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  1. Tara B
    August 12, 2019 @ 3:20 pm

    Hi Jari – I think this is one of your best posts yet. It really resonated with me being a gal who left the 8-5 life almost two years ago to start consulting. Thank you for the great reminders. And P.S. I’ve been using my Best Self Journal for a week now and am loving it!

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    • Jari Roomer
      August 12, 2019 @ 3:57 pm

      Thank you, Tara! This is why I do what I do 🙂

      I’m glad to hear that my work is valuable to you – and that you enjoy your BestSelf Journal!

      Wishing you an awesome day,

      Jari

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  2. Balogun Ozaveshe Ade
    August 13, 2019 @ 5:21 am

    Dear Jari,
    I really appreciate this piece title: Success is a Boring Marathon. It reminds me of the journey that eventually got me an International Award from the United Nations Environment Programme in 2007. I founded a Non-profit organization otherwise known as Save the Ozone Nigeria an Environmental NGO, for the protection and preservation of the Ozone layer in 1999. I just kept doing what I had planned to do sometimes boring. Only very few people understand what my intentions were. On the long run those who understood became part and parcel of the vision of the organization. And today we became an award winners together. Truly Success is a marathon race and not a Sprint. Thank you so much for this write up. Ozaveshe Ade Balogun Executive Director Saved the Ozone, Nigeria.

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    • Jari Roomer
      August 13, 2019 @ 11:09 am

      Thank you, Ozaveshe Ade Balogun! I appreciate it a lot.

      I admire how you kept going despite the boredom and delayed gratification. It’s important work that you’re doing. Keep it up!

      Wishing you the best,

      Jari

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  3. Brigit Eijgenraam
    August 17, 2019 @ 9:36 am

    Thanks for this post! I already immediately agreed with the title ;-). And good to read the whole story as well. It has been challenging over the last month to see this huge pile of skills I don’t have yet and to start on it. But since I made the decision to really focus on writing I am more and more getting into all that comes with it. Patients, letting go and taking a next step every day again and again are part of that. And celebrating the next milestone in my marathon 🥳 that is in marathons often easy to forget.

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    • Jari Roomer
      August 20, 2019 @ 10:47 am

      Great to hear, Brigit! It’s indeed easy to forget to celebrate the milestones in a marathon – but nevertheless incredibly important to keep the journey fun.

      Keep it up! The only way to complete a marathon is by taking it one step at a time 🙂

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