weightlifting, airplane crash, self-esteem, self-help, self-improvement

Weightlifting Saved Me From Paralysis

My Airplane Crash

In 1995, I was the sole survivor of a Cessna 180 plane crash. Two other people died in that crash. The airplane crash left me with multiple fractures, concussion, and a broken back. The back doctor reported to me that my muscles supported my spine when the vertebrae shattered. My prior weightlifting before the crash had built the strength in my back to support my spine, which saved me from paralysis.

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business, selling, persuasions, expectations, enthusiasm,

Persuasion – The Art of Negotiations

Buying a car is a daunting experience for me. One time, I had a very hostile salesman. I wanted to leave without a purchase and in a huff; the salesman threw the clipboard down on his desk at me. His revolt did not make me want to return to use his services. There is an art to persuasion.

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Personal development, enthusiasm, evaluations, expectations

Evaluation Tool for Tough Decisions

At one time, I was considering medical school, which is a tough decision. Science and Biology were already my passion in school.  I started to think of my life style as a doctor. An emergency situation would occur, the beeper goes off, and you, as the doctor, head out to attend to a patient. It didn’t matter whether or not your child was celebrating a big event. A patient called and you had to leave. I decided against going to medical school. It was not a lifestyle for me. If you are coming upon a big decision, I have an evaluation tool that may help you with that tough decision.

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Dreams, manifesto,

Dreams – Ten Reasons You Won’t Try

All kinds of things can get in the way of our dreams. We have all sorts of distractions during the day, which are nothing more than doubt. Doubt causes us to find distractions. Dread is something else that slows us down. Dread is nothing more than the mind being lazy. Goal attainment theory says that there are ten reasons you won’t reach try.

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identity, life coach, interpretations,

Identity – It May Be Time For An Upgrade

Identity is “the condition or character traits as to who a person is; the qualities, beliefs, etc., that distinguish or identify a person or thing”. We may still be stuck in an identity that no longer serves us well. It’s time for us to take a step back. It may be time for an upgrade in our identity.

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regret, thinking, decisions

Thinking It Through

By asking yourself, “Am I meeting the real need, informing myself of options, and thinking it through?” will help you make good decisions. Bad decisions cost you time and money. In my previous articles, we discussed the first two parts of that question. Now, let’s discuss thinking it through.

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Better Decisions is a Two Part Process

I grew up in the Midwest. I look back on my life as a series of poor decisions. My life was a bit of a train wreck. The hippies were my mentors. The hippies taught me peace, free love, and great rock and roll. However, I do wish I put more thought into making better decisions. My poor decisions limited my freedom. Making better decisions is a two-part process.

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