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My 2022 Reading List

My 2022 Reading List

I often get requests for what books I've read - What gave me the most insight or helped the most. For me, it's all about the season of life that I'm in. A book that may offer limited value now could be amazing in a few months. So I buy ones that look interesting. I...

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It’s a new season and I have mixed feelings

It’s a new season and I have mixed feelings

The day I close the pool is by far the worst day of the year for me. It's not that I don't enjoy fall or have other activities, it's that I truly love being in the pool. And I don't know why. I feel like maybe when I was a kid it was the one place nothing else...

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Life Happens – Moving Forward

Life Happens – Moving Forward

Hi, I'm Nick. I'm introducing myself because you may have forgotten about me. Or, you haven't ever heard from me because you purchased Define My Day and I haven't sent many emails recently. This is my apology for stepping away and also the explanation I think you...

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Getting Too Attached to Goals Can Hurt Our Progress

Getting Too Attached to Goals Can Hurt Our Progress

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you so desperately wanted a certain outcome you could see it, feel it, and practically live it in your mind? Be it a promotion, relationship, or a purchase - we think ahead to how wonderful life will be once we have...

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Why Impress People? Self-Acceptance is More Important

Why Impress People? Self-Acceptance is More Important

I'm done trying to impress people! At least, that's what I tell myself. I really am done with it. Until I find myself falling into old patterns of proving my worth or sacrificing who I am to make someone else happy. I guess the growth in me is seeing it happen and...

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Dealing with Criticism

Dealing with Criticism

First, I want to say "thank you" to everyone who sent me comment on my last post. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. I'm happy to see it made a positive impact. Today's topic is less positive but equally important. I grew up with a lot of criticism. It was my...

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