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Stop Making Your Hard Experiences… Harder

Stop Making Your Hard Experiences… Harder

If you are a driven person, you’ll relate to this story I’m about to share. If you know someone who is (possibly) too driven for their own good, you’ll appreciate this story. Perhaps you’ll even want to share it with them.  After two days of lying in bed, too sick to...

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How To Do The Work That Makes You Come Alive

How To Do The Work That Makes You Come Alive

Most of us have been taught to say and do things in a particular way. Fear of not fitting in, or worse, failing to please those we care about, often drives us away from doing and saying the things that make us come alive.  Rather than risk the possibility of...

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Before You Fire Them, Try This

Before You Fire Them, Try This

We loved Olivia from the moment we met her. While she spoke very little English (still, way better than our Spanish), her work communicated for itself. It’s not an exaggeration when I say that it felt like they (Olivia and her cleaning crew) had hugged our home. In...

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Avoid This Mistake When Hiring In This Market

Avoid This Mistake When Hiring In This Market

Are you struggling to find and keep good employees? What strategies are you using?  Some people have already resigned... others are staying, but just doing enough to get by... resigned with a paycheck, if you will. Meanwhile, you’re left trying to figure out how to...

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44 Lessons in 44 Years of Life

44 Lessons in 44 Years of Life

May 24 marks my 44th year of life. In reflection, I thought about the top 44  lessons I’ve gained from my journey so far. Here they are. Enjoy!  No one does better by being made to feel worse, yourself included. Generous people have more. Life is painful when we’re...

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Investigating Solutions For Reducing Stress

Investigating Solutions For Reducing Stress

Four weeks after gaining feeling back in my ear (it had gone numb from tension), Yvette, my wife, and I headed up to Shenandoah National Park. It was the weekend of July 4th, and I was hoping that being in the backcountry would save me from having to experience the...

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Can You Feel The Wobble?

Can You Feel The Wobble?

Years ago, a physical therapist put a bosu ball in front of me and told me to step up onto it. I tried, but I couldn’t find my balance and so I stepped off. “We’ll stick to the doing exercises on the floor,” he said, putting the bosu ball off to the side.  A few years...

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