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The Horn and the Dragon

(This post was originally posted in 2012 or so… but I’ve updated a bit. It’s interesting how I find recurring themes in my writings… Common struggles and but also hard fought victories. ) It was the summer between high school and college. Part child and part man was I… Preparing for the unknown future, I […]

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Has Your Hard Life Made You Stronger?

Or are you more bitter? More critical, cynical and judgmental? Or are you more resilient? Do you get offended less because you’ve been struck down but not destroyed? The Bible says that a righteous man falls seven times but he gets back up. Is this you? Do you refuse to quit trying? Do you refuse […]

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This quote inspires me! #ultrarunning

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Three Millionaires on God, Purpose & Our Work

Over the past few weeks I’ve had the privilege of sitting in the company of a few very successful business owners. I even high five’d a billionaire during my morning run last Saturday, but that’s didn’t turn into any conversation… not this time. 😉  So as I listened to these men, each said a phrases […]

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3 Options on failure

1 – Never Fail You’ve made fear and or security your god.You’ll never attempt much, never experience or learn much and thus never grow or go anywhere significant. 2 – Fail Once You’ve taken failure to mean permanent rejection. You see life as still images and miss the motion picture. You’ve been lied to. Everyone you envy, […]

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PERSPECTIVE : I went to Nashville once

I use to write songs and wanted to see if I had the chops to get approval from Nashville. They told me some songs like mine were suited best for the genre: friends and family. I never went back. Today recalling the event, I see it in a new perspective. I can say “I went […]

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BIG ANNOUNCEMENT – My First Product

Years ago, when adulthood was first budding and aspirations were as tall as mountains I dreamed of writing books. In my early years of college I was swept away by a world of inspirational writing that claimed I could be different; even better than who I was. Those marketers of the imagination and heart persuaded […]

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Depressed, Forgotten or Learned

When you have a setup back or disappointment, you can respond to it in one of three ways. First option is to become depressed. I know no one wants this option, and we could all say from outside the situation that we aren’t going to do this. But in reality, the more highly we think […]

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Become a finisher

Some people soak, ingest and wallow in the output of others. They can sing or rap a dozen lyrics of the most popular songs. They can quote lines from the academy award winning films. They have twitter alerts setup to better recruit or trade their fantasy football teams… Some people ideate, imagine and journal a […]

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Lifestyles of Distraction and Drain

My Commit App ping’d me daily asking if I was going to write, but unfortunately I ignored it. Preparing for a two-day cross country drive followed by a two week vacation had drained me. Like yesterday’s washcloth hanging on the side of the tub, my creativity’s been dormant and dry. My scenario only lasted a […]