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“If you are going to be wrong then be wrong confidently”

As a kid, I never raised my hand in school. Why? Because I was struggled in school and I was ...
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Life is like a title fight for boxing….

Trigger Warning: I will call you on your excuses in this post about overcoming adversity – 4 minute read) Most ...
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An Anniversary Letter to Kelsey Rose

Kelsey Rose, Can you believe that today is our first wedding anniversary? It’s also been nearly a decade since the ...
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This phrase saves me LOADS of stress…

During my time in the military, I found out the hard way that often times we are ill equipped for ...
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A letter to my fallen brother

Dear SSG Stan, I will never forget that week we spent on that hilltop in Hungary.  Your crazy ass thought ...
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Add the word “but” to the end of a negative sentence and watch it turn positive…

When I injured my spine years ago, my brain was filled with negativity. I remember telling myself how unfair it ...
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What happens when you combines cuss words with yoga?

After three back surgeries I can honestly say that I haven’t taken a single pain pill.  My doctors told me ...
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If you’ve ever had trouble sleeping then this post is for you…

(30 second read about what makes for the best sleep) As a little kid, I grew up in an incredible ...
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How to create a kick-@$$ to-do list:

Have you ever looked at a to-do list and wondered how you would possibly get it all done? I have ...
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Why I wasn’t nervous on my wedding day….

(Two minute read about what it really means to be supportive) I will never forgot saying goodnight to Kelsey Rose ...
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Warning: Stop multitasking and watch what happens…

(Two minute read about the hazards of multitasking!) People laugh at me because I can’t walk and text.  No matter ...
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How well do you budget your time?

(Five minute read about how to better manage your time!) One of the hardest skills to master in life is ...
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Are you willing to admit when you’re wrong? Most people aren’t…

(One minute read about the power of self-accountability!) What makes being wrong so difficult but being right so satisfying?  Why ...
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Looking for more happiness in how you live? Try this.

(Two minute read about a life changing perspective!) Have you noticed that negativity appears nearly inescapable in todays world? The ...
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Have you ever faced an obstacle that seemed impossible to overcome?

(Two minute read about how to best face adversity in life!) Most of you reading this post have likely realized ...
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A letter to the doctor who told me I would never walk again…

(One minute read about the power of perseverance) Let me start by saying – you were wrong.  I will never ...
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A letter to my fallen hero.

(Two minute read about the day that changed my life) Dear Chris, I miss you like crazy brother.  I still ...
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How powerful is the desire for revenge?

(Three minute read about how to fight the urge to seek revenge) Have you ever been so mad at someone ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Don’t forget what you wished for yesterday.

One of the biggest distractions in life is the constant desire for something more. It’s easy to forget how special ...
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I appreciate your feedback!

Let me start by saying THANK YOU for all of the support I have received from my followers.  You are ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Live the life ten-year-old-you would be proud of…

Some kids dreamed of driving fancy cars and living in a big house but not me. I dreamed of freedom ...
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It doesn’t matter what they think of you…

In a world where our society urges us to fit in…don’t.  Life isn’t about following the path that society wants ...
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A post about the value of learning from others…

For those of you who have never spent a day in the life of a United States soldier, let me ...
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Just keep fighting…

Countless times in my life I have found myself questioning my capability to make it out of the difficult situations ...
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Yesterday was the last day of the old you!

If you struggle implementing change in your life than this post is for you. I can’t count how many times ...
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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 ...
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