10 Questions You Should Ask Yourself More Often

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Hopefully, this short post sparks a path to personal development – 10 Questions, ~500 words, and a challenge of self-reflection. 1. Do I hold the same stance on my religious preference? Many inherit this from their parents or society. But have you ever wondered if there’s another religious preference – agnostic, atheist, and astrologer included – that fits…

Releasing Music in 2017

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Before the two rough mixdowns in mid-2015 (Atmospheric1 and House26) I hadn’t released any music since my mother’s Ride ‘Em album. But the recording engineer, not I, mixed those beats. I’d hoped those tracks showed my versatility and potential, though I didn’t choose them all. Instrumental 613 is still my favorite on that album. I…

Fitness – My Outlet

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Music is my therapy. It’s how I deal with life emotionally. resistance training is my outlet. It’s my favorite way to escape life mentally for 1 hour, grounds me daily, and boosts my mood. Throughout teen years, Weight training for strength was the one thing I knew would improve my quality of life forever. It…

5 Websites For IT Training

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Here are 5 websites with great free IT training. 1. I check edX.org first when looking for structured online courses – yes, even before Coursera. Though many courses are paid, there are great freebies including Berklee’s Music Production and Vocal Recording Technology and The Linux Foundation’s Introduction to Linux. You can also embed badges for completed…

5 Pet Peeves for Army Leaders

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Here’s a short list of popular pet peeves for Army Leaders and how they became common. 1. I’m a Sergeant, a NCO, not a pay grade Why it’s a pet peeve: I didn’t get promoted to E-5. Refer to me as you address me according to AR 600-20 – as Sergeant. How it started: 1….

ATTN: Specialist

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If only I could go back in time and whisper a few notes in ears of my younger self  . . . Congratulations on your promotion to Specialist E-4. Don’t put that new rank on your uniform until your unit has a promotion ceremony! If they suck or dislike you, disregard last transmission. Your Specialist…

11 Ways to Break Fitness Plateaus

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Sometimes, you get in a rut with your Gym Flow progress where your progression with a fitness goal has stalled. Here are 11 ideas to consider for your next workout plan. 1. Set & Rep Schemes If you’ve been using the same set & rep schemes for months, you could use some periodization. If you’ve been…