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We don’t always have time to go for a run every day, or we don’t always make it a priority at least. And with rest days aside, the reason for my 3-day running rule was born.

On any given day or week, the 3-day rule does not allow you to go three days without a run. It doesn’t matter if the run is slow, long, or short — the key is to keep the consistency.

What I have found with running at least once every three days is that my lungs, body, and heart are all in better shape and ready to tackle any type of run. …


Money can put a lot of pressure on you to make a living and do the things you love, and it’s best to keep your options open

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The only way to truly find work supporting your lifestyle is by trying several different career paths and side hustles.

I would not be making strides towards achieving my financial goals and doing work; I genuinely enjoy it if I always played it safe. As kids, we were taught to be safe. We were taught not to color outside the lines.

We were told we could do anything we wanted.

But life and the system tells us we need to find something stable. …


You’ll get to where you’re going eventually, and being impatient does you no good

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The number one thing people obsess over is success. The idea of “making it” and reaching a peak where you feel validated can be a toxic process if you’re impatient. Even worse, you might not make it to your destination at all.

As a soldier in the U.S. Army, my goal was to build up enough capital and marketing skills to work for a company and make money investing. After nearly three months of my process, I’m not having as much success as I had hoped. This is life. This is the process that everyone talks about.

Psychology Today spoke to a financial advisor who deals with some pretty big time multimillionaire clients. They said that the money is never enough. Making money is like a race with no finish line. They aren’t content, always looking to make more money. None of them ever seem to say, “I have enough money now. …


340 days away from home in a place I never expected taught me several timeless lessons.

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My Army Deployment 2019–2020

Bang! Woosh! Ka-Boom. These are all sounds you hear on a military deployment. There are shots fired, jets flying overhead, and big thuds or explosions from time to time. It’s hard to say that this was a reality at one point in my life. It was the life of a deployment. So many things happened that I’ll never forget. Some veterans like to talk about the things they saw or did on deployment, and others don’t.

I have been serving in the United States Army since 2016 as a Horizontal Construction Engineer (12N). It’s been quite the journey and this deployment opportunity surprised me, but I was always prepared for it. …


There’s a drastic difference between posting because you want to versus seeking validation

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Right after I graduated from high school, I decided to do what many 18-year olds do. I took a gap year.

My gap year plan was to travel to tons of new places and go on a journey of self-discovery. I would post my practically my entire life on Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook. Friends and family would tell me, “You were just in Chicago yesterday! Now you’re in Hawaii? What’s next?”

I loved the attention. But I still didn’t feel happy. Now I barely post anything on social media and experience more fulfillment.

Here are some of the things I learned from my experience with social media. …


Anyone who’s ever found happiness has felt incredibly lost at one point

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Get good grades in school, attend college, and get a stable job. That’s the mindset society pushes us to adopt.

It can be soul-crushing to feel like our entire life is already planned for us. So, some of us rebel.

I rebelled against society and didn’t do everything that was expected of me. This meant joining the army, dropping out of college, working odd jobs, marketing, and writing.

Just when you think you’ve figured life out, one traumatic event can make you question your direction as well as your purpose.

Everyone Has Felt Lost at One Point in Time

You can be the hardest-working individual who loves to prioritize things, seek advice, stick to a plan — and still feel lost. Everything you wanted to do may start to fall in place, but there’s just one thing. …


So many changes in our lives, but we still come back together for Thanksgiving every year

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Growing up in a military family means having a deep relationship with everyone involved. My two younger brothers and I had to come together to survive the constant moves that came along.

My parents have done an excellent job raising us and showing us how to work hard and love one another.

Thanksgiving has been essential to our family since we know it's the time of year we all get together to bond and reminisce.

Military Family Bonds Run Deep

I wouldn’t be the person I am today if I wasn’t part of a military family. There were several important lessons moving around taught me.

  • Your family will always be there for you, no matter what. …


As one of the most iconic self-help coaches on the internet, Tony Robbins gives us the tools we need to do better for ourselves.

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Tony Robbins is one of the most recognizable self-help coaches in the world. He grew up penniless and is now worth more than half a billion dollars.

He’s helped coach people such as Oprah and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Instead of following the route his parents wanted for him. He decided to do what he’s always wanted to do, which is help inspire people.

Tony Robbins’ mindset has allowed millions, including myself, to live better lives and achieve the things we’ve always wanted.

If you apply some of the advice Robbins gives to your own life, then you’ll be well on your way to your destination as well. …


The winter season is upon us, and it’s important to overcome the elements and keep churning your legs

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The winter season is known for killing millions of running careers every single year.

Growing up in Chicago, I’ve experienced some of the worst winter seasons similar to Antarctica.

Dealing with the winter can be very unmotivating since numerous challenges come with it.

3 Big Issues That Arise for Winter Runs

Take each of these winter-running issues seriously so that you can prevent injuries and damaging your body as little as possible.

1. Spike in Temperature

You have to overcome and adapt to the drop in your body’s temperature. Breathing is labored while a shirt and shorts don’t suffice.

2. Snow Everywhere

We can all relate to running in the snowy season. It’s slippery out, your feet get soaked from it melting, and it’s more dangerous in general. …


As one of the most iconic musical artists, Eminem is and has been an inspiration to millions

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Eminem is one of the greatest rappers of all-time.

He’s come up from the depths of a rough childhood and is always being doubted of his abilities.

According to Biography, Born Marshall Bruce Mathers III in 1972 in Missouri, Eminem had a turbulent childhood. He dropped out of school in the ninth grade and worked odd jobs until finally making it as a rapper upon the release of The Slim Shady LP in early 1999.

Anyone who’s seen the movie 8 Mile knows how much Eminem has gone through to get to the place he’s at.

He had to bet on himself when no one else did. …

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