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Life lessons from Aaron Hernandez

Updated: Feb 17, 2020

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We think we "know" celebrities just because we follow them online, listen to their music or watch them perform. Nope. Check out the Netflix series, Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez. Even if you tracked the rise and fall of the former pro football player, you'll be reeling after discovering all the things you didn't know about him. This video explains how you can get life lessons from the late Mr. Hernandez.

Quoting "Conclusions make us feel good, but they are a trap. There are a million pieces to the puzzle, not 150 or 15. When you think you 'know,' you almost certainly do not." -paraphrased from Sahdguru, author of Inner Engineering

Creating If you want to be more creative, study prolific achievers like the Beatles. I'm reading Revolution in the Head by Ian MacDonald. The book breaks down the Fab Four's songs to explain how each tune came about. I'll be "borrowing" lots of these ideas to create content future keynotes, videos and blog articles.

Laughing I'd finished a leadership talk for a corporate client and was moving toward the front door of the hotel. A woman approached me from across lobby. She tugged on my sleeve and said, “You look like my fourth husband!”

“How many husbands have you had?” I asked.

“Three!" she answered.

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Make time for yourself

And remember, it's better to be kind than to be right.

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