Emotion. The Secret Ingredient

Emotion. The Secret Ingredient
There are three elements to life that produce results. They are opportunity, plan and activity.  Without these three, life has the tendency to stay where it is.  Look at where we live.  Opportunity surrounds us everyday in the marketplace, in our communities and families.  The chance to create a plan once a goal is chosen is available to ...

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THE WORLD’S GREATEST UNTAPPED RESOURCE

The World's Greatest Untapped Resource
The wildly fluctuating prices of energy and talk of problems relative to dependence have created great discussions over what should be done.  Should the focus be on developing alternative fuels, should we, as Sarah Pailin put it, "Drill baby, drill", look at cutting back or prepare for the ultimate Armageddon when the flame will go out and we will simply sit staring ...

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For What They Will Say

For What They Will Say
There are a great many reasons to do what we do everyday.  To make money, to feed our children, to contribute to the economy and many more.  Like Maslow's hierarchy of needs, right up near the top shelf is the musing of the question, "Did I make a difference?"   
On top of all of the other ...

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Where You Are Today Does Not Equal Tomorrow

Where You Are Today Does Not Equal Tomorrow
Here is what we have the chance to do right now. At this very moment. This is not something to put on our to do list or file it in the "soon" category but now. Right this very moment.   
We have the capacity to make the decision; to steel ourselves to say "now" is ...

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Out With The Bad, In With The Good

Out With The Bad, In With The Good
Likely the greatest challenge we will ever face in life rests between our ears.  Overcoming the voice in our head that so often speaks counter to what we are looking to achieve and what direction we hope to move towards is the nemesis of growth.  It really is a basic formula of mathematics.  The more information that ...

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The Two Most Important Days In Life

The Two Most Important Days
There occasionally are ways of looking at life that provide the answers to the great questions that many of us search for.  These ideas or "perspectives" provide insight so clear and concise that they can form the foundation of our philosophy. I recall years ago hearing a statement from Jim Rohn that encapsulated the entire proposition of personal growth.  He ...

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Shelter From The Storm

The Shelter From The Storm
Twenty minutes ago I was sitting on the counter in the bathroom upstairs talking with and listening to a great Cinderella story from my 5-year-old daughter Faith who was in the tub and we were talking about the movie frozen.  Directly over the bath is a large skylight. Looking up in anticipation she said, “When will it be winter daddy?  "Can ...

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Find Your Happy Place and Stay There

Find Your Happy Place and Stay There
We all want to just be happy. To have that euphoric feeling pulse through out body and mind. To replace stress and fear and doubt with the feeling of being happy.   Everything we do is driven to accomplish that simple human emotion. Freud purported that everything we do and everything that drives us is related in some way to sex. That ...

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The Line Is Shorter

The line is shorter
The most damaging refrain we all hear throughout life is "Are we there yet"? It's a voice we begin hearing as a child that becomes progressively louder throughout life. The persistence necessary to continue on with the activity that will see our goal come to fruition is challenged at every corner. The truth is that it is just a voice. Just a thought ...

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The Days We Get Paid For

The days we get paid for
Here is an absolute in life. The road is never flat. Often what stops us from winning or succeeding are the bumps along the way. The obstacles, roadblocks, detours and just downright challenges that give us pause to ask, "Can I really get over or around or through this and keep going?" If the answer is "I don't think so&...

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