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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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Three Powerful Words – I Appreciate You

Three Powerful Words – I Appreciate You

The first time a friend said three words to me, I was shook. I didn't know what to do. I probably did the full body equivalent of someone going in for a handshake when the other person goes for a high five. I just stood there with a weird look on my face - stammering...

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The Pain of Change

The Pain of Change

The pain of change is sometimes the worst. In the past, I've mentioned the old Jim Rohn quote, “We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.” People usually bring up that quote in reference to becoming more productive....

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Sometimes There’s No Plan

Sometimes There’s No Plan

Sometimes I don't have a plan. I just let the day take me where it wants me to go. One recent Saturday, I woke up to a post on Facebook selling an aquarium. I jumped on it and ended up having a great father/son day. I've been looking for a new aquarium for months to...

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Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

James Clear dropped a great question on social media: View this post on Instagram A post shared by James Clear (@jamesclear) My answer was instant: Raising my boys to be good men Improving myself so I don't pass down my faults Building a business that helps and lasts...

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