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Back School Tips for Parents

Back School Tips for Parents

As the back-to-school season begins, it can be stressful for children and parents. To make the transition as easy as possible, try the following tips:   Back-to-School Tips   1. Create Excitement about the New School Year   Make shopping for school supplies and new...

What Happened to Felipe?

What Happened to Felipe?

Under Promise and Over-Deliver   This year Cindy and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary with a trip to Cancun. Travel is challenging for Cindy, so I wanted everything to be perfect. We had good seats on the flight and private transportation to our 5 Star...

Life Hacks: Making Life Easier

Life Hacks: Making Life Easier

Ways to Make Life Easier   1. Begin with my 3 X 5 Plan: Personal Development Made Simple Have a plan for the day to reduce stress.   2. Place the items used for your morning study in the same place every day. Don’t waste time or brainpower looking for stuff.   3. As...

Life Lessons I Learned from a Marine Colonel

Life Lessons I Learned from a Marine Colonel

One of my dear friends is Marine Colonel Tim Cole. He calls me his mentor, but I see it as the other way around. Tim serves as the Vice Chairman of Quest of the Keys, so we travel to events together and also hang out as friends. I have learned many helpful lessons...

My $100,000 Speech: Why Giving Your Best Matters

My $100,000 Speech: Why Giving Your Best Matters

Several years ago, I was asked to give an Executive Coaching Proposal for a $250,000,000 company.  The proposal I presented was $100,000 over two years. The CEO and COO called for a meeting; asking me to speak at a leadership event in a couple of weeks. It was clear...

Freedom is a Gift

Freedom is a Gift

The United States celebrated 243 years of freedom on July 4, 2019.   Myths about Freedom   1. Freedom is a Right Who says this is true? As a person of faith, I gave up my rights. I have found that when we approach life with no rights, we don’t take things for granted....

Them Bones

Them Bones

There are three bones we should have that serve a purpose in leadership.   Three Bones Everyone Needs   1. A Backbone Learn to have the backbone to face adversity and stand up for what is right (even when it is not popular).   2. A Wishbone A wishbone helps...

What Employees Want

What Employees Want

A Study by the Public Agenda Foundation   Ten Things Employees Want:   1. To Work with People Who Treat Me with Respect Today, employees have more options; not to mention it is wrong to be disrespectful.   2. To Experience Interesting Work A way to make...

Eight Qualities of a Valuable Team Member

Eight Qualities of a Valuable Team Member

Quality #1 Initiative They are a self-starter and have contagious energy.   Quality #2 Vision They see the possibilities and realize a better, preferred future.   Quality #3 Dependable They can be counted on to follow through.   Quality #4 Unselfishness...

The Disciplines of Durability

The Disciplines of Durability

Let’s face it; at times, life can be tough. But when life gets tough, you have to be strong. I have found that most great successes come after a series of setbacks, failures and loss. The problem is that most people give up before success comes.   Here are 4...