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Honesty and Integrity


. "Honesty and integrity are absolutely essential for success in life--all areas of life. The really good news is that anyone can develop both honesty and integrity."
~ Zig Ziglar

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50 miles to 50 km on 40th birthday

When I was approach my 50th birthday, I decided that I want to do something extra special to celebrate it. I read about this person that celebrate his birthday each year by running one mile for each year and he had his kids help him by running with him part of the way. So, I decided that I would c...

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Attitude, Aptitude, Altitude


"Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude."
~ Zig Ziglar

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Accounts payable Secret?

Once again, I feel compelled to start this post with my usual disclaimer. This isn't so much a secret as a helpful hint that most people are probably doing.

Whenever I start a weight loss journey, (sadly, that has happened a few times in my life), I do better if I am held accountable for my ...

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Integrity - The Great Conquerer


"With integrity, you have nothing to fear, since you have nothing to hide. With integrity, you will do the right thing, so you will have no guilt."
~ Zig Ziglar

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When I started running

When I started to run, I wanted to set up a goal to help me to run. So, I set a goal to be able to run around the major road in my community on my birthday. My birthday was approximately two and one half months away. When I started, I established a plan that would help me to reach this goal in th...

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Decide and Do It

Make a decision! That's what I did. I DECIDED I didn't like being overweight anymore. I felt awful. My health suffered, my clothes were tight, I was tired all the time. I finally made a decision and found out everything I could about the best way to do it and then started my journey. After los...

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The 4 Wives : An Inspirational Story


There was a rich merchant who had 4 wives. He loved the 4th wife the most and adorned her with rich robes and treated her to delicacies. He took great care of her and gave her nothing but the best.

He also loved the 3rd wife very much. Hes very proud of her and always wanted to show off ...

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Believe It to See It!


"If you want to reach a goal, you must 'see the reaching' in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal."
~ Zig Ziglar

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50 miles to 50 km on 40th birthday

When I was approach my 50th birthday, I decided that I want to do something extra special to celebrate it. I read about this person that celebrate his birthday each year by running one mile for each year and he had his kids help him by running with him part of the way. So, I decided that I would c...

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