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My Take Away From The Final Four

Without question, my favorite holiday of the year is New Year’s Eve / Day. Not because I want to treat it as a party or because I’m looking for a fresh start but because it is simply the greatest two days to be a college football fan! This afternoon, Alabama and Washington will play the […]

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Who Will You Become?

What a year it’s been! As a society this year we’ve experienced numerous celebrity deaths, a bitter and divisive election and a Cubs World Series win. We’ve seen a record high stock market, record low unemployment and yet another Star Wars movie.  All of this is on top of personal triumphs and tragedies, wins and […]

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The Reading List to Start 2017 Strong

I’m a firm believer that January is the most important month of the year. The momentum we build now can, if we do it right, carry us through the entire year. I also believe that Starting 2017 Strong starts having a great reading list for January. Here are four books that I’m sure will get […]

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Starting 2017 Strong

I love the last week of the year. Especially at the gym. This week, the squat racks are empty and the benches are available. It’s a stark contrast to next week when the New Years Resolutioners, the New Year New Me Crowd, will invade our friendly confines making it impossible to get on the equipment […]

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The Commitments Of Slashers

This week, I’ve dedicated this blog to the Slash/Economy, a subject that I’m incredibly excited about. If you’ve not yet Embraced Your /Slash, I truly believe that 2017 is the year to start, but only if you’re willing to make three very important commitments: Commit To Starting Early Don’t you find those people that brag […]

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Embracing My / SLASH

On my first day at The Ohio State University (Go Bucks!), my first assignment was an essay on the subject of what I wanted to do when I left school. It was a simple assignment where we were supposed to write two pages about our future plans. I wrote ten. I wrote so much not […]

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Surviving In The Slash/Economy

I never thought it was for me. I thought people that worked more than one job were either desperate, broke or both. That was until I had an unlikely opportunity turn into something more. In January of 2015, during a meeting of United Way Partner Agencies, the conversation turned to a big presentation that all […]

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Building A Better Brand in 2017

This week, I’ve spent a great deal of time looking back on 2016. Monday, I highlighted the three biggest lessons I learned this year.On Wednesday, I featured the top five apps I used in 2016, but today, I look forward to the ten most important things we can do to build better personal brands in […]

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My Top Five Apps From 2016

  Technology can be both a blessing and a curse. It can be a distraction but it can also be a tool depending on how we use it. Here are five simple and free apps that have made a big difference for me this year as I’ve leveraged technology to help me reach my goals: […]

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What 2016 Has Taught Me

After climbing the mountain of 2016, we can almost see the summit. We get this week, the scheduling train wreck that is the week leading up to Christmas and then we’re standing on the precipice of 2017. Just like any good climb, I’ve learned some things along the way this year that I believe are […]

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