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Are You? When Your Life Changes

Nearly Every Day

Time Flies (Carter's Been Gone 3.5 months)
Time Flies (Carter's Been Gone 3.5 months)

Do you ever feel like a broken record? Saying the same thing over and over again?

Good.  This means you’re on to something. And the more you explain it, the better you get at explaining it, and the more people you reach and the more intriguing your crazy dream becomes – not only for others, but also for yourself.

Yet knowing this is not enough. Why? Because most people are weak, overwhelmed, distracted, medicated, afraid, insecure. How do I know? Because I’m one of you.

After 14 months, I can count on one hand the number of people who’ve said, “Jeff, writing five differently themed blogs every single day is the coolest thing I’ve ever heard of”.

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Day To Day When Your Life Changes

Ever Notice The Names?

Click On The Photo To Enlarge
Click On The Photo To Enlarge

Two days ago, stopped at an intersection, the car in front of me had a bumper sticker that caught my eye. We all find ourselves reading funny ones, crazy ones, inspiring ones, and sometimes offensive ones.

If you click on this photo, it’ll enlarge and it reads:

  • WILDCAT TERRITORY – BEWARE

We see names like: Wildcats, Bulldogs, Warriors, Rockets, Fighting Irish, Rams, Raiders and other assorted “power names”.

You know what we never see on High School “Team” bumper stickers?  The Bunnies, Chicks, Duckies, Wildflowers, Snowflakes, Gumdrops.

Culture is what people think and do, without thinking.

What if we started to think a bit differently about bumper stickers, names, habits, confidence, tough decisions?

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Small Town stuff

The True American Idols

Memorial Day Is For Remembering. Do You?
Memorial Day Is For Remembering. Do You?

To those that paid the ultimate price and to those that were willing, but didn’t have to, we honor you today.

And if we really want to be a good and decent person, we will make everyday Memorial Day. The wolf is always near the door. Freedom is never free.

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Growing Up Small Town stuff

Spring Grove, Pennsylvania

Who Remembers This? No One Probably
Who Remembers This? No One Probably

Small towns.  I grew up just outside of one.

And today’s post borders on “who gives a crap” and “yeah, I know what you mean”.

My Dad’s Family grew up in town, first as kids on Water Street, and then as adults on Main Street, across from the Catholic Church and Ford Dealership, with the Spring Grove Elementary and also the Junior High School across the alley in the back of their row home.

Having a basic understanding of your birth place can provide more benefits than if you don’t understand. For in the understanding, we begin to see our commonalities.

Spring Grove, Pennsylvania.  A small town. My town.

Big Time In A Small Town
Big Time In A Small Town
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When Your Life Changes

Thank You Readers & Followers

Dream Big. Get Started. Never Stop.
Dream Big. Get Started. Never Stop.

Thank you! Very simply, I’m deeply humbled by your visits.

Why?

Not sure exactly. Wasn’t prepared for the 50% website traffic increase in the past three weeks.

When a business is achieving double-digit growth, especially in a highly competitive market, and in today’s brutal economy, to spike like this in such a short period feels surreal.