You Are THE BEST!

I am the BEST! It’s high time that both you and I get these truths.   BUT wait a minute?  How can we both be the best? Can’t there only be ONE best?   When I was a wee child, my parents frequently said, “Jason, you are the best.” In retrospect, how could this have...

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I’m Writing This Blog To Get Ahead

How often do we want more freedom from our weekly routine?   I’m writing this blog because I’m tired of having to write a blog each week in order to have a "weekly blog".  I want the freedom to write a blog if I feel like it, instead of feeling that it’s expected of...

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Halloween is for Hemorrhoids!

I might have a Hemorrhoid.  Either that or something far worse.   Too much information?  YES, it is!  Way too much. I didn’t even wait to overshare six paragraphs down.   I threw you in the deep end right away.   I overshared because I want to talk about assuming the...

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I’m Writing The Perfect Blog So I Never Have To Die

Maybe I choose to write about this subject because I’m road tripping to Death Valley this weekend and I really don’t want to die out there.  I’m a writer and thus like word-play.  But think of my post Death Valley death obituary.  It would say, “Jason Freeman died in...

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Why a News Fast?

I decided in the Sioux Falls airport to go on a news fast. Now there are many types of fasts my body could use: a sugar fast, a cheese fast, a burrito fast.  But for now I choose a weeklong news fast.  I'm very excited about it. For the last year, I've been hitting...

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Doing Our Imperfect Best in Times Like These

Things change.  Problems that we think are insurmountable get solved.  Ten years ago, standing up in front of an audience was the last thing I wanted to do.  Back then, I was resigned to making do with a speech impediment I was ashamed of.  It never occurred to me...

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Simply Remember To Start

Today is new As a child's first step (Fragment of a poem I wrote in 2004 that has been hiding in my green tub since then.)   How about this one: Henry keeps saying to his wife, “I just want to go on our camping trip to Yellowstone.” Hour after hour he complains, as...

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Do You Ever Play This Trick On Yourself?

Since we were kids we’ve been told to “Just Wait.” We’ve been told to “Just Wait,” for a chocolate chip cookie, for a new toy we desperately want, for summer vacation to come.   Now, sometimes it’s important to just wait: For the light to turn green. For the corn to...

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Nothing to See Here

I live in San Diego.  San Diego has many "perfect" locations to walk: beautiful neighborhoods, a vibrant downtown, breathtaking beaches, and majestic piers like the one below.  I’ve strolled in all these places countless times and enjoy them immensely.     Scripps...

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I Fell Off the Imperfect Best Wagon

Get Your Goat: To annoy you to the point of getting pissed. Urban Dictionary   Do you ever have thoughts that just get your goat?  Then your goat gets all spooked, jumpy, and agitated.  Meanwhile you are left feeling generally, completely miserable. Yesterday I had...

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Train Yourself To Act Consistently

Every step we take doesn’t lead to a mountain top. The world simply isn’t built that way. I found this out the hard way.   I often find waiting extremely painful, yet I used to spend much of my time waiting.  Sure, I would take a few actions, but then I would sit...

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VERY Last Minute Imperfect Best Friday Blog

Some weeks you get so abundantly busy marketing your Imperfect Best Speaking to high schools and colleges, writing articles, doing yoga, eating monster cookies, having fun with wonderful friends and preparing for your TEDx talk, that suddenly it’s Friday morning and...

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You Are THE BEST!

I am the BEST! It’s high time that both you and I get these truths.   BUT wait a minute?  How can we both be the best? Can’t there only be ONE best?   When I was a wee child, my parents frequently said, “Jason, you are the best.” In retrospect, how could this have...

I’m Writing This Blog To Get Ahead

How often do we want more freedom from our weekly routine?   I’m writing this blog because I’m tired of having to write a blog each week in order to have a "weekly blog".  I want the freedom to write a blog if I feel like it, instead of feeling that it’s expected of...