Strength Comes from Overcoming Challenges

I believe confidence comes from overcoming challenges. I developed this as a core belief while training in and teaching jujitsu. I noticed a lot of new students came seeking to learn jujitsu, but couldn’t perform techniques right away and quit within a few weeks. They were embarrassed by their perceived failure. Some, however, stuck with

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It’s the Start that Stops Us

I just found a note from the Inc 5000 conference I attended two years ago.  It was from the opening speech by Jill Blashack Strahan, Founder and CEO of Tastefully Simple. She started by saying that she enjoyed spending time with entrepreneurs. Why? According to Jill, entrepreneurs aren’t stopped by the start. That quote hit me hard.  It

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Putting the US Debt into Household Budget Terms

The US debt has just reached 100 percent of the GDP.  This is the total of what is produced and sold in society. Unfortunately, this is a major marker in America’s history, especially since a debtor nation is considered “bad off” with more than 50 percent of their GDP in debt. Here’s a quick, funny video putting the US debt crisis into

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Major Strides for Paraplegics

The military is focusing on robotic skeletons to help paralyzed soldiers walk again. The exoskeleton is a wearable robot that allows a wheelchair user to stand up and walk. It could be a game-changer for anyone who is a paraplegic. There has been a lot of focus on artificial and robotic hands and legs that move

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