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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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Leaving 2015 Inspired: Books, People, & Places

Below are the books, people, & places that inspired me in 2015: Books The Power of Now gives new meaning to “living in the moment”. Eckhart Tolle reveals the benefits of focusing your energy on the present moment. Tolle writes, “The … 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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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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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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