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Growing to Grateful

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When Ronald Hickland Jr lost his dream job, he visited a life coach to learn how to become a better person.  This coach gave him 12 constructs to add to his life immediately and he is now sharing them with you.

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The Power of Positive

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Today we are going to talk about being positive.  This is something that can be used both in bowling and in life.  Here at Creating the Difference, we are always striving for growth. We do this through reading and/or listening to audiobooks as well as finding inspiring people to follow on social media. Realistic Positivity One of the vlogs we follow recently did a video about realistic positivity.  I think the "realistic" part there is what some people forget.  No one has a life full of rainbows and sunshine.  It's how we react to the thunderstorms and clouds which sets...

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Eight Life Lessons I learned from Being Fired

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In this special blog post, I wanted to talk about a topic often overlooked: being fired, laid-off, etc. This is a personal topic for me.  Feb 26, 2015 was the day I was part of an economic layoff at Ebonite International. You can read the original blog I wrote here.  For 14 years, I had been the head designer for all of the bowling balls from Ebonite, Hammer, Columbia 300, and Track. This had been my dream job since I was kid.  I even did a TEDx Talk about it.  Within 1 hour, I went from a nice six figure...

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Words to Live By

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How we communicate with people can often determine their perception of us.  Do you want to be perceived as confident and positive or insecure and negative?  Here are a few words to avoid in your day to day to communicate in a more positive light. There is No Try This is something we train our staff on from the beginning.  When you “try” to do something, you are giving yourself an out before you even begin.  When I first learned this, here is how it was explained to me by my boss: If I tell you I’m going to try...

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It's Not How Much You Make, It's How Much You Spend

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At Creating the Difference we like educating people. Most of the time, we educate about bowling.  However, we decided to create a blog which focuses on creating a difference in your life -- not just your bowling game. In this blog I want to talk about money and why you should keep track of it. I recently had a conversation with my Bowling Store team about money. I explained to them that if you can learn to take a big picture approach to spending money, it can really save you money in the long term. One employee asked to purchase...

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