Archive | Leadership & Our Calling

Leadership is a key component to living our calling and initiating change in the world. Under this topic, we talk about the qualities and skills of effective leaders.

Package of Carrot Cake Kisses

Carrot Cake Kisses

“They’re carrot cake Kisses,” the nice lady at the chamber of commerce mixer said as I pulled some candy from the basket on her table. I thought maybe I didn’t hear her correctly. “Excuse me?”I asked. “They’re carrot cake Kisses,” She repeated. I decided to try one for myself. “Hm,” I let out. “That’s interesting.” […]

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Driver's perspective looking through the windshield

You Go Where You Look

“Oops! I didn’t mean to go there,” my eldest son said as he brought the car fully back into our lane. “I was looking over there.” “Yeah,” John answered our son. “You tend to go where you look.” As the teaching and practice with the driver’s permit continues, there are actually some valuable life lessons […]

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A big tabby cat laying on his back

Benefits of Being Vulnerable

That’s the fluffy underside of my cat Hobbes–he’s being vulnerable. He’s assessed that I’m a safe person and that he doesn’t always have to worry about protecting himself when he’s with me. It’s nice to know he trusts me and we’re closer because of it. In fact, there are benefits in being vulnerable in our […]

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Don’t Email Mad

I once received some excellent advice about sending email. If you’re feeling emotionally  charged and need to send an email, you can write the email but don’t send it right away. Instead, walk away and revisit it after you’ve cooled down. Sending an email when you’re angry, hurt or frustrated can seriously create a mess […]

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blowing up a balloon like breathing life into feelings

When Feelings Become Reality

Our experience of our own feelings can be so intense that it can feel like if we feel it, it must be true. I’ve found, though, that feelings often do not reflect reality. They can easily come from a thought that is an assumption or even a misunderstanding. Feelings come from thoughts. We’re not always […]

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book, "Splash! Increase Your Life's Impact"

Book Do-Over

We released our book, Splash! Increase Your Life’s Impact in July 2014. We did the best we could at the time and it’s really solid. Still, if we had it to do over again, the book would look pretty different. The thing with writing a book is that it can only be a snapshot of […]

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12 Good Reads

Are you looking for some good reads? We talked in Monday’s blog about the importance of limiting the negative information we let into our minds. I also find it helpful to fill my head with good stuff. Other times, I reflect and do writing of my own. If you are looking for some positive stuff […]

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Good Mental Hygiene

Sometimes you hear about good personal hygiene , but have you ever heard about good mental hygiene? It’s important to monitor our thoughts and make sure our mind isn’t going where we don’t want it to go. Having good mental hygiene will help us to be more productive and have an increased sense of satisfaction […]

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