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When Does Media Matter? Expectations vs. Reality

Innocently enough, far from on purpose, I had built a habit of chasing the news rabbit down the never ending rabbit hole on my iPad at night while lying in bed. I would tell myself, “It’s important to be aware of the news and current worldview because… (fill in the blank).” The reason I refer…

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Battling Your Inner-Hypocritical Voice

How can you write a book—or an article—when you’re not a professional in the field you’re writing about? Who are you to tell me how to deal with certain things in my life when you are struggling with them yourself? Do you have a degree in that field? I fight a daily battle writing. The…

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You Have the Ability to Conquer the Summit

You Have the Ability to Conquer the Summit

“Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.” ― Winston Churchill Wanting it all today sets your mind up for failure. Standing at the base of that mountain, the summit can seem unattainable. At the base of the climb, those lofty goals can change your mind from “I…

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In the End, Don’t We Really All Want the Same Thing

In the End, Don't We Really All Want the Same Thing

The constant political battle in the United States is exhausting. My wife’s tactic is to get me to turn off the news, it’s just too negative for her. “I figure you will tell me if something happens that I need to know about.” – Wife Smart move on her part, as I put on my…

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Do You Need to Purchase a Genuine College Education

Do You Need to Purchase a Genuine College Education

If you’re going to Hawaii and want to save some money, skip the flight and just drive there. Problem solved? Of course not. It doesn’t make sense. Sometimes obtaining a formal education makes the same amount of sense. Certain employment requires a “ticket” to get there. Others may welcome you on a bicycle with open…

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Watch Out! Viral and Virus Aren’t the Same Thing!

Watch Out! Viral and Virus Aren't the Same Thing!

Let me get this straight… Virus = Bad Viral = Good If I “get a virus,” that’s a bad thing? If something I put out there “goes viral” then I’m praised? Our language is a crazy thing, ain’t it? And More… Growing up, if something was a good thing, it was “cool.” But don’t mistake…

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It’s Impossible to Save Others When You’re Drowning

It's Impossible to Save Others When You're Drowning

We live in a world where more and more is expected of us. The pace of technology has made us “available” 24/7. Our switches are forever in the “ON” position. When answering the constant call of technology, when do you have time for YOURSELF? In the midst of devoting your daily tasks to your profession…

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Are You Ready to Be a Leader Worth Following

Be a Leader Worth Following.

Leadership: The ability to rally others and having them faithfully follow you into whatever cause or battle ensues. That may be a little dramatic, but the point is there. When thinking of leadership, the first thing that comes to mind is William Wallace (the famed hero of Braveheart) rallying his troops to battle. The opposing…

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The Two Seasons of One Man’s Life

For the love of College Football Season. How do I love thee? Let me count the plays! First down — For your need to gain solid yards; Second down — The free down so throw, throw, throw! Third down — Desperately seeking a reunion with first down; Fourth down — Oh my sad nemesis, alas my leather…

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