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Don’t “Eat That Frog” if You’re an Entrepreneur reflections written by jordan Sep 05, 2022

“Eat That Frog” is terrible advice for entrepreneurs.

Almost as bad is the advice to ask yourself, “do I have the freedom to _____________?’”

Let me explain.

Mark Twain is credited with saying, “If it's your job to eat a frog, it's best to do it first thing in...

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How to Invest in Yourself to Become Wealthy reflections written by jordan Jul 08, 2022

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I posed this question to Elena Cardone, wife to Billionaire Grant Cardone and millionaire in her own right:

"How do you...

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What is the Work of God? An Update on Recent Events
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What is the Work of God? An Update on Recent Events reflections written by paul Jul 02, 2022

There are many ideas of God and gods, devils and demons and angels.

While billions all over the world cop to one organized viewpoint or another, I’ve found that within each religious group there is often a great diversity of opinion—far more than a mere analysis of sects and leaders...

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I See You reflections written by jordan Feb 27, 2022

5 years, 5 children, 5 places we called home

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It's everyone's dream, isn't it?

"Love at first sight."

Even those of us romantics

who know that "love at hindsight"

is more realistic,

and perhaps even more...

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A Recipe for Feminine Rest in a Masculine World reflections written by jordan Jan 07, 2022

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"The chances of you making a lasting change on January first is 1 in 365."
Sarah Jordan in Resolute Reflection

One of the most pivotal, life-altering moments in my life happened on November 24, a day that could...

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How I'm Crushing Imposter Syndrome reflections written by jordan Oct 19, 2021

I'm not the best. Someone else could do a better job than me.

This is the voice of Imposter Syndrome, a voice I've been battling for years. In 2018 I wrote about beating this voice. I didn't lie—I was beating Imposter Syndrome back then, but this voice is persistent. Even beaten down,...

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This Season  reflections written by jordan Jul 23, 2019

A 100-word reflection on where I’m at 

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My hands are full.

I know this, you don’t have to point it out. Toddler daughter holding one, infant son filling the other… My hands are full and so is...

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