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A Lesson from Today’s Solar Eclipse

April 8, 2024

The solar eclipse that is happening / has happened today represents a “moment in time”. Millions have made an extra effort to travel, sometimes thousands of miles to a location where they can view this rarity. They deemed this a special occasion worthy of preparation, planning, and in many cases a financial investment to experience…

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What I Learned from Covid

December 30, 2023

As I watched a news report about all the impact Covid had on our society, I am reminded of a very important fact that also came from that experience. In the past few days, I have seen several examples of the failure of much of the world’s population to realize how connected we are. I…

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What is Destiny?

December 3, 2023

Destiny is not predetermined. Our habits determine our destiny. Habits happen before results. If habits are aligned with your desired results, then those desired results will happen. If your habits are misaligned with your desired outcome, then your desired life won’t happen. Please keep in mind that habits are different than actions although habits include…

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Expectations: You Get What You Believe You Will

October 8, 2023

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend my class reunion. Admittedly, I was not excited about it. I wasn’t that popular in high school and most of the people who would attend were strangers by now as we’ve all gone out and lived our own lives in various places. The single strand…

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Are you a Super Ball in a Closet?

August 16, 2023

Are you constantly busy? Do you feel like you couldn’t possibly work any harder than you are already? But, at the same time, do you get to the end of the day, look back and wonder what it was that you accomplished today? If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, you may be…

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Independence Day

July 4, 2023

Today we celebrate America’s Independence, but what about your independence and freedom? Are you independent? Are you free? Freedom is the absence of necessity, coercion or constraint in choice or action. Meaning you have control over yourself and your own destiny. Before I became aware of this fact, I would look for reasons things didn’t…

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What Do You Want From Today?

June 6, 2023

When you get to the end of your day, today, what do you hope to have achieved? How many mornings do you think about that? How often do you have goals that are more than get groceries, pick-up dry cleaning, get to the office on time, go to the kids’ soccer games tonight, make dinner?…

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April 25, 2023

Do it now! One of the worst things we can do is delay making a change for the good. If I am on a trip from Chicago to Los Angeles and I start toward Boston, the longer I keep going toward Boston, the longer I am making my trip to Los Angeles. Bad habits are…

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Facebook Comments

March 25, 2023

Recently I ran a Facebook Ad to promote Change Your Thinking, Ignite Your Life. One of the statements was “Learn about the power of positive self-talk and how to incorporate it into your life”. I have to admit that I was thrown off by some of the comments I got (granted it was only half…

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What Would You Tell Your 16-Year-Old Self?

March 5, 2023

If you’ve read Change Your Thinking, Ignite Your Life or any of my previous Blog Posts you likely know that I tend to not endorse living in the past. While the past is filled with valuable lessons, it is not a healthy place to live and dwell. So, when I was asked recently, what would…

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