Embrace the Suck

In the military, one of the most prominent phrases I heard and used was "embrace the suck".  It was our way of laughing off all of the shitty circumstances we found ourselves in.  As a soldier, there is no benefit of complaining because it wouldn't change anything. We all knew certain aspects of what we did, or where we were, sucked, but there was nothing left to do but embrace it.   Honestly, embracing the … Continue reading Embrace the Suck

Welcome the Critics!

Some people think I'm crazy because I welcome critics into my life with open arms!  Why?  Because they give me fuel that I couldn't find anywhere else.  All I need is to hear someone tell me once that I can't do something and it lights a fire under my ass like I couldn't explain.  Tell me I'm not good enough and watch what happens.  Just tell me once that something I'm pursuing is out of … Continue reading Welcome the Critics!

I don’t want to fit in.

I spent the better portion of my teenage years like so many others trying to fit in with the crowd.  I chased the newest trends and as they changed, so did I.  I wanted approval from my peers and I wanted to be right in the middle of the crowd.  Now I want the exact opposite.  What changed?  I realized the value in being unique. I realized that I don't want to fit in.  I … Continue reading I don’t want to fit in.

Live and Learn

Motivate.  Inspire.  Grow.   Countless times in my life I've looked back at my past and wondered how much different my life would be if I knew then what I know now.  If I knew how important school was, I would have tried harder.  If I knew how certain people would treat me, I wouldn't have trusted them the same way.  If I had the wisdom I have now, I wouldn't have made the same … Continue reading Live and Learn

Some People Just Suck…

Motivate.  Inspire.  Grow.   One of the toughest challenges we face in life is how to deal with shitty people.  There really is no other way to describe certain people other than to keep it simple -  some people really do just suck. Whether it's school, work, sports, etc. there they are.  There will always be people in our lives who choose to live a lifestyle of negativity and dysfunction, and it will drag us … Continue reading Some People Just Suck…

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