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I’ll Drink To That: A Beer Commercial Everyone Should See

The Guinness ad was posted on Youtube Sept. 3, and by the time I uploaded this content, it already had more than 4 million views. It starts with an intense basketball game of men in wheelchairs. I’m talking super intense. It’s war on the court. The guys are getting pushed, yanked, and knocked out of their wheelchairs. Just to let you know this commercial isn’t about the game, inspirational music plays in the background, which sounds like a Coldplay song. The voiceover says, “Dedication. Loyalty. Friendship….” Before I go any further, please watch the ad so I don’t spoil the ending.

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How James Ellis Overcame Bullying and Became a World Champion

Watch the interview with James Ellis, one of the top 3 fitness models in the past five years. He’s been on 36 magazine covers, has appeared on the Ellen show 30 times, and won the World Championship title for the WBFF. Like me, James was scrawny in high school, but had a photolot to offer. He was bullied, which caused depression and self-doubt, which in turn led to him almost failing high school. Then one day, he heard the song “Lose Yourself” by Eminem, and decided he wasn’t going to let anyone keep him from becoming the best man he could be. He started working out, got shredded beyond belief, and graduated with honors from college.

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So you want to be great?

“The price of greatness is responsibility.”  Winston Churchill You were created to do great things.  Do you still dream?  Do you still have hope?  In the movie The Lion King, young Simba sings, “I Just Can’t Wait To Be King.”  There’s always an enemy waiting to send you fleeing in the other direction.  Maybe your dreams […]

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Start With Yourself

For a few summers, my vacations were spent sailing through the Caribbean.  During that time, I discovered parallels between sailing and life.  While in a storm, a sailboat must sail directly into the waves.  If the sailboat moves parallel to the waves, it will be overturned. The first step towards being a good guy is […]

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