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Tenacity — The BILLY Defined Series | BILLY Footwear

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Tenacity — The BILLY Defined Series | BILLY Footwear

There is an amazing documentary series that was first released in England in 2006 called, Planet Earth, narrated by David Attenborough. It is a ten part series focusing on the ten major environments found in nature: fresh water, caves, deserts, ice worlds, plains, jungles, shallow seas, forests, deep ocean, and mountains. In the mountain episode there is a powerful scene displaying a standoff between a markhor mountain goat and a snow leopard. The shot took months of waiting and tracking but patience prevailed and a jaw-dropping sequence was captured. On a sheer face in the mountains of Afghanistan, a young...

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Creativity — The BILLY Defined Series | BILLY Footwear

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Creativity — The BILLY Defined Series | BILLY Footwear

It may be common knowledge that the human brain is made up of two hemispheres but what may not be known is just how much the two sides work in concert. Each half has a rather distinct set of operations. And collectively, the sum of the two halves is greater than the two individual parts. In general, the left hemisphere is dominant in processing what you hear and addresses your speech. It also handles any logic or math computations you're trying to sort out. It's the more analytical side. The right hemisphere helps you comprehend what you're looking at and...

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Luck — The BILLY Defined Series | BILLY Footwear

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Luck — The BILLY Defined Series | BILLY Footwear

If you've never been to Alaska you have to take the time to visit sometime in your life. As the state slogan goes, which is also written on their license plates, it is The Last Frontier. And everything is just bigger—the mountains, the waters, and the beasts that fill both. Years ago my now wife and I had the opportunity to visit some dear friends, who purchased an old cannery on Chisik Island, which is across the Cook Inlet from the city of Kenai. On this particular adventure, we were out in a dory, which is a small, shallow-draft boat,...

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The Lincoln Legacy

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The Lincoln Legacy

The opposite of success is often thought to be failure, which is completely untrue. The opposite of success is not failure—the opposite of success is quitting. And Abraham Lincoln is the definition of one who never quit and lived a life of persistence and integrity.  In the spirit of what would be Abraham Lincoln's 209th birthday, I think a quick recap of his remarkable life of overcoming hardship and failure is in order: Born into poverty, Lincoln entered the world on February 12, 1809 near Hodgenville, Kentucky.  In 1816, Lincoln's family was forced out of their home and off their...

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Glance Back But Focus Ahead — A Life Perspective

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Glance Back But Focus Ahead — A Life Perspective

In light of today being Groundhog Day, I'm reminded of that celebrated little marmot that emerges each year from his burrow in the spirit of predicting the transfer from winter to spring. In a small town in Pennsylvania, Punxsutawney Phil steps out on February 2nd in search of his shadow. If successful, winter is still six weeks strong. But if there is no shadow, spring is coming early. It's all up to you, Phil! We need you to glance back to tell us what the future holds. On a deeper level though in regards to looking back at one's shadow,...

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