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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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Enjoy Time as It Happens!

February 20, 2023

My son is a senior in high school as I write this and plays varsity basketball. I live 400 miles from where he does but try to make as many games as possible. About the time that he asked me to make sure I could attend Senior Night, I started to think about the reality…

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Why Write a Book?

February 12, 2023

So many people have asked me how I wrote “Change Your Thinking, Ignite Your Life: What Are You Telling Yourself?” but very few have asked why. The reality is that the why drove the how. I had to have a strong enough “why” to make me want to find out “how”. Had my “why” not…

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Overheard at Breakfast

January 21, 2023

Yesterday while meeting with one of my friends, I overheard the discussion amongst a group of people about how great things were in the “good old days”. They discuss how much easier things were before everything was online and how they used to call and actually talk to people and not machines. Hard to argue…

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