What’s the easiest question to answer as a kid but only get’s harder as we grow older?

(two minute read about identifying your purpose in life)  Well, what's the answer to this riddle?  What is the easiest question to answer as a kid but one that only get's harder as we grow older?  Any takers?  The answer is what I call The Golden Question: What do you want to do be when you grow up? Do you agree?  How was this question so easy to answer when we were six years old … Continue reading What’s the easiest question to answer as a kid but only get’s harder as we grow older?

The best way to help you deal with stress….

If I have learned one thing from living with chronic pain everyday, it's that we live in a world where irritability and frustration often comes easier than happiness.  It seems easier to notice the things that upset us most in life than to appreciate those things that truly make us smile.... But I am here to tell you that there is still hope!  I truly believe that the best way to fight back against anger, … Continue reading The best way to help you deal with stress….

The secret to resolving conflict…

I love when people ask me why I studied conflict management in college.  My answer is typically pretty simple; if there's one constant in life, it's that conflict is inevitable.  No matter where we look, there's conflict.  We face conflict at work, conflict at home, conflict in our relationships and with friends, and we face internal conflict within ourselves.  We can't escape it; we can only become better at handling it and managing how it … Continue reading The secret to resolving conflict…

Quitting is only hard the first time

If you start something - you finish it.  That is a lesson that most of us learned growing up.  Whether it was a sports team, after school program, yard work - it didn't matter.  My father told me, "When you start something, you finish it - no matter what". Of course as a kid, I hated that.  Kids get bored easily, especially when things aren't going their way and very rarely did things go my … Continue reading Quitting is only hard the first time

If you really want to get to know someone you should ask them this one question…

If you could have one super power what would it be? There have been two times in my life that I have been asked this question that I will truly never forget: This was the topic of the first paper I remember writing in school in probably third grade... It was the last question that my Command Sergeant Major asked me during my promotion board for Sergeant (SGT) in the United States Army..... Needless to … Continue reading If you really want to get to know someone you should ask them this one question…

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