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In addition to personal readings, I always try and read a few Psalms a day. Today, January 16, I happened to be in the 16th chapter. Give it a read, it hit home for me this morning. Today I’m going to take a more biblical approach to the post. If you aren’t necessarily religious or spiritual just hang in with me, this won’t be that painful. What does it truly mean to live 100%? To give up everything and pursue the one thing you’ve…

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Next Level

Have you ever noticed how social media is so deceptive? We’ve talked about it since it’s inception, but social media is a delusion of the best parts of an individuals world wrapped up into a carefully curated social feed. Recent studies have called this, “forced positivity.” Basically, this theory is the ultimate comparison of one individual to another. I’m no stranger to this, I’m as addicted as anyone else. So I decided to do a little experiment. January 2-6, 2017 I…

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Tough Decisions

No one likes tough decisions. Tough can be defined in many different ways to many people. For me, sometimes that tough decision for the day is getting up on time. On other occasions, it might mean an investment of time or money, and in the rare circumstance, it’s a life event situation. Personally and professionally I’ve been making a lot of tough decisions lately, or so it feels like. As I was preparing to write today I began to cumulate a list of my…

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When Push Comes to Shove

Literally, when push comes to shove I found myself in a space that for years had seemed so foreign to me. I’m referring to experience. I heard Mark Cuban say at one point that “people don’t quit things they’re good at.” I’ve never taken this to heart like I have for my 2017 goals. 2016 was somewhat jaded by voices that weren’t my own about people, decisions, strategies I needed to take personally and publically. I went into the last…

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People Pleasing

I’ve suffered from this my entire life. The desire to make anyone and everyone happy. Whether that is in my personal life or business life, I’ve gotten myself in a lot of trouble because I want to make those around me happy. Today I was able to have a much-needed come to Jesus moment with a few close friends and with myself. This brings me to the deeper question of what it really means to say “no.” I’m horrible at…

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6 Highlights from 2016

2016 was quite the year. It had its highs and lows, but it also brought some very inspiration and life-changing moments. I’ve selected 6 of the most inspirational moments from 2016 to share with you. 1. Attending A Trump Rally – February 2016 Now go with me for a second on this one…I’m not a Trump supporter and definitely didn’t vote for the guy. I did, however, attend his only rally in Arkansas to see what was up. This was…

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Day 1: 2017

2016. Wow. This has single-handedly one of the most frustrating, inspiring, and jarring years of my life. From launching a new business, moving, deciding to be brutally honest with myself, and of course, President-Elect Trump. I had some great successes but also failed a lot in 2016. With that being said, I don’t do resolutions, but I compiling a list of goals for 2017. I’ll share them with you in hopes it might inspire you to do the same. Write…

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Voting in 2016

On this election eve, I felt the need to address something that I’ve been thinking about for almost a year now. We see celebrities, politicians, our peers all say “go vote,” “it’s your civic duty,” or “your opinion doesn’t matter if you don’t vote.” The reality is voting is your right and only that. It’s not a duty, it’s not a moral obligation – it’s a right. If you feel conflicted whether because of religious or personal beliefs, no one should…

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Baseline

This will be the first time I’ve posted since May. I wanted to do a really cool photo set with this post and have everything planned out nicely, but as always, that’s not how this will go. Recently I’ve been so scared. Scared of where my life is at, where it’s going, and the person I’ll end up being. The word Legacy comes to mind. What will my Legacy be? If you read my blog you know I travel a lot.…

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Live Unbalanced

We have this idea that we should live balanced lives. Half work, half play. Yesterday I made a rant (or two) about how we as a society champion the weekend. This ties perfectly into a work/life balance. I’m a firm believer that living a balanced life is one of the biggest lies society has told us. If your goal is balance, how do you really give something 100%? Have you ever thought about that? In order to make great ideas and…

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