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Jun
09
2018

Success Is Overrated

Here’s a statement you probably wouldn’t expect from me…  Success is overrated.  Yup, you read that correctly.  Success is overrated.  And while I think success of all kinds is fantastic, I also think it’s grossly overrated.  Here’s why.  I’ve always thought of success this way…  “Whenever I achieve...

Jun
08
2018

Listening To Understand vs. Listening To Respond

Years ago, I can’t remember the book, but I remember reading the following expression… Listening to understand versus listening to respond.  Initially I had no idea what the heck that meant.  I figured it was probably just a cute play on words.  As I read more into it and began to fully understand w...

Jun
07
2018

Getting Over Past Failures

Past failures have definitely set me back. Not from the failure itself, that’s been a learning opportunity. More so from my inability to move on from the failures.  You ever fail at something and then feel like you just can’t seem to get over it?  Where you constantly stew on it?  It could be a fail...

Jun
06
2018

Lessons From My Grade School Report Card

I was going through some boxes recently and found two of my grade school report cards.  One from 6th grade and the other from 7th.  I thought, how cool.  That is until I opened them up and read all the wonderful positive (sarcasm) comments about my weaknesses, failures, and shortcomings.  The kind o...

Jun
05
2018

Ignorance Was Bliss, Until It Wasn’t

You ever hear the expression, ignorance is bliss?  I use to live by this statement.  The whole idea of not knowing any better, taking action, and moving forward appealed to me.  I didn’t know what I didn’t know.  I liked that.  So much so that I fully embraced this idea and way of thinking to help m...