The President Is On the Phone

The Oval Office

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I’m curious. What if you received a phone call tomorrow from the President? Let’s just say the country was facing a serious situation and he knew that you had just the right skills to address that situation. If he asked you to take on the mission, would you do it? [Read more…]

Life Is Fatal

Surgeon General's Warning

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I’ve been thinking a lot lately about life. What are we supposed to do in this life? What is our purpose? Is it okay to just cruise through life and have a nice family and nice stuff and then pass on out of this life?

I’ve had these thoughts spurred on by several different sources. Francis Chan has a great youtube video that talks about this life in comparison to eternity. Seth Godin has released a new book “Poke the Box” that talks about taking action and stirring things up. And believe it or not, I was introducing the A-Team to my boys and one of the early episodes was discussing death and that we’re all gonna die sometime, so we shouldn’t be afraid of it.

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The Trumpet of the Entrepreneur

Trumpeter Swan in Flight

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Over the Christmas break, my wife Dyan read the classic The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White to the kids. She was reading it as we drove to the Creation Museum on Saturday. I was suddenly struck by something as I was listening to the exploits of Louis the swan. It was really a rather strange thought considering that the book is a classic children’s novel.

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It’s A Beautiful Day

It's going to be a beautiful day

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I’ve been reading See You at the Top by Zig Ziglar. It’s an awesome motivational book and I highly recommend it. He’s an excellent story teller and uses it to help drive home the lessons. I’ll definitely be reading this book again. There’s far too much information to absorb in a single reading.

One of the tips that he recommends and the one I’m latching on to and implementing in my life is to prepare yourself to have a good day. It’s about creating a positive mental attitude to start your day and make sure you get out of the “right side of the bed”. Here is a quote from the book.

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To Thine Own Self Be True

Self Reflection

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How well do you know yourself? This is an honest question. I’m really not trying to be facetious. I’m coming to realize that this is a key component of success in life. Far too many people have not taken a serious look at who they are and what they believe. They just move with the ebb and flow of the people and situations around them.

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