CANOEING FOR A CHANGE

Have you ever been on a canoe adventure? I’m not talking about canoeing at Grandpa’s lake either. I’m talking about a serious 12 hour canoe adventure with horse flies swarming your head to start, pit stops to explore old buildings (I know random), walking in the water pushing the canoe for a couple miles, and then after all that carrying the canoe above your head for 1.4 miles.

This is the canoe adventure I went on this past weekend and it was life changing. I was amazed at everything I learned, the people we met, the conversations we had, and how physically demanding it was.

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HAVE YOU GOT A CRAZY ON YOUR HANDS?

Have you got a crazy on your hands with no idea what to do with them? I’ve been there. In fact, I’ve been there a few times over the years. It’s really a crappy place to be, but also a great learning experience and character builder.

You sit back watching as this infectious disease spreads through your company like a raging fire. And as it is happening you’re thinking what in the world am I going to do about this. You’re the nice guy though hoping that things are going to change and everything will turn around. Keep in mind that 90% of the time this never happens.

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THE LEGEND OF LICHTLE

This post is dedicated to Josh Lichtle; a friend, a brother, and one of the greatest motocross riders to ever walk this planet. Josh, I want you to know one thing, your legend will live on forever. You made an impact on so many lives in the short time you were here, and for that, we are all so very thankful. Peace be with you our brother. GODSPEED 811.

There once lived a man named Josh Litchtle #811 GODSPEED. You could notice him by his big, white, beautiful smile that could have stretched all the way around the world. You could also notice him by his love, compassion, and huge one footers!  Yup, you got it, the largest one footers on the planet. If you don’t believe me ask around, it’s a legacy!

Josh Litchtle wasn’t your average man or human being. Josh was a man on a mission. Not just any mission either, a mission to live his life to the fullest. And there wasn’t anyone or anything that was going to stop him from doing just that.

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IS IT TIME TO HIT THE RESET BUTTON? HERE ARE 7 STEPS YOU SHOULD TAKE

You know what I love about video games? They have a reset button. It doesn’t matter where you’re at in the game, or what you’ve done, all you have to do push that little button on the controller and whalla! The game resets and you are off to a whole new start. Now how cool is that?

I’m not a big gamer or anything, but I do love Super Mario Brothers. A few years ago when one of the new versions came out, I literally sat there and played until I beat the whole game. I had blisters on my hands, and my eyes were bulging out of my head!

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HOT DOGS, BEER, AND FREEDOM

Check out this pretty cool infographic created by oBizMedia.com about the 4th of July, answering every question you ever had about this day. Well, maybe not every question, but it’s still pretty fun!

Red, white, blue, fireworks and parades, stars and stripes, flags, family gatherings, and backyard barbecues, this is how we celebrate our freedom and the 4th of July. Thank God for this beautiful country and all the amazing people that live here today.

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YOUR INNER JACKASS

This is a guest post by Sean Heyboer. He is the marketing coordinator at Score Big, a good friend, and one hell of an idea generator. You can follow him on Twitter or friend request him on Facebook. If you want to guest post on my blog, check out my contact page.

He came after me again the other day. That little creep. I was on the last half of my two mile run having already biked 5 miles as a part of my triathlon training, when he showed up. It was hot, I was sweating bullets, my legs were sore, and I felt like giving up.

Just as I began to slow down he started in on his rant. His inflection is so annoying and distinct I knew right away who it was.

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BOX UP YOUR PRIDE AND PUT IT AWAY

What’s up with all the pride these days? If you don’t believe me, look around you. Everyone is all about themselves and what’s in it for me and when can I get it – especially now, with this whole social media revolution. What ever happened to what’s in it for you and how can I help?

How much different would things look if we boxed up our pride and put it away? If we started focusing not inward but outward? Would this not be a game changer? What do you think we could do as a nation or as a world? I would bet that together we could make some pretty monstrous shifts and changes, but that’s just me.

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ORDINARY PEOPLE ASK WHY, EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE ASK WHY NOT?

Johnny is 77 years old, he recently lost his wife, and he now spends his time reflecting on his past. As he sits in his living room, he is reminded by all the times he should have asked “why not”, but instead he asked “why?”

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Johnny was the skeptical one shooting everything down, telling people their ideas were stupid, and never believing in anything or anyone. He had one of the worst attitudes too and no one ever “really” wanted to hang out or be around him – not even his wife or his kids.

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MY 6 STEP PROCESS TO DETERMINE IF THE TIMING IS RIGHT

Is the timing right? I don’t know, you will have to ask yourself this question.

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Timing is one of the most important questions you can ask yourself before jumping into anything in your life. Whether it be a marriage, kids, new career, starting a business, or making a move, it really doesn’t matter, just make sure you ask the question. You will be amazed at what you can learn when you actually take the time to ask the question.

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