What Drives Us.

Sometimes your job can wear you out. No kidding right? The deadlines, stress, boss, whatever‚ĶIt can suck the life out of you and no amount of vacation can balance the anxiety.  No matter how much you love what you do, it just happens. Even if you work for yourself; the stress is still there.   Then it happens.  You have a moment.  The thing that reminds you of why you do what you do.  That glimpse of satisfaction or success that swoops in, just in time, to remind us why we take the beating each day.  Like a small ray of sun that passes through the clouds; giving us enough hope and satisfaction to continue to endure.  Those small payoffs are […]

This is some scary stuff!

Truth be told, I’ve been scared my whole life.  Scared with school, career, choices, getting married, becoming a father, etc. You name it; almost every experience in life has come with a certain amount of fear.  Fear of failing, losing, getting fired; break ups, screwing up the kids, etc. The list goes on. To say that you are not guilty of any of this is a lie. We are all scared shitless about something.  Fear comes with life.  I can’t count the number of times I’ve thrown up before doing things or skipped meals and lost sleep over my nerves. In time, certain experiences or events become less scary. Either through repetition or growth, you eventually weaken their hold over […]

Planting the #Tryharder seed

Hi I’m Chase Patrick Murphy and I take pictures of bad parking jobs.  I not only take these pictures, but I share them with the world via social media. Friends of mine take these pictures too and send them to me. Some people tag me in these photos or post them on my wall. I’m a bad parking picture collecting addict and my friends and acquaintances are enablers.   Ok it’s not that bad, but it’s pretty close.  I used to have a boss who preferred to play a round of golf with someone before hiring them. He felt that you could tell a lot about a person by the way they conducted themselves on a golf course. I don’t […]