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How To Deal With Criticism | Day 14 #30DayBlogBlitz

I recently had somebody very close to me give me some pretty honest feedback. I can’t lie; it stung. Receiving criticism, or “feedback,” doesn’t typically feel good to any of us. I was certainly jammed up after this person gave me some of their raw thoughts about me. When we receive criticism, our brains perceive it as a threat to our…

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7 Habits of Highly Sociable People

I’m flipping through the Stephen Covey classic, the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, and realizing that I don’t do many of the habits well. I tend to be more reactive than proactive. I tend to succumb to the emotions and urgency of the moment rather than “beginning with the end in mind.” So that’s depressing. But reading his book sent…

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Beers With My Dad

It was the fall of 2012, and we were sitting in the dimly lit pub. Seventeen televisions were playing seventeen different college football games. We had a pair of chilled beers in front of us, and we were talking and catching up on life as we did every Saturday. Scattered throughout our own analysis of college football (which we believe…

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The Social Skill That Makes You More Likable

Originally Posted on Elite Daily This past weekend I went to a wedding in Dallas, TX. It was a great time. The wedding was at the beautiful W Hotel, the drinks were flowing, and everybody was looking good, feeling good. I often (sorta) joke that I am going to offer services to be a “professional plus one” at weddings for…

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The H.E.A.R.T. Model — 5 Pillars of a Good Relationship

I received a ton of views and feedback after writing about what I’ve learned from my long distance relationship, so I wanted to write more about love and relationships, because, well, I’m a softie and dig that kind of shit. There, I said it. I can’t help it.. I’ve always wanted my job to be like Will Smith’s in Hitch.…

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Lessons From A Long Distance Relationship

A few years ago, I went out to Tucson, AZ to visit my younger brother. While there, I met this beautiful girl. She wasn’t just beautiful, but she had this perfect mix of goofy and weird in her personality to really “get” my jokes. She also lived life unconventionally, which I dig about any human being – she was pursuing her dream to become a professional…

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