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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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Obstacles, Hashtags, & What I Learned…

“What stands in the way becomes the way.” – Marcus Aurelius My grandmom had a saying each time I complained about something. She would hear me out. Then she would look at me and say, “It’s what you make of it.” … 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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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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Out of the Blue

“The race is long, and in the end, the real race is against yourself.” – Baz Luhrmann I lost a friend this summer. We met after college.  We had a brief fling, then lost touch. We did not see each … Continue reading

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