Divisive political ideology, racial discrimination and theological dogma seem to be tearing us apart more and more each day. Contemporary discourse continually pits religious, political, social and racial factions in opposition to one another. Our nation was founded on the incredibly radical notion of freedom and equality for all, and yet the controversies of our time seem to move us further from the ideals upon which we were established. Consider the second sentence of the Declaration of Independence...
God uniquely designed you to truly love your life! My question is.. do you" Bookstores and blogs fill our world with quick fix promises for a better life. But none can offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Everyone I know WANTS to love life! But most people seem to find the notion all to elusive! Perhaps this … Continue reading How to Create a Life You Love… 100% Guaranteed!
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!
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
Have you ever felt the terror of arriving at a party, a new job, or a social event and wondering if you will know what to say and who to talk to first? You aren't alone! But it doesn't have to day that way. Learning to have great conversations, like any other skill, can be developed. Consider … Continue reading 10 Ideas for Cultivating Great Conversations
If a plant stops growing, it is dying. For a plant to continue to grow it needs a regular diet of sunshine, water, and nutrients from the soil. Remove any of these essential resources, and the plant will begin to die! If you and I stop growing we are dying. Not sure about you, but I … Continue reading 5 Ways to Keep Growing
For family day this week, the Gianotti crew piled into our Honda Pilot and drove 45 minutes across town, through a swirling white snow storm to Kettle Ridge Farm. It was our first time visiting their annual Maple Weekend. We had a blast. We tasted different types of syrups, ate a tower of fluffy … Continue reading Lessons from a Maple Farm: The 1 Thing that Will Keep You Coming Back!
In a world with over 7 Billion people, how can you stand out? You have dreams. You have ideas for how to make the world a better place. You want to make significant contributions to our society and our world. That is how you are wired. So, how can you stand out in the crowd? … Continue reading Stand Out From the Crowd – Part 1: 4 Choices You Can Make
It is a trait we all admire. When we observe it in others we stand in awe, marveling at their abilities. We are drawn to those who excel in remarkable ways. When someone rises above the mediocrity of the masses we label their accomplishments and achievements with this word! Entire aisles of most bookstores are dedicated … Continue reading Choosing Greatness – Perspective from Yosemite and Ezra
Did you know we can cultivate greatness in our lives? In fact, if we want to find fulfillment in life we have to deliberately discipline ourselves to this end. It is a part of human nature to desire to have impact. We were all put on this earth to make a difference. In the the very first … Continue reading 3 Disciplines That Cultivate Greatness