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The ride of your life

What ride has the longest lines at an amusement park? It’s the roller coaster in all it’s manifestations. Why? It’s doggone exhilarating, that’s why. And it’s not for the faint of heart. You lurch forward in the cart your seated

Posted in Attitude, Change, courage, resilience, self-reflection, success, tough times

Two ways to respond to set backs

We were made for the struggle. Exposure to struggles, setbacks, and adversities can steel us to function better than expected with future challenges. Helen Keller, no stranger to adversity, wisely said “A happy life consists not in the absence, but

Posted in adaptation, Attitude, Behavior, Change, Core Abilities, courage, crisis, Hope, Mental Wellness, mind set, perseverance, Persistent Adaptation, resilience, stress, success

What I wish for my son

Today is the last “official” day of my son living under our roof as a dependent. He heads off to college tomorrow for the first time. I knew this day was going to come, I just didn’t believe it would

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Posted in Attitude, Change, Fathers, Friendship, Future, Gratitude, Hope, Humor, success

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Jeff Vankooten is a speaker and author focusing on the power of resilience to effectively engage the challenges of change. He helps leaders, businesses, and organizations develop the skills necessary to thrive in an increasingly unpredictable business environment.
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