Month: October 2012

Peaks and Valleys

The book “Peaks and Valleys” was written by Dr. Spencer Johnson. It is an incredible story – parable – of a young man that went through a journey. This journey, aided by a wise older man, helped him to properly view and deal with the ups and downs in his life. Three of the goals…

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The Perfect Excuse

From time to time, we fail to meet a deadline or come short of some standard of excellence. When we start, the scenario plays out perfectly in our minds. But, somehow, we miss it at the end. Well, maybe that’s just me… I recently came across the perfect excuse. So, let’s say that I have…

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How I Was Introduced to Dave Ramsey

My wife and I were introduced to Dave Ramsey early in 2004. Well, we never “met” him (yet). There was a great couple that was gazelle intense about becoming debt-free. They shared tgeir story with us and let us borrow Financial Peace Revisited. I’m going to share the same gift here. I will be giving…

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When I Was 26… (John Maxwell said this, too)

He has done several interview and articles. One interview was with Chris LoCurto for the EntreLeadership podcast. In that interview, he mentioned that he was 26 when he first realized the importance of intentionally working on personal growth. Then began the 40-year journey that brought him to this point. Listening and thinking about that point…

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Web Tool Interview

I have been working on my web design and development skills for years. I have created several websites throughout the years, and I currently maintain several. Last week, I had the awesome privilege of being interviewed by Dustin Hartzler (Your Website Engineer) last week. That interview is on his latest podcast. In the interview, he…

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“It’s Not My Job” (And Other Things You Shouldn’t Say)

QBQ (The Question Behind the Question) addresses the attitude behind these kind of statements. They represent a victim mentality. They shift the responsibility and the blame to others. There is no sense of personal accountability. “It’s not my job” Are you part of the team? Then it’s part of your job. Each person on the…

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Do You Trust Me?

Trust is an amazing thing. We take it for granted too much, but trust is something that must be given. It is something that must be earned. Like many things, it is also difficult to rebuild after it is broken. By definition, trust is “confidence in and reliance on good qualities, especially fairness, truth, honor,…

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My Top Podcasts

A while back, I started listening to podcasts as part of my weekly routine. Since January, I have used Stitcher to listen to them. Here is a list of the top 10 podcasts that I listen to regularly and links to their website and/or Twitter. 1. The Dave Ramsey Show (@DaveRamseyLIVE @ramseyshow @DaveRamsey ) 2. EntreLeadership Podcast (@ChrisLoCurto @EntreLeadership @chrismefford @beckytpowell) 3. 48 Days…

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