How Being Open Leads To Life-Changing Opportunities
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What would your world look like if you were more open to new ideas, acted on opportunities, and just said "yes"?

On a recent episode of my podcast, The Darin Olien Show, I spoke to my buddy Steve Wright. To many sports fans, his name may ring a bell. Steve was the former NFL player for the Dallas Cowboys circa 1981. But, did you know he's also an intensely passionate innovator and entrepreneur?

In my humble opinion, Steve's life philosophy is similar to that of Forrest Gump. Life for Steve is like a box of chocolates because he never knows what he's going to get. And, just like Forrest, when an unmissable opportunity appears, Steve just says, "Okay," and runs with it.

"I can't recommend it more." Steve says, "If there's an opportunity, and somebody, I don't care what it is going someplace, doing something, starting something, and it even sounds half right, do it. Do not say no."

Take a Chance on Yourself

In 1994, Steve retired from a 13-year career in the NFL and founded Cloudburs…
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The Optimal Body
Jen Esquer & Dom Fraboni
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All About Fitness
Pete McCall
Josey Greenwell - Accidental Fitness Star
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Plant Proof - Evidence based nutrition
Plant Based Nutrition & Inspirational Stories
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The Cabral Concept
Dr. Stephen Cabral
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Ordinary Vegan Podcast
Nancy Montuori
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The Model Health Show
Shawn Stevenson
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Half Size Me
Half Size Me
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