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Someone Please Call 911 – Emergency

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Have you ever found yourself in an emergency situation? Did it seem like everything was falling apart and the sky was falling down? What did you do? How did you resolve it? Did you assume that you had literally hit rock bottom and your life was coming to an end? What happened next? Did you die? Did you survive? You most likely made it out alive didn’t you? Most of the events we categorize as emergencies are usually not quite emergencies. An emergency is defined as ‘a serious, unexpected, and often dangerous situation requiring immediate...

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Run Baby Run

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Are you looking back? Are you running forward? Did you answer ‘yes’ to both questions? Do you realize that looking back and running forward at the exact same moment leaves you stuck on repeat, like a scratched CD that keeps playing the same part of the song to the annoyance of all listeners. Yes, you can look back. Yes, you should run forward. However you should not look back to the detriment of moving forward. Do not look back to a particular point as if it were the most important moment you have or will ever...

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SOS: Save Our-Selves

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There once was an old fisherman who lived a very simple life. He was retired and did not have much, but he had everything he needed. He had his fishing pole, a few spare makeshift poles, a can of bait which he replenished often and a strong desire to help others. Everyone in his local community knew that if you did not have a meal you could approach the local fisherman, who would teach you to fish, fish alongside you and share a meal from the catch of the day with you on the dock...

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Big, Bigger, then Biggest

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There is a tension that exists between where you are and where you are going. There is a tension that exists between what you see when you dream and the reality you encounter when you open your eyes. There is a tension that exists between your current roles and responsibilities and your future ascension to your tailor-made throne. In that tension lies the change and the tools required to bridge the gap and progress from one state of being to another. If that tension is handled appropriately it inspires, propels and accelerates your journey –...

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Pay Me What You Owe Me!

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Have you ever owed anyone money? Remember, you can answer honestly. Your debt or lack thereof does not make you inherently good or bad in and of itself. So have you ever owed anyone money? Have you ever owed someone money for much longer than you initially planned to? Was it a considerable amount of time? Did you pay them back in installments or did you clear the debt at one time? Did you discuss a payment agreement with them? If you missed any payments did you reach out to discuss and restructure new payment...

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Beyond the Comfort Zone

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Familiar feels comfortable. It feels safe. It feels certain. There is a certain lull you get from performing the same routine, from knowing what to expect, from having been in that particular situation before. For example, if you have worked at the same job, in the same location, with the same colleagues for the last six years you know what’s what: where to buy lunch, how to excel at your job, etc. Even if going to work every day fills you with a sense of dread, you are good at what you do and know...

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On Your Marks, Get Set…

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The journey of a thousand miles literally does begin with a single step. It is all well and good to know your destination, but if you are not moving in that direction you will never actually get there. You can daydream and talk about how beautiful it will be when you become x, y, z but if you do not consistently move towards becoming, you will literally never be. You must also continue to find and fan the flames that motivate you to keep moving.   If you do not put words, imagery and milestones all around...

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What Do You Have in Your Hands?

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People are successful for all sorts of reasons. They are wealthy for all sorts of reasons. Their claim to fame has come from so many different things. What do you have in your hands? What are you good at? What do you feel strong and energized when you do? What compliments do you receive? What criticisms do you receive? What are you passionate about? What resources are available to you? In what areas do you stand out? What sets you apart? What is the context in which you exist and how can it help you...

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Hello X, Meet Spot

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On some days exercising is much harder than others. Especially when it is halfway through the year and you have added an additional 10 pounds to the initial 15 you were planning to lose. Your body is not used to such strenuous movements and your racing heart feels like it is about to explode in your chest during your first run. It is easy to reduce your effort, go from running to walking and it is even more tempting to go from walking to crawling. Most things are easier when you actually put your muscle...

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Don’t Believe the Hype (Men)

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In life we come across many categories of people. They can all serve one positive purpose or another, especially if we categorize them correctly. What might appear to be a negative relationship can have positive benefits and vice versa. It has a lot to do with awareness, consciousness and intentionality. Today we are exploring three groups of persons – the zombies, the rulers and the frantic fanatics.   There are those who are physically present but mentally absent – they really do not care about what you are doing, why you are doing it or how it...

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