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 that revenge is the only thing on your mind?  It's arguably one of the most attractive, satisfying and instinctual human responses to experiencing pain and I can speak to that from significant personal experience... Revenge seems to make the pain go away for just long enough to feel good again for a brief period of time.  … Continue reading How powerful is the desire for revenge?

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 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

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 you to take;  it's about believing in yourself enough following the path that your heart tells you to. Know that you will make mistakes but that those mistakes present opportunities to grow.  Know that sometimes pain is unavoidable but that pain can be used to make you stronger and know that often times people will … Continue reading It doesn’t matter what they think of you…

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