Personal Development

What Energy Do You Bring to the Party?

August 21, 2013

In freshman year of college my dorm was hosting a party. I was headed out that night because I had other plans, and on the way out I bumped into a couple of girls who asked me where Steve was (name changed to protect the innocent). Without much thought, I replied “oh, you mean the …

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5 Ways to Prevent Perfectionism from Sabotaging Your Success

February 24, 2013

Do you have higher standards than everyone else you know? Does it frustrate you that other people always seem content to leave things done half-assed? I mean come on! Some of the mistakes people make are so glaringly obvious that it just doesn’t make any sense that they don’t seem to have any interest at …

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The Benefits of Jealousy

November 20, 2012

You know that person in your industry or your social circle that you just can’t stand? It might be one of your co-workers who somehow has the boss fooled into thinking that they are the cat’s meow, a rival business owner who always gets unearned praise in your industry, or even just your neighbor with …

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On Being 30: 10 Things I’d Tell Myself 10 Years Ago

September 21, 2012

People often refer to their grade school years as their formative years as if somehow the clock stops at 18 and then you are who you are for the rest of your life. But that’s not how it really works. The formative years never end. You keep learning and growing for the rest of your …

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Stop Dreaming and Start Testing

August 26, 2012

Have you ever wanted something or someone so bad that you lay awake at night dreaming about what it would be like to have it? You spend hours and hours thinking about what it would be like to have that big house with the view, drive that luxury car, live a jet set life entirely …

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Choosing Memorable Experiences

July 19, 2012

Over the past few months I have re-invented my decision making process when it comes to life and happiness. As the previous subtitle to my blog “Adventures in Creating a Life of Freedom and Choice” indicated, for a long time I had been making decisions based on what would give me greater freedom in life. …

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