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Bloody Elbows, Steep Cliffs, & Passing the Test

  “Will you succeed?  Yes!  You will indeed!  98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed. Kid, you’ll move mountains.” – Dr Seuss I looked out over the valley. Nothing but mountains stretched out to the horizon. I reached for the tree branch. … Continue reading

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3 Words for 2016

“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.” – Benjamin Franklin The past few years I have chosen 3 words to help guide my choices in the coming … Continue reading

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The Grind

“It is often the small victories that define the big moments.” – Chris Burkmenn My 4 day oxycontin experiment was over. I was a week out of ACL surgery. My surgeon cleared me to drive. After a few attempts, I … 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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Enter the Basics

“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” – Bruce Lee When you focus on the basics, the complicated falls in line. I am working on … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Decision

 “It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.” – Tony Robbins Each new year is a gift. The year gives us 365 opportunities to DECIDE who we will become. We have another opportunity to: Get it … Continue reading

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Look Back. Move Forward.

“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.” – Benjamin Franklin  Picture This . . . It is December 31, 2015. You are having dinner with your … Continue reading

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