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12 Secrets of a Happier Life

Every now and then in everyone’s life we get distracted by things that we either cannot change or that shouldn’t matter to us to begin with. The distraction can cost us time, emotional energy, mental fatigue and more. To increase the quality of our life and the sense of serenity in our days, it’s worth reviewing the simplest of lessons ...

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Measuring Life

This is something we all know, but some of us need a reminder about every now and then. You don’t measure your life by how long it is (although that’s no reason to desire less than a long life); you measure it by how much you’ve lived in the time span you’re given. Since none of us knows exactly how ...

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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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Fad Diets & Long Term Fitness

It would be funny, if it weren’t in some ways sad, how many friends I have who are pursuing weight loss and better fitness. Perhaps, the older you get, the more you value your health and fitness. Certainly there’s a perception that being healthier and more physically fit will stave off our arch enemy – death. For all that, being ...

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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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Standing In Line

As with so many of the things that inspire me to start thinking around a topic, something popped up in my social feeds. In this case it was about how, as we live life, we are essentially standing in line. Standing in line for what? The person who presented this represented everyone as standing in line for entrance to heaven. ...

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Father to Son: Guidance in Following the Straight & Narrow

“Father to Son” is an instruction manual for sons on how to live life with honor, dignity, and integrity. It covers subjects across the spectrum from how to to treat people (well), to when to fight (when there’s no alternative), and what to think about money (it’s necessary, but not the end-all). While it takes a decidedly 21st century approach ...

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Sympathy vs. Empathy

Just the other day I was involved in a very brief virtual discussion about the benefits of empathy over sympathy. For the person to whom you’re expressing either of these, there is a benefit; but which is better or more beneficial for them? The person who originally posted it had the position that empathy was ultimately better than sympathy because ...

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Surviving the Zombies: Things the CDC Didn't Know

From the Inside Flap Although claimed as a work of fiction, there are a lot of truths within the story of the Rustovic Family as they prepare and survive this current outbreak of Zombies. The narrator Frank Borelli was fortunate enough to have interviewed Russ; a man whom despite the scoffing and laughter from others including his own family in the beginning ...

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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.