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[VIDEO] Punch As Hard as you can!

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A lot of times in life when we’re faced with challenges and struggles and other things that come at us, we’re unsure of ourselves, we’re un-confident. Sometimes we’re unwilling to actually get into the arena and face that challenge that’s ahead of us. Look, I’ve been there. There have been many times in my life when I have been faced with a challenge that was so difficult that I backed away from it because I didn’t have anything to, any confidence. I wasn’t sure about anything, I didn’t know what I was doing and I certainly didn’t want to face the fear of getting into the arena.

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[Video] Protect Your Energy

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When my beautiful daughter Zoi took her life four years ago, it took me months before I felt somewhat normal. I wasn’t exercising, I wasn’t sleeping, I wasn’t eating well, I just wasn’t myself. And, it took a long time for it to sink in that Zoi would be so upset with me if she knew that I was letting all those good memories from her life stop me from living mine. But it wasn’t as easy as me just flipping on a switch and saying, “I’m okay now, I’m resilient.” No, it actually took me a while to understand that I wasn’t protecting my energy.

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Crossing the Chasm

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Have you ever been in a situation so big that you couldn’t see your way through?

Here’s the thing: We often avoid crossing our chasms in life. And, when we don’t cross them, we remain in a survival-mode at the event horizon. We wish that things were better. We wish didn’t have to deal with this. We wish that this never happened. We’re stuck in survival mode. I get it. I was there for a while too. This mode, however, is supposed to be temporary, yet some tend to live there for a few reasons….

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[VIDEO] Graduation Talk with Eric Hodgdon

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I was reluctant to make the call to Zoi’s school. What was I about to commit to? Would they even go for what I was going to ask them? Through a series of calls, I finally got a hold of Jon, the principal. Jon was new to the high school that year. He had heard of Zoi through other teachers and administrators. We talked a bit and I asked point blank if I could speak at this graduation ceremony, as it would have been Zoi’s class. My message would be relevant to not only the kids, but also the parents.

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[VIDEO] Answer the Tap – Scott Mann tells Eric’s Story

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In the last 2 years, I’ve come across a lot of really cool people, like elite Army Special Forces Green Berets. One in particular has had a tremendous impact on my life, (Ret.) Lt. Col. Scott Mann. Scott has taken his 20+ years of experience as a Green Beret, and is now teaching civilians the meaning of being “Rooftop Leaders”. A rooftop leader is someone with a set of specialized skills that makes an impact, with a purpose, that is much bigger than you, and that will leave a long-lasting legacy after you’ve left this earth. This skill set inspires people to follow you not because they have to, but because they choose to.