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Yes All Lives, And Black Lives, Matter

We have a pervasive problem in this country of unequal treatment, disparate levels of justice, and an attitude of entitlement. I’m not talking about some

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outrageous views of poor, uneducated, law-breaking minorities. I’m talking about specially trained, majority, law enforcers who act without vigilance for justice. And we don’t want to talk about it. We want to limit the conversation to a couple of hashtags. You know the ones: #AllLivesMatter and #BlackLivesMatter.

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Build Self Confidence and Ignite Your Success

A few weeks ago I wrote about putting yourself first and I asked the question, if you don’t put yourself first, who will? It’s the same way with self confidence. If you don’t believe in yourself, who will?

Heron fishing at edge of muddy lake.

Building your confidence comes from realizing success, and success comes with confidence.

Confidence, believing in yourself, is a way of thinking about yourself and how you interpret what happens to you in life. When you think and act with confidence, you feel powerful and in control of your life. And, you’re more likely to experience success and to be seen as successful.

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Being Honest Does Not Mean Doing This

It’s time to be honest about what being honest means. Have you ever heard someone say, “I’m just being honest!”

Speak with honesty, think with sincerity, act with integrity

Or, when others object to what has been said, “You just can’t handle the truth.” Being honest does not mean being rude, insensitive to others feelings, using harsh language or swearing like a sailor.

People who do these things are not acting with the goal of being honest. They act to put themselves on a pedestal above others. It’s as if they’re saying, I’m superior to you because I alone see the truth and only I am willing to speak it.

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