Waking Up!

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Wake Up

My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure. – Abraham Lincoln

*post has expletives*

Jumped out my sleep during the dead of the morning darkness in great fear. Heart pounding, head sweating, overwhelmed, scared, near tears. Barely escaping a nightmare, nightmare of failure, despair, regret, what ifs, if then, if just, but if only. I was that guy I passed on the streets in the dead of winter, old, fragile, incoherent, desolate, drunk, broken and a string of other descriptions that can conjure up the images of a BUM. Click Here to Read More

When Life Gets Overwhelming

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“The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.” – Thomas Paine

She sits crying in the parking lot as the engine of her Lexus continues to run. Tears streaming down the side of her face as she repetitively hits the steering wheel several times, I can’t help but wonder what in the world has this young girl so distraught. Moments pass by, she yells into her iphone and then slowly bows her head in the palm of her hands. The conversation is over, the tears continue, she drops the phone, slumps down and cuts off the engine. She’s overwhelmed by it all. Click Here to Read More

When Words Aren’t Enough

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Words With Meaning

“Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.” – Benjamin Disraeli

There’s a dad telling his son that he will read him a bed time story later, but later never comes. There’s a daughter texting her mom saying she’ll call her after work, yet she never gets to make that call. A guy replying an empty “I love you”, she asks him to prove it, but he doesn’t know how, because it was just something he thought he should say back. You can already see where this is going right? Click Here to Read More

Ruining Your Life One Excuse At A Time

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Perfect Life Excuses

“Whether you think that you can, or that you can’t, you are usually right.” – Henry Ford

It’s a late Summer afternoon at the office and the aroma of several flavors of coffee, burning rubber and bum piss wafts through the city air. The perfect atmosphere to get your thoughts together and take on the many challenges of the world before you.

My office? The patio at a nearby Starbucks. Filled with many colorful and interesting characters from all walks of life. Just picture it, your hippies with their Macbook Pros, Beats headphones, nose rings and enough color in their hair to match the tattoos all over their body. In the far corner, there’s the grandma knitting something random, probably for her grandchild who’ll appreciate it way less than their new Disney App that took 2 seconds to download. Then sitting behind me today on the patio are two friends, a man and a woman discussing their budding business ventures and how they plan to rule the world with their genius.

“Yeh man! Things are going to be great once I just get this break. Once the right person gets behind this project, it’s over! Payday!” Click Here to Read More

Story Telling – Story Loving

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We all have stories we’re living and telling ourselves. – Bruce Springsteen

Don’t you just love a great story? You can get absorbed by a great one, the elements of your life disappear into the background and you’re surrounded by the words you’re reading, hearing, watching.

For me, I can listen to stories all day, matter of fact I’ve listened and watched different stories all day. Sounds like I have nothing to do with a great Sunday right?

But here’s the thing about stories, especially good ones. Click Here to Read More

Stick To It – FTF01

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Stick To It - FTF01

You’ve gotta come see this! It’s absolutely AMAZING here!

The great part is that you’re only a few years away and if you stick to it you’ll actually end up here.

Picture the most beautiful ocean water you’ve ever seen, sand as white as pearls, air as fresh as the most wonderful spring day and a never ending feeling of exhilaration as you go from moment to moment during the day.

Your Future

Can you picture it? Can you imagine that? To call it paradise would do it little justice, bordering on some sort of metaphoric blasphemy. For now we’ll call it…

If and only if, you STICK TO IT! Click Here to Read More