XP NUGGETS

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Becoming more Cordial

Please don’t talk to me, I am beyond exhausted. Why must I go to work today? Trust me, we all face this! Now internally, we might be blooming with friendliness, or perhaps we are nice yet quiet. Either way, being cordial is a fundamental step of success in many ways. Whether you work sales, HR, run the household, or attending school, it is a great value to have. Kindness is more […]

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Greetings: Beyond “How are you?”

Have you ever had a conversation toward a new person last only a few seconds? Or filled with awkwardness? Of course, we all have encountered this scenario! Over time, we learn that the generic “Hello, how are you?” is kind, yet seldom spreads the conversation further. It leaves gaps and can make a person feel insignificant, answering “good” to that question numerous times. Ready to boost confidence and become original […]

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Ridding Yourself of “F.O.R.G.E.T.”

“Ah yes, the project is going- Wait, what did you say again?” At one point or another, we all have had this moment – the sense of essentially going through a washing machine. You grasp one conversation, in full swing of details, when the next moment the connection abruptly ends. I think it is time we finally wrestle this weightless feeling to the ground. Not only will it boost our […]

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XPN [Community Q&A] #7

Heya! Here we go! The next round of questions for you to stimulate your mind 😉 Oh! I also thought if you took the time to answer these questions – Why not turn it into a blog post for yourself? Take the answers line them up with the questions and BAM you got yourself a blog post. This way you also can get your readers to know more about you […]

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Thinking Without Walls

In a world full of people, what will make me stand out? My ideas? I feel a lot of us struggle with this concept of standing out in order to get the best job, a successful business, or first house. Think about it: 7.5 billion people here on Earth right now, 7.5 billion brains flowing with brilliant ideas. That’s a lot, isn’t it? Well, when it comes to life, I feel we all […]

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XPN Podcast [001] Meet Theodore Riddle!

Hey everyone! Heres the first podcast session I’ve worked on. Its a work in progress but the process itself has been tons of fun! I hope to get better as I get more XP under my belt so here’s to the first try! Thank you all for your support and to Ted Riddle for being the first to kickstart this project!   Today we chat with the one man army behind […]

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One of the highest of human duties is the duty of encouragement…It is easy to laugh at men’s ideals; it is easy to pour cold water on their enthusiasm; it is easy to discourage others. The world is full of discouragers. We have a duty to encourage one another. Many a time a word of praise or thanks or appreciation or cheer has kept a man on his feet. Blessed is the man who speaks such a word.”

– William Barclay

XPN [Q&A] #6

Heya readers! Once again I hope everyone had a great week. This week we were able to get a few interviews done and I’m looking forward to posting them soon. ( After slight editing and permission from our guest of course ! ) Anyway, Heres this week’s round of questions! [ A much easier batch ty for this xD ] The way it works is every week readers submit their answers to […]

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Tapping into your Inner Child

So carefree, so young, how can I reach that again? Children are brilliantly carefree, creative, inspirational, and in many cases, even world-changing. Yet what makes them so different from adults? Many adults find themselves equally as young, through the idea of tapping into their inner child. There are key ideas to expand our horizons, aiding in school, work, or at home. Let’s get started, no? Try something simple. Young children typically […]

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Pow Wow #5 [Q&A]

Hey, Everyone! I’m enjoying the project and this week’s round of questions have given me much to think on. I find myself struggling to search within myself to answer some of them.  Introspectively I’ve found that it is been difficult to put my thoughts into words. Especially when it comes to elaborating on the ideas I stand on. That being said, this project been forcing me to sit down understand […]

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Smashing through F.E.A.R

Fear, how we despise it so deeply, yet somehow the little bug never fades away. Like an invisible cockroach whispering ideas into your head. Do I have fears? Do you? Sure, we all do. Yet I know for a fact that together we can work to push it away, and turn that F.E.A.R into enjoyment. Fear can be… enjoyable? Just you wait and see, my friends! What Forms F.E.A.R? Failure What […]

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Sunday Pow Wow #4 [Q&A + Share your Blog ]

Hey, everyone, I hope you all had an amazingly productive week and here’s this weeks round of questions. The way it works is every week readers submit their answers to the questions in the comments section along with a question they would like to see next week.  You can choose to answer as many of the questions you’d like. I understand sometimes a question can be sensitive in nature and one wouldn’t […]

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Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.

William Arthur Ward

XPN Sunday Pow Wow #3 [Q&A + Share Your Blog]

Hey everyone, I hope you had a great week and here’s this weeks round of questions. The way it works is every week readers submit their answers to the questions in the comments section along with a question they would like to see next week.  You can choose to answer as many of the questions you’d like. I understand sometimes a question can be sensitive in nature and one wouldn’t want to […]

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Why Forgive? [XP NUGGETS SPECIAL]

Are you holding a grudge? Is it weighing you down?? Does your back hurt from carrying the heavyweight?? Well, here at XP Nuggets our team of dedicated researchers have found an inexpensive way to ease your troubles! Through many hours of trial and error between Man and Dog. Forgiveness has been found to be the most effective cure on the market! Unlike the current alternatives that only solve the pain […]

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Would you help me kindly? [XPN Podcast]

Hi, everyone. Here’s an idea that has been brewing in the back of my mind. In light of the XPN Sunday Pow Wow, I’d like to create an audio section for XP Nuggets where we would highlight fellow bloggers and individuals that would like to be “interviewed”. I envision it as something very informal. A meet and greet of who you are as a person and highlighting you and your blog. I hope to […]

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Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.
– Helen Keller

XPN Pow Wow! [Q&A + Share your blog!]

Hey, everyone! Glad to have you back for another session. Let’s keep it going, shall we? Heres this weeks round of questions submitted by you! Once again I’ll start =] I went ahead answered all of the questions listed but feel free to answer as many as you’d like. Once again, at the end of your answer(s) please also submit A question you would like to see next week! Safty […]

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Time to Motivate!

My friends, we all lack that good dose of motivation, and sometimes our friends or family do too. A lot of us write a ton of lists, right? To-Do’s, house cleaning, shopping lists and recipes, goals. Things are often easier said (or written) than done, that is for sure. Then you got the rest of us who just go with the flow. So how do we motivate ourselves and others? It’s quite […]

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Why celebrate? [ Stop & smell the roses ]

When you are filled with ambition, goals, & dreams everything else can be a blur. We often are so enamored by our vision it becomes the only the thing we see.  Tunnel vision leads to the neglect of important aspects of our lives. Relationships suffer. Personal well-being in terms of mental & physical health and even hygiene also gets put on the backburner. Responsibilities in terms of chores, maintenance and […]

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Captains Log #2

Hey Journal! Wow.  I can’t put into words the amount of fun I’ve had taking a pen to paper and tapping away at the keyboard. There’s so much you can do with writing. So much opportunity and experiences have been laid out in front of me. Write a blog? Write a comic? Write a book? Write a script? Write a song? Write a Video Skit?  If you apply your self with […]

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As long as you keep one foot in the real world while the other foot’s in a fairy tale, that fairy tale is going to seem kind of attainable.

Aaron Sorkin

XPN SUNDAY POW WOW! [ Q&A + Share your blog ]

Hey everyone! We’d like to start a new project for XP Nuggets! Every Sunday we will have a question(s) of the week! I know many of us are trying to grow their blog and meet other bloggers so along with the Question(s) of the week, We encourage everyone to answer the question(s) and share their blog! Promote yourself, others and have fun doing so! Everyone wins =) [ Disclaimer: Comments […]

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Why give it a go?

Have you ever thought of trying something new and you hesitated? Maybe you thought to yourself…Me do that? No way! That won’t work.   There’s something to be said about taking a vision & giving it everything you got. You may not accomplish what you set out to, or the end result isn’t what you expected. But at the end of it all, there’s something special in the process. A different […]

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Conversation: Dash of Creativity

Oh boy, big interview today… The make or break of my future. But I can’t, I can’t do it.  No matter how confident you are, we all face times where speaking is difficult. Perhaps you had the opportunity to speak to someone famous, a stranger whom you helped, or a company for your first job. We have all faced conversation in ours lives, and there are billions of ways to […]

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Rise Up and be Courageous

Courage, it is such a beautiful, yet a unapproachable word. Do you remember being a young child, sitting on the edge of your bed, feet swinging, the room pitch black? Everything looked like monsters in the shadows, and you were more than certain the Boogy Man was living under your bed. I bet you were terrified like Medusa was looking you in the face. But you know what? It’s time […]

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Why think, Push? [ Persist Until Sh*t Happens]

I love mnemonics. They are catchy, quick and can snap you back into a winning mindset. Here’s one that recently came to mind. PUSH. Persist Until Shit Happens. Think of the expression “Get out there and Make Shit Happen”. Excuse the language but I tried “Special”. It didn’t seem to fit. Neither did “something”. It lacks the umph. The only word that expresses the meaning I intend is the word […]

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Why is everything better together?

In life, there are moments when we feel we are alone in our endeavors. It may be working on a project, learning a skill, or just getting through the day. The truth is we are never alone in anything we do. There’s support from your friends you reach out for advice. Support from your spouse and family members with love and sometimes… criticism. ( Love you more Hun )  Support […]

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Beauty in the Difference

How many of you fabulous people have walked down the street and found your eyes drawn to a building, person, or object different from what you are familiar with? I feel we all have at some point, and so I wish to express the beauty in that. If there is one thing you should know about me is my love for beautiful differences. Now it is time I help you […]

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” If you have a dream in this world, do not let anything stop you from trying to reach it. There is no guarantee you will succeed, but you will already have failed if you don’t even try.”

Theodore Raymond Riddle

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Mr. Riddle. He was kind enough take time out of his day to share his insight and expertise of the comic industry. A big thank you to Mr. Riddle for dropping a few Nuggets of wisdom! Check out his FB page here!

 

 

Hello, everyone!!   I’d like to thank you all for the encouragement when this blog was first started!  I have been on fire ever since the “Why do we blog post?

I remember waking up that morning and having of doubts of the post, as if it was a mistake. The WordPress community proved me wrong. The comments and kind words many of you shared only motivated me to do more and more.

Through YOUR positivity, inspiration, and encouragement, The Comic XP Nuggets was born. The whole process of creating a comic has brought me much joy in life and Id like to thank you all very very much!

So, I hope you all enjoy the weekly comic strip!

Many Many Thanks!!

Kickz

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Hero Awakens!!! [001]

What makes a S.M.I.L.E?

Have you ever pondered as to why that one kid won’t stop smiling? Almost drives you insane at moments, doesn’t it? He won’t stop smiling about nothing! No worries, I think we’ve all been there once or twice. Yet there is a secret to his smile, and to what will be yours as well. S.M.I.L.E, the fundamentals of all life. It’s more than a quick lift of the lips to express joy, […]

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For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice – no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.

John Burroughs

Why practice patience? Good things come to those who wait.

****Disclaimer**** This post actually tested my own patience. At first, I found myself not able to string words together on the page. With my mind blank and fingers unable to strike away at the keys, I started to become frustrated and flustered. Even when my fingers started to find a rhythm, the words never seemed to add up. I started to ask “Why am I even writing about this?”, “Should […]

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God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

– Reinhold Niebuhr

Becoming the Change

Becoming the change, becoming the change. How am I supposed to do that? We’ve all asked ourselves this question, sometimes a thousand times a day. Sometimes once a year. Humans crave to change the world, to make it better, and to help. So how do you bring about the change in the world? Well, I am going to tell you a quick story here to help start off this mission of becoming the […]

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Welcome to XP Nuggets: AshleeG!!!

Hello, readers! I’d like to announce that Ashlee G, creator of creativethinkingwell.com, has joined XP Nuggets! Ashlee G is a fan and an avid reader of XP Nuggets and I’m very happy that one of our own readers has joined the ranks! Her blog, Creative Thinking Well, is a family friendly community that shares their collective works and encourages others to learn and discover. Through her blog, Ashlee’s passions of writing […]

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Words

Originally posted on Mark Symmonds' Blog:
Words tell a million stories, some believable and some absurd, scaring you to the core with just one well-placed word. Words can define you or undermine you, be true or false. Words can kill you and hurt you inside as they punish you and deride, kicking you in the side, beating over you like a tide giving you nowhere to hide. Words can sooth…

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Branching Out & Breaking Your Mold

If there’s one thing you should know about me, it’s that I love individuality. When I see someone strive to be their own person, I can’t help but smile that entire day. It’s magical. I absolutely love seeing people choose to be different. My go-to, generic advice has always been: “work on yourself”. Sometimes my friends will come to me with problems and my answer to them almost always is […]

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“Learn the art of patience. Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal. Impatience breeds anxiety, fear, discouragement, and failure. Patience creates confidence, decisiveness, and a rational outlook, which eventually leads to success.”

Brian Adams

Why set goals? A roadmap to your dreams.

Hello, readers! Let’s follow up on the topic of dreams with a practical guide. Now, It’s one thing to picture a dream with your mind’s eye and say that’s what I want, but how do we go about bringing it to life? How do we turn a make-believe story into a reality that we can touch with our own hands and see with our own eyes? What steps do we […]

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Summer Days And What To Do With Them

This’ll be a pretty straightforward one, so sit back, relax, and (hopefully) enjoy! Over here in the Pacific Northwest, the days have been getting significantly longer and people have been complaining less and less about the all-too-familiar Washington rain. I can’t complain one bit. The state’s beautiful with terrible weather, so you can imagine how things go when the clouds decide to stay home. So this is only my second […]

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How to see life.

Originally posted on A thinking blog.:
A man married a beautiful girl. He loved her very much. One day she developed a skin disease. Slowly she started to lose her beauty. It so happened that one day her husband left for a tour. While returning he met with an accident and lost his eyesight. However their married life continued as usual. But as days passed she lost her beauty gradually.…

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Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out.

Robert Collier

Hello, Friends! We are another day closer to our goals and to our dreams.

( Unless you happen to be living in a dream xD )

~ Kickz

Why do we dream? A tribute to the dreamer.

We are primed to dream very early on in life. The first time was probably when you were asked: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Do you remember? It may have been something along the lines of “An Astronaut!” ,”A Firefighter!” or even “Just like you Dad!”. However, you answered I’m sure the thought brought a wide grin to your face. Why? The answer is your […]

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Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.

Earl Nightingale

Just Try To Be You

Originally posted on Mistakes & Adventures:
Just sit back, Just relax, Just sit back and relax and think on the good, Just remember all you have achieved, Just consider all you can do, Just appreciate things, Just remind yourself there is time. ? Try to reset, Try to return, Try to reset in return, Try recall how easy it all was when you put your mind to it, Try to…

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Finding Something You Love

Finding your passion(s), at least to me, is a huge part of enjoying life. Personally, I used to feel pretty empty and unproductive before I actually went out and tried to find something I enjoyed. Everyone’s different, so take everything I have to say with a grain of salt. This is just a little bit of my life and what worked for me. Hopefully, something sticks and you find a […]

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Welcome to XP Nuggets ! AGDP!

Hello!, Fans, Followers, Friends! I’m very excited to introduce you to AGDP! AGDP is a friend from school and has been doing poetry for many years. I recently reached out to him and asked if he would like to be part of XP Nuggets, and I’m very pleased to announce AGDP as our first in-house poet! =) I hope you enjoy his writings as much as I do! Below is […]

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Captain’s Log #1

Dear Journal, I’m sorry I haven’t written to you in awhile. I know you must miss the feel of graphite against your pages. It’s been twenty-three days, four hours, and twenty-seven minutes since I started a new chapter in my life. “Rise and Fall of a blog” Ha! I only added the fall part for insurance. Who knows how long this mighty ship will sail? Only time will tell. Though […]

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My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and that is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind.

Micheal Jordan

Happy Mothers Day! Thanks for everything Mom =D

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.                                                                       – Winston Churchill

Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh. — W. H. Auden

Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and Determination alone are omnipotent.

Why do we blog?

Are we addicted to the keystrokes? Do we live for the fame? Do we just want someone to hear our voice? Everyday thousands of blogpost get published to the world wide web. Many of the post, like this one are just a blip on the radar. So why do we do it? We are human in need of self-expression. You ever have something happen to you where you just couldn’t […]

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