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23
Nov

Giving Thanks is more than just for Thanksgiving

This Thursday is the day we give thanks. According to my eighth-grade history teacher, Thanksgiving represents our thanking the Native Americans for helping the Pilgrims to have a bountiful meal when they were on the verge of starvation. But this holiday has grown much greater than its origins and acts as a day when we […]

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10
Nov

The Purpose Driven Career-You can have it!

Growing up in Los Angeles, our seasons consisted of lots of sunshine, a few days of rain, more sunshine, repeat. Now living for almost two decades in Middle Tennessee, I have grown very fond of the passing of the seasons. My favorite is currently upon us, when our world turns red, orange and bright yellow. […]

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12
Oct

How Can Star Wars help you to Thrive?

The recently release book, How Star Wars Conquered the Universe, reminds us how dominate this movie franchise has become. According the author, Chris Taylor, this franchise has earned a whopping $37 billion in revenue. While most of that money has come from merchandise rather than movie tickets, it illustrates the immense popularity of the Star […]

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17
Sep

Feel the Power of Pride

This month, Serena Williams gave a virtuoso performance to win the U.S. Open. She dominated the tournament. To anyone who saw this tennis match, it was obvious that all her opponents were clearly outmatched and outgunned. Her strength and speed were too much too handle for the women’s tennis world — Serena did not lose […]

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07
Sep

Let it Be is more than a Beatles’ philosophy

My first album was “Let it Be” by the Beatles. There are so many songs on the album that are pure magic, like Across the Universe, Long and winding Road, and of course, the theme song “Let it be”. I played that album until the grooves wore out. Then, by chance, I came across the […]

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16
Aug

Vision is essential to your success and happiness

Superstar. That is the vision for Rory McIlroy. In a recent interview, Rory did not tell the media that he wants to win more tournaments or majors, or even stay No. 1 in the golfing world. His vision is much greater. After winning last week’s PGA Championship, Rory McIlroy has four majors under his belt […]

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03
Aug

Use the Michelangelo Effect to Boost your energy

Earlier this summer, I had the great pleasure to travel to Florence, Italy, with my family. Walking the streets of this Renaissance city, you feel transported back in time. At every turn you see amazing architecture, such as the Duomo di Firenze by Filippo Brunelleschi. Walk into any church and your eyes feast upon beautiful […]

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17
Jul

Be Your Best Friend Like Wimbledon Champ

Novak Djokovic has been one of the most dominant players in the tennis world for the past 5 years, but now he found himself in a slump, not winning a major for over a year. Earlier this month, Novak had reached the finals at Wimbledon and he was facing the greatest tennis player who ever […]

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28
Jun

What Alexander Hamilton Needed: The Legacy of EQ Emotional Intelligence

This coming Friday is my favorite holiday, July 4th. It is a truly remarkable moment in time when we had a group of amazing individuals, known as our founding fathers, get together and create the foundation for our wonderful nation. This is a day we should celebrate with joy as well as reverence. But I […]

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17
Jun

Get the squeeze on pressure

With the oppressing heat of the summer comes lots of perspiration. In psychological terms, pressure can also make us perspire under the heat of competition. Besides the sweat factor, pressure also makes us go to our dominant response. This is one of the oldest psychological principles-we go to our main habit under stress. I call […]

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