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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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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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Torn ACL’s, Cadavers & Decisions

“It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.” – Tony Robbins  The way forward begins when we decide it does. I was training in jiu jitsu.  My knee popped. It was the sound that changed my … Continue reading

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Home Alone

“Lessons learned at home last the longest.”  – Thomas Monson  Life finds new ways to challenge us. Last week my wife had to travel for work.  She went on a 5 day business trip. That meant 3 kids and I … 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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