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Consistently Persisting

6.02.2018
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Woody was one of the worst football players we ever had try out for our team! He was a modern-day Rudy. This man had very little athletic ability, was slow and uncoordinated, but Woody did one thing better than anyone I’ve ever met.  He was Consistently Persisting!

 

Woody was on our team for 5 years and for the first 4 years, he did not play unless the game was a blowout. He never missed a practice, worked out all year long, showed up early, and stayed late every day.  Woody struggled to do what everyone […]

No Excuses

27.12.2016
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I used to have personalized license plates on my car. The two words I wanted were already taken so I had to be creative. The DMV finally agreed on this version: NOXQZIZ

Any idea what it says? Most people did not get it at first and they came up with a lot of really creative but wrong answers.

NO EXCUSES. I wanted that on my plates to remind me every day that if it was going to be it was up to me.

I have a terrible habit of making excuses. If we ranked all of the bad […]

Cellulite on the Brain

29.11.2016
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I remember the first time someone noticed I had cellulite on my thighs. It was crushing! My legs were my pride and joy. I had spent years in the gym working on them to prepare for what I thought would be a life of playing Professional Football.

 

My dream of playing Professional Football ended when I was 26 years old, and so did my workouts. The only problem was my appetite stayed the same but my action decreased to almost nothing!

When you consume more calories than you burn off each day, eventually you get cellulite […]

Rejection is a great teacher and a great motivator!  

22.11.2016
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I remember my first sales job like it was yesterday. It was almost 30 years ago and I had just gotten out of the military. The only company that would hire me with no skills was a small Spanish radio station.

 

The GM hired me on the spot because they needed a white guy to call on English-speaking businesses.

They were even more desperate than I was! On my first day, they handed me a stack of business cards with the person’s name they had just fired on them and told me to write my […]