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Do You Command Your Desires?

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You want it. You know you want it. A familiar craving becomes a favorite flavor dancing on your tongue, urging satisfaction.     No, I’ll be good.  I wait a little longer.  Visions fill your head.  Your tummy grumbles in anticipation.  Your mouth moistens.  You see it, clearly, waiting for you, right where you left it.  Do you give in to desire?  You want what everyone wants in life, an unfair advantage over desire.  Creating, capturing and commanding desire gives you the ...

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Is Your Anger Epic?

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You might remember being forced to read the Iliad in high school, perhaps you skimmed over this antiquated opportunity to discover the battle of Troy.  Troy you say, oh yes. Now, you might be picturing Brad Pitt as Achilles.  You know what the whole story was about?  No, it’s not about Helen with the face that launched a thousand ships.  It was about Achilles’ anger.  Anger takes over when your reason falters, turning minor injustices and wounded pride into an ...

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Does Your Love Make A Difference?

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‘Okay’; ‘Nothing’; ‘Whatever’.  The tone of these words can signal agreement, resignation or resentment.  They are often tightly sealed invitations to an argument which sound like, “What do you mean ‘Nothing’?” when they are ripped open.  As disturbing and disorienting these discussions can be, when you look closely at the card inside you will find it is a valentine bearing the familiar refrain “Will you be mine?”  The conflicts which arise from miscommunication do not fall out of the bonds ...

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Are You Comfortable with Cowardice?

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What are you unwilling to face, a large audience, your colleagues, or yourself?  Cowardice defines the edges of your life. This place beyond your comfort level, out of reach of your positive imagination and just beyond your current skills, is where you find this shirking, shaking self.  Confronting your cowardice requires becoming comfortable with being uncomfortable, commanding your imagination, and committing to refining yourself.

“Don’t wish it was easier; wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems; wish ...

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Is Bravery a Joy?

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Bravery is the ability to act, fully aware that circumstances are not in your favor, and the outcome is uncertain.  Bravery is exemplified, not through the deeds of courageous hearts and intrepid minds, but through a conscientious adherence to one’s duty. 

I slept and dreamt that life was Joy.
I woke and saw that life was Duty.
I acted, and behold, Duty was Joy.
– Rabindranath Tagore. 

It is in the crucible of our souls where the fires ...

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What Flavor is Your Fear?

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Why does public speaking inspire so much fear?  Your answer depends on what flavor of fear you prefer.  Strawberry fear worries about embarrassing yourself.  Vanilla fear worries about forgetting something.  Chocolate fear worries about being rejected.  Eating ice cream is enjoyable, especially your favorite flavor, but when you eat too much you feel a little sick.    Tension in your tummy is natural when you speak, becoming queasy is not.   Fear has a voracious appetite that demands your dread be fed.  ...

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Where’s Your Motivational Wellspring?

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“Motivation is like bathing it is best to do it daily.”
Zig Ziglar

Have you ever had the pleasure of listening to a great motivational speaker?  In the presence of such eloquent energy you can feel the best within yourself.  It is as if they have found a switch within you and magically turned it on.  So why is it so hard to find your own switch?  Perhaps you pop in a DVD or CD to recapture the ...

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Is Your Execution Killing It?

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How many times have you heard that we fear speaking in public more than death?  Too many.  A presentation is not an execution but you may feel a little looney when your presentation is out of tune.  Effectively executing your next presentation is a combination of focus, finesse and finish.

Always leave them wanting more but never wondering.  When Porky Pig waves goodbye while saying that’s all folks you look forward to seeing him again, and again, especially if you ...

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