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Southside Chicago kid. Young Father (19). Lost in life. Assembly line worker. Found 15 seconds between building cars to study. Graduated. Took 5 years. Created a few companies. Sold two. 800 employees. Created Refuel and Not Almost There to help others.

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Why Not Almost There?

I had never run a long race in my life, but here I am, in the middle of the 2015 Chicago Marathon. I’m feeling fantastic, even thinking I could go double the distance.

Just being in this race was a mini-miracle. I had heart surgery and back surgery a decade earlier. I could barely stand back then, let alone run.

Nonetheless, I’m fired up and feel better than ever.

Then I see right in front of meβ€” a sign that nearly stops me in my tracks, NOT ALMOST THERE. I try to brush it off but can’t stop thinking about those words. Every step seems heavier, harder, and then I start cramping up. I begin to walk and complain inside and out. I struggle the entire second half but finish (barely) with everything I have after being physically and mentally crushed.

I have never stopped thinking about that sign but that’s fueled a quest to understand the power of the mind, body, and spirit. To understand how we accomplish things. To understand how we become better in the race against time and ourselves.

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If you think you can do more, you can. You just need to get out of your same routine, learn new skills and perspectives, and reach beyond your self-made limitations. Easier said than done, and no one does it alone. That’s why I started recording and sharing conversations with world-renowned leaders in entrepreneurship and overall health and wellness.

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Here's to the upcoming London Marathon I am running this Sunday, 2 October @gobrewing

Good luck to everyone running; see you out there!πŸ‘ŠπŸ’₯

#londonmarathon #notalmostthere #goals #notalmosttherepodcast #readytoinspire #impactothers #yourmindset #runyourrace #letthecountdownbegin

Here's to the upcoming London Marathon I am running this Sunday, 2 October @gobrewing

Good luck to everyone running; see you out there!πŸ‘ŠπŸ’₯

#londonmarathon #notalmostthere #goals #notalmosttherepodcast #readytoinspire #impactothers #yourmindset #runyourrace #letthecountdownbegin
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'I can bear any pain, as long as it has meaning.'
- Haruki Murakami

Recently this has been one of my favorite quotes. The mind is a powerful thing. If we remind ourselves of the purpose behind the pain, we can get through anythingπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ

#aimtoinspire #londonmarathontraining #notalmostthere #readytoinspire #finishstronger #notalmosttherepodcast #passionatepeople

'I can bear any pain, as long as it has meaning.'
- Haruki Murakami

Recently this has been one of my favorite quotes. The mind is a powerful thing. If we remind ourselves of the purpose behind the pain, we can get through anythingπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ

#aimtoinspire #londonmarathontraining #notalmostthere #readytoinspire #finishstronger #notalmosttherepodcast #passionatepeople
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As I am training for the London Marathon, I am reminded of how much goes into the training, but that it is so much more. 
---> MINDSET <---
Have you been limiting yourself?

Go and have a listen to the podcast we did @ericdeeter!

Eric is an ultramarathon runner, podcaster, Mindset coach, and advocate for running barefoot. Eric didn’t set out to run ultramarathons. He was trying to break out of the limiting beliefs that had limited his success for decades. He shares his inspiring journey with us!

Link in Bio πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ

#limitlessmindset #notalmostthere #motivationinspiration #settinggoals #podcastalert #nolimitsrunning #onlinecommunity #startsomewhere #readytolearn #lifedefiningmoments #londonmarathon

As I am training for the London Marathon, I am reminded of how much goes into the training, but that it is so much more.
---> MINDSET <---
Have you been limiting yourself?

Go and have a listen to the podcast we did @ericdeeter!

Eric is an ultramarathon runner, podcaster, Mindset coach, and advocate for running barefoot. Eric didn’t set out to run ultramarathons. He was trying to break out of the limiting beliefs that had limited his success for decades. He shares his inspiring journey with us!

Link in Bio πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ

#limitlessmindset #notalmostthere #motivationinspiration #settinggoals #podcastalert #nolimitsrunning #onlinecommunity #startsomewhere #readytolearn #lifedefiningmoments #londonmarathon
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NOT ALMOST THERE ---> THE PODCASTπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ

GET INSPIRED ON THE WAY --> That's why I started recording and sharing conversations with world-renowned leaders in entrepreneurship and overall health and wellness.

Make sure you don't miss any of our PODCASTS ---> SUBSCRIBE NOW ----> Link in Bio

#journeytogether #aimtoinspire #onlinecommunity #notalmostthere #havegoals #dontmissthis #growasyougo #dailyencouragement #subscribetoday

NOT ALMOST THERE ---> THE PODCASTπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ

GET INSPIRED ON THE WAY --> That's why I started recording and sharing conversations with world-renowned leaders in entrepreneurship and overall health and wellness.

Make sure you don't miss any of our PODCASTS ---> SUBSCRIBE NOW ----> Link in Bio

#journeytogether #aimtoinspire #onlinecommunity #notalmostthere #havegoals #dontmissthis #growasyougo #dailyencouragement #subscribetoday
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I have been doing much late night runs on the streets of Naperville as the London Marathon draws near. 

I will have the honor to pace my brother @cedrickingmsg - let’s GO!πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ

#onlinecommunity #runyourrace #notalmostthere #londonmarathon2022 #livelifetothefullest #mindsetiskey #londonmarathontraining #letsrun #soreadyforthis

I have been doing much late night runs on the streets of Naperville as the London Marathon draws near.

I will have the honor to pace my brother @cedrickingmsg - let’s GO!πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ

#onlinecommunity #runyourrace #notalmostthere #londonmarathon2022 #livelifetothefullest #mindsetiskey #londonmarathontraining #letsrun #soreadyforthis
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What a perspective. Standing at the bottom of a mountain and seeing the journey you need to take can be daunting, but I'm here to encourage you to take that first step. 

Whether it's a literal or metaphorical mountain, each of us has challenges in our lives; mountains that we must face and conquer.

Don't back down! It's worth it in the end. 

Comment below, what's the first step you need to take to climb your next mountain? πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡

#notalmostthere #todayistheday #motivation #lifelessonslearned #facingmyfears #freshperspective #takingsmallsteps #goals #lifedefiningmoments #passionatepeople

What a perspective. Standing at the bottom of a mountain and seeing the journey you need to take can be daunting, but I'm here to encourage you to take that first step.

Whether it's a literal or metaphorical mountain, each of us has challenges in our lives; mountains that we must face and conquer.

Don't back down! It's worth it in the end.

Comment below, what's the first step you need to take to climb your next mountain? πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡

#notalmostthere #todayistheday #motivation #lifelessonslearned #facingmyfears #freshperspective #takingsmallsteps #goals #lifedefiningmoments #passionatepeople
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RUNNING is a little part of my life, but I simply love it!! πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»

It gives me time to think, and enjoy the outdoors & is also such a big part of my health journey.

What is your little part of HAPPINESS? 
Something you do for yourself.

#inspiration #happyhealthylifestyle #notalmostthere #joechura #letsdoittogether #dailyencouragement #growasyougo #onlinecommunity #findhappinesswithin #settinggoals

RUNNING is a little part of my life, but I simply love it!! πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»

It gives me time to think, and enjoy the outdoors & is also such a big part of my health journey.

What is your little part of HAPPINESS?
Something you do for yourself.

#inspiration #happyhealthylifestyle #notalmostthere #joechura #letsdoittogether #dailyencouragement #growasyougo #onlinecommunity #findhappinesswithin #settinggoals
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