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Super Green Smoothie

This started as an experiment because I wasn’t feeling that healthy.  I didn’t anticipate how much I was going to enjoy this smoothie.  Now, I have one of these every two or three days and I look forward to it every time.  I was skeptical because I knew that it wouldn’t be sweet but it’s

You Are Going to Die…So What Are You Doing About It?

It’s very easy for us to get caught up in the day-to-day routines of life and lose track of our sense of fragility.  When things are hard, it feels like life will last forever; but it won’t.  Nothing does.  I feel like every few months, I’m reminded of it.  One of my best childhood friends

The Warrior

In my last post, I cited the importance of maintaining a sense of creativity in our lives.  One aspect of that was to personalize our surroundings.  As I looked around my room, I noticed a creed that I feel rings true in my life and I wanted to share it with you.

Creativity: What’s Your Signature?

I think there is a misconception that creativity is a trait only associated with innovators and artists or that it’s an ability that we are either born with or not.  My challenge to you is to view creativity as a choice.  Everything that we associate ourselves with carries a creative signature: the way you get

Urgency and Action: The Best Friends of Progress

Have you ever noticed that when you have a lot of time to do something, it usually doesn’t get done?  Or worse, you give yourself more time than you need to accomplish something and you waste precious minutes working slowly.  Don’t get me wrong.  I know there are times when you should think before you

What Do You Stand For?

There are moments in life where we find deep inspiration from the people around us.  I want to share a short story with you and leave you with one thought to think about.  I’ll be using fake names to respect the participants’ identities.

The Perfect Steak

“Wow this is great.  Who made this?  Oh yea, I did.” What a great feeling it is when you create something that even you are impressed by.  Whether it’s a doodle on a piece of scrap paper that turns into inspiring work of art or a PowerPoint presentation that rivals a professionally animated cartoon, it

Top 5 Adrenaline-Inducing Commercials

The only reason I am crying, is because of the adrenaline!  Do you remember a time in your life when you used to push your body to the breaking point? You would do down-ups, suicides, Green Bays, the Burma Road, Bear Crawls, Texas Tarantulas, 50-Yard Jimmy Shimmies, and countless other physical gauntlets just to get

What Does the Best Version of You Do/Say?

Did you ever see the movie “Limitless”?  If you haven’t, Bradley Cooper plays a struggling writer who happens upon an unknown drug that can unleash the full potential of his mind.  He takes it out of curiosity and becomes addicted to the power and development of himself.  It’s a movie that will make you wonder