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Ego: When It Serves You and When You Stick It in the Closet

Ego: When It Serves You and When You Stick It in the Closet
Ego is a word that we often associate with vanity and selfishness. And, perhaps, a recent former president. However, there is more to ego than overinflated confidence. Sometimes, if it’s understood, ego can be used for good.

“Your ego is showing.” is a phrase uttered when someone is getting a little too full of themselves. Or in other words, a little too egotistical.

Ego, on the other hand, is simply your sense of self. Everyone has one and as long as we’re cognizant of it, we can use it to be inspirational leaders, collaborative team members, and overall good humans.

The pretty side of ego is often overlooked, so join us as we go beyond the ills of swollen egos and how we can harness our own ego to capture big ideas and uplift those around us.



The Jolene is somewhat of a slippery slope. It tastes like tea — not a cocktail — so if you don’t keep it in check things can get carried away pretty quickly. Kind of like an ego. But boy is this cocktail tasty.

You may have to hunt down the sweet tea vodka, but it’s worth it. With the fresh peach slice for garnish — and depending on how many Jolenes you enjoy — you can say you’ve had your daily serving of fruit, too.


  • 1.5 oz sweet tea vodka
  • .5 oz Dr. McGillicuddy's Peach Liqueur
  • 2 oz ginger beer
  • sprig of mint
  • peach for garnish


  1. Mix all ingredients in a mason jar or glass.
  2. Fill with ice.
  3. Garnish with slices of fresh peach and a mint sprig.

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