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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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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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Don’t Panic

“Whenever you get into a crisis or an emergency, become the calmest person in the room. You’ll be able to figure your way out.” – Rudy Giuliani Life will test us. I was reminded of this last week during a Jiu … Continue reading

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No Comparison

“Comparing yourself to others leads to arrogance or shame, but never happiness.” – Jon Acuff Life smacks you in the face. Obstacles are everywhere. None take your joy as fast as COMPARING yourself to others.   COMPARING steals your happiness.   … Continue reading

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Change the Channel

“You can’t think negative thoughts and live a positive life.” – Joel Osteen There are 2 channels that broadcast inside your head. The Negative Channel & the Positive Channel. What channel are you tuning into? The Negative Channel tells you: … Continue reading

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Today

“The beginning is always today.” ― Mary Shelley Today is the day: To begin that project you have been ignoring. To get your finances in order. To start exercising in the morning. To call your childhood friend. To start your … Continue reading

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