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Famous last words are not only for the famous

If someone were asked to recall the last thing that you had ever said to them, what would you hope those words would be? Famous last words are not just for the famous, and they are also not only … more

High country lesson: Balance creates perspective

“Some see the glass half full. Others see it half empty. I see a glass that is twice as big as it needs to be.” — George Carlin Isn’t that the way it seems these days? Sometimes we see the … more

Here’s to hope, habits and happiness

There is a popular statement among business professionals, owners, and salespeople, and it is based on the book by Rick Page titled “Hope is Not a Strategy.” In this context, hoping to grow our … more

The right question requires the right response

A nagging and recurring elbow injury had finally forced my hand to seek medical attention. After meeting with an orthopedic surgeon, the diagnosis was more than tennis elbow or bursitis, it was a … more

Merging onto the highway of grace

A friend of mine had recently posted his frustrations about someone not thanking him for allowing them to merge into the traffic ahead of him. No wave, no thank you, they just moved on and into the … more

Accountability by any other name is still accountability

“There I was, alone in the kitchen, 30 days into the New Year and my personal goal of shedding 25 pounds by the summer. Working from home has been a gift and a struggle. Like most, the ease of … more

The power of accountability

Accountability is one of those words that gets a lot of attention; however, it also receives a fair amount of avoidance. I mean it’s great when we can hold others accountable for doing what they … more

Hope and encouragement, love and forgiveness

Recently I was asked about some of the best advice I have received over my career. As I considered my response, I thought about some of the great business minds and strategists who provided guidance. … more

The grand illusion in the land of confusion

Music just seems to have a way of connecting us with feelings of inspiration, motivation, adventure, romance, sorrow, and love. We can remember where we were the first time we heard those songs, the … more

Let the story, our story, unfold

Do you remember that old saying, “Never judge a book by its cover?” Well, if you are like me, and if you don’t mind admitting just how many times that you made the big mistake of rushing to … more

2020 might have won, and 2021 has just begun

A friend of mine is an expert in emotional relevance. His name is Alon Zaibert and he writes a terrific blog. In a blog that he wrote just before Christmas, Alon visits the topic of identifying and … more

This is the year of our unbreakable resolutions

With the New Year come New Year’s resolutions. Making resolutions and sharing them with others can be motivating and fun. I mean who among us doesn’t want to make some kind of change or … more

Waking up each day knowing we are making a difference

The inspiration for this week’s column comes from a movie I had watched over the weekend, “The Man Who Invented Christmas.” It is the story of Charles Dickens and how he came to write his book, … more

Who is on your Have Not Called list?

A special thanks to one of our community families, Mr., and Mrs. Arthur Emerson, for inspiring this week’s column, your encouragement is greatly appreciated. Who is on your Do Not Call list? I … more

Realize you are amazing and watch what happens next

Here we are, four weeks out from ringing in another New Year. Many of us can’t wait to put 2020 in the rearview mirror. These last 11 months are difficult to describe in one word, it’s even hard … more

Showing gratitude for life’s unlikely game-changers

Before we completely turn the page and allow last week’s Thanksgiving holiday to pass us by, I wanted to take a moment to thank every one of you who have done your very best to truly focus on what … more

Behavior clears path and motivation follows

One question that I seem to be getting more of these days is around motivation. Not only are people asking how to get motivated, but they are also asking how they can stay motivated. “People often … more

The pebble, the ripple, the current or the wave

Sometimes it is the current or the wave that gets all the attention, but maybe we can first begin by talking about the pebble and the ripple, and even our own role as either one in the creation of … more

We can handle whatever happens next

In the words of Forrest Gump: “My mom always said that life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” The one thing that separates a good movie or mystery from a great … more

Here’s column number 600: Where do I stand?

… where hope begins. Over the last 12 years, I have now written 600 published columns. Additionally, I have posted thousands of messages through social media and have been on podcasts, radio … more
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