Inspirational Words

In Remembrance

I just found out that a friend I knew in college passed away. We weren’t that close. He was more of a mutual friend, that I occasionally met and saw through other friends. But he was still one of my favorite people. He had a great energy, personality, he loved everybody… you could feel it.…
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Who Do You Want to Be?

If traumatic experiences made you stronger, kinder, and more empathetic, then everyone who went through one would turn out that way too. But we know better. Some do, yes. But some get emotionally stuck in their past. Some become victims or blamers. Some become meaner or harder. Trauma affects everyone, but in different ways. So…
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Top 4 Wishes

These are actually all entirely possible. 1. Invest in income-producing assets (stocks that pay dividends, rental properties, etc). You can generate passive and portfolio income. It earns money for you. Actually, this is how the rich get richer, but they never teach this in school. We’re told to work harder or work more, to make…
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Exhausted from Work / Feeling Burnt Out?

To my entrepreneur/self-employed friends who may feel a little burnt out or tired: it’s okay to rest. Take time to rest. As much as you need. You’ll know you’re done resting when you have energy and inspiration again. You’re an entrepreneur. You work hard. You work long hours. You take big risks. You face big…
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My Message

So I’m going in for minor surgery tomorrow. Doc expects it’ll be simple and easy. But they may put me under general anesthesia. There’s a 99.9% chance everything will be totally fine, but in the 0.01% chance that I don’t wake up (and sorry if this is morbid; truth is, any of us can die…
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Shifting to a New Question

Is there a silent, constant, unconscious question driving you? Deep within your subconscious mind, there may be a question that’s driving you. You may not even be aware of it at all. It’s probably not something you consciously think about much — and yet, it has a powerful influence of your life. It’s a “question” that nearly every…
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Deeper Into the Wilderness

It’s 1:26 AM and I can’t fall asleep. I’ve tried meditating. I’ve tried eating a little food. I tried just laying there with my eyes closed. Nope, nada. My brain and body are tired and ready to sleep — but my heart’s nagging me about something. Something I can’t quite consciously grasp. It’s there, just…
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I Need Rest

My life came to an abrupt halt recently. I mean like an all-stop, sudden, hard, hit-a-wall, sixty-to-zero in 5 seconds flat kind of halt. It left me feeling very lost, confused, and a little scared. Here’s what happened:   Go-Go-Go-GO!!! This isn’t the first time I’ve lived in Los Angeles. I first moved here back…
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Diversity

I’m tired of hiding who I am so you can feel more comfortable. Life is full of diversity. I am a part of that diversity. Look out at nature. Clearly, God loves and encourages variety in how life expresses and experiences itself. That includes us humans too, you know. I get that you want things…
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Leadership

Everyone wants to be a leader. But few realize what’s actually required of a man or woman who becomes one. Leadership isn’t about calling all the shots or being your own boss. It isn’t about the status, respect, prestige, or fame. Sometimes the role comes with those perks, but there’s a cost. Being a leader…
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