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NN007 – Change Happens

Change (noun) – the act or instance of making or becoming different. Change is Hard Change is a hard thing to accept Our natural mindset is to remain in a steady state and avoid difficulty.  Change is the opposite of that. Change requires us to get out of our comfort zone in order to achieve the new goal we have set for ourselves. Change happens for 3 reasons. 2 of them are a byproduct of pain… Forced…

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NN006 – Failure = Practice

Failure (noun) – a lack of success Practice (verb) – perform (an activity) or exercise (a skill) repeatedly or regularly in order to improve or maintain one’s proficiency. Fear of Failure Failure is one of those words that just hits hard. It has a finite, definite, brick wall feeling. You Have Failed. Those 3 words even look menacing next to each other. This can be a such a hard feeling to accept that people will avoid even getting close to failure…

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NN005 – Expectations

Expectation (noun) – a belief that someone will or should achieve something. Life’s little Potholes We all move through life in a subtle but constant state of anticipation. Maybe it’s a positive state – looking forward to the weekend, getting to see friends or family. Maybe you are up for a promotion at work or your kid won the starring role in the school play. What if that anticipation isn’t positive? Will my job review be bad…

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NN004 – Fears & Unknowns

Fear (noun) – an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat. Fear of….what? Fear is a funny thing. It can fill us so full of dread that we can’t move. Scare us so bad that we NEVER want to go through something again. We have all been there – your boss says you need to get up in front of the team and present the…

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NN003 – Comparison & Competition

Comparison (noun) – the representing of one thing or person as similar to or like another Competition (noun) – a contest between rivals The Unwinnable Game There is a quiet game many of us play on a daily basis that we may not realize is happening. How often do you compare yourself to others? Or how often do you find yourself competing with your friends, siblings, co-workers or possibly the perfect image you have of…

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002 – Root of all Embarrassment

Embarrassed (adj) – feeling or showing a state of self-conscious confusion and distress The world can be a cruel place Judgement, expectation and fear of being ostracized are strong motivators to avoid being different. What is the true root cause of this behavior though? The fear of embarrassment is an enormous (if not the biggest) motivating factor in how you live your life. Apprehension of “being exposed” can vary: All of these beliefs play a role in…

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001 – How I Got Here

Thank you for taking the time to follow along in this journey. It is not easy to venture out into the void alone and I appreciate you allowing me the freedom to express myself a bit in this forum. This one is a bit longer than normal, but I felt it was necessary to set the stage properly. This week’s edition sets the groundwork for the struggles I went through and how I recovered. Future…

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