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Don’t Box Yourself In….

Remember, Don't Box Yourself In

“I can’t be happy or fulfilled unless I have a baby and family.” “I will only be a success if I am a wealthy entrepreneur.” “I have to have X.” “I must work for Y.” These are boxes and mental traps.  If you approach life with this mindset, you are almost certainly going to be miserable.  Life Isn’t A […]

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A Simple Trick To Stay Focused On What Matters

How To Stay Focused

If you are like me, you have these insights and aha moments that just hit you out of the blue.  These realizations clarify what matters, what’s not working, and how you should really be spending your time. Then life intervenes.  You slowly slip back into old ways of thinking, and the realizations fade to the recesses […]

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Remember To Relax

Remember To Relax - It's A Key Part Of Life

Remember to relax. I don’t mean “pursue a leisure activity.” I mean relax. As in just be there. Let your body rest. Let your mind rest. In fact, empty your mind. Let your being just be still. Elite athletes know this.  Yes, train hard.  Train with focus.  But build in time for relaxation.  For rebuilding. But keep this in mind.  Relax not just so […]

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What’s The Opposite of Fear?

What's The Opposite Of Fear?

There isn’t really a word for living without fear.  There is “fearless,” but that just means a lack of fear. Here are the closest words I’m aware of:certainsureconfidentboldfearlessunafraidassureddauntlessvaliantIsn’t it amazing that there is no word that stands for the pure opposite of Fear?  So many of the above words just mean the lack of something, “UN-afraid, […]

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Finding Certainty In An Uncertain World

Finding Certainty In An Uncertain World

Certainty.  We crave it.  When we find ourselves in an uncomfortable, ambiguous situation, we react with anxiety and fear. When you start a new job or start a new business, the uncertainty can be daunting.  You don’t know where your new venture is headed, and failure is a real possibility.  Personally, when I left a federal […]

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When You Can’t Find Your Purpose, Do This Instead

When You Can't Find Your Purpose

Vision.  Purpose.  Meaning. These are big words, great words.  Words that deserve our interest, attention, and respect.  But sometimes such grand notions lie beyond our grasp. In that case, I have a suggestion.  If you are struggling to find your purpose in life, just start doing work.  Any work.  Anything that pops to mind that you need […]

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