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How to get the Results

If I could tell you one thing that I learned this year, it would be to start. But that wouldn't be enough because I'd also need to tell you to keep going after you start. But you can't worry about that second part if you haven't even started yet, so

How to get the Results
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How to Stop Pretending

I am not a very good public speaker, but I get better each time I am forced to do it. "Man, Sometimes you have to play a long time to be able to play like yourself." -Miles DavisThe stuttering, shaky voice, the constant "um's," that's not me. If you and

How to Stop Pretending
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The Avalanche of Doing Things.

Doing one thing in public seems to lead to doing even more things in our lives. It's the old one thing leads to another cliché. I started writing a few months back because of a writing course called Write of Passage and a daily challenge called ship 30 essays in

The Avalanche of Doing Things.
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What have I done for you lately?

When I was 22, a bartender in a nice family restaurant, an older woman named Rose Begnal, changed my whole perspective on life. She told me—Louie, no one gives a shit about what you want, but they all deeply care about what you can do for them. I recognize

What have I done for you lately?
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What do you do?

What do any of us do? The most obvious answer to what we do, for many of us, is that we do what we can and what circumstances and opportunities permit. For example, I started working at a young age as a busboy because my family needed my help, and

What do you do?