How to Grow From Zero to Hero

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  Back in 1997, I was 23 years old; I had just been dumped by a girl I really liked, I had a 12 hour/week job in an auto parts dealership, and I lived with my single mom. I drove a twelve-year-old grey Buick Skyhawk station wagon. Yes, I was, by all intents and purposes,…

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Seize Your Dream!

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Are You Leading Your Life?   I was blessed in 2016. But it’s not what you might think. I didn’t double my income, win the lotto, or get an invitation to speak with Tony Robbins. But I was blessed because at the beginning of the year, I made a decision that I would follow my…

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The 5 Do It’s…

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  We are all familiar with the Nike tagline: Just Do It.   Did you know Nike spent $300 million on overseas advertising alone between 1988 (the year the “Just Do It” campaign was created) and 1998? Furthermore, during these first ten years, Nike increased its market share of the “domestic sport-shoe business” from 18 percent ($877 million)…

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Your Gift Will Make Room For You…

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  “A man’s gift makes room for him, And brings him before great men.” – Proverbs 18:16   When I was younger, I understood this verse to mean that if you bring a physical gift, it will open doors for you – you will obtain favor from whoever you gave it to. I thought it…

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Healing The Father Wound

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Didn’t Have The Greatest Role-Model Growing Up?   This post is for men who, like me, have been harboring what psychologists commonly call a “Father Wound.”   What is a father wound? Dr. Richard Fitzgibbons, a Catholic a Catholic psychiatrist who heads the Institute for Marital Healing, described it this way:   “While the term “father…

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