Getting Past 1000 “NO’s”

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I’m standing in my closet, searching for the BIG YES as I take a look at my “stuff.” Since our last move, I’ve given away many items that have worn out their worth. Plus, I feel much lighter since I’ve sent most of my children’s treasures to them. As Greg McKeown points out in his book Essentialism, I want to separate … Read More

How To Come Back After the Letdown

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I love to swim. When I was little, I swam with my brothers in a plastic blow-up pool in our back yard. Later, we rode our bikes to the local high school for swimming lessons in the morning, free swim in the afternoon, and swim team in the evening.     One of my favorite strokes on the local swim … Read More

7 Steps to Disorganized Organization

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Although you may think that some people were born organized, the truth is that we all have to work at it. It’s okay to admit that there are times when you’ve misplaced something critically important. It’s also okay to become a little better organized so that you’re not continually asking others to find your missing items. It gets old.  Many … Read More

Are You Prepared for a Disaster?

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My brother was calmly sitting outside on his porch when he saw disaster coming. In the distance he could see dust churning swiftly in front of a black storm cloud. Within a matter of minutes, he watched the freeway disappear, then the field, followed by the road. He ran inside just as the furious dust cloud engulfed his home. His … Read More

3 Top Qualities of Great Leaders

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There are many reasons why you want to become an effective leader. Although being the leader of any kind of organization is a challenge, having the ability to be an effective leader inspires enthusiastic action for a greater cause. It doesn’t matter whether your organization is a business, a social club or a family, being the guide of a group … Read More

The Best Way to Increase Your Energy

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I went to the health food store the other day feeling excited about adding some new foods to my diet. As I walked down the aisles, I noticed another woman who seemed a little agitated about not being able to find what she wanted. She was very thin, had a hacking cough and was looking rather sickly. Her hands held … Read More

Dead Tired and Happy

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5 Ways to Enjoy a Hectic Day   Have you ever found yourself at the end of the day exhausted and wondering if you got anything done?   It happens to everybody at one time or another. Yet sometimes getting things done can make you feel like jumping up and clicking your heels as you make your way out the … Read More

Want Some Pizzaz? Share the Glory

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When I was a child one of my favorite books was The Little Rabbit Who Wanted Red Wings, the story of a rabbit who was always looking at other animals qualities and wishing he had them.  When the little rabbit got his wish for red wings he found out that life wasn’t so great trying to be someone he wasn’t.   … Read More

Don’t Skip On Life

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Skipping Through Life and Missing Something Remember the childhood game of Hide and Go Seek? Think about what it was like when you looked for someone, didn’t see them, and then when you least expected it, they ran for home base before you could get there first.  There is a part of you that loves to play Hide and Seek … Read More