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USS Ranger

The Number One Lesson Learned From Falling Overboard While Serving On An Aircraft Carrier

I didn’t exactly fall off the ship, but I was reported as “missing” during a man-overboard alarm. This embarrassing situation helped me learn a valuable lesson. How to “fall overboard” without leaving the ship Life aboard a modern aircraft carrier is very different than anything you have likely experienced. It is a floating maze of […]

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Make Freedom Your Reality!

Personal Freedom Freedom is a very subjective topic. You will find as many definitions as people you ask. One of the main tenets of my blog is helping families that are looking for more freedom and adventure in their lives. To do so, required a clear definition of freedom. It is easy to simply quote […]

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What Is Your Kryptonite?

What is holding you back from pursuing your dreams with reckless abandon? Is it your job? Your Family? Education? Possibly a physical challenge? Fear of the unknown? I have some good news and some bad news for you. Every one of these issues can be overcome! But, and this is a big “but” (no pun intended) it […]

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The Danger Of Not Becoming A Dragon Slayer!

Along the path to freedom you will encounter many unknowns. If we are not at our freedom destination right now, then we do not yet know where that path leads. Therefore we must find that path, or sometimes even make that path ourselves. “Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there […]

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Scared Face

When Opportunity Knocks, Do You Hide Under The Bed?

What do you do when opportunity knocks?   Do you jump at the opportunities that are presented to you, or do you immediately discount the idea, thinking that you don’t have what it takes, that you don’t have the freedom to accept the offer, that you aren’t brave enough, strong enough or willing to take […]

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Do You Have A Rescue Team?

You never know when you might find yourself in a crevasse! When you travel your route to freedom, sometimes things can go wrong. Knowing that in advance, you can prepare for the bad times by creating a “Rescue Team” that can respond to your call for help in times of need. I’ve been part of a […]

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Prison Exit

Break Out Of (Your) Prison!

Set Yourself Free   Because most people can’t imagine a life that they haven’t lived, their perception of their place in the world is what keeps them inside their current box. They live in prisons devised of their own thoughts, fears and expectations. They don’t realize that the bars are there until they try and […]

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Quality Over Quantity

The attractions of online shopping draw hundreds of millions Americans to the web every year, and Google is taking advantage, offering thousands of items at prices similar to a brick-and-mortar store. The search giant is also offering an entire catalog of more than 40 million recipes, with links to the corresponding recipe websites in addition […]

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Be Your Own 1% (part 2)

Be Your Own 1% (part 2) In last weeks post, I talked about the current recession and how too many people are relying on what has become a fragile state of employment, working for others. When we work for someone else, we surrender our decision making capability for the illusion of security. The larger the […]

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Be Your Own 1%!

Do you ever feel like a rat in a maze? Always following the same route trying to get to the cheese. Well, we as a nation need to understand that our cheese has moved. Jobs that have been around for decades are fading into the night. These aren’t just numbers on a spreadsheet or abstract […]

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