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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

Pleasure Happiness

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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Value: Isn’t there more to life?

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Work. Paycheck. Spend some. Save a little…maybe. Work. Paycheck. Spend some. Save a little…maybe. Work. Paycheck. Spend some. Save a little…maybe. Is it any wonder that a recent poll showed that the majority of the American workforce is disengaged. This is no way to live. It’s certainly not something that I want. It’s definitely not…

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The 3 Things That I Learned From Being Interviewed

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Two weeks ago my childhood home’s newspaper gave me the opportunity to be interviewed,  It was an awkward strange but comfortable feeling. This is the paper that I grew up reading. That is, on the rare occasion that I read anything. It always had the latest sports information and some interesting articles on familiar faces….

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