Ideas, stories, and reflections.

How to Get More Energy by Avoiding These 4 Horseman

Uncategorized May 01, 2016

I'm Shawn Buttner, CHPC, and I help professionals learn about personal development so they can experience higher levels of joy, growth and impact in their lives.

Have you ever had any of these challenges...

  • Your energy is directly tied to the level of caffeinated drinks you have had in the last 30 minutes?
  • Your level of energy never is enough to get everything you want or need to get done?
  • You are constantly exhausted, grumpy, and stressed to the point where you can't fall asleep?
  • You fall asleep at the wrong times?  At work, getting a haircut, during the commute home, or during a movie?

That was me years ago.  

In 2007, I had just graduated from my masters program with about $80k in student debt.  My student loan payments had me $200 in the red each month, I was broke, and stressed.

Insomnia was a normal part of life, made worse by a tech job where I was on call enough to throw off my sleep schedule.  I was constantly exhausted, which contributed even more to...

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7 Ideas to Live a Happier, Great Life

Uncategorized Apr 24, 2016

Have you ever wondered what living a great life means to you?  In this week's video, I'll share with you Seven ideas that have served me well in living a good, charged life!

At some point in your life, I am sure you experienced a time where you were too busy, or felt too overwhelmed to be focused on "living the good life".  It's important to think about and review how we want to live our life as our best selves so that we do not end up wondering how we forgot!

Here are my 7 Ideas to Live a Happier, Great Life.

  1. Dont take life too seriously;  There is usually something we can laugh at when things get tough, and laughing can help things seem less dire.
  2. Help Others;  The idea to give more than you get, to add value, or to leave yoru mark on the world seems universal.  So what do you do that helps others, or is leaving a dent in the world for the bettter?
  3. Live with Integrety;  Do what you say, and only say things that you can do.  By living...
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How to Better Manage Your Most Valuable Resource!

Uncategorized Apr 17, 2016


Many people neglect their #1 resource, even if it is constantly being drained, distracted, or manipulated by others.  What your number one resource?

It's your attention.

Why is your attention important?  Well, attention or awareness impacts your behaviors.  If you are aware of what you are doing, you can change.  If you are unaware, others can unconsciously influence you.

For example, say if you want to lose some weight.  To effectively lose weight, you need to pay attention each day to what you weigh, what you eat, and how you exercise.  Most people fail to get into better shape because they lose awareness of one of these three areas of focus.

So how do we lose attention?

We lose attention for these four reasons:

  • We do not have enough energy
  • We do not focus on the right things
  • We lose ourselves in distraction
  • We lose our momentum

If you are not progressing as far in your life as you want, I'll bet one of these attention robbers got you!

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Celebrating Mom

family Apr 10, 2016

April 10th is my Mom's birthday.

Two years ago, we lost Mom to heart disease and it has been a long, hard journey.  Today I wanted to share a little on who she was, and ask everyone two things to help her celebrate her birthday today.

If you connected with this post, please share it to get the message out to make Mom's birthday and memory awesome.




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Uncategorized Apr 04, 2016

Gratitude from Shawn Buttner on Vimeo.

Hey Everyone,

This week I'm at Santa Clara getting ready for recertification week for High Performance Coaching.  Always a student, I'm trying to keep on top of all the best high performance reseearch to better help you find more joy, growth, and impact.

In this week's video, I want to share a little about what I am greatful for, and a quick exercise to help you feel happier during the week!  

Check it out, and let me know what you think!


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Success Emerges Naturally

Uncategorized Mar 30, 2016

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Joy. Growth. Impact.

joy. growth. love. Mar 27, 2016

Why we should all live with more intent to experience joy, growth, and impact.

These three words have served me well over my life (so far), and can help you overcome stressful situations, grow into your best self, and feel even more fulfilled.



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Why Rejuvenation is important.

Uncategorized Mar 21, 2016

This week we talk about three ideas to help you rejuvenate! 

Rejuvenation is important to high performance because it allows us to reflect on wins, and can change modes to promote a Eurika moment. Plus, we know from high performance studies that relaxing is just as important as working. So rejuvenating more can help you succeed more!

Three ideas:
1. Rejuvenation ritual for every 50 min when you work
2. Get away every 3-months
3. Think about what you do to relax, and ask yourself “Why don’t I have more of this in my life, and what can I do to have more of this in my life?


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