Never Too Old To Learn A New Language

Affirmation Header

Are you familiar at all with the The Five Love Languages? It’s a 1995 New York Times Bestseller, written by Gary Chapman. If you hop over to Amazon, you’ll see 12,279 reviews of the book — more than 10,000 of them 5 stars. Pretty incredible! The root of it is that fulfillment and/or discontent in interpersonal relationships usually stems from the fact that people speak different languages. Not literally. But rather the way in which we prefer...
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Permission To ‘Play Bigger’

Change Life

Last Saturday morning, as I was waiting for Collin’s soccer team, the red Flash Dragons, to play their final game of the season, I was casually thumbing through my phone. Somehow I stumbled upon a trailer for a documentary that is coming out in December, called Game Changer. I wasn’t but five seconds into the trailer before I had to press pause, open up a note and jot down the narrator’s opening. As the screen...
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The Beauty Of An Uncommon Response

Fire

In his 2014 Bestseller, The Obstacle Is The Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph, Ryan Holiday wrote about one particularly fateful night in December of 1914: “At the age of sixty-seven, Thomas Edison returned home early one evening from another day at the laboratory, when shortly after dinner, a man came rushing to his house with urgent news: A fire had broken out at Edison’s research and production campus a few miles...
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The Best In Class Mentality

Best in Class

The past week and a half, we’ve been working through a bit of a snafu on one of my client’s contracts. Perhaps you’ve seen the meme that goes around every so often — usually around the time that property tax assessments come out. Your Home Value As See By . . . .  And while it’s meant to be tongue and cheek, like most, there is a lot of truth behind the humor. In every transaction, there are always multiple “opinions”...
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Strengthening The Chain Of Inspiration

Daily Observations

Clearly, last week’s message struck a chord. The idea of “struggling well” hit home for folks. Not twenty minutes after I sent out the email, I received text from my friend Kevin “Damn, I liked your newsletter today … I sent it to our whole company.”  Of that, I am honored. Kevin works with/for a premier content producing platform for entrepreneurs and small business owners. He and his colleagues help people who have a message, share that message. As the day stretched...
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The Art Of Struggling Well

Evolution Process

After last week’s email, my dad sent me this note . . . “I’m impressed with your orientation to setting and accomplishing goals . I don’t find that my personality meshes real well with that, so my hat is off to people who take that approach. When you’re in business for yourself, it’s a really good trait to have.” My response to him was . . . “I’ve actually never been a big goal setting person either — in the traditional sense. I relate...
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Continuing To Narrow The Gap

The Sooner You Use It

Last week, I mentioned my trip to Orlando. A trip I feared might not happen, last Wednesday morning, as I found myself in the Starbucks parking lot, sitting behind the wheel of a car that refused to start. Seven minutes before I was supposed to drop Collin off at school and a little over two hours before I was scheduled to be at the airport . . . my world came to a complete and sudden standstill. But...
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