Faith And Spirituality

Faith And Spirituality

I am a Christ follower. It sounds different than calling myself a Christian, or Catholic, Lutheran or any of the other denominations. People love to group themselves in these different categories of religion, and there isn’t anything wrong with it unless it steers away from the main point. Jesus died for you and me. As a Christ follower, I have understood that I am a sinner. Whatever way we look at it, we all are. We all are born into…

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Millennials

Millennials

I’m a millennial born in 1996. We are not owed anything. In today’s standards, we go through grade school, go to college, intern, and work in a company for the rest of our lives. At least that’s most young people’s interpretation of it. But work isn’t like it used to be. The world is changing and so is the workforce. We believe that we got dealt a bad hand of cards. Even if that was true, nobody is going to…

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The Battle Against Resistance

The Battle Against Resistance

Resistance is one of the evilest forces ever. It is one of the reasons humanity has its flaws. Because of it, we make excuses. We like to blame our problems on things besides taking responsibility for them. I’m reading the War of Art┬áby Stephen Pressfield, a book about fighting resistance. Pressfield expresses in an example how the hardest part of writing is not actually writing, but sitting down to do it. I’m having a difficult time adjusting to overcoming resistance….

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Why Everyone Should Be Exercising

Why Everyone Should Be Exercising

I don’t know what I would do without working out. Now before you write me off as a juicehead, hear me out. When I was 18 and living in New York, I had started to work out mostly because I wanted to look better. That is the reason with a lot of people, and that’s a very valid reason. But, there was something more that I craved besides bigger muscles that I always defaulted to when deciding if I should…

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Sales Is Everywhere

Sales Is Everywhere

Something I find so fascinating is how sales exist in so many forms than just someone’s occupation. We must all be master salesmen in life, or else you may not get what you desire out of it. We sell our stories to people on why we are right and the other person in the story is wrong. Teens sell the ideas of why their parents should let them spend spring break in Mexico (common). Politicians sell their ideas to the…

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The Breakthrough Day

The Breakthrough Day

Today is the day I saw the breakthrough. (For anyone reading that doesn’t know about Praxis, it is a 9 month apprenticeship by self motivated learners who also pair you up with a growing start-up company they feel fits you best. This opportunity starts in your third month at the program.) One month in Praxis has gone by, I’ve already made my own website, started to develop my personal brand, created a pitch deck (the alternative to the resume), and…

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The 30 Day Writing Challenge

The 30 Day Writing Challenge

This month, Praxis is having me post on my blog everyday. Even if it isn’t much. With no set goals of what I’ll write, I’m just going to do it! The only goals of this month are to come out of this a better writer, ship my ideas onto my blog, and finish the War of Art by Stephen Pressfield. Let’s get it done!

Books To Base Your Life On

Books To Base Your Life On

It amazes me how I’ve heard so many people say “The last book I read was in college” or “The last book I read was in high school because it was for an assignment”. Books are a collection of people’s life experiences in a nutshell. It’s like having a one on one interview with the writer, which is extremely convenient if they aren’t alive anymore. When I had started reading for myself, I noticed a lot of positive changes. I…

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It’s Not What You Know, It’s Who You Know

It’s Not What You Know, It’s Who You Know

This piece of advice has been with me for as long as I can remember. From the moment I thought I had my chosen destiny planned out from a young age, I kept these words. As a kid, my most vivid memories revolved around music and a trumpet specifically. The son of a professional musician and composer, you could say it was in my genes. Everyone in high school was freaking out about their future careers while I had my…

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