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Jul 2013 01

“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” -Isaac Newton Running your race will require every ounce of energy you possess, but you are not running alone. Today you stand on the shoulders of kings, teachers, innovators, leaders, and generations of people who broke through the walls of normality [...]

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Jun 2013 24

“Our children are messengers we send to a time we will not see.” -Dennis Rainey I don’t want to go through the motions of life and settle for mediocre. I want to plant seeds that impact the world. I want to live with significance. My deepest desire is to do something that matters and, ultimately, [...]

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Jun 2013 17

“Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you.  Make level paths for your feet and take only ways that are firm.  Do not swerve to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil.” -Proverbs 4:25-27 Seeing into the future isn’t just for fortune tellers, it’s for you. Believe me. [...]

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Jun 2013 10

“One way to open your eyes is to ask yourself, ‘What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew I would never see it again?’” -Rachel Carson I have studied the art of magic for 30 years and I am still fascinated by the depth of this field. It ranges from studying [...]

Jun 2013 03

“We have a strategic plan. It’s called doing things.” -Herb Kelleher Do you have days in which a tremendous amount of work needs to get done, but it seems absolutely impossible to accomplish everything in the 24 hours you’ve been given? I want to teach you a technique that I don’t use often, but on [...]

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May 2013 27

“Oxygen is to the lungs, such is hope to the meaning of life.” -Emil Brunner I’ve talked to recovering alcoholics and they’ve described, in depth, their struggles with particular “triggers.” These triggers are both internal and external factors enticing them to drink. For an alcoholic to begin to experience success in recovery, they need to [...]

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May 2013 20

“No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.” -Stanislaw Lec There is something life-changing about accountability, yet it seems like the concept is a big secret, because few people understand its power. I learned about the power found in accountability from my dear friend, Rick Cook. I started meeting weekly with him when I was [...]

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May 2013 13

“The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not.” -Mark Twain I am not a health nut, but I am a fan of good health (In reality, nobody wants to be sick so, by default, most people are in [...]

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May 2013 06

“A ‘No’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.” -Mahatma Gandhi In Tom Peters’ marvelous book, In Search of Excellence, he defines the best leaders as having a “bias of action.” This bias toward action leads some to believe that if they say [...]

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Apr 2013 29

“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” -Dr. Seuss In 2002, I was wrestling through the challenges of starting my own business. I tried to set up meetings with other entrepreneurs and business owners, asking them questions and picking their brains on how to start my dream job. Each time I had [...]