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Money Changes Everything – Cyndi Lauper

It’s nineteen ninety-something and my half-sister is in town making her once every two-year visit.  I knew something was up when she suggested: “Rex, let’s you and I have lunch together.” I

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Don’t Worry, Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin

It’s the turn of the century, yes, nineteen ninety-nine, and my Mom and I were walking out of the office to our family business on New Year’s Eve.  She was seventy-seven at the time.

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Float On – The Floaters

It’s current day and my mentor and business partner Ryan asks a question none of us as an adult like to think about. What was that question? “How many days do you have left and how do you

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Alone Again – Gilbert O’Sullivan

It’s nineteen-sixty something and being the only child of older parents I am a bit of a social misfit. “Hey, Mom!” I yell from the backyard “Can I go over to Tommy house to

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How Deep Is Your Love? – The Bee Gees

It’s two-thousand and something and my wife, Kathie, is watching Rue Paul’s Drag Race. I did not expect to gain words of wisdom from the show, but I did. Rue ends the show with “If

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Bonfire Heart – James Blunt

“Son, who do you think wrote your name on the back of the house?” My Dad asks as we sit on the back porch of our Maitland home. It’s 1960 something and I thought I could get away

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Long Train Running – Doobie Brothers

“The finish line is just around the corner!” an enthusiastic marathon spectator shouts in my face as I round the corner to go down Hollywood Blvd in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. I

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True Blue – Madonna

He sits in the corner of my room. Yellow eyes and pale skin. Looking supernatural, not of this world. The vile language spews out like acid, burning holes into everything that surrounds him. How could

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One Awkward Moment – Casting Crowns

It’s 2012 and things are getting tough.  “Dad I can’t do this anymore.” I try to explain as I sit on the side of his bed.  His eyes closed as he pretends to be asleep. It

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I Can Help – Billy Swan

The next big thing. “Diversifying your client base is vital to growing a business, but it can be difficult..” says a recent article on Investopedia. Put a different way you have to have clients

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Honesty Is Such A Loney Word – Billy Joel

“Really?  Is that what you are going to wear?” Kathie asks. “You realize that you are wearing a brown shirt with a green pair of pants right?” she says as I head from our bedroom

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The More I Learn The Less I Know – UB40

As I stand among some five thousand cheering, clapping, dancing fans of Tony Robbins I realized that motivation is temporary. It is easy to get pumped up with loud music and pyrotechnics but how can you

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I Feel Too Cold To Live and Too Old To Die – X Ambassadors

I Feel Too Cold To Live and Too Old To Die – X Ambassadors Her smiling face, shoulders thrown back and a look of satisfaction in her eyes, the imagine glows from the FaceBook post on my computer. My

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Running On Empty – Jackson Browne

Running on Empty — Jackson Browne “I built this f**ker!” Tony Robbins yells from the stage at a Unleash the Power Within seminar. If you’ve never been to a UPW event it is hard to explain. Kind

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