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Learning the Value of our Similarities, Differences, and the Pressure of Judgment

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“Be curious, not judgmental.” -Walt Whitman

An egg, placed in a boiling pot of water, is not predestined to a specific outcome. As a matter of fact, the egg can become one of many different things…

Once boiled, the egg can be removed at a specific point in time to be enjoyed as a soft-boiled egg. It can be enjoyed plain or accompanied with a variety of spices. Salt and pepper are only two of many choices. Don’t forget the paprika!

The soft-boiled egg can be enjoyed alone or with company. We can pair it with an English…


Inadequacy, Fear, Self-Doubt, Negative Self-Talk…

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“If you find yourself asking yourself (and your friends) ‘Am I really a writer? Am I really an artist?’ Chances are that you are. The counterfeit innovator is wildly self-confident. The real one is scared to death.” ~Steven Pressfield

For me, discovering this quote from Steven Pressfield was like magic. To know that someone as accomplished and successful as he has been, with all that he’s written and all that he’s done, just further validated my understanding of the insidious nature of fear and self-doubt.

Why on earth would we think that we shouldn’t be subject to the…


My Three Words #my3words For 2021

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“I am what I am. I love me! And I don’t mean that egotistically — I love that God has allowed me to take whatever it was that I had and to make something out of it.” ~Stevie Wonder

Today, let’s discuss an incredibly powerful practice I now implement at the beginning of each year and one that I would invite you to do as well. It’s an intention practice centered around the three words you will use to guide you through the year. Here’s a secret, you can still create your #my3words right now, today because:

“We…


Stop Searching For Your Gift, It’s Inside You

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“Your mission, your purpose and your destiny will all be tied to one thing — your gift.” ~ Steve Harvey

This article was inspired by a Steve Harvey YouTube video titled Manifest Your Gift. Steve and I are in complete alignment on this idea about our gift and where it comes from.

I believe just like Steve does that our gift is something that was placed inside us by our Creator. For some people, The Creator is God, for others, this Universal force may be known by a different name. …


The Wisdom Of Jim Rohn

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“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.” ~Jim Rohn

Everything begins with personal responsibility. I have scoured the personal development sphere for a basic premise different than this one and it simply doesn’t exist. I am therefore of the opinion that this element is the foundation for all personal improvement!

Circumstances come and go and change as often as the ebb and flow of the tides. Sometimes circumstances are good and sometimes they are at the polar opposite…


What Can We Learn From Thoreau?

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“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. …


Where Inspiration Comes From And Why It Matters

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“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched — they must be felt with the heart.” -Helen Keller

What is Inspiration? Those who know me, also know I love questions and I am insatiably curious. Now you know too! But it’s not just questions that I love. The questions I love are empowering questions. In the process of seeking an answer to an empowering question, we will regularly also discover inspiration.

When we share inspiration it often becomes inspiring. Information or inspiration shared with enthusiasm produces an animating or exalting effect…


Motivation, Commitment And The Importance Of Consistency

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“Motivation gets you going, but discipline keeps you growing. That’s the Law of Consistency. It doesn’t matter how many opportunities you receive. If you want to grow, consistency is the key.” -John C. Maxwell

To grow, we must COMMIT to the growth process. Growth cannot be forced any more than the growth of a child or a tree can be forced. Growth takes time. Growth also takes consistency. Just as in the case of a child or a tree, it is in the consistent nurturing process that constant growth occurs. How…


A Vince Lombardi Quote that Captures the “Essence” of “Excellence” with an Unexpected Application for Making the World a Better Place

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“After the cheers have died down and the stadium is empty, after the headlines have been written and after you are back in the quiet of your room and the championship ring has been placed on the dresser and all the pomp and fanfare has faded, the enduring things that are left are: the dedication to excellence, the dedication to victory, and the dedication to doing with our lives the very best we can to make the world a better place in which to live.” -Vince Lombardi

Today, let’s discuss the actions required for a life of excellence…


Become UNSTOPPABLE One Commitment And “One Day At A Time”

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“We become what we think about most of the time. Successful people ”THINK” about what they want and how to get it, most of the time.” -Brian Tracy

My writing is an absolute product of thought. It is and continues to be created through a process of inquiry, reflection, and discovery. Last year, I finally decided to honor the gift given me by the Universe.

I was inspired by legends, by studying the work of those who came before me. I am most inspired by those who wrote…

Bobby Kountz

I am an Inspirationalist! Quote Enthusiast, Inspirational Writer/Speaker - Author -THE SOMEDAY SOLUTION - Mindset, Confidence, Curiosity, Creativity, Gratitude.

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