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Get Even

Get Even

I was in debt. Serious debt. The “how-will-I-ever-pay-this-back?” kind of debt. The kind that haunts you in those moments right before you fall asleep.

And what’s worse: I’d been carrying this unpaid balance for over two decades.

How much did I owe? More than I could write a check for because it wasn’t a financial debt…

Back when I was in my early 20s, I got into real estate. Read More

Who’s Packing Your Parachute?

Who’s Packing Your Parachute?

A couple years ago I interviewed Charlie Plumb, who was a U.S. Navy jet pilot in Vietnam. I learned a very valuable leadership lesson that I’d like to pass on to you here.

Charlie flew 74 consecutive successful combat missions. However on his 75th mission his F4 Phantom fighter plane was shot down by a surface-to-air missile. Read More

The Pursuit of Happiness

The Pursuit of Happiness

…Maybe that’s the problem.

Pursuing happiness is like chasing a rainbow. The faster we go, the harder we try, the farther off it becomes.

I have learned that happiness is not a pursuit— it’s a choice. Happiness is a state of mind, obtainable at any time, in any moment of your choosing.

Licking a cone of creamy vanilla Häagen-Dazs makes me happy. Read More

My Grateful Hug

My Grateful Hug

If I could reach out of this blog and hug you I would.

Consider this my virtual hug

Let me attempt to explain why I am so grateful to you… I have learned my highest values in life are significance and achievement. Without you I could not express and realize those values each day.

I come by these values by nurture (or lack there of). Read More

THANKS-Giving Challenge

THANKS-Giving Challenge I want to issue you a challenge.

One that can make a profound difference on your year… and your life.

How do I know? Because it did on mine… and now hundreds of others (that I know about) who have emailed, posted on Facebook, tweeted or told me at an event how much this simple activity totally transformed their marriage, relationship with a child, parent, friend, boss or colleague. Read More