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Embrace Possbility What my two-year old taught me about managing setbacks
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  • Lessons Learned from my 2-year Old

What my two-year old taught me about managing setbacks

My two-year old son, Jake, fractured his shin a few weeks ago and had to wear a full leg cast. As a parent, I imagined endless whining and moping and an annoying summer all around. Surprisingly, that didn't happen. He didn't even cry at the doctor's office. I've never been in a cast before but I would  imagine [...]

  • A to Z

Look Back, Project Forward and Stay Present

In the last days before the new year, it's an opportune time to bring the past, present and future together.  Let's start by ...   ... looking back. Reflect on 2013 - what were the major highlights and disappointments? Take time to celebrate both your successes and failures.  Successes confirm that your skills and plan [...]

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How to Give Yourself Feedback

For many of us, we strive to be better today than we were yesterday. One of the best ways to achieve that is to get quality feedback. When it comes to feedback, we tend to ask other people because we fear our blind spots and propensity for self-delusion. Unfortunately, it's not always convenient or helpful [...]

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What a Trip Around the World Taught Me

2 months, 7 continents, 49,599 miles later, I'm home. This trip around the world was amazing in many ways - the food, the sights, the people ... but all of that was to be expected from a trip like this. What I didn't expect was to learn a few life lessons that have changed the [...]

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Modeling Success Series – Leo Babauta – #1

Most people believe that being successful is difficult. I used to think the same way but I've come to realize that it's not true. There is a simple formula for success: All you have to do is ... ...think, feel and act like a successful person. That's it. So why aren't more people successful? It's [...]

Why Photographers Miss Out on Life

I'm on vacation now and I am the photographer for the trip. As I am sitting atop an elephant and waiting for the right moment to take the picture, I began to think about all the things I am missing just because I am trying to get a "good" shot. Then I flashed back to all the other times [...]