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Showing Up Is Hard

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Who Are You Avoiding?

My guess is, you’re avoiding someone. My guess is that there are people in your life that you’re hiding your passion from. That there’s someone you don’t want to see your message. Who are you avoiding? Why would I make this my guess? Because there are people that I avoid. People that I hide my […]

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Just Find A Win

Like millions of other Americans, I over indulged on food over the holidays. Given my history, one would think that I would be smarter than to do that because it never ends well. When I ripped a suit I knew I had to do something. Like millions of other Americans, I decided to clean up […]

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Perspective, Passion and Process

I’ve written before that this blog is my attempts at solving problems in my own life. Whenever I have a tough problem, I know two things: 1. Writing forces research and clarity. 2. I’m not the only person looking for a solution. Knowing this, whenever I’m trying to solve a tough problem, I start writing, […]

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Starting Isn’t Enough

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Keep Starting

Can you believe we’re starting the last full week of the month? It seems like only yesterday that I went to bed angry that my beloved Ohio State Buckeyes were shut out by the eventual National Champion Clemson Tigers in depressing fashion. In the blink of an eye, a month of this year is almost […]

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Why Toastmasters Should Blog

Wednesday’s post explored the reasons why bloggers should join Toastmasters. Today, I am hoping to convince my Toastmasters friends that they should start blogging. It’s my belief that Toastmasters should be blogging because for the following reasons: Writing Forces Clarity Writing speeches is hard. Writing good speeches is harder. As Toastmasters, we’ve all experienced speakers […]

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Why Bloggers Should Join Toastmasters

Question: What’s the biggest problem with most blogs? Answer: No one reads them. Oh, sure, there are exceptions but most of us are putting out content every day and no one is reading what we have to say. There are a lot of reasons for this, but mostly it boils down to three things we’re […]

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Master Stress

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Master Our Stress

Stress gets a bad rap, Sure it zaps our energy and creativity, makes us fat, leads to high blood pressure and early death. With a list like that, what’s not to love? There is good a side of stress, however. The pressure of new challenges allows us to expand our capabilities to meet those challenges. […]

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