Browsing CategoryResilience

Sink or Swim (#97)

In past weeks, I have written about people who’ve overcome adversity to reach new heights. Paul de Gelder is one such person and his incredible story offers a window into how one can create something…

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Bad Week (#93)

A Sunday in April 1981 started off a very bad week for Dr. Mary-Claire King. Her husband declared that he was leaving on vacation the next day with one of his graduate students and, subsequently,…

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More or Less (#82)

A while back I read a study where people with a net worth of $1M to $100M were asked how much money they needed to feel wealthy. The universal answer was almost always 30 percent…

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Soaring Through Struggle (#48)

I vividly remember watching the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics and seeing Michael Edwards (AKA, “Eddie the Eagle”) participate in the ski jumping event and wondering why everyone was making such a fuss over this guy….

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Never Give Up (#29)

A few nights ago, I was flipping stations on TV and was lucky enough to catch the beginning of a tribute video to Craig Sager, the beloved NBA television commentator known for his likeability, dedication…

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