, Foolish, Fearful, Aware or Awake?";a2a_linkurl="";

Be Your Own Mastermind

Monday, June 18th, 2012

Today a poster lamented that she, "can't get into any mastermind groups because they're too expensive and demand that she sell all of their products without reviewing them negatively." She asked if I could refer an inexpensive one which wouldn't compromise her ethics. The answer is, "Yes." The ...

When Nothing Adds Up - Subtract.

Monday, June 18th, 2012

When my business began to be successful, I accepted more and more contracts, created more and more projects, traveled to more and more countries. But a critical threshold had appeared, and though I continued to become more and more successful the more and more I added, it ...

My new, free course for those who wear a uniform.

Sunday, June 17th, 2012

In honor of our tactical first responders, for all you have given to us, and sacrificed for us, we wanted to give back to you. In the past few years of teaching for the federal government, I discovered a consistent, universal list of pains and injuries which not only prevented ...