“Am I Too Quiet And Withdrawn?” (Podcast)

A 20-year-old man working in law enforcement tends to be quiet and introverted.  He’s serious and goal-oriented. Some of his colleagues mistakenly put a negative spin on this, and this is causing him to wonder if he needs to make some personality changes.  We offer some thoughts on the situation.

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Do What You Love, Because Life’s Going To Kick You In The Head No Matter What You Do (Podcast)

A reader asks if he’s making the right decision by leaving his corporate job and going to law school.  He is uninspired by his current job, feels restless, and wants to fight against the injustices he sees around him.  He is intelligent, organized, and motivated to change. I offer some thoughts on his decision.

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The Multimixer Moment (Podcast)

In life there are certain crisis points that may lead to fateful decisions.  Recognizing these points, and acting decisively when they are reached, is the mark of a true man of action.  When you are on a track that you don’t want to be on, you will eventually have to choose one of two options:  accept your present circumstances, or take dramatic action to break out of your situation.  This crisis point, this moment of decision, what I call the “Multimixer Moment.”  It’s a reference to a scene in the 2016 film The Founder, a movie about how a traveling salesman named Ray Kroc founded the McDonald’s franchise.

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Do Not Surrender The Playing Field (Podcast)

There are too many who are too quick to leave the field, give up, and throw in the towel.  When you do that, you forfeit the game to the other side.  And in many cases, the unworthies win.  Then they end up in positions of power.  Good men and women must always be prepared to see the game through to the very end, and must never allow themselves to concede the game.  You have just as much right to be there as the unworthies do, so stake a claim, and make yourself heard.

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Take Responsibility For What You Do (Podcast)

If you’ve been assigned a job or a position, take responsibility for what you do.  Form your plans, put them into action, and stand by your decisions no matter what the consequences.  Don’t shirk responsibility, don’t pass the buck, and don’t look to create excuses if things don’t go as planned.  Our society is filled with buck-passers, dirtbags, and weasels who are always looking to affix blame for things on anyone but themselves.  We discuss details, using a conversation between President Lincoln and General U.S. Grant as a guide.

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