Posts By: Todd Smith

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Using Darkness to Create Light

“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” What are dark moments but times to pause and create our own light. If we use our dark moments, our hurts, to reflect on our vulnerabilities and unrealistic expectations and empower ourselves to expand, we can literally create any reality we… Read more »

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How Your Emotional Scars Can Make You More

Your scars don’t make you less. In fact, they can make you more. They show that you’ve lived life. You survived. Now you are ready to thrive. If you think about a scar, it is an injury that was once open and raw. But look at it now. There it is, a miraculous regeneration of… Read more »

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Why You Should Know Your Purpose, Mission and Vision?

Working with colleagues recently on a personal and professional growth piece on understanding purpose, vision and mission, we had a strong sense that none of that can happen meaningfully if we don’t have a clear understanding of our core values. Your core values are your most fundamental beliefs and establish the foundation of standards, behaviors… Read more »

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Why You Should Dream Small

Dreaming big is scary. Dreaming small protects you from changing much. Pretty simple. If you just dream small you really don’t have to worry about failing. Maybe no one will notice. If you do, it doesn’t hurt that much because you didn’t invest that much. It is easy to play it all off. You know,… Read more »

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5 Tips to Meet Tomorrow with Open Arms

Are you showing up every day with open arms and open eyes? This might just be one of the biggest day-to-day challenges we all face. Can we face every single day open to what it may bring? I’m not suggesting we don’t plan and organize what we already know. There’s a certain structure we must… Read more »

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Hate In Your Heart Will Consume You. How Can You Let Go?

“You can’t let him get away with that!” were the words spewed in “encouragement” after a particularly bitter and heated exchange. For most of us, our first thought after a conflict is about how we can respond so that we can prove ourselves and appear tough. Often that response is retaliatory and prompted by the… Read more »

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Could You Be? Unveiling Hidden Gifts.

When I hear the song Could You Be from Peter Mayer, a thoughtfully spiritual folk artist from Minnesota, I think of the gifts we all carry within us, but hesitate to share with the world. Everyone has their own justifications for veiling elements of their beauty. Sharing a personal story about gradually shedding one of mine and… Read more »