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Inspiration

Even an eagle needs a push.

I consider myself a pretty productive guy. Most of the people I have worked with might tell you I am pretty motivating.

However, I am sure all of us at some point in our relish in excuses for not pushing ourselves further.

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Positivity

Another Wife Lesson: Worrying

My lovely wife told me another mind-blowing, life-changing piece of advice this last week.

Many times I concern myself with how future negative events might unfold. You might also know this as worrying.

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Growth

The Challenge of the Super[Work]Friends!

So I just started a weight loss challenge with my coworker. We weighed in today and we were within 2 pounds of each other.

I love my job but they have free snacks. I’m used to having access to Oreo’s maybe every 1 to 3 months but since I have been back from vacation it has been Nabisco-fest.

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Growth

Achieve a Better Work/Wife Balance

My wife made a really insightful comment the other day that really made me think. It went like this, “What is weird is you find the person you want to spend the rest of your life with, and then you get a job and spend most of your day away from that person.”

And it is true. Or for me it was. Most days I would start the morning kiss my sleeping wife around 7:30 and then go to work. I would get home around 6:30, spend a few hours together then collapse around 10 or so.

Sure we had the weekends together but it always seemed like it wasn’t enough.

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Inspiration

When you wish upon a star…

Your mind is a powerful thing.

In the last few weeks, I have had three unsolicited job offers. Rewind a few weeks to when I assembled a resume and applied for one (singular) job. My mind was solely focused on getting a job. I had a safety net (the old job that I loved), so there was no pressure if I got another job or not. I had no fear inside me that I would fail in an interview.

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Positivity

How I spent my summer vacation

I totally missed blogging last week. The last of the accountabilibloggers to miss. Another common thread in our blogging bond.

It is not without its price, however. Thanks to cookiesbydesign.com, I was able to send the required sacrificial baked goods to the rest of the crew.

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Growth

Keepin’ it real

So I totally failed on my goal of not eating wheat for the year. First I ate Sun Chips not really thinking about what grains might be in a multigrain chip. But then Delilah and I went to King Spa and I deliberately ate a dumpling that came as a side to my order.

From there it spiraled out of control. Today ordered a sandwich like it was nothing. Mom if you are reading this (which I doubt you will) I totally let you down as your accountability partner on the wheat-free year.

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Growth

Like a dream…

I started a new job this week. Among the many perks, I can wear shorts to work! Long have I chaffed at having to wear pants to the office and now I can cast off those denim shackles and let my calves be free!

Yesterday I walked to work. It took 45 minutes. I walked to Fuzzy’s for lunch, a mere 10 minutes away. Hitting every red light it would take 8 minutes to drive home. My commute has become the thing of which dreams are made of.

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Food

My love of Chipotle: Chapter 2, The End of the Affair

While there is a perverse joy in parking in the employee of the month space and this being my last week on the job, there is a downside to leaving. For the last 3+ years, I have been going to the Lewisville Chipotle and have an unspoken bond with the crew.

I might have to back it up a little.

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Growth

I’m going through changes!

Big change since last week!

Last Thursday I received an email from CareerBliss with a job posting a walkable distance from me. I told Delilah and she said, “You have to apply!”