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Who Defines You?

“What follows ‘I am’ is far more important than what follows ‘You are’.”  I put that quote up on Facebook a while back and got a LOT of traction with it. It seems so simple a concept – what you think and say about yourself matters more than what others think and say about you. Right? There shouldn’t be any ...

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Another Fork in the Road

Welcome to the sequel to “A Fork in the Road: Navigating Your Path of Life with Motivation.” That book was meant to be the sequel to “Above Dirt: Motivational Thoughts Supporting a Positive Outlook.” When there’s a sequel to a sequel the author starts to realize that he’s writing a series… but in this case it wasn’t planned. It was ...

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Different Goals Mean Different Actions

It occurred to me this morning as I was working through various social media feeds that there were some folks who were all taking the same actions to work toward different goals. While it’s vital to understand that everyone has different goals, or at least different definitions of what a particular goal is, it’s perhaps more important to understand, and ...

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Cigar Lounge Wisdom

Today's cigar bars and lounges have become the new conversational locations of the 21st century. The conversations can be light-hearted or serious in the extreme. They can be problem solving or purely entertaining. They can be educational or completely superfluous. Whatever category they fall into, they aren't a waste of time and are generally enjoyable. Relaxing? Largely, yes... but not ...

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Edit Your Subscriptions

Do you remember when “having a subscription” meant that you were either getting a daily newspaper or a monthly magazine? If so, you’re as old as I am. In today’s world, there are so many things you can subscribe to and not all of them cost money. You can have subscriptions to someone’s social media feed (get notifications) or to ...

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A Fork In The Road

This is a book of motivation and self-help. Written in a series of five sections and over 50 chapters, the entire contents focus on finding ways to maintain a positive outlook in the face of challenges; on overcoming the sometimes darker side of life; on enjoying every moment we can in a life that's all too short even if we ...

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What Gifts Do You Give?

Keep in mind that it’s Christmas Eve as I type this… This morning as I drank my coffee, sitting at the dining room table, I looked into the family room at our Christmas tree and the gifts stacked under it. The idea of gift giving and what kinds of gifts we give began to churn through my barely caffeinated mind. The ...

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Above Dirt

Above Dirt: Motivational Thoughts Supporting A Positive Outlook is a collection of essays describing exactly how to do that - maintain a positive outlook no matter what challenges life throws at you. Written by Frank Borelli - a military and law enforcement veteran with over 35 years of experience in dealing with the ugliest side of life - and with contributions ...

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American Thinking

American Thinking, is a collection of writings about topics ranging from the nature of being an American and the service-orientated nature of patriotism, to the training necessary to so serve, to the kinds of threats that we will need to address as patriots and police officers, to the equipment (including mental equipment) we need, to an in depth discussion of ...

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American Thinking II

American Thinking II is an anthology of Frank Borelli’s work for the law enforcement & military communities, producing articles about motivation, common sense, service to our country and more. For the first edition of American Thinking , I said that Frank Borelli is just young enough to qualify as a senior member of "generation X", giving him the perfect combination of ...

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About Frank Borelli

At the age of four, Frank declared his desire to become a police officer. Later he identified his desire to be a writer and then to become a police trainer.  Along with having a family, those were his goals. With over 30 years in law enforcement, more than 25 of them now as a police trainer, Frank has been a published author for almost 20 years now. With several hundred articles published internationally, ten books and two research papers published (so far), Frank is the Editorial Director for the Endeavor Law Enforcement Media team which runs Officer.com, Law Enforcement Technology magazine and Law Enforcement Product News magazine.

Recently, Frank kicked off a motivational mentor/coach/speaker career.  If you’d like Frank to speak at one of your events, send an email to frank@frankborelli.com.