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Surround Yourself with Good (MM)

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   “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”-Jim Rohn 

     We have all heard this quote or a variation of it at some point of our life.  Maybe it was in a class.  Maybe it came from your mother when she questioned you about the friends you kept as a teenager.  But it’s true.  It’s not about stereotyping.  It’s about the company you keep affecting your life and the decisions you make. Continue reading “Surround Yourself with Good (MM)”

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What Are You Chasing Anyway?

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Everyone I know is chasing something in life. Notice I said something and not someone.  There is a clear and definable difference.  Now, I am not talking about your friends in your circle of trust.  Because I am a big advocate of having friends smarter and more accomplished than you. I believe that true friendship and healthy competition makes us all achieve more. Continue reading “What Are You Chasing Anyway?”

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Failures and Successes

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I have failed. So much that at one point in time it affected my attitude towards life.  I have doubted myself many times. I failed at the first blog last year.  I had no idea what I was doing. Failed to progress through the ranks because I made the mistake of comparing myself to others.   Continue reading “Failures and Successes”

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How To Become Better

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Many of us have heard the above words in one phrase or another.  But how many of us truly took the words to heart and tried to apply them?  I can truthfully say that throughout my military career I have.  And a lot of times the learning curve was very damn steep.  But I always did it for my professional life only.  Continue reading “How To Become Better”

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The reason I write

I write a lot to just get out my inner thoughts.  A lot of times I am talking to myself more than anything.  Not always knowing that I am helping someone get back on track.  I am humbled to see words like below come across my Facebook timeline.

“Antonio Vereen, this should be enough motivation for you to keep going! You’ve truly inspired me to evaluate and take time to lift my esteem back to a “go getter” type personality. I look and write it everyday, so that it sticks. Keep up the blogs please, they do make a bigger impact than ending with yourself. Thanks SO much for sharing your beautiful mind and optimism on life. ~ your Brother in Arms”

Grush's words

Thank you Matt.  Keep Living The Dream Brother.

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Surround Yourself

Suround yourself

Good morning Dreamers!  How is everyone on this great Sunday?  I hope that you all are well.  More importantly you are taking some time to make yourself better.  I have found that having positive goal driven people in my circle makes me better in the long run.  My friends are smarter than me.  More athletic, successful and mild mannered. Now if you ask any of them they would probably say the same about me.  I am saying that humbly.  We push each other because subconsciously their success makes my flame burn even hotter.

It’s the very reason I started Living the Dream.