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Patrick Fellows is a 5 time Ironman, TEDx giving, 32 miles swimming, endurance coaching, healthy cooking, entrepreneur and musician.  Born in Dearborn, MI, raised in Mississippi and a Louisianian for 30 years, 

Too much me. Not enough me.

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I love me some me. Well kinda and probably not. The problem I run into is actually reeling in me (or is it reeling me in?). I oft consider if too much me is really the right amount or a douchetastic amount of narcissistic self congratulations. Either or. Here we are, so I’ll continue. 


Know that while what I write is aimed at you, it 100% comes from a place of “this is what’s happening to me.” It’s equal parts self reflection and over sharing. It’s trying to figure it out and and in doing so it’s being as okay as I can with how the messenger and message are construed. 


Now that we’ve cleared this up, (again), it’s time for a daily dose of, “here’s what I am thinking today. Today I’m wondering how we get off this ride. Like we got on a church fair scrambler run by a meth head and now we’ve realized that we’d like to kindly stop and go buy some funnel cakes. 


Me: “Randy, can you stop the Scrambler?!?! I’m going to barf!”

Randy: “you don’t want me to press this emergency button. Dem cotter pins is rusty and I ain’t sure what’s gonna happen. 2 more minutes.”


How do we stop the Scrambler of accelerating life?  Or at the least, slow it down? I mean it starts with trying to see what noise you can eliminate but with kids and work and your marriage and your friends and fitness and hobbies and and and and. It’s exhausting. 


This is the point in this post where I tell you what “5 life changing hacks” you can use to get your life back and how to “crush the day and be a better family man/woman.”  I’ve got some bad news. I’m not sure yet. 


Here’s what I will say and it’s a repeat but I do believe it. 


Hot coffee.  

10 mins of quiet first thing in the morning. 

10 more mins of quiet at lunch. 

10 mins of quiet before bed. 

(repeat coffee as necessary.)


At the least it will slow things down three times in the day. 


It’s CRUNK FRIDAY. Get some. 


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