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Are you tired of quotes?

Are you tired of quotes? It seems like you can’t escape them. They’re all over social media, on daily desktop calendars, and you can find books full of quotes. They come from everywhere. The Bible, Shakespeare, famous people, people you’ve never heard of, or Fight Club. Quotes can be 100% accurate and made by a real […]

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Five lessons from skydiving. They apply to the rest of life too.

A couple of weeks ago I took an instructor’s course for skydiving and now I officially have a Coach Rating. That rating allows me to teach some ground school and also jump with student skydivers who have been cleared for solo jumps but aren’t yet licensed skydivers. For part of my training, I had to […]

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How to change the world

It’s not enough to be industrious; so are the ants. What are you industrious about? Henry David Thoreau That quote appears on page one of a book called, “A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity” by New York Times columnist, Nicholas Kristof. I like the quote because it reminds us of a simple fact about […]

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The best way to accomplish anything

  A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the value that comes from keeping track of life in areas important to us, whether it’s health, adventure, family, learning or any other category. The best way to accomplish anything? Find a system you’ll use to keep track and use it consistently. Why don’t people do […]

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Happiness in only five minutes

People talk about happiness, write books about it and devote websites to it. We have movies, songs, quotes, and poetry all addressing the issue of happiness. Universities from Harvard to Berkley even offer classes in happiness. I asked my friends at Goggle about “happiness” and they gave me 319 billion hits in only .28 seconds. Of course, Wikepedia has […]

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