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Does AI Scare You?

I want to talk to you a little bit about the future. Now I know that sounds super abstract, I mean “the future” – it’s such a loaded phrase. The future of healthcare? Cars? Technology? The human race? Well, yeah…kind of all of those – but all connected by a common thread… Artificial Intelligence… I …

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Former Farmer Seeks Millions

I’m a farmer. I grew up on a farm. I tell you this because it’s not something everyone knows about me. I also tell you this because so many people come to me telling me that they think they don’t have the skills, the drive, the intelligence, the opportunity, the support, the confidence, the whatever …

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The Art of Being Misunderstood

Have you ever rented a movie that comes with the extras at the end? You know, like interviews with the actors and directors, deleted scenes, behind the scenes, etc. Well that’s usually where I start. Before I even watch the movie I’ll watch the extras first. Now I know what you’re probably thinking… Jay, that’s …

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Pity Party For One

Pity Party for One

When’s the last time you threw yourself a pity party? Be honest…We all do it… Sometimes it’s nice to be self-indulgent and just wallow in our sad feelings like a pig in shit. Just cry it out or sit and pout. But here’s the thing… Life can throw us so many curveballs that it can …

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Fear of Failure Is Just Your Ego Talking

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill. We’ve all had times in our lives where we want something. Something that’s not necessarily a tangible thing  you can hold in your hand or build with physical objects. Whatever this thing is that you’re working …

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Let Go and Reap What You Sow

Let Go and Reap What You Sow

Fall is in the air… Another season, another transition… Autumn is my favorite season because you get to reap the rewards of your work from the year. You get to reap what you sow. As a former farmer, this metaphor really resonates with me because if we look to nature, it’s kind of comforting to …

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We are all insignificant

We Are All Insignificant

Over the past few weeks, I’ve seen nonstop information on the solar eclipse. Everywhere from social media to the news to radio to newspapers were talking about it – and for good reason. Which is why I was so surprised to hear certain people saying they wouldn’t be watching or that they didn’t care about …

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INTRINSIC VS. EXTRINSIC

Are Your Drives Internal or External?

What drives you? Motivates you? What gets you out of bed in the morning, or in my case the afternoon? What makes all of your hard work seem like it’s actually not so hard? Are your drives external? A new car, a bigger house, awards, rewards, accolades? Does that extrinsic drive keep you going when …

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You Are Good Enough

You Are Good Enough – Seriously.

So it’s summertime here in New Jersey. It’s hot as hell, the sun is out, and this time of year always makes me remember… It’s the middle of the year now. I’m not really sure how I’m finding myself in July already, but what I do know is that this is the perfect time to …

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The Balance Between Growth & Entitlement

Are you allowed a certain amount of entitlement in your life? Absolutely! Are you allowed entitlement for material things that you’ve earned through growth and hard work? 100%. Are you entitled to have more as you experience your growth? Of course. However, are you aware that entitlement can also bring you stagnancy, loss, and incongruency? …

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