Eric Upton

Live. Learn. Run.

“Why?”

What a small word.  Yet it has a tremendous impact on just about everything you apply the word to.  A simple question that demands so much information in return. Why me? Why would that happen? Why now? Why? Why? Why? (As repeated by a 3 year old…) Why would God let that happen? There are…

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Happy-Sappy Crap

So, I spend some time patting myself on the back over some of my more recent accomplishments.  Becoming more active and starting to run.  Getting a new job that I really enjoy.  Losing over 120 lbs over the last 2 years.  Quitting smoking after 20 years. Everyone I share these stories with have different reactions:…

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Putting ‘Me’ On The Line

Well, getting out of the chute in 2010, I had set some very lofty goals for myself.   Here are the categories and a few of the not-too-personal goals I set:   Physical Lose weight – 2 lbs per week until April 5, 2010 Run a 5K by my birthday (May 27, 2010) Become a cyclist…

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2010 – Resolutions or Goals?

I read a blog post from the nice folks at Livestrong.com the other day that handed down some tips on how to make your resolutions more achievable.  They made complete sense to me.  They supplied similar steps that I have applied to my business life for years. All of a sudden, my personal life seems…

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Connecting

One of the things that I have been working on is becoming more social.  By doing so, I have found that there are several relationships that I’ve developed that have become “beneficial” to me. Through networking and fostering new friendships, I have found some people in my life that have given “gifts” to my life….

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Oh Bother…

In the words of my wife’s favorite cartoon, “Oh bother…”. Here is today’s lesson for me. Worry will destroy you! The incessant fear of “Whatever” is a mind-numbing and soul-sucking experience. I’ve lived with this demon for many years.  Until recently, it has haunted me to the point of sleeplessness.  I would wake up at…

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Challenging My Norm

You ever get irritable?  Seemingly for no reason, you get cranky.  You know of a time frame when the “jerk mode” started. But what was it really that set you off? A specific conversation? A certain attitude of those around you? Surely its from an outside source, right? Wrong. Apparently I get a little rattled…

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Time For Conversation

Staring across my cluttered desk, I spotted a elderly gentleman headed toward my office.  He meandered across the breezeway to my door. Without knocking, the door slid open and his head poked inside.  He looked like the kind of guy that has been retired awhile and has plenty of time on his hands.  This is the kiss…

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Show Your Scars

Thanksgiving fast approaches.  For most, it would seem it approaches a little too fast.  It’s easy for things to get lost in all of the hustle and bustle of the season.  As everyone prepares their protective gear and helmets in the advent of the battle, known as “Black Friday”, it seems we are cascading over…

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