what it feels like to be naturally happy Today marks one year and one day since the last time I drank alcohol. I’ve talked about quitting alcohol quite a bit. As this date drew closer, I’ve been feeling like it’s something I want to stop talking about so much. But with this milestone, it’s worth…

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Something we can hide in. Movies compress months, sometimes years of experiences into two hours of entertainment. Screenwriters have to move viewers through the arc of the story in those two hours. As a society, the Hollywood story arc is a program that we follow for how we want stories to be told to us.…

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It works, but it’s work. In April 29th’s edition (released on my blog May 27th), I went into a bit on the role that gratitude plays in helping me deal with dissatisfaction and ended that email with “Have a grateful week”. If you happen to follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen me share quotes…

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Have we lost an understanding of freedom? I hope that you had a great three day weekend and a Happy Memorial Day. Since my oldest son recently became a Marine, I’ve developed a deeper interest in the military. Its history, its traditions and its importance. For that reason, I decided not to write this issue…

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We’re human, we’re not going to stop being pissed off. As we (“the societal we”) continue to understand the impact of our state of mind on our wellbeing, and subsequently our wellbeing on everything we want to accomplish in the world, we’ve put more and more focus on the kind of thoughts we need to…

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Slow down. Better yet, stop. Sunday morning I woke up and felt like I had a hangover. Only thing was, I didn’t have a drop of alcohol the night before. I haven’t had any for almost four months. I felt that way because my body is tired to the bone. I came into this year…

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There are worse things. Last week was one of the most transformational weeks of my entire life. My first son is, undoubtedly, the catalyst for the person I have become over the last twenty years. It was his existence that drove me to get real with myself, become self-disciplined and make real progress in my…

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When I first started thinking about how to inspire people about entrepreneurship via social enterprise, I was lucky enough to be at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, where the Social Enterprise Alliance was headquartered. It was 2015, and that January, the Social Enterprise Alliance had named its new CEO, Jim Schorr. Jim had previously been a…

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Taking a Detour If you’re a sports fan, I hope you enjoyed Super Bowl Sunday. Kinda boring game to be honest, but it’s always nice to spend time with friends and family and watch the biggest football game of the year. 2019 is off to a bang in my world. Anything can happen, but right…

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I’m really excited for this week. This week I will put out two shows on the podcast or the first time. I’m getting the hang of this thing… Both shows will feature my friend, Megan Barry. For those of you outside of Nashville, Megan was the 7th Mayor of Nashville. She was the first woman…

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