July 2011

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Why You Need to Fail

  What is your relationship with difficulty, setback or failure? When you are honest with yourself, is there any influence in your life more powerful at forging your beliefs and inspiring your full engagement than failure?   Read my entire article featured in Relevant Magazine ...


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Feeding 400 Crickets

  I ran into a friend I hadn’t seen for quite a while last Friday. I commented that he was looking really tan thinking that he was just back from a vacation. It turns out that his daughter has taken up rodeo as a sport, ...


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Fully Engaged Featured on a Television Near You

  Join me Wednesday morning as I will have the unique opportunity to be a guest on The Harvest Show during my travels to South Bend, Indiana. I am honored to have the opportunity to speak about Fully Engaged and stress relief for everyday life. ...


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What Else Do You “Know?”

We “know” that when times get tough, crime goes right through the roof, right? Well, not so much. Violent crimes in the U.S. dropped significantly last year to the lowest rate in nearly forty years. In Minneapolis, the murder rate hit it’s peak five years ...


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Some Questions Are Really Dumb

  You know the old adage, “There is no such thing as a dumb question?”   Fuhgeddaboudit!   I had lunch with a friend who was telling me that the transformer in his backyard was struck by lightening last Friday. It blew out all of ...


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How to Say “NO!”

I signed Fully Engaged: How to DO less and BE more for two hours last week at the International Christian Retail Show. When the line got long, I shortened my elevator speech for the book to just nine words:   “This book is for anybody ...


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NO!

“NO!” is a complete sentence. Pick your spot and speak in at least one complete sentence today. It’s rocket fuel for DO-ing less and BE-ing more!   DO less. BE more.


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Inside Every Acorn is an Entire Forest (Part 2)

  Given sufficient inspiration, support, faith and courage, we drop innumerable seeds that have the potential to germinate into a whole forest of kindness, love and courageous action in others.   We will never know the impact of all of the acorns we throw off ...


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Inside Every Acorn is an Entire Forest (Part 1)

  Form is our outward appearance. It is what people initially see. Think of it as style. It is how a leader shows up, how a team acts with each other, and how an organization markets itself to the customer. Form is our first impression. ...


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Are You Serious or Are You Skilled?

Are You Serious or Are You Skilled?   I met my friend Kent for a cup of coffee a few weeks ago. He has been a great encourager for me the last several years in my writing and in my life—a true Life-Board member.   ...


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