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Being uncomfortable can be quite a challenge to overcome. We don’t like to do things that we are not used to, especially when they don’t feel right. We would rather end the “pain” now, even if our future self depends on it. The real problem for us is that since we cannot guarantee the future, we don’t want to commit ourselves early in the process.

Sacrifice, pain, suffering — they are not chosen as things we would desire to experience along our journey. But they are indeed priceless.

Uncomfortable leads us to success, or at least drives us in that direction.

I try to teach my children about being uncomfortable. I emphasize this same feeling with my coaching clients and quite often with my patients. It never gets easy because with each of these groups of people there is indeed much apprehension when I simply say, “Being uncomfortable is a good thing.”

And I don’t want any of them to suffer too harshly. I don’t want them to do things that I would not do myself. For my children, I want to give them a better childhood than my own. I want them to have opportunities that I did not. But I also need them to fail. I need them to be uncomfortable.

My eldest injured her elbow after one too many handstands. I was worried she may have actually fractured her radius so I gave her a sling, but the strap around her neck, even with its soft pad, just didn’t feel right — it was uncomfortable.

I offer my youngest great foods like avocados and blueberries, yet their textures upon entering her mouth don’t suit her taste buds — she is uncomfortable.

Even things that we know are good for us can be uncomfortable. The only way to start accepting them is to try and try again. Eventually the cold water in the pool won’t feel so bad. Not eating for a few extra hours during the day or before bedtime won’t disturb our stomachs. Waking up a little earlier to exercise will actually be something you welcome.

The uncomfortability will pass, and then you will welcome it back as you realize how valuable it can actually be.

“A below average guy stepping into an above average role.”

Scott Kelly

Being completely transparent (sometimes more than I probably should be), I would tell you that the quote above has been burning within me for several years. This idea to keep doing more no matter what I have been given. While I did not stumble upon these exact words in this format until July 11th, 2019, while reading the book Endurance by Scott Kelly, a retired naval aviator turned astronaut who just a few years ago spent an entire year in space, the words have provided me with the hunger and passion to do more with less. And I am guessing you might have your own unique perspective on what’s been driving you forward.

You see, I have never sought pity from anyone. Instead I chose to play the cards I was dealt, always looking for opportunities to play as long as possible. When you are young it is easy to make the wrong decision…i.e. to sit and study or to go out and play (or party hard), to stay up late or get good sleep, exercise (the list goes on)…and we make the wrong or right decision for one reason or another. One of the most powerful reasons being that you or someone you know told you not to worry because tomorrow will come and you can “start” making better choices then.

And while I don’t condone cursing, we all know that peer pressure is simply a B!@*H. And those who grew up with me or who went to college with me (Chris, Jon, and Jimmy, you can probably best attest to this), or better yet, served in the navy (yes Adam, you know this best) with me, could tell you that peer pressure and Jason were likely not used in the same sentence often, if at all.

I will take the gold medal for being boring, not fun, etc. I am not completely proud of it, but at least I was okay with the decisions I was making. I preach taking advantage of opportunities, and letting your hair down and relaxing and having fun, and I regret not doing more, if any of the last three on that list.

I tell patients, clients and friends not to “regret” choices they’ve made. But sometimes I have to eat my own words. For me, it all had to do with that quote at the top, or even simpler:

“Just a below average boy trying to do some good for the world.”

I fail day after day, but I am confident that my phone calls, text messages, emails, podcasts, and patient interactions, coaching sessions, time with my wife and kids, and perhaps even my new book are doing something to inspire hope, build confidence, change lives and turn despair into success.

I’d like to believe a below average boy is fulfilling an above average role.

So why not join me on this journey? You have what it takes. And if you are already living an above average life, then why not make it even better and make it a DOUBLE ABOVE AVERAGE (that was one of the scores we could get when I was in navy flight school…I don’t recall receiving more than one or two of those and maybe that is why I am a physician today and not flying off of aircraft carriers).

Rest a moment less, and endure a fraction more. We can all be more significant. Call me, email me, drop me a comment on how I can contact you. Let’s keep creating. The time to make a difference is now.

For many of you podcasts are what keep you moving. They stir up motivation and inspiration. They often connect you to a world that you seem to be slipping away from.

I don’t do a lot of driving, and I don’t like having things in my ears or covering them up, and when I am home I try to limit my use of items that are dependent on energy, the internet, etc. I know what you are thinking: what a weirdo. And I get it. And truth be told, I am missing out on the benefits of the podcast world, so recently I made it a point to block out a little bit of time to listen to podcasts that will in fact help me to become exceptionally better each day.

And over the past few months I have been invited to be the guest on a few podcasts because of my book and supposedly because of the route, or “story” that occurred in my life to get here. I have received all sorts of comments from listeners and I have tried to use them to make each subsequent podcast interview better. But like anyone who is not afraid of trying and failing, I am still making rookie mistakes.

And thanks to the urging of a few of my friends and those who are believing in the message that I am sharing, I thought I would share the links to the podcasts I have been so grateful to be a part of so far so that you may find a dose or two of inspiration that you might be missing in your life. I hope you enjoy listening to one, two, or perhaps all of them. And to save time, try changing the speed setting on your device. Another small way to accomplish more with less. Sometimes we just talk to slow, and at others we just don’t listen quickly enough. Here is to you and your journey.

Simply click on the links below and and they will take you to the associated podcast page. Or you can also look them up on your favorite podcast app.

a. Inside Personal Growth with Greg Voisen (5/3/2019)

b. The Best Ever Show with Joe Fairless (6/17/2019)

c. Suit Soldier with Chris Coker (6/24/2019)

d. Military Veteran Dad with Ben Killoy (6/16/2019)

e. The H. I. T. Show with Steven Kuhn (6/18/2019)

f. Authors Read (where I read a portion of my own book…it is nerve racking) (6/20/2019)

g. NO Quit Living with Chris J. Wirth (6/25/2019)

h. Mentors for Military with Robert Gowin and Paul Martinez (7/11/2019)

i. Daily Grind with Colin Morgan (7/17/2019)

j. Outperform with Scott Welle (7/23/2019)

k. Mental Edge Lifestyle with Ryan Gallagher (8/8/2019)

l. It’s All About Health and Fitness with Dr. Vicki Haywood Doe and Dr. Virginia Dee Banks-Bright (pending)

m. Military to Millionaire with David Pere, USMC Active Duty (pending)

I recently read Lamar Odom’s memoir Darkness to Light. If you don’t know who he is I will simply tell you that he grew up in Queens, New York, played in the NBA for a few different teams, married a Kardashian sister, and was severely addicted to illicit drugs. And I still remember when his towering 6 foot 9 inch frame slammed a shot back into my face not once, but three times during a high school basketball camp that we both attended. He was an incredible person when I got to know him for a few days back during high school. And I believe he is still incredible, and thanks to his transparency we can all learn a little bit more about addiction and the affect it can have on the addict and all of those at his or her TABLE.

While we are only SIX days apart in age, we have lived completely different lives. He made it to the NBA, while for me it was simply a pipe dream. Thanks to his talent, and his height, he was able to turn his dream at 9 years old into a reality. And the truth is, my aspiration of becoming a physician and serving others also started at 9 years of age, and I guess I turned it into a reality as well.

Unlike me, Lamar grew up in New York. His mother passed while he was young. His father was never around. And Lamar was an untouchable athlete. But like many that make it to sport’s highest levels he truly lost sight of his priorities. I hadn’t created Exceptional Every Day yet, or else I think it could have helped…at least a little.

When it came to his children, their mother, his friends and himself he could not put all the pieces together. Lamar failed just like the rest of us, except it was on a grander scale because everyone was watching. The disease of addiction caught the man that had the amazing ability to defy defenders. The same man that the great coach and general manager Pat Riley, of Laker’s fame and of Miami Heat fame, once dubbed the next Magic Johnson. Addiction once again proved that it has no boundaries.

His speed and talent were not enough to evade such an evil opponent. He ended up missing out on many of the important things. He allowed his “free will” to be taken away. But he eventually found the light…the honesty that remained in the dark for so long. After hiding his addiction, he could no longer take the cocaine-induced nosebleeds or the perpetual loss of his cognition and ability to do his daily tasks. And when the Laker’s won the championship and his children were pulled out of school to attend the parade, Lamar failed them because he couldn’t keep it together for even one day.

And he even went so far as to roll all of his dice, play all of his cards, and leave it all on the table. The 3-day stretch at a special place that most of us would consider off limits. While not exactly in Las Vegas (a little ways out) the notion of “what happens in vegas stays in vegas” became national news.

It is shocking that he survived, but it makes sense at the same time. He is an EXAMPLE; one harrowing EXAMPLE of what can happen when one loses complete sight of himself, when one gets taken over by a most horrible disease.

It is worse than cancer. I can say that because I know what cancer feels like. I would take cancer over drug addiction any day because cancer doesn’t always take your mind and your priorities away, if anything, it usually causes you to refocus on the things that actually matter.

I pray for Lamar because even though he went through a $100,000 rehab program at some posh place in San Diego, and even though his NBA days are over, his addiction is not dead. Writing his memoir did not turn it off. It continues to gnaw at him. It continues to consume him. It continues to be him.

Are you or someone you know struggling with an addiction today? If so, know that you are not alone. It’s a Process, and it takes more than one day of being clean to fight it. I was fortunate to embed myself in the Betty Ford Center Program as a medical student, learning all I could about the destruction that it causes.

If you (or someone you know) need help, then please do yourself the biggest favor ever and reach out to a trained professional in your area. There are lots of folks standing by to help.

As I always say, we are in the game of life together, and the only way to play is on the same team. Thank you for reading today…

Greetings to all of you that are supporting my mission of spreading positive messages about The Process, designing the life you desire and finding your niche when it comes to living a life of significance.

With five months remaining in 2019 we all have great opportunities ahead even if we aren’t so optimistic.

We have multiple chances to “win” and “learn” as there really is no such thing as “losing.”

Think about the quote above for a moment and if you understand and accept the meaning that lies within those words, then you my friend are encompassing a champions mindset, or better yet, a GROWTH mindset.

I have been trying to figure out the best way to share a monthly newsletter with all of you wonderful people out there and it continues to be a work in progress for me. Mailchimp was promising for awhile, but they are making it hard to be creative without spending more and more money for their services. So I am continuing to share this through what is essentially a regular blog post…hopefully you don’t mind for now. It is indeed part of my growth plan for the rest of 2019 as I continue to intertwine the work that pays my bills (the navy) and my passion to help other people get to where they want to go (my coaching, blog, book, speaking and simply answering a phone call, text, or other communication system from a stranger, colleague or friend seeking a little inspiration).

I recently landed in a new locale. In just over 12 months my family and I went from California to Texas and now Rhode Island. We are essentially planting our feet across the United States. At least this time we get to settle them for a little while longer, hoping to make an impact on those who cross our path.

So I can tell you are eager to get something out of today’s post or else why would you read this far. And I have a few things for you to consider as you dig your heels into yet another month. A month that is full of transitions for several of us. Those of us with children are getting them ready for school. Others may have teenagers that they are sending off to “bigger” school. Some of you, like me, might be finding yourselves in a new job, or new position, or even a new city and or state. And yet others might just be ready for some sort of change to overtake their lives.

No matter what is going on there are principles and practices that can help all of us succeed, and I will share just FOUR of them today to get your creative juices flowing so that you can incorporate (or possibly just “redefine”) them in your life (with a few pictures from New York City):

You need to keep learning. Whether it is via reading, audiobooks, podcasts, watching youtube videos (good ones of course)…you get my drift.

This young lady is living on the streets of New York City. I could not help but take a a picture of her reading a book as it was a great lesson for me to teach my children. It doesn’t have to be much. Perhaps 15 minutes per day, or even every other day. The point is you must continue to feed your brain. Set a timer if you must. Turn off all of your electronics or at least silence your notifications so that you can focus on the task at hand. Make the minutes count.

You need to “double” down on your resilience.

You simply need to get stronger and healthier in THREE key areas of your life: Body, Mind and Spirit. You will accomplish this with exercise, journaling/meditation/to-do lists and choosing activities that light a spark in your life (that is how the spirit really thrives). And you need to build these into your lives with daily rituals. By doing so you will be more creative, mindful/focused, have more energy and worry less. Take a minute and consider Forrest’s situation:

You must get out of your comfort zone. Comfort is one of the easiest ways to compromise your growth.

There are lots of ways to do this. You can choose to learn something new. Or perhaps make a list of things that you have failed at and pick a date to overcome the failure (write it down and commit). Maybe you need to go on an adventure, take a little risk, do something that scares you.

In my case, I decided to send these two off on the train by themselves right in the middle of Manhattan. What better way to prepare them for a life of being uncomfortable!!!

They were scared, but then they became bold and brave. Okay, I did not send my girls on their own (my wife would have killed me), but there are plenty of children that have to take the the train or bus to get to school each day and they are not all doing it in the safest of areas. Thus if a child can be uncomfortable in such a setting, then nothing should be holding us adults back.

Don’t settle for mediocrity, and realize that your performance is significantly affected by circumstance and environment.

I simply don’t want you to “settle.” I recently read about a young lady, at the age of 81, that went to college. Back in her day she had to stop going to school in 11th grade, but she was always thirsty for knowledge. She kept learning throughout her life, but then made the decision that she preferred a more formal education. She just wanted something different. She then died at 84. Essentially she kept learning until her death. She did not want to be mediocre. I would say she was anything but average.

Others out there are okay with you being just average, after all it is how they get one leg up on you.

Today, I was hoping to give you a little food for thought as you dive right into another month. Simply FOUR (there are HUNDREDS) things that I know will help you design the life you desire.

  1. Keep Learning
  2. Build Resilience
  3. Get out of your Comfort Zone
  4. Don’t accept being AVERAGE

I am confident you will have an awesome weekend (even if you experience some ups and downs, as I know I will). I really appreciate your support and am eager to share my upcoming blog posts with you and your friends. Please invite those you know and love to sign up for the blog and newsletter. Here is to an amazing August 2019!

I stumbled on this while doing my best to learn a little bit more about the history of the Presidency of the United States.

My wife and I decided to make it a mission to take our children on visits to the various presidential libraries and museums, along with the state capitols whenever the opportunity affords itself — which unfortunately is not often.

In terms of libraries, the National Archives and Records Administration maintains 13 of them. There are three of them in Texas alone, where we recently spent 12 months of our lives.

Those two words on a cycling shirt were a good reminder of what our nation was based upon. From the founding fathers to those that have donated their lives to help make the lives of others better, those words have been engraved.

I know I am always thinking about ways to make myself better and more valuable to those I serve, and I am hoping you are too. If you have stumbled lately, or you are just not feeling so “exceptional” please think again. Putting yourself in the right state of mind is the first and only required step. Once that happens everything will fall into place and you will indeed begin to feel like you are at least becoming a little more exceptional daily.

New beverages are popping up each day and the truth is looks can be quite deceiving. From the grocery store to the Seven-Eleven gas station, and then places such as Starbucks and beyond, new drinks with eye-catching names and ingredients grab our attention. I worked at Jamba Juice, GNC, and a place known as Mother’s Market and Kitchen (along with many other places) during my college years and while I enjoyed using the high performance blenders, getting a free smoothie and sometimes food, along with plenty of “nutritious” samples of protein bars, vitamins and minerals each day, I soon found out that they may have not been all too healthy after all.

But today I will focus on beverages and these days, even some of the “healthiest” looking beverages can be loaded with sugars, artificial colorings, and preservatives. And all of these things can wreak some serious havoc on our bodies, particularly in our intestines where we absorb the nutrients that are required for proper immune function.

But Dr. Jason, “What if it is labeled as “natural” or “organic?” Great question “Bob” or “Jennifer” or “Sally” or “Ezra.”

Like many things in life, labels can often be misleading.

And if you are experiencing things like gas, bloating, cramps, constipation, increased hunger and thirst and a plethora of other signs and symptoms, you may not have to look much further than the fluids you are choosing to chug each day (along with all the food choices you are making).

With summer upon us, do me a favor and take an extra 30 seconds to read the label before you decide to purchase that next drink and look for these common gut busters:

Sugars — The list is massive. Things like High Fructose Corn Syrup, Glucose, Fructose, Agave Syrup, and so many more.

Consuming too much sugar can feed the “bad” bacteria in your gut, causing them to overgrow — which can have many negative side effects on your health as I mentioned above.

In general, try to stay away from anything ending in “-ose,” or with the word “syrup” after it. And if you must have a sweetened drink — stevia is the best choice.

Artificial colorings — Blue, Yellow, Red, with a bunch of numbers after them.

In study after study, these harmful additives have proven to be carcinogenic. They’re even banned in the European Union. This one’s pretty self explanatory, but in general, if you see a color + number combination — it’s safe to say: stay away.

Preservatives — Again it is a big list. Things like Sorbic Acid, Benzoic Acid, and Sulfur Dioxide are just a few. Many more have even harder names to pronounce.

These nasty man-made chemicals can kill off your friendly “probiotic forest” of good gut bacteria — which can cause damage to just about every part of your body. Now, there’s no hard and fast rule for preservatives, but I generally tell my patients that if you can’t pronounce it, it’s best not to consume it.

I think that’s enough “negative” talk for the day. You should never end a conversation, meeting, or even the reading of a blog post on a sour note. Thus, here are some of my tips when it comes to the liquids you should be drinking.

1. Water – plain and simple – your best bet for a healthy gut and healthy life. Drink at least 8 ounces after you first wake up each morning.

2. Lemon – it adds flavor as well as vitamin and minerals to keep you healthy. Add it to your water and or tea.

3. Green Tea – it is actually a prebiotic / probiotic that aids in keeping our gut healthy and strong.

4. Turmeric – a potent anti-inflammatory. It will spruce up your beverage of choice especially when combined with something like lemon or tea.

5. Mint – it opens up your senses, adds a sense of freshness to your favorite drink and likely has some cancer fighting power.

6. Ginger – this is a game changer. An immune building, anti-inflammatory, that also helps with nausea and vomiting.

7. Cinnamon – one of my favorites. There is some talk that it helps with glucose sensitivity which helps our bodies use glucose and insulin better.

8. Stevia – if you do need some sweetness then this is my go to (at least for right now, until we know more or something even safer comes out).

The best part is, you can buy all of these items from just about any supermarket around…you don’t need to break the bank or empty your wallet to do so.

And because these ingredients are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals…

Your gut won’t be the only thing thanking you — so will the rest of your body (especially your taste buds).

To your health and wellness. Put today’s blog to work for you, one healthy beverage at a time.

…what one simple act might lead to.

The other day I received a message through messenger that totally caught me off guard. I don’t use the social media tool regularly and I don’t have notifications turned on for it either, so I literally just happened to stumble on the newest message in my inbox.

And here is what I received (edited to protect personal info just in case the people involved would rather not be talked about in my blog…everything else has remained the same):

“You were a part of a recent lunch conversation, Doctor. And I will never forget how you convinced a sassy 17 year old named ********* to pull herself together and to get to officers orientation (naval ROTC) one fateful weekend in 2007. And now you may or may not know yet, but Admiral *** on the USS ******** has asked Lieutenant **** AKA *** to serve as his aide. Thank you Jason for knowing what to say and when to say it and how to inspire. You inspired so many, and I for one will fondly remember you always in that light. Sincerely, ***….*** mom.”

I was moved, and inspired by this woman’s words. I realized that I was just doing my job back in 2007 while serving at UC Berkeley as a naval ROTC instructor and advisor. Perhaps I went a little above the call of duty. Maybe another person in my shoes would have given up on trying to persuade a young student from getting her butt to orientation.

But now 12 years later, almost to the day, I get a message like this. And I ended up writing a book about things directly related to moments like this.

And what I did not tell you is that the Admiral was a prior boss of mine when I was still flying in aircraft that would get shot off of aircraft carriers. He has been a mentor of mine since 2007. He wrote one of the recommendation letters that aided me in my pursuit of becoming a physician. And I have no idea if he even knows that his new aide was a student of mine when she first put on the navy blue and gold as I have not talked to him about it yet. It’s pretty wild when you really think about it. That hole six degrees of Kevin Bacon thing actually makes sense.

So don’t let moments pass you by. Make every one of them count in one way or another. You never know what might just happen.

Why not start the weekend with thinking about how you can in fact be a better friend and it never hurts to start thinking that way a day or two, ahead of time. Being a good friend should be something we do all the time.

“To be treated unfairly…I hope it happens to YOU.”

I cannot take credit for the title or it’s follow-on quote above. But I 100% agree with them. Now your mad, but seriously, what better way to kick-off the second first Friday of the month newsletter with a few attention grabbing words.

They happen to be the words of United States Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.

He was asked to speak at his son’s 9th grade graduation back in 2017 (I did not know there was such a thing as a 9th grade graduation). I first heard about it a few months ago. And it’s even more of a coincidence that TIME magazine published an on-line article about it 2-months ago today…I discovered this when I was checking my facts because I read about in a book The Coddling of the American Mind.

You see, the Chief was wishing for his son’s classmates to have the sorts of painful experiences that will make them better people and better citizens.

Without further ado…enjoy this excerpt:

“From time to time in the years to come, I hope you will be treated unfairly, so that you will come to know the value of justice. I hope that you will suffer betrayal because that will teach you the importance of loyalty. Sorry to say, but I hope you will be lonely from time to time so that you don’t take friends for granted. I wish you bad luck, again, from time to time so that you will be conscious of the role of chance in life and understand that your success is not completely deserved and that the failure of others is not completely deserved either. And when you lose, as you will from time to time, I hope every now and then, your opponent will gloat over your failure. It is a way for you to understand the importance of sportsmanship. I hope you’ll be ignored so you know the importance of listening to others, and I hope you will have just enough pain to learn compassion. Whether I wish these things or not, they’re going to happen. And whether you benefit from them or not will depend on your ability to see the message in your misfortunes.”

So there, what do you think? I know it makes a lot of people uneasy. But that is the point. Being uncomfortable at times is what makes life worth living. It is what pushes us to be better. It is what ends up making us exceptional.

Help me spread the message that Exceptional Every Day proclaims. If you have your copy, read it. Take notes. Create your story. And think of at least one person in your life that you could benefit form a copy of their own. Let’s help everyone reach their potential even if it is a little painful at times.

We all wish we had more of it. Each and every day we get 86,400 seconds. That is all. No more, no less. It might feel like we don’t, especially when we are traveling to and from various destinations. We get caught up in time zone shifts, to-do lists and our attention gets taken over by the rest of the world. Time leaves us, and it never comes back.

And my lovely wife came across this quote recently while doing some research for her food blog…

“I am fully aware of the preciousness of time. Time is insolent, it knows no do-overs, it is a dictator that can never be over-­thrown. No revolution and no hunger strike can ever change its course.”

Naz Deravian
Bottom of the Pot: Persian Recipes and Stories

I love the succinctness of the author’s words. I don’t think we need any further explanation.

If you do anything today, take your time. Slow time down (I know you cannot really stop the clock…you have to think outside the box) to meet your needs. Choose to make it your ally, not your enemy. Stay blessed!

I never realized just how powerful the number 42 could be. My youngest child recently told me that she was reading about this man named Jackie Robinson in her reading program for school. She told me he was a baseball player for the Brooklyn Dodgers and then her curious mind went to work.

“Daddy, can you tell me more about Jackie Robinson?”

And then I thought for a minute:

Most people have heard of him at one point or another, but do they really know what his “experience” entailed?

Even if you know about Jackie, chances are there are parts of his story that you don’t. But let’s start with his #42. It is the only number retired by every team in Major League Baseball (MLB). And every year there is a day where every single player in baseball wears that number.

He won the rookie of the year award, but more importantly he broke the color barrier that the sport knew all too well. You see, the president and general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers had thought for a long time to integrate baseball, and he was waiting for the right man to show up. He decided Jackie should be that man due to not only his skill, but his integrity and character. And he made his appearance onto a major league diamond on April 15th, 1947. We also see the 15th of April as a day we don’t like to be reminded of because our taxes are due (at least in the US…as I have some followers that reside overseas). But the day is actually quite special.

Jackie had been an athletic star during high school and then at UCLA. He actually left school early to join the Army and was commissioned as an officer.

I don’t have to tell you that Jackie’s story is anything short of amazing. The pain. The heckling. The bus trips to towns that were not accepting of the color of his skin. The inability to stay in certain hotels or use certain bathrooms. Jackie was able to overcome all of this. And what is the most amazing part of all is that he was able to change the hearts and minds of his critics.

The man could play the game as well as anyone who took to the diamond with him. Opposing teams maintained there negative perspective. Teams refused to play the Dodgers if Jackie was taking the field.

Jackie maintained his professional demeanor and held back his emotions, not letting the anger that was brewing within his heart and mind come out of his skin. He exuded patience, humility and the ability to remain humble despite his great skill and the continued abuse he was exposed to.

Jackie’s story is one about OVERCOMING, and STRENGTH, and INTEGRITY and so much more.

I have two Calls To Action for you today:

What can you do to be more accepting of others?

What is holding you back from achieving your own greatness? Is it the critics that you have chosen to surround yourself with? Is it your own fear of failure? Whatever it is, get over it and start becoming YOU.

The journey has begun

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