About 3-4 times a week I lace up my trail shoes and an head out for a run in one of the parks around my house. I don't love running, but I know staying fit and healthy makes me a better in other areas of live. I'm not training for a marathon or anything. I … Continue reading The 1 a Thing You Can Do to Become Elite!
It was a scary moment... the moment I realized that everything I was reading was from a similar genre. My thinking, learning and perspectives were becoming redundant and insular. I was no longer expanding my knowledge base, but reinforcing the current limits of my development. To remedy this, I began asking great leaders and … Continue reading The Most Recommend Books from 40 Different Leaders!
On one of his expeditions to Antarctica, famed explorer Ernest Shakleton aptly named his ship the Endurance. At that point, the southern most continent was an unexplored polar desert, thought by many to be unexplorable due to the harsh conditions. It was one of the last great undiscovered and uncharted places on earth. Shackleton knew … Continue reading What do Exploring Antarctica and Succeeding in Life Have in Common?
A few weeks ago I asked for your help. I posted a blog asking for input on what it takes to be a great listener. Thank you to everyone who responded! Your feedback was incredible. amy_lynn222 Someone who is not always preparing a response in their head 🙂 amywells36 You know your a great listener … Continue reading Reader Responses: Tips on Being a Great Listener
Everyone loves spending time with a great conversationalist. People who naturally engage us in great conversations a fascinating. If, like most of us, you aren't the best at cultivating conversations, check out this earlier with tips for cultivating great conversations. If you have been working on this for a bit... you might begin asking, how can … Continue reading Are You a Good Conversationalist? Ask these 10 Questions to Find Out.
Do you ever feel like you are talking, but the other person just isn't listening? They are looking at you and nodding their head... but as soon as you finish, they interject with their perspective, story or thoughts that seem to be disconnected from what you were just talking about? Are you ever the person, patiently … Continue reading If You Are a Great Listener… I Need Your Help!
When you turn on the television, open a newspaper or surf any news provider’s website these days, it will not be long before you come face to face with the fact that our society is currently wrestling with a wide range of really challenging issues. Racial and ethnic tensions abound across our nation. Bitterness, animosity … Continue reading A Biblical Response to Social Tension!
A few days ago, heaven celebrated the arrival of my grandfather... and we said goodbye. I initially posted some of these thoughts on Instagram, but wanted to also put here with a few expanded thoughts My grampa was the most impressive man I have ever known. He truly lived like Jesus. His love for others was relentless … Continue reading The Man Who Taught Me… That Only 2 Things Matter!
A mentor of mine used to say, we are all the average of the 5 people we spend the most time with. She frequently challenged me to ensure I have a wide range of perspectives, relationships and influences in order to grow as a person. Who are the top 5 people you spend the most time … Continue reading How Diverse is Your Circle?
Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.” Our choice of what we read, and by default what we do not read, is one of the most significant factors in determining the person we become. If we are strategic in … Continue reading Become a “Well Read” Person