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  • The Mindset Needed to Dream Big at Every Age

    As kids, we were unafraid to dream big. Minus the social awkwardness of the teenage years, we generally weren’t swayed by other people’s expectations of us or their perceptions of our dreams. For some odd reason, the older we get, the more susceptible we are to being influenced by society’s expectations of us. Somewhere along the way, we seem to subdue our dreams, become more reserved in our ambition, and guarded against judgment from others.

  • Failure is the price of entry for achieving something great

    Failures can knock us down, make us lose confidence in ourselves and can threaten to prevent us from trying again. When I was in pilot training, I failed one of my earliest checkrides (an important “flying test”). I encountered a plethora of maintenance problems when I went to start the jet, which was frustrating. But, once in the air, I flew pretty darn well. However, once on the ground, the instructor informed me I had failed the checkride.

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    Tick Borne Illness Advocacy

    We are (in)visible international physicians, scientists, organizers, and dreamers united by a common mission:  to eliminate suffering from invisible illnesses and marginalization through innovation & education

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  • Chester Elton's Leading w/ Gratitude Podcast

    Chester Elton's Leading w/ Gratitude Podcast

    Col. Malachowski has one of the most incredible and inspiring stories I’ve ever come across.  Not only is she an incredible #leader, she’s also the first woman #Thunderbird pilot, retired...

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  • Staying Focused

    Staying Focused

    Nicole Malachowski was the U.S. Air Force’s first female Thunderbird pilot. During a 21-year military career she was among the first women to fly modern fighter aircraft. She served two...

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  • National Women’s Hall of Fame Induction

    National Women’s Hall of Fame Induction

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, actress Jane Fonda and attorney Gloria Allred were among the inductees at the National Women’s Hall of Fame on Saturday.  The Class of 2019...

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