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Tuesdays With Ryz – Attitude of Gratitude

Words of Wisdom from Jim Tressel. Has anyone ever told you that you have an attitude?  It probably wasn’t meant as a compliment, but we all have attitudes.  They are also everywhere around us.  As we look at our own attitude, the challenge arises in our choice of embracing a particular attitude each and every day.   In our office, we …

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Tuesdays With Ryz – Once Upon a Time

“Once upon a time….the end.” No one’s story goes this way.  Tony Stark may have told his daughter this to get her to bed, but the ellipsis are the most important part of the story.   Sometimes, the story takes twists and turns.  Everyone has challenges.  Everyone goes through difficult times.  But the opportunities to learn from challenging times are what makes the story interesting and …

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Tuesdays With Ryz – Who Wants a Trophy?

You work hard.  You play hard.  That’s the way I was raised.  All of the work that you do comes with an equally rewarding payoff at the end.   When I was younger, it was usually a Butterfinger Blizzard from Dairy Queen, a bag of Big League Chew from Danny G’s or scoop of watermelon ice cream from Scoopers on the …

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Tuesdays With Ryz- The Hunter or the Hunted

We are always running.  Our lives have become so chaotic and full of demands and tasks that the treadmill seemingly never slows down, only continuing to speed up with no end in sight.  However, the mentality that you take when you are going after that task or goal is really easy to break down.  We actually see it in nature all …

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Tuesdays With Ryz- Perfection Isn’t Real, But You Are

You’re not meant to be perfect…you’re meant to be real. But it is tough to look in the mirror sometimes and accept reality. From our looks, our accomplishments, our finances, our kids, our own self esteem, we look at others thinking, “They have a perfect life.”   Whether it is the awareness of his career, the happy family portraits of …

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Tuesdays With Ryz- Making Sacrifices

How much would you sacrifice for others?  Would you sacrifice your wealth? Getting ahead?  Your life? We all make sacrifices.  We sacrifice time, money, resources, emotional stability, our own happiness at times, because there is a greater purpose to our lives and involvement in the decision we have discovered.  While few will pay the ultimate price with their lives, the …

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Tuesdays With Ryz- You Don’t Need the Approval of Others

Don’t do things for the approval of others. You will never be able to fulfill the expectations of others, just as you will never be able to know what those expectations are for you from those fans you are looking to please. Instead, firmly stand for the choices you have made – choices in who you are, what you do …

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Tuesdays With Ryz- Your Life is Meaningful

Life is short. We spend so much of our time worrying about the small things that, in the grand scheme of things, really aren’t that big of a deal. Think about it…how often do you worry, complain, gossip, compare, wish, want or wait for something bigger and better instead of focusing on all of the simple blessings that surround us …

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Christmas With Ryz- Sharing Our Gifts

Christmas was always the time of year I looked forward to growing up.  Even now, during February, April, July, whenever, I find myself thinking of stockings hung by the chimney with care and a marshmallow world outside our window.  The Christmas season is one that is so amazingly impressive to me.  Not because of the gifts we receive, but the …

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