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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 [...]

Due To Circumstances Beyond Your Control

Due To Circumstances Beyond Your Control

Bill Cosby is credited with saying, "I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody". I think those are wise words, and should also serve as a bit of a warning for all of us. As strong as that desire may be within you to make everyone happy, or every situation harmonious, if you're measuring your ultimate success by the degree to which you accomplish this, you're in for a monumental letdown. No matter how awesome, cool, and wonderful you are, you can't make everyone happy.  And regardless of [...]

The Best Kind of Bold

The Best Kind of Bold

Sometimes it seems like arrogant people are more bold, doesn't it? And it sure feels like those conceited, ruthless, greedy people are a lot more powerful than the rest of us, right?  (I'm assuming of course you're not one of the conceited, ruthless or greedy people I'm referencing). Sure, they can be louder in social settings, and they are truly adept at putting other people down, often in front of their peers.  But the truth is that the loud, obnoxious, cocky, and entitled among us are really cowards. Weaklings cleverly disguised as [...]

Control Freak

Control Freak

You can react to any situation any way that you choose. You can cry at a wedding or laugh at a funeral.  It's  really up to you. Once you realize this and start to put it into practice, it will empower you beyond belief.  In fact, it may be the single most valuable life lesson that exists, if it were possible to rank such things. Not so you can start making scenes at memorial services, but so that you can demonstrate to yourself that outside circumstances and other people have no inherent right to dictate your mood, attitude, or to [...]

Back in the Saddle

Back in the Saddle

Wow.  It doesn't seem like I've been gone too long.  But, as I'm typing away on my laptop, soaking in a warm southern California evening, I realize that I haven't posted a blog in almost five full months. I've had the great fortune of staying in touch with many of you via Facebook, Twitter, through text messages and e-mails, but STILL....it seems pretty insane that the last time I was here it was three weeks before Halloween... In any event, I'm back, and I plan on posting a little more often than every five months. Thanks to [...]

Do You Hear That?

Do You Hear That?

I wanted to share something really cool with you tonight. My son is featured in the new inspirational video by Dex Elliott Sanders, for his song, "Heard a Voice", and I'd love for you to check it out. Here's the video link: HEARD A VOICE Besides being proud of my son, I think it's really a great song and a powerful video.  I hope that you'll watch it and perhaps even leave a comment for Dex or show your support by "liking" it.  I really think it's important that we share the great work of others who are out there following their [...]

First Things First

First Things First

Okay, I want to jump right into this. I talked about posting daily questions or challenges or thoughts that we could all apply to our own lives in the hope that those things would lead us to a place where we are all living with passion and purpose, and following our hearts to the truest extent of those words.  Of course this was really inspired by listening to all of the tributes to Steve Jobs in light of his passing from this world the other day. If you didn't read the post I'm referring to, you can check it out here, so you'll know [...]

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 [...]

Two Things You Can Do

Two Things You Can Do

Life is a gift. And as far as I can tell, we should be savoring as much of it as possible while we're here.  So, how are you doing? If you answered with anything other than totally awesome, here are two quick suggestions that will help you start getting the most out of each and every day. 1. Do something you're passionate about every single day. Whatever it is, take the time to do it.  It could be spending time with your family or friends, cooking a fabulous meal, reading a book, running around the block, listening to a piece of [...]

No Regrets

No Regrets

"Running through the changes, going through the stages, Coming round the corners in my life, Leaving doubt to fate, staying out too late, Waiting for the moon to say goodnight. And I could cry for the time I've wasted, But that's a waste of time and tears, And I know just what I'd change if I went back in time somehow, But there's nothing I can do about it now" -lyrics from "Nothing I Can Do About It Now" by Beth Nielsen-Chapman Willie Nelson sings that song and it's one of my all time favorites.  I [...]

Possibly Anything

Possibly Anything

I sometimes find myself searching the internet for motivational or inspirational poems that I can share with you here.  Tonight I found one that's pretty cool, and which I had never read before.  It's attributed to that world famous author we've all come to know and love, Unknown.  Sometimes it's better that way, since you never really know if the right person is getting credit for saying wonderful things. Regardless of who wrote it, the words are certainly inspirational.  And I hope that they move you and motivate you to do something [...]

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