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Eight Things to Quit

In any given December you can hear people talk about the bad habits they’re going to quit as part of their New Year’s Resolutions. My biggest challenge with such statements is that the person is waiting for a specific day, as if they need the calendar’s permission for when to start. How about starting RIGHT NOW? Another challenge I have ...

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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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Friends - Casual and Others

Words have meaning. In a perfect world, the same word would have the same meaning to everyone. That alone would reduce the amount of miscommunication and misunderstandings that occur. We don’t live in a perfect world though, and those misthings occur. Just recently there was a conversation held, that was unfortunately (or fortunately?) overhead, and had to be shared for ...

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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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Defining Nobility & Why You Should Pursue It

Have you ever wondered why or how someone particular got to be King or Queen? Sure, if you watch movies and assume any level of accuracy in them, some of the kings our world has seen become so through nothing more than force of violence. They were the strongest or they had the strongest army. That “strongest army” might also ...

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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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Circles and Lines

Is life a circle? Or is it a line? Does it matter? Why even think about it? Just recently I ran across some memes that had me wondering about the mindset they presuppose and the overall tone, be it positive, negative or somewhat neutral. They started me thinking about Body’s Cycle - the humane decision making cycle taught to many ...

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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

With over 35 years in law enforcement, more than 25 of them now as a police trainer, Frank has been a published author for 20 years. With several hundred articles published internationally, ten books and two research papers published (so far), Frank is the Editorial Director for the Officer Media Group which runs Officer.com, Law Enforcement Technology magazine and Law Enforcement Product News magazine.

Frank is also an in-demand motivational mentor/coach/speaker.  If you’d like Frank to speak at one of your events, send an email to frank@frankborelli.com.