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5 Summer Reading Books I Pay My Kids to Read

Yeah, I’m one of those parents.  The kind that actually pays his kids to fill their minds with good stuff.  I pay my kids to read personal development books.  Call me weird.  I’ve seen normal out there and believe me – we consider “weird” to be a compliment around our house. I started this a few years back with the…

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23 Powerful Quotes About the Power of Connecting

April has been an interesting month so far, as I have taken on some new personal and professional challenges.  As I’ve been preparing for a couple of upcoming teaching events, I’ve had great opportunity to study and reflect on the ability to connect with other people. I’m fascinated by the subject, mostly because I really believe that it is a…

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23 Inspiring Quotes For Overcoming Setbacks

Throughout the month of March I’ll be sharing some thoughts on overcoming obstacles and setbacks.  To start, here are some powerful quotes from others that you may find both inspiring and helpful in your particular situation. 1. “A difficult time can be more readily endured if we retain the conviction that our existence holds a purpose.” – John C. Maxwell 2….

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So, How’s That “New Year’s Resolution” Thing Coming? (Part 2)

So – as we head into the final week of January, I’ll ask again.  How’s the New Year’s Resolution thing coming? I asked this question a couple of weeks back, and offered some initial ideas and guidance as to why so many fail at the goals they set for themselves.  If you missed it, you can catch up here. As…

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So, How’s That “New Year’s Resolution” Thing Coming? (Part 1)

So – how’s that New Year’s Resolution thing coming? Don’t get me wrong.  I love it when people tell me that they are out to change something about themselves, to be better over the next 12 months than they were the year before.  I totally support that and embrace it.  I get a little giddy myself when I make plans…

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Kick it to the Curb – Part 1

It’s huge.  It’s debilitating.  It can even be paralyzing. Fear. Brian Tracy calls fear, “the greatest single obstacle to success in adult life.” I believe him.  In preparing our Goals 2014 audio course, I had time to reflect on the role fear plays in our ability to achieve everything we set out to.  As most of us have come to realize,…

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