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Tourette Syndrome Talk - Embrace Adversity

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Tourette Syndrome Talk - Embrace Adversity

Yesterday was Independence Day here in the United States of America. Every year, on July 4th, we celebrate the brave, monumental feat that we accomplished 243 years ago - fighting for and claiming our independence.

Our founding fathers fought for freedom. They fought for freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom to assemble - all sorts of freedoms they believed were God-given rights. The fought for their freedom against a country they didn’t believe represented them. Talk about high-achievers!

On a seemingly unrelated note, exercise and physical fitness is my hobby. I enjoy going to the gym virtually every day. And for as long as I have been going to the Gold’s Gym in my area I have seen one man in there consistently who has impressed and inspired me.

This man is in the gym all the time. I can count on seeing him at least several times a week. I think it would be safe to say that physical fitness is a lifestyle for him, too. The big difference between him and me (besides the fact that he is in better shape and is more impressive looking than me) is that he wheels his wheel-chair around the gym as he moves from machine to machine getting in a solid workout…

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#MotivationMonday - Transforming Fear Into Courage

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#MotivationMonday - Transforming Fear Into Courage

Today is a big day! It’s #MotivationMonday!

In today’s video I answer the following question that was submitted to me…

“How can I transform the fear I have into courage to do what I know I need to do?”

As I thought deeply about this question it reminded me of an important moment from several years ago when I sat down with one of my mentors and heroes in the magic world. Basically, I asked him a similar version of this same question. His answer was simple and profound. It set off a light bulb in my mind and stuck with me...

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