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Breaking-Up with the Distracted Lifestyle

Distraction is an enemy to progress. Distraction is an enemy to emotional health. And distraction will slyly shutdown the development of your growth while tricking you into thinking you’re actually making strides in life.

Distraction is an enemy to progress. Distraction is an enemy to emotional health. And distraction will slyly shutdown the development of your growth while tricking you into thinking you’re actually making strides in life. C.S. Lewis said, “We are always falling in love or quarreling, looking for jobs or fearing […]

Why the Best Things Happen in the Margin

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016 on an afternoon phone call: “I’m so sorry, but I won’t be able to get that done for you this week,” I said. “Next week?” he asked. “Honestly, no. You know, I need to be straightforward. I know I’ve said ‘yes’ a lot, but I have […]

Are You Paving a Road to Mediocrity?

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Finishing what you start—and more importantly, finishing what you say you’re going to start—is the difference maker between “trying” and “doing,” and dare I say, the difference between those who simply dream and those who realize their dreams. In fact, finishing what one starts it is a key character quality of people […]

How to Get Focused and Motivated When You’re Feeling Low

No said life would be problem-free, but staying “filled-up” will equip you to stay the course when others less-prepared than you are waving from the side of the road.

Undoubtedly, we all hit patches in life in which we feel completely drained, unfocused, and lacking motivation. Maybe for you it’s a mundane job, monotonous classes, or the general sense of a purpose-less daily life. Worse yet, maybe you’re in a relationship that is in dire need of resuscitation. In […]

Communists, Criminals, and Clowns? The State of the Union

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I rarely make public political commentaries, but three distinct perspectives are weighing heavy on my heart amidst this election season, and I would be lax in not sharing them with you. This November, I will vote in my fourth presidential election. I can honestly say that in my short time […]

Why You Need To Live Life in Wide-Eyed Wonder

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There’s something innocent yet incredibly powerful in observing children interact with the world around them. For starters, their small worldview shields their precious eyes from grown-up-sized pain, loss, poverty, and failure. At the same time, their unfiltered, young view of the world creates a steady stream of possibilities, unrealized potential, […]

I Quit (and Why You Absolutely Need to as Well)

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Legendary former head coach of the Green Bay Packers, Vince Lombardi, said, “Winners never quit and quitters never win.” But as inspirational as his words are, I have recently endeavored to buck the system, swim upstream, toss my baggage overboard, and quit. You heard me correctly. I’m quitting. I’m sick […]

One of the Greatest Keys You’ll Gain this Year

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Leaning into a brand-new year, one of the best personal growth keys you and I should pursue is a healthy amount of self-awareness in our everyday lives and in our personal and professional pursuits. Put simply, without self-awareness, we are tricking ourselves into living-out life through the perception of reality […]

How to Immediately Increase Your Value at Work

It's no secret that most of us have the desire for more influence, more responsibility, more appreciation, and if we're honest, how to get a raise in our current job. I know I do…in a big way. None of those aspirations are unreasonable, and the best employers are typically eager to create a culture in which those rewards are both known and attainable. But understanding that the fulfillment of that aspiration doesn’t rest solely upon our employers and leaders is a critical perspective we must embrace.

It’s no secret that most of us have the desire for more influence, more responsibility, more appreciation, and if we’re honest, knowledge on how to get a raise in our current job. None of those aspirations are unreasonable, and the best employers are typically eager to create a culture in which […]

How To Make Sure You Never Limit Your Growth

Last week, I wrote about three personality types that will totally undo your potential. On the other side of the coin, however, I’m equally passionate about helping people ensure that they don’t ever cap-off their potential. One surefire method to do that is by continually, intentionally learning and growing. And […]