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April 2, 2021

No One Way – 5 tips to pursue success

If you know college basketball, you know Coach K.  Coach Krzyzewski is the legendary head coach at Duke University who, over the span of 40 seasons, has taken his team to the final four 12 times.  (That’s a big deal!)  Grant Hill, one of his star players from 1990 to…
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March 18, 2021

Five Ways Happy People Pursue Happiness

March 20th is International Day of happiness and it brought to mind a story; A few years ago a young man asked me, “what’s the difference between fun and happiness?”  I told him the answer involves a dictionary, the Dalai Lama, the declaration of independence, and, of course, the Beatles. …
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March 4, 2021

What are You Most Afraid of?

We used to visit the kids’ grandparents in the mountains of Montana every so often as they were growing up.  The snowcapped peaks are majestic, and the sky there really is bigger.  What’s also bigger there? Bears.  We would go hiking or walking in the area surrounding the cabin, and…
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February 18, 2021

It May Not Count – but it Always Matters

Baseball has spring training, football has training camps, and golfers do… whatever golfers do (putt putt maybe?). Then in most sports there’s a preseason.  Why not just get on with the games that matter?  These practices and matches are vitally important even though they don’t count toward player statistics or…
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February 8, 2021

Is Saying Something Nice Good Advice?

Is it good advice?  If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.  My parents said it, and I always tried to take it to heart.  But I’ll ask again; is it good advice?  My answer is “Yes… with a caveat.” While this is a true maxim, there…
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January 22, 2021

Listen So People Want to Talk

In January, we shook the dust off our feet from 2020, we remembered Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and we saw the United States welcome a new president.  Now, as we look forward into our future, we’re trying to live up to our name; the United States of America.  Dr. King dreamt of it,…
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January 7, 2021

2020 is over! What Story Will You Tell?

The long-anticipated—prayed for—vaccine has finally arrived, and people are beginning to get immunized. With that, we can take our first collective, huge sigh of relief, believing that there is a light at the end of this very long tunnel we call 2020. But no matter how quickly we rebound and…
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December 5, 2020

What’s in Your Heart?

Scrooge is a cold and harsh man, and his heart only warms seeing his distant memories, and bleak future.  The Grinch is… well… a Grinch until he discovers the spirit of Christmas, and his heart grows three sizes!  Science has taught us that the heart is an organ that runs…
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November 19, 2020

The SAFE Way to Innovate Like Google

With most of his day gone, and the cortisol pulsing through his body from a stressful day, Paul began to day dream.  His mind slipped back to a few years prior when he had fiddled with an idea in his spare time.  Paul’s boss saw his eyes glass over and…
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November 5, 2020

6 Ways to Keep It Together

When we started this pandemic interregnum we hoarded food, invested in canned goods, and stockpiled toilet paper.  We queued Netflix and found a couple good books, ready for a long “winter’s night.”  Little did we know it was going to turn into an arctic night.  We set up home offices,…
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