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Lightning Bolt Moment: Reflections of the Past Year

As I walked through the neighborhood of Matagalpa, Nicaragua, seeing all the familiar faces from exactly one year ago, the first comment I heard from everyone was

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Waiting For an Opportunity to Knock? Maybe, It Already Did

Have you ever had a moment of sudden realization where after a long exhausting period of struggle, you finally see a situation in a completely different way? Suddenly, you know exactly what to do or say that completely changes everything. … Continue reading

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How Building Patience Can Transform Your Life

This is the second post of a three part series on why we are made to wait for something worth having. You might prefer to start with reading the introduction here. Note: I have created these series using a Colombian … Continue reading

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How Do You Prepare for Your Long-Awaited Dream?

This is the first post of a three part series on why we are made to wait for something worth having. You might prefer to start with reading the introduction here. Note: I have created these series using a Colombian … Continue reading

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Strengths or Weaknesses. Which Should You Focus on Building?

A few weeks ago, I went on a family outing to La Ronde (largest amusement park in Montreal). I hadn’t been to La Ronde in over 25 years. I remember having so much fun on the bumper cars ride. So, … Continue reading

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If You Don’t Like It, Walk Away and Change It

As I write this, I am sitting with a spectacular view of the mountains in Manizales, Colombia. A few weeks ago, something happened that almost changed my being here. I was supposed to spend 5 days visiting a friend in … Continue reading

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The Secret Trick to Avoid Failure

In the past few weeks, this is the story I have shared with all the locals I met in Peru in response to their question, “What was your plan or ‘secret trick’ to avoid failure in making a major leap … Continue reading

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How Do You Control Your Attitude in the Face of Adversity?

Sometimes the mirror shows us parts of ourselves that we are unwilling to accept. Ron tells about his realization to self awareness when he saw the person behind the face staring back at him. I slammed my fist on the … Continue reading

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True Religion: Feeling Obligated to Do Something?

Have you ever walked in a store, tried on a piece of clothing, decide to buy it, go to the checkout counter to pay for it and for some reason, the price is 10 times higher than you expected? What … Continue reading

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Getting What You Want-Right Now

How many times have you said, “ I would be so much more happier, if only I had…” There is nothing wrong with wanting more in life, unless you are putting off being happy, waiting for that one thing to … Continue reading

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