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Some of my friends and family might describe me (incorrectly) as fearless. I push the limits on some things and I’m always open to trying new things and finding new ways to explore the world around me. And honestly, a little more fear of things probably wouldn’t be a bad thing for me, however, I’m very confident in my abilities and I know my limits well. I don’t put myself in situations where I don’t feel comfortable, it’s just that many of those situations make others feel uncomfortable (standing close to the edge of a cliff, bouldering near a waterfall…


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Often, building funds to invest is the result of many small decisions that add up in the long run. The story below is an example of one of these small decisions.

It all started one day when I was in the gym and the same guy had a towel on one machine and his water bottle on another, while he actively used a third piece of equipment. This type of behavior at the gym drives me crazy.

Later that afternoon, I was loading my cart to the max at Costco when I saw a stair stepper at a surprisingly low…


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I’ve been fortunate in my career to have managed many high performing teams and individuals. And while it’s easy to assume that managing high performers is significantly less challenging than managing people that are struggling in their roles,

Successfully managing high performers does come with its own unique set of challenges.

The biggest challenge I’ve faced over the years is striking a balance between enabling my team members to stretch and grow by taking ownership of their work and driving it forward while also making sure that I provide the right level of guidance when it is needed without hovering…


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How many times have you said or heard someone say “I’m so stressed out.”? In a society where people often equate stress and being busy to worth, people often wear stress like a badge of honor — especially in the workplace. Despite this attitude, stress is still overwhelmingly viewed negatively. Perhaps rightfully so. Stress can do terrible things to your mental and physical health, and, according to the Mayo Clinic online, can cause the following and more:

Headache, anxiety, muscle pain, angry outbursts, chest pain, lack of motivation or focus, drug or alcohol misuse, fatigue, irritability, anger, and sadness

WebMD…


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There’s a lot of good advice out there about what to do financially now that we’re facing a very challenging situation created by COVID-19. While I think it’s import to be very tactical about managing your finances in the short term and to have a good long term plan, I also think it’s important to try and adopt a mindset that will generally set you up for success in the long run, whether that’s defined financially, professionally, personally, etc. …


While some people are naturally prodigious problem solvers, everyone can learn a few things to help solve problems more effectively.

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Whether you’re trying to pick the best location for your destination wedding or trying to determine why your start up missed its sales forecast by 40%, the tips below are sure to help you build your problem solving prowess.

Let’s use an example to help bring the tips to life. Assume I’ve started an outdoor rental company that rents specialty gear and equipment (think rock climbing gear, backcountry skis, paddle boards, etc.) to outdoor enthusiasts in the Pacific Northwest for…


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The months before you have your first child are exciting, frightening, stressful, and a lot of fun all at once. When I found out we were having our first child, I was super excited and a little bit nervous.

The next nine months were a blur. So many doctor appointments, a baby announcement, a gender reveal, selling a house, buying a house, a cross country move…it was a lot in a short amount of time. And that was all before Canyon actually made his appearance. Granted, my wife and I made it a bit harder on ourselves by deciding to…


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Have you ever went into Best Buy (or most major retailers) looking for a specific item? If so, think about that experience. If not, let’s say you walk in looking for a new digital camera. You see two models with similar specs, and notice that it’s your lucky day, one is on sale for $399.99 instead of the normal $449.99. You pull out your phone and double check Amazon, knowing that Best Buy price matches Amazon if the item is shipped and sold by Amazon.

More luck comes your way as Amazon has the exact same camera for $379.99…and it’s…


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In a previous post, I touched on one of the personal finance rules that I personally live by, abundance is greater than scarcity. I found a chart by Aaron Endré that does a great job of contrasting these two mindsets.


When I was 4 years old, I asked my Grandpa if I could borrow 50 cents until I got my allowance to get an ice cream treat in the shape of Spider-Man’s face from the ice cream man.

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He grabbed two quarters out of his glass coin jar and said I could have them as long as when I paid him back I gave him two quarters and a nickel. In response to my confused look, he explained the concept of interest and said that I should never lend anyone money without getting more money back in return.

I know…

Justin Moore

Trying to be an awesome dad and have a successful career at the same time. Follow my journey at www.raisingcanyon.com

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