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It’s All Downhill From Here
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“I think sports teaches you a lot about yourself.” She ought to know. That’s Lindsey Vonn talking about herself and her life as America’s current premier female downhill skier. Actually, that does not complete … Read More

Goals: Great for Sports, Lousy for Life – Part 1
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I have to admit that I like to make provocative little comments in casual conversations, such as the one which is also the title of this article, just to get people thinking. What does … Read More

The Right Kind of Experience (How To Be an Expert: The Aaron Trolia Way)
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Experience Is The Way to Become an Expert At Anything. Right? What does it take to become an expert at something? Well, if you talk to best-selling author and storyteller Malcolm Gladwell, he would … Read More

How to Be an Obstacle Blaster
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Recently I came across the following status update posted by a Facebook friend: “I grew up with a stern and often angry parent. It affected me to the degree I’m often stern and admittedly … Read More

Forgiveness Q & A – How Many Times?
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Q:           I remember a story in the Bible where Jesus was asked how many times we should forgive the same person. He said you should forgive hundreds of times. This is one of … Read More

Goals: Great for Sports, Lousy for Life – Part 2
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A lot has been written about how much sports can teach us about life. We don’t hear so much about the ways in which sports are not at all like real life. In relation … Read More

The Case Against Goals – #4
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Goals Aren’t Fluid, But Life Is – Part 1 In the delightful movie Tangled, Disney’s animated retelling of the classic tale of Rapunzel – about the girl with the magical and beautiful uncut hair … Read More

Forgiveness Q & A – If This Person Could, Then You Can – Part 2
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Forgiving a Monster This, like Part 1, has the Q & A in inverse. In other words, I’ll ask the question and you provide the answer. First, another true story. Friends, I’d like to … Read More

The Possum and The Big Why
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I love to tell the story of the night, many years ago, I was taking a couple of young people home from a youth group activity. Tim, the teenager in the front passenger seat, … Read More

The Dragonslayer
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I am writing this article because I have been doing some research about a topic that fascinated me when I was a kid. The topic is dragons and dragon slayers. I know how peculiar this sounds. … Read More

Picture How This Photographer Shoots For Success – PART 1
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…While Helping “Average” People Make a Great First Impression   We have all been there, standing in the checkout line at the grocery store. Our eyes seem to have a mind of their own. … Read More

The Teacher Is the Student Series – #6
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This series contains ways that you can supercharge anything you’re learning; anything you want to internalize; anything you want to become more competent at, no matter the topic. If you do the things suggested … Read More

The Teacher Is the Student Series – #5
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This series contains ways that you can supercharge anything you’re learning; anything you want to internalize; anything you want to become more competent at, no matter the topic. If you do the things suggested … Read More

The Teacher Is the Student Series – #4
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This series contains ways that you can supercharge anything you’re learning; anything you want to internalize; anything you want to become more competent at, no matter the topic. If you do the things suggested … Read More

Integrity Appears Out of the Unseen – Gossip Part 1
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Gossip. No one notices you not doing it. But is it possible that people see something else when you choose not to engage in gossip? I think so. However, whenever I teach on this … Read More

Integrity Appears Out of the Unseen – Gossip Part 2
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We are right to feel horrible about ourselves when we’ve participated in gossip. In a figurative sense, we’ve thrown a rock through the living room window of the person we are talking about. We’ve … Read More

The Teacher Is the Student Series – #3
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This series contains ways that you can supercharge anything you’re learning; anything you want to internalize; anything you want to become more competent at, no matter the topic. If you do the things suggested … Read More