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Pillow (Self) Talk

Every day, we make choices, big and small. Mostly, they are small- like 99% small. Those small choices add up. They compound and, over time, determine what kind of life we will live.  * Will you be healthy?  * Will you be happy?  * Will you be successful? * Will you have to worry

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Zag

When I first graduated college, there were few jobs available. It was a bummer, as just a couple of years earlier, a bunch of my friends were getting signing bonuses for their first job after graduation. The existing jobs were hotly contested, with often hundreds of applications. I had about

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2024

I don't do New Year's resolutions anymore. Why? Well, I am super happy with the life I have. I love my family, everyone is healthy, I work out most days, my job is fun, teaching is incredibly gratifying, and I have some bucket list adventures planned

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Every Day

Doing something every day is easier than doing it every other day. It seems counterintuitive, but it's true.   We humans are creatures of habit. Whether it's a good or bad habit, the more we do it, the more it sticks.  Then, the more it sticks, the

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Someone with more

There is always someone who has more. More money. A bigger house. A bigger car. Nicer furniture. A bigger yard. A bigger startup exit. More bitcoin. And when you compare yourself to others you perceive to have more, you'll never be content. No matter what, there will always

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Abundance

Abundance can be a beautiful thing.  * You have enough food.  * You have a place to live.  * You have the resources to pay your bills and save some of your income for the future.  * You may even have the time and money to take your family on vacation every year. As

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Hovercraft

I used to own a hovercraft. Yes, I know. That sounds mighty out of character. I can't say I loved my time with said hovercraft, but it taught me one of the most valuable lessons of my life. A lesson that brought me to America and ultimately enabled

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Be Cool

I grew up in West Germany, which America occupied for a bit. That was essentially a positive thing. So many parts of American culture were worth aspiring to. The word cool was one of them. I never thought of it as being a certain way, having a certain car, playing

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Contentment

Nobody will ever look at me and say "Wow, that Mario fella. He's the happiest dude I know." I can be quite stoic, often deep in thought. I can be overly focused on some random task I deem to be important. And yes, sometimes researching REIT

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Consistency

For a man in his forties, I am in great shape. Not because I've been nailing my nutrition and workouts for the last three months but because I've been working out and living (mostly) healthy for decades. I love marketing and have gotten to be successful