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I was at dinner with my friend Elliot the other day. He was complaining about his life and his current situation. Elliot happens to be on the current list to be a fireman for the FDNY. Without disclosing too much about Elliot’s life I will say that his life has not been an easy one. From a very early age there always seemed to be a dark cloud that followed him around. So here we were at dinner and Elliot was asking, part rhetorically, part really wanting some kind of answer, as to why his life has been so hard....

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This is part three of the Perpetual State of Suck series. Part one talked about the internal factors, while part two focused on the external. This essay focuses on fear. I encourage you to read the proceeding articles if you have not done so. If fear was not a factor what would your life look like? What would you be doing? Who would you be? In order to become beast we need to win in the face of fear. One night I went out with my friend Sarah. Sarah did not drive so I picked her up. She had begun...

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It is hard to reach your full potential, almost impossible, when you are stuck in what I call the perpetual state of suck.  This is the worst place to find yourself. Unfortunately, most of us are caught in this state in some aspect of our lives. Over the next 2 posts I will talk about three causes for this perpetual state of suck and some preventive steps we can take to avoid it. Today will focus on the internal aspects of our lives.  The next post will focus on external factors. It is very easy to point fingers about the...

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Years ago, at Christmas time, I was given a book from my friends Rik and Eloise. The book was “How to Get Out of Our Own Way” by singer/actor Tyrese Gibson, many of us know him from his role in Transformers, and Fast and Furious. I had been following Tyrese’s career for many years and was interested to read his book. The book talked about his life and was influenced by the wisdom he gathered during his career. It was a pretty good read and left me with a few nuggets of wisdom. One nugget in particular was the concept...

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Welcome If you are new to this site, I would like to start by thanking you for checking out my blog.  My goal for this site is to help you realize your full potential.  I am not an expert, a guru, or anything like that; I am just a man sharing his experiences while trying to realize my own potential.   What is a beast? We all know beasts in our own lives.  People like Michael Jordan, Steve Jobs, Walt Disney, and Michael Jackson come to mind; names synonymous with greatness.  But beasts come in all shapes and sizes, they...

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