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Caught Up

This past weekend I had the distinct opportunity to speak at the 1st Annual “Caught Up” Fundraiser. It was a well put together event that was attended by School Principals, Community Leaders, Church Leaders, family and friends. I was very impressed by the amount of support there was in the room. It was a very […]

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Fear Not

Sending a son or daughter to college is probably one of the most nerve wrecking experiences that a parent can have. Most parents’ have never been apart from their child for more than a few days or maybe a week. Sure, some kids go on camps while in middle school and/or high school, but they’re […]

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Focus on the journey, not the glory

I have been training my three boys since they were 7yrs old. Their main sports are football, basketball and track. They have played other sports too, but those are the three sports they love the most. Track however is probably their least favorite of the three. There have been years when they told me that […]

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The Balanced Life

I have often heard successful people say that you have to sacrifice a lot in order to be massively successful and I agree. However, I think that we have to be careful when making such a blanket statement because there are some things you shouldn’t have to sacrifice in order to be successful. One of […]

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Have You Failed Today?

While watching one of my favorite T.V. shows, the host had a group of people on the show to share their story of how they had reached their goal of living their dream life. One of the guest on the show stated that every day their father would ask his children what had they failed […]

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What Did You Win?

Throughout my 35yrs on this earth I can’t remember a time when there wasn’t a major emphasis placed on winning. You probably assume I’m just talking about sports, but I’m talking about so much more than sports. Winning is emphasized in schools, jobs and even between groups of friends. You can’t turn on the T.V. […]

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Athletes of Influence?

There has been much debate throughout the years about what athletes owe their fans. Some believe that athletes just provide mere entertainment, but others believe that athletes are role models. A role model is a person who is looked up to by others as someone to be imitated. There may have been a time when […]

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Are Athletes Prone to Violence?

Violence in sports is not something new. It is however gaining more publicity, especially domestic violence. The majority of the stories we read involve male athletes being physically abusive to the females they’re involved with. There have also been reports of females abusing their male counterparts. As of lately there has been a focus on […]

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Labor Day Deals

Labor Day did not become a federal holiday until 1894, but it was marked by cities and towns before that. Labor Day came about because of the changes in American manufacturing. There were few if any restrictions on the treatment of workers in American manufacturing. Due to the limited restrictions many workers worked 12 hour […]

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Giving Back

I have often heard people say,” that child is bad”, and I for one believe that it’s not fair label a child that way. Young children do not know the difference between right and wrong or the difference of good and bad. The adults in the children’s lives are responsible for teaching and guiding that […]

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