25 Years Come and Gone

25 Years Come and Gone

Birthdays are an odd time of celebration. Like, "hey, congratulations, you're not dead yet!" However, when you wake up and realize you've been trudging around on this planet for a quarter of a century, unplanned reflections start filling your time. So, I've decided to make peace with these thoughts and get them out in the open. My thoughts are certainly nothing prophetic or life-changing, but amid the chaos of day-to-day life, it has brought serenity to my day.

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How To Change Careers When You've Only Just Begun

How To Change Careers When You've Only Just Begun

So, you're on a hot streak. You graduated from college, locked down your first job, and started your journey into the workforce with a pep in your step. Then the clouds crept in. Three, four, five months went by and you feel like you've made the biggest mistake of your life. This work, this industry, everything you're "qualified" to pursue is a blackhole of boredom. Now what? How can you avoid this gravitational pull and propel yourself to a new galaxy of discovery and inspiration? Read more to find out.

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You Deserve To Be The Shining Star In Your Life

You Deserve To Be The Shining Star In Your Life

Every single day, you are faced with tasks and "to-do's" that are more tempting to put off until tomorrow than to get accomplished today. You opt for a false sense of pleasure as the necessary things pile up just outside your purview. The day comes where you can no longer ignore it, and you face undo stress that could have easily been avoided had you taken care of things yesterday. This cycle is repeated over and over until you're lying in your grave, a life unfulfilled. This is not the biography you imagine for yourself, so break the cycle and start living the life you were meant to live.

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When All You Can Do Is Twiddle Your Thumbs

When All You Can Do Is Twiddle Your Thumbs

The cycle of life can sometimes be one of the most frustrating realities we have to face. Some of the repetition is more than welcome because it brings upon immeasurable levels of happiness and prosperity. But of course, opposites attract. With each moment of joy comes a seemingly never ending storm of worry and despair. This side of life strikes me hardest when I have to wait for the unexpected and everything is out of my control. After my most recent spell of playing the waiting game, I've finally gathered up my tools and stored them all in one place, so I never wander around aimlessly again looking to regain my focus.

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The Golden Rule 2.0: It's Time for an Upgrade

The Golden Rule 2.0: It's Time for an Upgrade

Sometimes I am shocked at how selfish the world can be, but when I take time to look at some of the guiding principles in our communities, the surprise tends to fade away. Quotes are a dime a dozen in this day in age, but are still a major source of inspiration for many people. One such quote, which is seen across nearly every religion and secular philosophy known to man, is "do unto others as you would have done unto you." The Golden Rule. The rule that is in major need of an upgrade in order to rid ourselves of at least one of our selfish philosophies.

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Now Is The Time For Next Level Living

Now Is The Time For Next Level Living

When you discover the path you are meant to travel, you will put in countless hours of dedicated work. From the outside looking in, folks passing by will be unable to fully grasp the passion you infuse in everything you produce. This lack of recognition can result in underwhelming appreciation for the work you've put in, but don't get discouraged. Use these conversations as a way to connect your experience to the interests of the other person and lead them to a subconscious desire to pursue their own dreams.

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Do What Makes You Happy

Do What Makes You Happy

This very website is the result of tossing my pessimism to the side, putting my reputation on the line, and promoting my views for the world to see. Why? Because I just want to do what makes me happy. Nothing more, nothing less. The naïveté of this ideology is constantly ridiculed and disregarded, but I have never seen a person of influence that was unusually successful doing something they hate. The passion we bring to something we love is unmatched by any other activity we choose and we need to chase that feeling.

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Managing the Vision: Why You Need to Focus on Today

Managing the Vision: Why You Need to Focus on Today

As you find your purpose and define your future goals, you must understand how to manage your vision. Narrow your focus on the 24 hours in front of you and your vision will evolve organically through your mistakes and successes. When you find yourself getting overwhelmed (and you will) by everything you need to get done, remind yourself to focus on today.

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: How Paris is Just Like You and I

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: How Paris is Just Like You and I

Everywhere you look, travel is romanticized to a level so unrealistic, you might be met with an unexpected emptiness upon arriving at your dream destination. No matter where you travel, the environment is susceptible to misfortune and inconvenience. However, you may also find yourself experiencing everything like you imagined. It is important to experience both sides of the coin in order to fall in love with a foreign land. Read about one traveler who truly experienced it all.

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Avoid the Biggest Social Time Suck of All Time

Avoid the Biggest Social Time Suck of All Time

We need to make a habit of transparently presenting ourselves in front of everyone we meet. TIme is too precious to continue playing the song and dance of trading fake pleasantries until we decide our counterpart is trustworthy. Rather than spend months trying to discover who a person is, lay your identity out in the open. When your openness is well received, you will find people worth associating with and develop lifelong relationships.

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