JumpStart- Self Reliance – Part 4

AUDIO SYNOPSIS “There is a time in every man’s education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better for worse as his portion.“ – Emerson If you could be anyone other than yourself who would...

JumpStart- Self Reliance – Part 3

AUDIO SYNOPSIS “For always the inmost becomes the outmost – and our first thought is rendered back to us by the trumpets of the last judgment.“ – Emerson I love this quote from “Self-Reliance“ by Ralph Waldo Emerson because it succinctly explains the field of...

JumpStart- Self Reliance – Part 2

AUDIO SYNOPSIS When we have a major decision to make, most people will consult anyone and everyone instead of trusting their own heart, their own mind, and their own guidance. We tend to value the opinions of others higher than our own because, well, they’re ours....

JumpStart- Self Reliance – Part 1

AUDIO SYNOPSIS Four months ago, I picked up “The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson” and read “Self Reliance.” I’m sure I read it in school but the impact this essay had on me this time was HUGE; so much so that I’m going to do an entire series on this...

JumpStart- Positive Uncertainty

AUDIO SYNOPSIS Do you own Apple AirPods? If not, you don’t know what you’re missing (and no, I am not getting paid for saying this). It took me a couple of years to try AirPods; but once I did, I fell in love!  I purchased AirPods for everyone in my family — and...
JumpStart- Be Your Own Victor

JumpStart- Be Your Own Victor

AUDIO SYNOPSIS I once heard the concept that everyone is one of two types of hero — either a conquering hero or a suffering hero. The hero is always the focus of the story. Suffering heroes use their own misery to get people’s attention and make themselves the focus...