Finding The American Dream

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What is the American Dream? Why can’t we achieve it? Every day we wake up and 80% of the people in America dread going to work. We work our whole lives to position ourselves to do what it is that we want to do and yet 80% of us are still unsatisfied with working the hours we have too.

I went to college for 4 years and got a degree in political science. I was sure I wanted to be a lawyer. It would have probably been a great move right out of college but my experiment at professional football failed miserably and by the time I returned to school things had changed for me. Continue reading

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Recognizing Your Flaws While Building Character

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Losing in life is tough. I am a sore loser and I know it. Many times we lose things we covet for weird reasons. We can lose things because we’re careless, greedy, or because we’re impervious to our feelings about the things we care about the most.

My greatest flaw in life is greed. I recognize this even more when I evaluate my life as a whole. You gain weight because you’re greedy. You lose friends and time because you’re greedy. Continue reading

Getting Recruited and Making The Right Choice

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The last few weeks reminded me of a very important aspect of college athletics and recruiting. There are millions of dollars that are spent on attempts to get the best college athletes to attend particular universities. The events and speculation leading to the hype of a national signing day is remarkable, but how does a kid or school know they invested in the right person?

I have frequently been asked by parents of high school athletes about the “ins and outs” of college recruiting.  While there is no substitute for outstanding talent and great grades, there are additional steps parents of high school athletes can take to help their kids get recruited. Continue reading