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Life Advice from George Lucas

When we were kids, I taught my brother how to ride a bike. We had a long gravel driveway that circled around to form the letter P so you could drive up to the house and also around to the garage.

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You can focus on the obstacles to your success, or focus on the way past them that will allow you to reach your goals.

We’d start at the foot of our driveway, and he’d try to keep his balance for as long as he could. It wasn’t too long before he was peddling on his own, wobbling and fiercely concentrating on maintaining his balance. At the other end of the straight part of the driveway was our aluminum fishing boat. Eventually, he got to where he’d make it pretty close to that boat. I’d shout to him, “don’t hit the boat, don’t hit the boat.”

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Joe is Ready to Ride

By this time next week, Joe Ostaszewski, founder of Wear Your Soul Foundation, will be setting off from Washington, DC, to go across America.

On His Bike.

Talk about Commitment!

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Henry and Joe Ostaszewski, co-founders of Wear Your Soul Foundation, made a commitment to change and now are preparing to ride across America.

Of course, he isn’t going to just ride his bike every day for the next two months. He’s going to talk to kids and their parents all along his route through Roanoke, Nashville, Oklahoma City, Albuquerque, Los Angeles, and a lot of smaller towns along the way, Continue reading

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Change Is Not the Enemy You Think It Is

Today marks the first day of a major change for me at work. The head of our department has left the company and so, starting today, our group will take direction from a different person.

cluster of grapes on vine, some green, some red, some deep purple.

Grapes go through a gradual process called veraison whereby they transition from green to fully ripened fruit. This internal transformation can be seen in the external changes in color. Once the transition is completed, they are ready to realize their purpose, they are ready to be made into a fine wine.

This is the fourth such change in four years.

Do you know what makes change so hard? It’s not what you think it is. It’s not the change itself, because change happens in an instant. It’s not in your control.

You had a job, now you don’t. You were part of a couple, now you’re single. You were expecting a baby, now you aren’t. Continue reading

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