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This Little Decision Changed the Course of My Career

Right then, my next creative mountain appeared

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In the summer of 2019, my wife and I took our two sons for a hike in the Lost Pines Forest in Bastrop, Texas. It was a Saturday or a Sunday. I had a bunch of articles to write, but I put them aside and decided to spend some time outside with the kids in the shade of the prehistoric loblolly forest…




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Bestselling author of ‘Conspiracy,’ ‘Ego is the Enemy’ & ‘The Obstacle Is The Way’

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