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This Positive Shit

This Positive Shit

I can still remember the conversation. My wife and I were talking about some of the good things that were happening in our lives, which hadn't been the case for quite a while. We had, for what seemed like a very long time, been powering through some pretty difficult and trying times, and there now seemed to be a little bit of positivity seeping into our otherwise rocky set of life events. To the best of our knowledge, the only thing we had consciously done differently during this particular series of hardships was change our way of [...]

Eviction Notice

Eviction Notice

It's that time of the year, people...out with the old and in with the new! So let's get 2013 started the right way. If you're harboring any bitterness or anger or even hatred inside yourself because of something some numb skull did to you at the office, or maybe because of some silly comment your sister made about you in public...it's time to cut it loose.  The old stuff has simply got to go. It's easy to take on the responsibility of lugging around negative thoughts and bad feelings.  In fact, it almost feels like your duty when [...]

Let’s Die, Living

Let’s Die, Living

I was sitting around the other day thinking about death. Now, before you start imagining that I've lost whatever part of my mind is left, and that I may be heading for a real dark place in this post, let me explain. I found myself with an opportunity to lose myself in some quality quiet time earlier this week, and so I decided to dive in.  Somehow, I was drawn to start thinking about life.  The whole cycle;  the experiences we all have, the things we all learn (or don't), the places we go, and eventually, I started thinking about our [...]

The Optimist Frowned

The Optimist Frowned

I was reading something the other day and some dude was writing about how the people who talk about positive thinking are all full of it because nobody can be positive all the time.  I guess if he has come across people who think you have to be positive all the time in order to be positive...he makes a good point. But, I thought his statements were a little off because not everyone who believes in the power of positive thinks you have to be positive all the time, every single minute in order to be a positive person. If you read my [...]

Just Add E

Just Add E

Just add water. Are there three sweeter words in a "how to prepare" list anywhere on the planet?   I don't think so.  It's like magic! All you do is take the powdery stuff in the pouch, pour it into a bowl, and just add water.  You're home free. In this sense, water becomes even more amazing than you already thought it was.  It becomes the Super Ingredient that makes all of the other ingredients contained in their various cans, bags, and boxes come to life. What if I told you there a was a Super Ingredient for your life [...]

Feeling Lucky?

Feeling Lucky?

Have you stopped to consider how lucky you are? Now look, "luck" can be defined a few different ways, and because of that, it's usually a pretty subjective term.  Typically, I like to say that luck is that thing that happens when preparation meets opportunity...but I also reference it quite often by saying that I am lucky and blessed in many ways.  When I say it like that, I think of  it more in terms of good fortune, and that thing that makes me feel grateful. For the purposes of this post making any sense, let's talk about [...]

Think It Through

Think It Through

There is a poem that I have kept with me since I was a kid.  It has been a source of inspiration for years and I really wanted to share it with you tonight. When I mean that I've kept it, I mean that it has either been up on my office wall, or tucked in a notebook in my room, and it seems that I've always been able to access it when I have needed to for the last 30-some-odd years.  Of course, this is not hard now that we have the internet, and I'm pretty sure that I found the latest and greatest version that I have online. In any [...]

Believe You Me

Believe You Me

Belief in yourself and belief in your own ability to be, do, or have whatever you desire, is ultimately what will get you to that point. Have you ever listened to the people who have accomplished amazing things in this life?  I mean really listened to them? Whether it's an athlete who wins an award or championship trophy, a movie star who accepts an Oscar, or the kid who takes 1st place in the 8th grade science fair,  they all sound a lot alike when describing their monumental achievements. They say things like, "No one thought I [...]

If You Must, Then You Will!

If You Must, Then You Will!

Well, here we are!  The end of another year.  A chance for all of us to reflect on the last 12 months and all of our achievements, and a chance to start over with a clean slate, a fresh list of resolutions and a renewed attitude.  Same as it ever was...same as it ever was... Chances are, you didn't do a whole lot of what you should have done in 2010.  However, I'll bet that you did everything you absolutely had to do.  What do I mean by that?  Let me explain it. One of my mentors is Tony Robbins.  In fact, he's one of the most [...]

Maybe Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more

Maybe Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more

I came across a great quote the other day that was attributed to Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President of the United States.  I liked it so much that I posted it on Facebook (the sincerest form of flattery in our continuously-expanding social media world), and a whole bunch of folks indicated they loved it, too. Coolidge said, "Christmas is not a time nor season, but a state of mind.  To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas". The quote really got my attention because I've heard so [...]

The Thrill of Victory

The Thrill of Victory

Here's what I think... If people were as passionate about their lives and their own success as they are their favorite sports teams, we could not only change the world, but we could transform it into something totally amazing. Passion is a very powerful thing. Now, I'll confess something to you; I'm an absolute sports fanatic.  I love sports.  I love football, basketball, baseball, and hockey.  College and pro.  I love mixed martial arts, boxing, and even tennis.  I enjoy watching my favorite teams or players in action, live or [...]

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