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How to Be a Jerk

OK, you probably don’t really want to be a jerk, but I’m finding that being the opposite of a jerk is really helpful. So what it takes to be a jerk is actually an enlightening inquiry. As I am currently developing a course on how to be the kind of person people respond well to, […]

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The Truth About Work

In over twenty five years of work, I’ve experience a lot of how employers see and treat their employees. With all the time we spend in our workplaces, employers have a significant impact on our life. The way employers view and treat employees matters a lot. In my years working as a highly skilled software […]

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Judgement and Resistance

Judgement is deciding something or someone is wrong or bad. Resistance is deciding it shouldn’t be this way and fighting against it. Judgement and resistance work to keep us stuck where we are – a place we’ve judged as wrong or bad and we are resisting. In other words, they reinforce the very things we […]

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The Impact Hour: What Love Looks Like

On this week’s episode of The Impact Hour, What Love Looks Like. Click here to listen. Learn how to express love on a deeper level in serving people and in interpersonal relationships. You can express love in a way other people perceive and that creates a deeper sense of connection. You can listen to the […]

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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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What Agreements to Keep

We make agreements all the time. We agree to get our work done by a certain time. We agree to fix dinner for the family. We agree to pay our bills. We agree to meet our buddy for coffee. We agree to be at meetings on time, among many others. But what agreements are OK […]

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Best Books We Recommend

We are readers. We’ve read a lot of books that have shaped our understanding of the world. According to a recent study, 26% of adults said they haven’t read a book (print, electronic or audio) in whole or in part in the past year. ( As Dave Ramsey says, you will be the same person […]

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