Category: Personal Development

Is Society Losing Touch With Reality?

Losing touch with reality has been happening for centuries now. Literally. Every day we create a new process and/or device that removes us from people more and more. How do we find the balance? Does Touch Ground Us In Reality? When I became a new Dad, everything changed when I held those children in my …

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Problems or Promise, what do you see?

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Sometimes, problems can overshadow promise or hope. How you approach them makes all the difference. What will you choose? PROBLEMS There is no way we can list and address all of the potential problems that exist but let’s note some for perspective. There always seems to be more month left at the end of the …

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Are your friends and family driving you nuts with their business opportunity?

We all have them and many of us are them; family and friends who drive us nuts with their newest business opportunity. BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY In today’s economy, we are all looking for a way to make some extra money.  Some will do “work on the side” with a special skill.  For example, my brother was …

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Five reasons you need to teach your kids how to fail.

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You need to teach your kids to fail: to learn how to learn. to learn how to find alternative solutions. to develop confidence. to find success. to be good parents and teachers.   Learn by failing. Every time we try something new and have immediate success, we get more comfortable and less likely to stretch ourselves. …

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Little Faith/Big God

My UFC (Up Front Contract) today is that this discussion will involve God, how faith affects your life and how it also affects your business. On Sunday, April 1, 2012 I attended Connexus and listened to a presentation by Carey Nieuwhof.  This was part 2 of Little Faith/Big God. So many deny faith that I …

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“I Have A Dream”

A famous man once said “I have a dream….” When we hear someone say that now, we often criticize them for being dreamers.  Is that fair?  Someone has a thought one day that leads to a dream and we try to kill it? A thought is like a seed.  It germinates over time and grows …

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Reap what you sow.

In the 1950’s, Earl Nightingale recorded “The World’s Strangest Secret”.  He uses a story that is very similar to the parable of the mustard seed in Matthew:13 where it is described that the mustard seed is one of the smallest seeds you will ever plant but it will grow into a large tree to produce …

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Play to your strengths

We so often hear about people who are so focused on their weaknesses and spend countless hours working to overcome them. What if we took the opposite approach?  What if we spent the time improving on our strengths and worked with and/or hired people to complement us in the areas that we are not as …

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Rule #9, The Law of Magnetism

In John C Maxwell’s The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, he discusses how people are attracted to particular organizations, associations or businesses. Whether you own a business, work for a company or coach a sports team, leaders are always looking for people. What we often forget is that we attract who we are, not who …

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Why do we do that?!

Have you ever found yourself frustrated with a child or spouse because you tried to tell them something and a year later, they discover what you tried to tell them a year ago? How did you react?  Did you acknowledge their wonderful discovery and encourage them to do it again or did you criticize them …

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