Essay, Growth

Stanley Kubrick Teaches Us that Life is a Hedge-Maze

There’s something magical about the “center,” isn’t there? The center of the earth The eye of a tornado The center of a Tootsie Roll Pop The center of a hedge-maze Whenever I think of a maze I think of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. It’s such a great film, and to me it’s the epitome of […]

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Growth, Health & Fitness

The Most Challenging Hour of the Week

Growth isn’t easy. My philosophy on it is better explained here, but in short it takes serious effort and long-term commitment. I’ve been a runner for the balance of my life. Yes, I’ve fallen off of the horse a few times (and at times for quite a bit of time), but as a whole it’s […]

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Growth, Health & Fitness

Take 10 Seconds …

​ ​ … to breathe, run, thank someone, help someone, help yourself, slow it down, pick it up, catch the sun, drop the weight on your shoulders, take a walk, lend a hand. 10 seconds can change your (and another’s) day. Have a great Wednesday! Kevin

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Quote

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”

Thomas Edison
Growth

Anything Can (and Most Things Will) Change

I looked out the window this morning and the skyline hit me with a pleasant turbulence and snapped me out of a fog, reminded me to live and breathe and run and eat and sleep in moment after precious moment. “Focus on living this moment,” something I once practiced daily and weekly and then became […]

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Essay, Growth

Today’s Thought: The Power of “No”

When is the last time you politely said, “no, thank you“? “No”: is powerful has a bad rap can be positive says, “I’ve thought about your request, and I’ve decided to entertain another more suitable option.” commands respect says, “Try again.” tells people that you’re capable of making a decision communicates that you’re considerate of […]

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Growth, Health & Fitness

32 Reasons Why You Should Go For That Run Tonight

You’ll sweat out the day. You’ll spare your roommate, significant other or pet unnecessary grief. Your meal will taste better. Your meal can be larger! You’ll feel better afterward (guaranteed). You’ll fall asleep more easily. You’ll sleep more soundly than a bag of bricks. You might bump into an old friend. You might make a […]

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Growth

Why the Annual Review Isn’t Enough

While most companies require that leadership facilitate one review annually with their associates, I’ve found in my experiences that it’s best to go above and beyond and facilitate six-month, quarterly and weekly one-on-one’s with each of my team members. While my team and I may pass on a formal face-to-face from time to time, a […]

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