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Exercise Is A Natural High

Two of the most popular New Year’s resolutions are to exercise more and to lose weight.  New Year, New You – right?  However, by February – or even earlier – those purchased exercise

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Don’t Be Afraid To Be Courageous

In his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “Profiles of Courage,” U.S. President John F. Kennedy, wrote eloquently about courage: “Courage, the universal virtue, is comprehended by us all. For without

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The Pursuit Of Happiness Is Not A Spectator Sport

Long ago in a small village was a place known as the House of 1,000 Mirrors.  A happy little dog learned of the house and decided to visit.  When he arrived outside, he bounced up the front

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Santa Knows What’s Good For Business

The holidays are full of tradition and are a time to gather with family and friends.  But no matter if you are a parent or a child, everyone recognizes the big guy in the red suit – Santa Claus.  Business

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Never Stop Getting Better

Do you know what makes someone worthy of the title “greatest of all time” or GOAT? It’s so much more than natural talent, excellent coaching, or dumb luck. No, it’s the constant effort to

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A Little Flattery Goes A Long Way

In the Aesop’s fable “The Fox and the Crow,” a crow is eating a piece of cheese on a branch when it is approached by a fox who wants the cheese.  The fox flatters the crow, calling it beautiful

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Do You Talk To Yourself?

In the classic golf comedy movie “Caddyshack,” Bill Murray plays Carl Spackler, the greenskeeper for the Bushwood Country Club.  Carl talks to himself a lot as he tries to rid the club of an

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Sportsmanship Is Winning As One

An anthropologist proposed a game to some children in Africa.  He placed a basket of fruit near a tree and told them that whoever got to the tree first could have all the fruit. When he gave the

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November Is National Entrepreneur Month

In a famous circus act a juggler starts one plate spinning on a stick, which he then puts the stick on a slot on a table, starts another plate spinning on another stick, and then he gets a third one started. 

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Do What Is Right, Not What Is Easy

A butcher, who had a particularly good day, proudly flipped his last chicken on a scale and weighed it for a customer. “Almost 6 pounds,” he said. “That’s a little too small,” the woman

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