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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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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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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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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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Kill Clutter

“The more things you own, the more they own you.” – Anonymous Clutter slows you down.  Clutter clouds your judgement. Clutter drives me crazy. DECLUTTER will be one of my “3 words” for 2015. The idea of decluttering resonates so much that … Continue reading

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Walk Through the Valley

“In wine, there is truth.” ― Pliny the Elder High quality wine comes from grapes that experience tough conditions. The same is true in life. I was a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for over 6 years. It was … Continue reading

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The Path

“All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche PICTURE THIS:  It’s EARLY morning.  You can feel the calm of being the only person awake.  Then . . . BOOM!  A door SLAMS open.  Foot steps run down … Continue reading

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Time Zone

“My feeling is that any day I am too busy to run is a day that I am too busy.” – John Bryant It was 6am and the rain was SMACKING me in the face. I was 2,000 miles from … Continue reading

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