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How Do You Make Someone Run for Fun? Watch me

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The best way to get someone to “run for fun” is to tell them that they’re not allowed to run. It worked for me. It seems as though when you tell someone that they can’t have something, it has an adverse effect on them. I had people laugh, scold and frown at me when I…


Who Really Likes Leftovers? Ideas?

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I have leftover turkey, ribs (pork and beef), brisket, mac & cheese, and pulled pork sitting in my fridge. Who’s going to eat all of that? Who wants to eat all of that? This is a problem. Before getting started, I had to work off some of the holiday blessings … food that is. I…


Do you know anyone that’s visually impaired?


Blind people can see a lot. Over the last few weeks there have been many “sightings” that never would have been possible had I not gone blind. Going blind has allowed me to see more than you can ever imagine. They say that when you lose one sense that your other senses are heightened. Really?…


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…


What If I Asked You to Pull My Plug? Sharing


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…


3 Things Your Wife Will Never Tell You


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…


3 Ways to be Meteoric NOT Mediocre


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…


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…


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┬ádopamine. Happiness is long-term, additive and generous. It’s giving, not taking. It works on┬áserotonin. This is not merely simple semantics. It’s a fundamental difference in our brain wiring. Pleasure and happiness feel like…