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The Coffee Factor - Stay Motivated

Posted on 19 Nov 2018
Category: Leadership
Author: Steve Vail

I have a routine that I follow pretty much every morning. As soon as I roll out of bed, I stumble into the kitchen, start some water to boil, grind six teaspoons of medium roast coffee beans, pour the grind into my french press followed by the steaming hot water - wait five minutes and press. Then I settle down with my coffee and begin to work on my next article, or latest digital project.

I do enjoy a good cup of coffee. However, that's hardly what this post is about. I am using the work coffee here as an acronym for what I consider to be my most desired approach to any situation. Allow me to explain:

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Optimism - Is It Worth The Cost?

Posted on 7 Oct 2018
Category: Well-Being
Author: Steve Vail

I have heard many over the years refer to my general attitude toward life as "perpetual optimism." While I choose to consider that reference to be complimentary, I am also acutely aware of the fact that some mean derogatorily - insinuating that I view things through my own imaginary Poly Anna type "rose-colored glasses" blissfully oblivious to reality. So that's when I ask myself, "Is it worth it?" For me and my own sense of well being, the answer is...

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