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How To Turn the Fires of Despair Into the Embers of Your Personal Phoenix

Do you ever turn on the radio to hear the most profound lyrics? Hear words that stick with you and don’t let go? That’s what these words did for me. I actually turned off the radio to just let the ideas sink in and then knew this had to be my next #MusicMonday quote post…. 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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How to Be Resilient And Go With The Flow At The Same Time

Just go with flow… I get it, follow life where it leads you, right? I absolutely understand the sentiment. I’ve found myself so entangled in the way I think life should play out that I forget to let the God do His job. But I have a problem with it too… In spiritual circles we… 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 »

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Nelson Mandela – “May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.”

Fear pops up a lot in the midst of making significant life changes, whether it is a fear of failure, a fear of rejection, a fear of the unknown. It is interesting to note that the Bible addresses the need to “fear not” more than 300 times. Do you think it has been a significant barrier… Read more »

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Anatole France, “To accomplish great things…believe”

I will admit that I have always been a gotta-see-it-to-believe-it kind of guy. Makes sense, right? Actually, most of us probably are to varying degrees. I have come to understand the opposite of that. If you want to see something in life, you have to believe it is possible first. There is great potential in… Read more »

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“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker It seems that the more we try to control, the more out of control we feel. When we try to control things we can’t, we shift our locus of control outside of us and give away… Read more »