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Why you need to never give up on your dreams!

Would you pursue your dreams for 10 years without seeing any significant progress? Is that being crazy, stubborn or is it the hidden secret to making your dreams come true? The wild thing about making dreams come true is that you never know when it is going to happen! You could be just around the […]

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The Number One Lesson Learned From Falling Overboard While Serving On An Aircraft Carrier

I didn’t exactly fall off the ship, but I was reported as “missing” during a man-overboard alarm. This embarrassing situation helped me learn a valuable lesson. How to “fall overboard” without leaving the ship Life aboard a modern aircraft carrier is very different than anything you have likely experienced. It is a floating maze of […]

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On Stress, Attachment and Clutter

There is stuff everywhere. No flat surface remains untouched. As if gravity alone is insufficient to hold down the tables and counters. Piles seem to slowly multiply all on their own. There seems to be an increasing amount of stuff hovering around the house. This ends up stressing you out because you know you had […]

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Put Up Or Shut Up

It’s time to stop wishing we were free, and finally make it happen. For over 10 years now our family has been dreaming of being location independent. Long before we even heard that term, being able to live where we want, move when we want and make a comfortable living while we travel has been […]

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7 Steps To Hitting Your Target!

Use these archery techniques to reach your goals!   This weekend we took the kids to an archery event sponsored by Rewild Portland. A number of families showed up for the event as well as a few regulars to the archery range. As we reviewed the elements of teaching our children about archery we realized […]

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What Do You Do When The Bottom Falls Out?

How do you feel when you have your heart set on something, it looks like everything is falling into place and then the bottom falls out… yet again? That is where we are right now. The disappointment of having to wait. Coming off of a weekend high of almost buying our boat and fulfilling the […]

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A Grand Day Out

Sometimes you just have to stop, take a look around and go do something fun. When you’ve been burning the candle at both ends all week, it is important to take a mental health break. Find something fun for the whole family and go do it. Turn the computer off. Turn the phone ringer off. […]

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Dust Off Your Dreams

Did you know that dreams have no expiration date? They have an indefinite shelf life. They can be put away, way up on the top shelf, and ignored for years. ¬†Yet, when the time is right they are ready to be taken down, dusted off and ready to go in a moment’s notice…

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The Adventurous Soul On Life Support

beep……………..beep…………….. The sound of my soul on life support. Beep……………..beep…………….. beep……………..beep…………….. It’s near death from sheer neglect. Neglect born of a life that I may be good at, but doesn’t fulfill me, doesn’t light my soul on fire. Sure, I’ve got a life that is better than probably 95% of the people on this earth. […]

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The Ultimate Power Of A Deadline

Does it seem like you are drowning in things that must get done? It’s frustrating, you get behind and things keep piling up. You end up jumping from crisis to crisis. Some days you feel like a fire fighter in the middle of a burning building. By using the power of setting a deadline for […]

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