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It’s not about who you know…

It’s not about how many people you “know”. It’s not about how many names you can drop from your networking club. It’s not about how many “friends” you have on social media, or better, “antisocial media”. It’s about how many personal connections you have, and maintain on a frequent basis. There is an important concept …

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The Matrix (1999)

A quick post going into the Fourth of July weekend. If you haven’t seen this movie, or if has been a while since you have, may I suggest you watch it this weekend or in the near future. It is a great movie with deep philosophical undertones that most people don’t get. I encourage you …

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Watch what you say…

I would like to begin with the metaphor of flying an airplane. The primary control device is called a yoke, similar to a steering wheel in a car. Just like a car, you can steer right or left. However, you have the ability to go up or down as well. To climb (ascend; gain altitude), …

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Change… both desired and despised.

In previous articles (Control – May 24, 2019; Comfort – May 30, 2019), we learned that everything is about control and that we as humans attempt to control people and things to obtain and maintain comfort (mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual). Now we will explore the concept of change. What is change? Here are two …

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Can’t Hurt Me – David Goggins

Having spent the last week on a four-state motorcycle ride through CA, OR, ID, and NV, I had the opportunity to listen to an awesome audiobook. This book is about taking control of your life and being accountable for everything. Please note, this book contains language that may be offensive to some. It is raw …

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Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win – by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

Having control over one’s life means taking ownership of everything and every issue you face. No exceptions, no excuses, no blaming. This is the very essence of having an Internal Locus of Control. Of all of the personal development books I have read, nothing comes close to the message of Extreme Ownership. Combat, the most …

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