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The ideal Thanksgiving Day meal time

I enjoyed a lovely and perfect Thanksgiving this year. In the company of some of our friends and family, we shared food, conversation, and football. We chatted about our work and our children. We laughed at stories told from a year gone by. Elysha’s dinner was delicious. Other than the Patriots losing to the Vikings,…

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Painful Thanksgiving

My Thanksgiving Day began around 4:30 in the morning when the cat jumped onto the bed and caught my left index finger with his claw just right, drawing blood. I was already awake, having opened my eyes a few minutes before, but it still surprised the hell out of me. A day later, the cut…

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Thankful for the times I live in today

I have a multitude of things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, but today, I’m thankful for the time in which I live. Nearly two years ago, a Canadien marketing expert named Joey found a story of mine online. He watched the video, which led to another and another, and in a short time, he…

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Kung Fu Fighting Dance Party

Pay attention to the little things. Remember them. Record them so you will always have them. They are more precious than you could ever imagine. Last night, I introduced Charlie to Carl Douglas’s “Kung Fu Fighting” for the first time. For the next three minutes, Charlie and I danced around the kitchen and laughed. He…

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Building your nest egg via optimism

I love this graphic so much. As a relentless proponent of optimism for so many reasons. There is a chapter on cultivating optimism in my new book, “Someday Is Today.” I write about how optimists tend to be happier, healthier, and more productive people, as well as how optimism can be grown and nurtured through…

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Growing golfers! And storytellers!

More than 16 years ago, my friend, Tom gifted me a set of golf clubs that he purchased at a yard sale for $10. He tossed them into the back of my truck on a snowy day in December, wrapped together by a small, red ribbon. He and our friend, Jeff, had been trying desperately…

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Incompetent friends

Am I a jerk to think that it’s hard – and maybe impossible – to have an incompetent friend? If you know for a fact that your friend is terrible at their job, even if their job has nothing to do with your job, does that make it hard to continue to be their friend?…

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Charlie read “Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend”

Charlie read “Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend” last week. He began reading it at school after checking out a copy from the library. We have copies of the book here at home, of course, but the fact that he found the book in his school library is kind of amazing to me. The book was…

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Like father, like daughter

I write letters to my children. Then I stick those letters in envelopes, affix stamps, and mail them to the kids. It’s fun to get mail, even if it’s from your father, and it’s my chance to say some things that I want them to remember. Clara mentioned these letters to me this week. She…

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Storyworthy has launched at last.

I’m thrilled to announce the launch of my brand new company, Storyworthy, and my very first online course: Storytelling For Business If you’re a person looking to tell stories for marketing, branding, advertising, leadership, entrepreneurship, and more, this program is for you. With more than 50 lessons, a workbook filled with exercises, an extensive archive…

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