Cheers, To One Year

Cheers to One Year

One year ago, to the day, I sat in front of my computer screen, just as I am this morning. Except for, I was almost paralyzed. Questioning whether I should go through with it. I’d worked on that article for weeks. Start. Stop. Start. Stop. Start. My lizard brain was winning the mental tug-o-war. Sure, I’d been writing the newsletter consistently for five or six years. And even more aggressively for the full year prior....
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Five Minute Friday

Five Minute Fridays

“I just finished reading your weekly email as I always do, even if a couple of days go by after it lands in my inbox. Your stories are always engaging and thought provoking, and I really enjoy reading them!” That was Tracey’s response to last week’s article. Truthfully, it’s the type of response I get often — particularly the, “when I get to it part.” I understand my emails can be lengthy. Then again, it’s time that...
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Push, Pester and … Piss Off

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Last Friday evening, around 5:30pm, my phone rang. I had a hot pan of chicken in one hand and was juggling something else in the other. Kristin and I were hustling to get out the door to enjoy a rare adult evening — a belated celebration for her birthday — tickets to see Mama Mia! Having been conditioned by so many spam, scam and robo-calls, I rarely pick up my phone for unknown numbers. It seems I am blocking...
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You Do … We Donate #NoBrainer

Burpees 2017 of Everything

That was the headline that caught my eye. It was a post by Jesse Itzler that popped up in my Facebook feed, just a few days before the new year. The text of the post read … THE CHALLENGE: Starting 1/1/17 — you have 31 days to complete 2017 reps of each of these exercises [Burpees, Sit-ups, Push-ups, Squats and Chair Dips]. We will donate $400 to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation for everyone who finishes (up to...
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Give Someone a Hug Today

Give Someone a Hug

Just before 7pm last Friday night, my phone chirped. A voicemail from my mom. After a brief discussion, Kristin looked at me pointedly and said, “you have to go.” I knew I had no choice. By 7:20pm I was pulling in to the emergency room parking lot at Seton Northwest, still uncertain exactly what was happening. By 8:45pm I was trailing the ambulance that was transporting my mom and dad to Brackenridge hospital, near downtown....
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Thank You – I Am Humbled

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Monday morning 8:50am I was settling in at my desk, about to get after it, when Kevin’s message popped up on my phone … “We just got done with our Monday morning team meeting and … Unanimous feedback … they loved your message! Thanks for being vulnerable. You shifted and shaped some young minds for the better on Friday!” His message, of course, in reference to the presentation that I gave on Friday morning. The one that I...
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It’s Just Going to Have to Wait

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Back after a one week hiatus. I hope that your Thanksgiving break was full of good food and family. Our week was chock full of activity, to say the least. Tuesday afternoon Kristin and I took the kids to see the Trolls movie. It was only our second attempt in a movie theater. The first, coming last Christmas break when we tried taking them to see the Peanuts movie. We had to pull plug after...
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