Author Archives: Joe McDowell

About Joe McDowell

Joe McDowell is a Life Coach who challenges his clients to stop settling for less than their best, to start using their gifts, and begin living the life of their dreams. If you're dissatisfied with any aspect of your life, read this blog!

10,000 Hours

“If you can find someone who can stay on mission, on task, with focused intensity for an entire decade, I will show you someone who is world class in their chosen area of endeavor. They are likely a national brand, … Continue reading

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Are You Failing Often Enough?

Sooo…I’ve been stepping waay outside my comfort zone over the past couple of months.  Been exploring some uncharted territories.  Experimenting with a few new (ad)ventures. I’m looking for something to get excited about.  Looking to make another run at something.  … Continue reading

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Embrace the Uncertainty

“Be your own hero, it’s cheaper than a movie ticket.” — Douglas Horton I’m in one of those uncertain stages of my life.  I’m trying to reconstruct some areas that need attention. But it’s not progressing as quickly as I would … Continue reading

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Got Pain?

Got pain? I do. And I don’t like it. Often there’s a good reason for it. Something I neglected to do, or follow through on, caused it. C. S. Lewis said that pain is God’s megaphone. Pain, for me, is … Continue reading

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Know Exactly What You Want

“What this power is, I cannot say.  All I know is that it exists…and it becomes available only when you are in a state of mind in which you know EXACTLY what you want…and are fully determined not to quit … Continue reading

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What’s Distracting You?

I don’t own a TV. I had a bit of a TV addiction, you see. But I’m in recovery now.  I belong to TVA (TV Anonymous). For more years than I care to admit, I would park my arse in … Continue reading

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Crisis? Opportunity? Change?

“If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it—and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.” — Marcus Aurelius    Crisis?  Or Opportunity? … Continue reading

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