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Saying No to Things

We’re all faced with choices every single day of our lives. We’re also faced with numerous opportunities. These choices and opportunities come in questions from our friends, loved ones and colleagues. Some opportunities have incredible potential to take us places we could’ve never imagined and some are just everyday opportunities like going to the bar with some friends.

This is all fine and good but the problem with a multitude of choices is the fact that to some, we’re inevitably going to have to say no.

Sometimes something big comes along that could mean a fat paycheck or recognition, something you’ve always wanted. Initially you say yes but as you get further into it you realize what a burden this new project is going to be. Read More →

Don’t Count Your Eggs Before They Hatch

A lot has been happening in my life.

I’ve had a lot of really exciting opportunities for which I’m incredibly thankful, but I’ve also had many potential opportunities that fell through. Sometimes they fell through based on my inability to do the work, sometimes it just wasn’t the right fit and sometimes it was no fault of my own and extenuating circumstances got in the way.

Starting out, I would get overly excited about these opportunities. They would spark an excitement in me that, frankly, was hard to contain. When they fell through though, I would be crushed.

Experience has taught me better than to count on something like that for any measure of success and self worth. The truth of it is your self worth doesn’t depend on what you’ve accomplished, although you can be proud of yourself, self worth comes from within. Read More →