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Life is Negotiation: Drop the Fear

Life is Negotiation: Drop the Fear

Sometimes in my life, I shy away from negotiation. It makes me feel uncomfortable. I don’t like to make the other person feel bad. Sometimes I don’t even know what I want or what my position is. Here’s the problem: When I shy away from negotiation, I don’t get my...
Diversify Your Life to Lower Stress

Diversify Your Life to Lower Stress

Diversification is an important principle when investing your money. When you diversify, you put your money in several different types of investments to mitigate risk. For example, you might invest in the stock market, but also real estate. Your stock portfolio might...
Know Why You’re Stepping into the Ring

Know Why You’re Stepping into the Ring

I recently saw Creed 2, and I loved it. I love all the Rocky movies. They are inspirational, and they make me want to wake up, bust through my obstacles, and make something of my life. Losing Heart There was one scene from the movie that made a big impact on me, and...
In Nutrition and Life, Aim for 80/20

In Nutrition and Life, Aim for 80/20

One of my favorite books about nutrition and exercise is “The Primal Blueprint” by Mark Sisson. One of the key principles he talks about in the book is that he believes you should aim to follow your nutrition plan 80% of the time. There are 2 key reasons for this...
I Hope We Elect to Kick Ass

I Hope We Elect to Kick Ass

While taking calls on his weekly radio show before the LSU game, Alabama coach Nick Saban was asked a simple question by one of the callers: “If you win the coin toss, will you elect to kick or receive?” Saban’s response was epic: “I hope we elect to kick ass!” The...
Banish “Just in Case” From Your Vocabulary

Banish “Just in Case” From Your Vocabulary

I’ve been getting more into Minimalism lately, and it has helped me in a lot of ways. I’ve been able to simplify my life, save money, give stuff away, and clear out more time and space for activities that are in line with my core values (e.g., health, relationships,...
Keep Your Priorities Front, Center, and Simple

Keep Your Priorities Front, Center, and Simple

The other day, a colleague asked me if I would be willing to take the lead on part of a research project he was organizing. I felt conflicted. It seemed like a cool project, and it would probably result in a strong publication. On the other hand, the project wasn’t...
Aim for Radical Responsibility

Aim for Radical Responsibility

We were taught from a young age that it’s good to be responsible. At its core, being responsible means you are accountable for your actions. In other words, you’re in control of how you act and behave. Outside My Control Sometimes external events happen that are...
How to Get Out of Your Box

How to Get Out of Your Box

We all have limitations in our lives that we have to acknowledge and honor. But sometimes we place limits on ourselves. We put ourselves in a box. Stuck in a Box I remember talking with a friend, and he was sharing about a difficult situation he was having with a work...
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