You don’t need to be using an actual physical tool like a “shovel” to apply the lessons of this story to your life. The lessons can be applied to just about any situation in your life, your job, your relationships, your daily interactions with spouse, significant other, family, friends, co-workers, etc.

If you find yourself “shoveling” harder and faster in any situation, step back and look for a better balance and alignment in your current situation instead and if you need to, grab a different kind of “shovel” that includes clear and concise instructions on how to use it to obtain the results you desire.

I think I need a new type of shovel in my life. How about you?

Out There on the Edge of Everything®…

Stephen Lesavich, PhD

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