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Fighting the Comparison Trap

Originally posted on The Millennial Next Door:
? I’ve always been competitive as a runner. Not with others, but with myself. Those of you who know me and read this blog have likely gathered that when it comes to running, I’m motivated by success: I’m always chasing the newest PR, the next breakthrough, and the better race performance. For better or worse, this self-competitiveness is just part of my nature. Competitiveness isn’t necessarily a negative thing. In healthy doses it can be highly motivating and propel us to great achievements. The problem is that it’s all too easy for competition, even if it’s just internal, to get out of control. Without the watchful eye of mindfulness, competition can easily wander off into dark places, and we often find ourselves projecting our internal competition onto the people around us. In simpler terms: we fall victim to the deadly “comparison trap.” What good is the 2:10 half marathon I worked my butt off for when Susie down the block can just roll out of bed and run…

Craft Beer: The Case of Value

Originally posted on Generation Y Retirement Account:
You may have discovered (in person, or online) that I have quite a love held for craft beer. Leave it to residing in the beautiful Pacific Northwest abundant with hops, or the fact that Portland is the U.S. city that has the highest amount of craft breweries per capita – there are several other reasons why I choose to fork out a little extra for the value I receive when choosing craft beer vs. macro-brewery options. Now, this isn’t to say that I scoff at the big guys in the industry…I just have more reasons as to why I go for supporting the craft beer industry. In fact, I’m not quite alone! According to a Money article, “43% of millennials say craft beer tastes better than mainstream brews…” and there’s a strong correlation of sales in the craft beer industry booming as millennials reach the age of 21+. Here are my 5 reasons to show the case of value for craft beer – cheers! (*insert beer mug emoji here*) 1. Craft…