Month: March 2017

Word of Week: Palpate

Increasing one’s vocabulary is a way to expand your mind and articulate your thoughts in new ways.  Below if the word of the week for the week of 3/27/17.

Palpate: verb : [pal-peyt] : to examine by touch, especially for the purpose of diagnosing disease or illness.

Example:  Dr. James Andrews assessed severity of the star running back’s ACL injury through palpation.

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Life Lesson: Be around people that challenge you

If the people in your circle don’t push you to be more than you are you need to expand it.  You don’t want to be in a situation where everyone around you looks to you as some hero or savior because that encourages you to get comfortable.  While you can’t help the family you have you do have choice when it comes to friends and colleagues.  Surround yourself with people that challenge you to excel and grow to new heights.


Life Lesson: You aren’t entitled to good things

One trait I’ve noticed during my last years of college and in my professional career is the entitlement a lot of the kids have nowadays.  A lot of people I have encountered out of the young adult generation feel they are entitled to experience and have things that those before them had to work to earn.  These people sometimes act great as if they already achieved something of significance and believe they know all the answers.  Reality is that no one is entitled to good things.  If you want long term success and tremendous experiences go out and chase them.  You won’t appreciate them as much if they are handed to you.


Word of Week: Occlude

Increasing one’s vocabulary is a way to expand your mind and articulate your thoughts in new ways.  Below if the word of the week for the week of 3/20/17.

Occlude: verb : [uhklood] : to close, shut, or stop up.

Example:  The paramedic used a cloth to occlude the hole in Mary’s chest to prevent further blood loss.

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Life Lesson: Choose uncertainty over unhappiness

The biggest rewards in life often come from our biggest risks.  Most people chose a life of good enough or unhappiness because they don’t have the guts take a chance on what they want.  People are scared of change because it creates uncertainty and isn’t predictable.  However, you can rarely grow in life in a comfortable state.  Sometimes you need to choose the unknown path to yield explosive results.


Life Lesson: Cash keeps me honest

I used to frown upon people that still paid for everything with cash.  I felt like they were technologically challenged and were scared of change.  However, people that pay with cash go over budget less than others.  When you can swipe a card the money doesn’t always seem real.  You feel you can go over budget and just move funds around from another bucket.  However, when you see cash leaving your hand it makes you second guess purchase decisions because when you are out you are out.  I started paying for my fast food, groceries, and fun activities with cash and it decreased my over spending in those areas tremendously.  Cash keeps you honest because you can’t physically spend what you don’t have.


Word of Week: Obliterate

Increasing one’s vocabulary is a way to expand your mind and articulate your thoughts in new ways.  Below if the word of the week for the week of 3/13/17.

Obliterate: verb : [uhblituh-reyt] : to remove or destroy all traces of; do away with; destroy completely.

Example:  John had 3 minutes to diffuse the so it wouldn’t launch and obliterate an entire city..

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Life Lesson: Bet on yourself when no one else will

Everyone isn’t going to always be in your corner and pat you on the back.  In fact most times when it comes to life altering choices you will be standing alone.  Put all your chips in at the table and bet on yourself when no one else will.  Even if you fail, at least you won’t live a life of what ifs.  No guts, no glory!


Life Lesson: Pay yourself first

Throughout my life I have heard the phrase “pay yourself first” and always thought that isn’t always possible in the real world with bills and other obligations.  However, I write before you sharing that it needs to be your reality.  Whether you set money aside for yourself or not you are going to end up spending money.  It makes more sense to have a tangible amount.  Additionally, how engaged and motivated are you going to be to work when you work solely to give money back to bills?  Put money aside for yourself to do whatever you please as well as savings.