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It’s Not Practical or Realistic

It’s Not Practical or Realistic

Growing up in Sitka, Alaska had many perks. You could go out to one of the hundreds of islands and have it all to yourself. You were surrounded by natural beauty. There wasn’t much crime to worry about. All your friends went to the same school and were likely in the...
Nip It in the Bud (Butt)

Nip It in the Bud (Butt)

It’s embarrassing. But unavoidable. It’s in my DNA. I am constantly butchering the English language. I combine words that shouldn’t be combined. I mix up common phases. (Which my wife just pointed out should read “common phrases”). Even with my wife correcting me over...
A “HELL YEAH!” moment

A “HELL YEAH!” moment

My friend and business partner with Impact Club challenged me to write an Impact of the Day, every day, for 90+ days straight. I accepted. I’m a few weeks into the challenge. Ryan Fletcher has nicknamed these daily writings as IODs (Impact of the Day), as they aim to...
What the hell is my WHY?

What the hell is my WHY?

I’ve read the books, listened to the interviews, attended the seminars. It’s very trendy today in self-improvement books and business development trainings to talk about and identify your WHY. Twenty years ago, it was all about your mission statement. Today it’s about...
Two Weeks

Two Weeks

I’m not ashamed to admit it. I put on close to 10 pounds this summer. Summer started off strong. I was exercising a few times a week and feeling good. Maybe too good. Because I ended up tearing a muscle in my leg in mid-May. How? Trying to impress my kids with how...
Hospital Happy Ending

Hospital Happy Ending

So I was sitting in a hospital bed this morning at 6 am, awaiting my long overdue arm surgery (another story), and I was wearing one of those hospital gowns that don’t have a backside on them. You know the ones. I wouldn’t say I was comfortable in that room. The air...