Enlightened Self Interest

In today’s world it is easier to get a book published with outlets for self-publishing and small boutique publishing firms. As a result, we have thousands of books every year that could catch our attention and be a good read. One such book is my Godspeed and Guideposts, another is a book by Nathan Wagner, […]

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I love grinders. I am not talking about sandwiches (sorry my Boston and Philly friends), nor the kitchen gadget for processing coffee or herbs into smaller pieces (although I am very fond of that appliance). I am talking about the grinder who succeeds through hard work, sweat, and determination rather than exceptional talent or skill.

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Get Out of Our Own Way

Wilt Chamberlin was a career 50% free throw shooter which, for an NBA player, is considered poor. However, during the 1961-62 season he shot 61% and in one game that year, where he scored 100 points, he made 85% of his free throws. He accomplished this by shooting “granny style” or underhand. Despite his improvement,

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See the Hill Smaller

There was a study done at an Ivy League University several years back where researchers asked students to estimate the slope of a hill.  Those that were alone overestimated the slope and saw the hiller steeper than what it was, while those with colleagues saw the hill smaller. The study found that it is easier

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Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Several years ago, I was asked by a friend to be a speaker at a 5th grade farewell ceremony when their original speaker canceled at the last minute. Being a football coach who does character training sessions, she felt I could come up with something on short notice. It must have went well as I

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Got Milk?

“Is the glass half empty or half full?” is a common expression generally used to indicate that a situation could be a cause for optimism (half full) or pessimism (half empty). I personally have always said the glass is “half full with plenty of milk in the fridge.”  I am an optimistic realist, I like

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