Category Archives: Mind Set

Body, Mind, & Believing

“Believing is half the cure.” – Toba Beta It was 3 days after ACL surgery. I’m on crutches, limping down my driveway. My neighbor yelled at me. “No way you’re still 100% Italian.  Zero chance that guy was a paisan.” … Continue reading

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Bright Lights, The Grateful Dead & A Leap of Faith

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” – Alan Key All days are not created equal. I knew this day would be different the moment the surgeon autographed my knee with a sharpie. It was time … Continue reading

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Sunsets, The Karate Kid & Adapting

“All failure is failure to adapt.  All success is successful adaptation.” – Max McKeown This was a bad idea. My 3 year old daughter & I were sitting on top of a sliding board. As we started to slide, I … Continue reading

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Adversity, Knee Braces, & Attitude

“If the road is easy, you’re likely going the wrong way.” ― Terry Goodkind  ADVERSITY enters our lives when we least expect it. How we deal with our challenges defines who we are. While training in jiu jitsu, I heard a … Continue reading

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Class Trip

“The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.” – Tom Bodett  No force on earth is as loud as a bus … Continue reading

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Break Away

“My only requirement for life is that I don’t get stuck in a rut.” – Malin Ackerman It was time for a break. No blogging.  No city traffic.  No hustling 5 people out the door by 8am. Time to reset. … Continue reading

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Winners Know When to Quit

“You’ve got to know when to hold ’em. Know when to fold ’em. Know when to walk away. And know when to run.” – Kenny Rodgers I’ve learned what you don’t do is as important as what you do. The more things I quit, … Continue reading

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Open Up

“An artist is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, and boldness to challenge the status quo.” – Seth Godin This weekend I toured The Art of the Brick exhibition in Philadelphia. It was amazing. Nathan Sawaya was a corporate attorney.  He … Continue reading

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Flow Like Water

“Running water never grows stale.  You just have to “keep flowing”. – Bruce Lee This week I learned a valuable lesson. Flowing water does not freeze. We lost our water for the better part of 3 days. A pipe hidden … Continue reading

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Lead the Way

“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.”- John C. Maxwell There is a HUGE difference between being the boss and becoming the LEADER. Bosses are many.  Leaders are few. Leaders set the … Continue reading

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