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3 Reasons to Stop Chasing Perfection

Look for Progress, Not Perfection I used to be a perfectionist. My hair had to be in the perfect place, I had to follow my routines and I couldn’t vary or else my whole day was thrown off. I also found out I had Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. What I learned afterwards was that I could […]

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3 Ways to Prevent Fear from Controlling Your Life

“Do one thing every day that scares you.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt What do you fear? Being afraid isn’t the problem. The problem is when you alter decisions out of fear. You rob yourself out of life’s riches. I’m afraid of many things, and I’ll even admit I let some fears change my plans as they come up. […]

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Tracheostomy
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Something Worth Crying Over

I’m changing from my normal content style to share something completely fantastic, extraordinary and worth crying over! My son John was born February 23rd, 2014, but with a few complications. Throughout 2014 he was placed in the hospital at least three times. His latest stay was for a tracheostomy in October of 2014. A few […]

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3 Excuses Holding You Back from Success

You have untapped potential! Let’s face it, not everyone is going to be a millionaire, but if wealth is your idea of success you may want to rethink your priorities. What about a happy family? Respect from coworkers and friends? How about finding that one thing you’re just great at? Did you know you’re the […]

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3 Tips to Have the Best Vacation Possible

Have the Best Vacation Possible Everyone of us has an opinion on vacation. Some choose to drop all contact with the professional world while some choose to keep in touch. I’ll tell you my thoughts which will form the basis of this post. You need to know where I stand. In my early twenties I […]

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Accepting Criticism
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4 Tips on Accepting Criticism

Criticism is to be expected. Opinions are like noses, everyone has them. There is actually a less clean version of this saying, but for morality’s sake I won’t quote it. In my line of work I get the opportunity to reply to criticism via phone calls, emails, and social media messages. Not everyone is contacting […]

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Tips for Hectic Life
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3 Tips for Navigating a Hectic Life

From busy days at the office to keeping the family thriving, life is hectic. Too many times we make rash decisions based on fear. This can place us in even tougher situations. If I were to list three tips that have helped me, they would include: Staying calm, being slow to anger, and always being […]

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Count Your Joys to Boost Your Mood
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Count Your Joys to Boost Your Mood

Remember Your Joys! What brings you joy? I’ve made mention in a previous post how positive actions yield positive results and negative yields negative. The more we focus on a topic the more likely we are to attract it to our lives. Be it good or bad, it doesn’t matter. This is good to remember […]

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Be a Blessing to Receive a Blessing

A blessing is a reward. We often hear, “What goes around, comes around.” It means the results of what one has done will one day affect the one who started the events. Blessings are the result of our good deeds. I’m not a believer in karma, at least not in the traditional form. I do […]

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Unplugging to Stay Plugged In

Unplugging gave me the opportunity to spend quality time with my sons. I took my two oldest boys camping this weekend. The trip was a part of the McNair Cub Adventure Camp at Bovay Scout Ranch in Navasota, TX. The weekend was cold, wet and rainy, but we all enjoyed it. I hadn’t unplugged in quite […]

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