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How Did We Get Here?

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Maybe you’ve heard this before. They probably told you, “you can lose everything and get 10 times that in return.” Did you believe them? If you’re anything like me, you didn’t. Then it happened. In March of 2011 my life changed forever. One of two cavernous malformations bled, in my brainstem, putting pressure on the…

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What If I Asked You to Pull My Plug? Sharing

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You can grow even when everything around you seems to have gone to pot. This is one messed up world. Just when you think things can’t get any worse there’s another shooting, storm, fire or catastrophe. How do you deal with all of that? Keep it all in context. Understand it. Learn from it. Leave…

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3 Things Your Wife Will Never Tell You

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I’ve seen strong men that have been brought to their knees this week because of a woman. This doesn’t make them less of a man, but it will probably make you more of a husband. Left unattended these things could become blindspots. Here are some things that we could hope to hear, but it’s probably…

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3 Ways to be Meteoric NOT Mediocre

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There are ways for a normal person to live a Meteoric life. I always used to think that I was not cut out to be more than just average. My thought was that I would live my moderate salesperson life, with a moderate home in the suburbs with my moderate family. Then it started to…

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What Can You Learn From Running a Half Marathon?

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Let’s start with stating the obvious that 13.1 miles is a long way to run. Secondly, 26.2 isn’t just twice as hard. That would be like saying that an 8.3 earthquake is only a little stronger than a 7.4 on the Richter Scale. The difference is HUGE! Here’s what I learned from training running in…

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Seth Godin’s blog on The pleasure/happiness gap

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This comes straight from an industry icon. The pleasure/happiness gap Pleasure is short-term, addictive and selfish. It’s taken, not given. It works on dopamine. Happiness is long-term, additive and generous. It’s giving, not taking. It works on serotonin. This is not merely simple semantics. It’s a fundamental difference in our brain wiring. Pleasure and happiness feel like…

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Good Days or Bad Days

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Is it partly sunny or partly cloudy? It all depends on your perspective. Don’t miss that. When you want to have a better understanding of where you are what impact your having, you probably shouldn’t ask yourself that question. You should go back and look at the sincere notes and counsel that you’ve gotten over…

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Starting to list

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Starting to list? Not a list as in a shopping list. Not a list as in a naughty list. Not a list in the sense of a noun, but in the sense of a verb. It was during a long run on Saturday. The first 5 or 6 miles were fine, but then I started…

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This is me trying too hard

During certain times of your life you’ve experienced low moments. You weren’t always sure where rock bottom was. It just seemed like you were taking blow after blow. Then there are those time when you feel like you’ve got the magic stick  When I was a kid they would have said “Abracadabra!”  I guess now…

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