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Motivational Monday – Imagine Being Found in a Shoebox, Wanted by No One

Here's a great example of a man who simply doesn't allow physical limitations to define him. Emmanuel Kelly was born in war-torn Iraq.   He was left on the steps of an orphanage in a shoebox with his brother. Luckily, they were adopted and taken to Australia to be raised by a very generous woman, Moira Kelly. Check out the amazing performance in this video: [youtube width="595" height="400"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W86jlvrG54o[/youtube] I've watched that video a number of times and it resonates deeply every time I see it. So how does that performance make you feel? Feel free to leave a comment in the…
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Motivational Monday #2 – The AMAZING Power of Human Perfection

The AMAZING Power of Human Perfection Human performance is an amazing thing.  Seeing perfection in another person's performance gives us hope and faith that we can all be better at what we do. Check this out! [youtube width="500" height="375"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCiJkHEWZ8E[/youtube] I often find myself in awe of the people who have worked so hard and dedicated so much of their lives to bring  this level of perfect human performance.  And I get a chance to see it more often than ever because of the vast opportunity for talent to be showcased through a medium like YouTube.  Online video really has changed…
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Bad Day? Here Are A Few Simple Ways to Turn a Bad Day Around

We’ve all had one of those days. Your alarm didn’t go off, and you woke up horribly late for work. You smashed your toe on the table, spilled coffee on your coat, andspent ages finding somewhere to park. When you arrive, you are tired, scatterbrained, and faced with an overwhelming list of tasks, demands and complaints when all you want to do is go back to bed. You sigh to yourself, “What a bad day.” However, just because a day gets off to a bad start doesn’t mean that you are doomed to suffer Count Your Blessings  for the next 24 hours.…
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