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I’m sure you’re great, but it also helps to be lucky

By Personal development

On a winter day in my early thirties, a few years less than twenty years ago, I had the misfortune of slipping and falling on an icy sidewalk. The next day, the pain had become almost unbearable and I noticed some numbness in one of my legs. I checked myself into a local hospital, where after an MRI and some other tests, I was told that I had, unequivocally, ruptured a disc in my lower back.

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Ten things young people should remember after they graduate

By Leadership, Personal development

As I mentioned in a previous post titled “Dad, What Degree Should I Get?”, I have two daughters in university and a son wrapping up his senior year of high school. My children went through their teens in the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2007-2008, when the “good times” – if there ever was such a thing for most people – screeched to a halt and a difficult period set in for so many in this country and elsewhere.

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