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It’s Okay to Take Things Personally

We’re told to not take things personally, but when someone criticizes a project I was involved with I do take it personally. That’s actually ok because it means you’ve invested your time, energy, and effort into an idea and saw it through to the end. Just remember to listen and be courteous. Are you all […]

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Dwell on the Good Things
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Dwell on the Good Things

I often wonder if the great speakers and motivators of our day have their low points. I already know the answer to be yes, but they seem to hide it well. I guess seeing a sad Tony Robbins might not be very motivational. The overall point is that even the most positive of people have […]

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Love is the Answer
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Love is the Answer

Plenty of time. Once a week I have about an hour and a half commute to another property owned by my employer. This drive gives me plenty of time to think. My thoughts usually range from personal goals to how I could have handled different situations. Tonight my thoughts were on dealing with conflict. Here’s […]

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Liar, Also Known As Fear

A liar says untrue things. Fear is a liar because it makes you think untrue things about yourself. It tells you, “I’m not good enough.”, or “I’ll never make it.” Liars are charming at first, but lull us into a false sense of security until we believe everything they¬†tell us. We fear the unknown. We […]

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Family should be your focus
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Family Should Be Your Focus

If you knew you when you were going to die would you spend more time with family? We don’t like to focus on death. It’s macabre, sad, taboo, and quite honestly, creepy. It’s not really a family centric discussion. If you knew you were about to die, shorter than the average human life, how would […]

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Leaders Need to Know These 4 Practical Truths

Leaders are grown. Leaders do not materialize out of thin air. They are cultivated and nourished. While many seem to be naturally adept at leading, most do require some type of direction. A leader is grown. One of the hardest lessons I had to learn was that I had to create my own future. In […]

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Set Your Course!

Set Your Course! I heard a preacher once say “You’re either going through a storm, entering¬†a storm, or leaving a storm”. It was one of those phrases that stays with you during difficult times. The focus, for me, was that struggles are a part of life, but they’re going to end at some point. Each […]

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GIGO: What are you consuming?
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#GIGO: What Are You Consuming?

Remember GIGO: Garbage In, Garbage Out What you are today is the result of what you’ve consumed throughout life. This includes everything from food to what we accept emotionally. We are products of our environment. Like many, I go through dietary phases. I’ve noticed I’m at my best when my diet consists of more fresh […]

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Personal Responsibility
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Take Personal Responsibility

“Maybe if the company had better equipment this wouldn’t have happened.” “It’s not my job.” “This isn’t in my job description” “The world is out to get me.” These are just a few of the phrases I’ve heard over the years as people encountered failure and fault. I know without a doubt I’ve uttered them […]

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