I was recently out with a friend, catching up on the past, talking about the present and exploring the future. As the conversation progressed I was asked about my work and how things were going.
Within 10 seconds after I started sharing I noticed that they were distracted and looking behind me, I paused and asked if everything was okay, everything was fine they said so they asked "what were you saying" I started up again and serious within 5 seconds they were distracted again!
I led the conversation back to them because frankly, I didn't like the feeling of not mattering so I did wh...
This is a message I heard many times from my dad, he said often, "you can do anything you set your mind to, you have unlimited potential." I found myself believing him. You see I could trust what he said because he didn't say it about everyone or to everyone, he said it only to those that he believed in. I took for granted while he was alive that I had a champion of my soul, that I had someone in my life that empowered me to reach higher and not settle. I know this created an unwavering confidence in myself because I believed in my own power and in my own potential.
We were on a road trip for a week, a plan my dad devised right before I left for college. I was 17 and my dad, the previous year, had purchased one of his dreams - a Corvette.
My dad loved to play blackjack so during our road trip we hit all the major gambling cities along the way. I got to lay in the sun and swim in the pool and while I didn't actually play he did teach me how to play blackjack and I even got to play some slots. Seriously, everything - even security at casinos - was easier in 1990!
We of course visited my aunt in Big Bear as planned and spent some time at Dis...