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What My Dad and Baseball Taught Me About Writing

Night has fallen and bright lights illuminate the field before me. Beyond them, the dark of night. The stands are filled with family, friends and fans cheering the two crosstown rivals facing off in the season finale. I stand in the on-deck circle as the importance of the upcoming inning flashes through my head. It’s the bottom of the last inning and we’re trailing by one run. This is our last chance. We need two runs or game over. Standing […]

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Never Let What Is Good Keep You From What Is Great

I stumbled upon the story below as I was browsing through my journal. It was the first thing I wrote, although I never published it here. I think of it as my demo tape. From my journal, August 12, 2013: __________ A man sets out to climb the highest mountain and spends tireless hours rising to its summit. Reaching, striving, falling, climbing. His journey covers him in experience; he’s bloody, bruised, and exhausted. Yet, he continues to strive for the summit. […]

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How To Cultivate a Daily Habit of Journaling

My friend, Tom Morris, wrote a book called True Success. In it he imparts ancient wisdom from the philosophers of the past and shares his Seven C’s of Success. Tom has been an inspiration and encourager to me. This morning I wanted to give a tribute to him in my Seven C’s of Journaling! The Power of Journaling Journaling sparks your CREATIVITY Whether you believe it or not, you are creative. The human mind is a powerful thing, but we place […]

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It all starts with an idea…

My wife, Liz, came to me last week as I was getting ready for work and said, “I could totally see you being a speaker someday.” Her words floored me. Little did she know, I had been wrestling that idea in my head for weeks. Her words were the catalyst I needed. It was time for me to pay attention to what I was feeling in my heart. I grabbed an old, dusty journal, a high school graduation gift, and I […]

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