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It’s Okay to Like Yourself

One of my greatest influences in writing and spoken word is John Trudell. He was such a loving and humane human being, and in my opinion, he is one of the greatest poets, authors, speakers and thinkers of our time.

The last words he spoke to me were, “Thank you for what you do. Remember, it’s okay to like yourself. You may not like everything you’ve done, but it’s okay to like yourself.”

Yeah, I’ll stick with what he said.

Succeed at the Right Thing

There are no awards, presentations, interviews, invitations, or five star book reviews that will ever compare to my children giving me compliments like this text from my daughter.

Yes, follow the Creator’s vision, mission, dreams, and purpose for your life, but keep your first and foremost sacred duties first, foremost, and sacred, because succeeding at the wrong thing is still failure.