Lessons for Life

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We asked each of our consistent professional writers to include three lessons in which they use to get through the day. Serious, witty, or funny, these are the things that keep these experts moving forward. Check out their life long wisdom. Now if you connect with a writer, you’ll understand a little more how they walk this way.


Professional Tips


1. Cooking is all about the best use of the simplest ingredients.
2. Food is important because it brings people together.
3. You are what you cook!

Chicca Maione

Chicca Maione

Italian Chef
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1. Always pay on time.
2. Say what you mean and mean what you say.
3. Never look a gifted horse in the mouth.

Dr. R. Y. Langham

Dr. R. Y. Langham

Ph.D. in Family Psychology
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1. Enjoy life’s journey. No one has all the answers. We’re all learning as we go.
2. Discover and utilize your gifts to make our world a better place.
3. Attitude, perseverance, creativity, simplicity, and flexibility will win the day.

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Tim Rolfes

WorldWide Consultant
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1. Start every day with gratitude and a smile.
2. The things you’re afraid of are usually the most worthwhile.
3. Never say no to a brownie.

shannon costello

Shannon Costello

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
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1. Start before you think you’re ready.
2. Learn to sleep on the plane – even in the middle seat.
3. If it’s worth your time, it’s worth the effort.

Michael Power

Michael Power

World-Traveling Expatriate
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1. When in doubt, kindness should be your default ”go to”.
2. When things don’t make sense, follow the money and it will clarify.
3. Humble curiosity for life is generally a good strategy for life.

Dr. Charles Meakin III

Dr. Charles Meakin III

oncologist
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1. Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
2. “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney
3. It’s a big world – travel and explore it.

Alyssa Harmon-Salter

Alyssa Harmon-Salter

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership
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1. Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts (Winston Churchill).
2. Strangers are just friends waiting to happen.
3. A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.

Olga Fawcett

Olga Fawcett

Licensed Insurance broker
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1. “Always carry a knife with you just in case there’s cheesecake, or you need to stab someone in the throat” – General James (Mad Dog) Mattis
2. Be a doer not a trier. Failing with full commitment will always teach you more than simply going through the motions.
3. We only have one shot at this life, so stop taking everything so serious and get weird.

John DeLuca

John DeLuca

RN, BSN, CCRN
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1. Assess. Correct. Move Forward. Don’t dwell on mistakes. You hardly ever get it right the first time.
2. If you’re going to show up – SHOW! Enthusiasm and a smile go a long way.
3. Take unsolicited opinions with a grain of salt unless they’re going to cut you a paycheck.

Hunter Phoenix

Hunter Phoenix

Certified Professional Life Coach
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1. People who are meant to be in your life will always have a presence even when they can’t be present.
2. Self-care is way too important to sleep on, especially when all you need is rest.
3. Everything happens for a reason.

Debrah Sutherland

Debrah Sutherland

Licensed Florida Real Estate Agent
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1. It’s always about the little things.
2. Winners never quit and quitters never win.
3. Always move forward.

Farbod Javaherchi

Farbod Javaherchi

serial entrepreneur
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1. When in doubt, exercise.
2. Laugh at yourself often.
3. Control the controllables.

Charlotte Scott

Charlotte Scott

Sustainability Consultant
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1. When you decide to jump into something new – jump far.
2. Kindness is a winning trait.
3. Always have a backup plan.

Dawn Torres-Gale

Dawn Torres-Gale

Accredited Financial Counselor®
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1. Who needs a gym when you have the lakes, ocean, and mountains?
2. The early bird catches the worm – and the best sunrises.
3. A cold beer after a hike is better than any drink before.

Rich Francis

Rich Francis

Endless Traveler
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1. If you have a dream, you must work hard to obtain it.
2. Resentment and negativity only lead to misery.
3. Never pass up on a new opportunity.

paul skidmore

Paul Skidmore

Traveler Writer
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1. Servant Leadership: “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” ~ Mohandas Gandhi
2. Resilience: “Life is not so much what happens to us as it is how we respond to what happens to us.” ~ James C. Hunter
3. Attitude: “Your environment is a merciless mirror of you. Want to change your environment? Change your attitude of mind and watch your environment begin to shift to reflect your new attitude.” ~ William James and Earl Nightingale

Bill Bagley

Bill Bagley

Human Capital Consulting CEO
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