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The Big Takeaway

The Big Takeaway

In his book, Masterful Coaching, Robert Hargrove notes, “When most people think of learning, they don’t think in terms of having to change themselves. They tend to think of learning as … acquiring ideas, tips, techniques, and so on. Seldom does it occur to them that...

If

If

by Rudyard Kipling If you can keep your head when all about you       Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,   If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,     But make allowance for their doubting...

Thoughts, Words, & Behavior

Thoughts, Words, & Behavior

Thoughts, words, and actions are in sync with each other for every human, unless you're a liar and manipulator. On October 20, 2019, I read out of the Bible, Proverbs 12.5-7, which says: The plans of the godly are just; the advice of the wicked is treacherous. The...

Author of Circumstances

Author of Circumstances

One thing I know to be true is that the life I am living is of my own doing. For good or bad, right or wrong, there is only one person that is accountable for my circumstances: me. When it comes to accepting responsibility for my life, I see three areas that I have to...

Change What You Can Control

Change What You Can Control

"My life sucks." These words were said to me by a friend a while back. To be fair, he wasn't wrong. He made a decent income but had several kids to support that did not live with him. He battled addiction on and off. He had been to jail a few times. His life was not...

Cultivating the Mind

Cultivating the Mind

It is springtime and that means new life, new growth is just around the corner. The plants for our garden are starting to grow (indoors, since here in the Northland the high temps average 35-40). The growth of our plants has me thinking about the garden of my mind....

We Change Daily

We Change Daily

"You cannot step into the same river twice, for other waters are continually flowing on." Heraclitus I have to say the past couple of weeks have been… different. As I have had a conversation with friends, family, good acquaintances, and even my neighbors one theme...

Trust Your Intuition

Trust Your Intuition

How do you know when a decision is right or good?    When it comes to decision making we want to be sure we are making the best choice for our life, family, or career.  You make decisions every day, most of them are innocuous.  But the...

Play at Work

Play at Work

How important is playfulness in the workplace?  It might be more important than you think.  When I was a pastor in Kansas I served under Pastor Dave.  He is a few years older than I am and we got along very well.  I looked forward to going to the office...

Selfish vs. Selfless Leadership

Very few leaders will admit they are selfish.  Most people in leadership positions would actually agree that a leader should be selfless.  Since all of us lead at one time or another and in varying capacities, we run into the Selfless vs. Selfish...