SUNDAY REFLECTIONS: HOW DO YOU USE YOUR WORDS?

SUNDAY REFLECTIONS: HOW DO YOU USE YOUR WORDS?

How do you use your words? When sharing words with others, please consider the impact they can have. May your words always be like a spigot of love gently distilling hope on a parched soul. Likewise, may you always intentionally receive the words from others with a measure of self-confidence stepping into the greatness you have. SPIGOT OF HOPE By Les Patterson Your words Like a spigot of love gently distilling hope Replenishing the parched souls With goodness And hopeĀ …

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Monday Morning Boost: Can Red Edge Make It?

Monday Morning Boost: Can Red Edge Make It?

I’ve been told many times a business mentor/coach/consultant can not make it in Cache Valley. It would be easy to believe this is true. It would be easy to live down to this assumption. It would be easy to allow interactions to convince me it is true. Here’s what I know. I’m three years and a month into the Red Edge journey. It’s been tough, fun, hard, and easy. All at the same time! Yet, like many of you passionately…

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Lean Into The Storm

Lean Into The Storm

I recently had the opportunity to spend considerable time sitting at the feet of the Christus statue on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah. As I contemplated the gift of raging storms and peaceful rainbows that fill our journey through life, I was filled with incredible hope, peace and comfort, knowing I can “Lean Into The Storm” with courage and strength because “The Master of ocean and earth and skies” is navigating the ship I steer. LEAN INTO THE…

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Monday Morning Boost: Missing My Weatherman

Monday Morning Boost: Missing My Weatherman

It was a chilly and rainy weekend in Cache Valley yet still very beautiful. But I wasn’t prepared for the hard freeze warning for Sunday night. My personal weatherman wasn’t around to tell me. September seems early for a hard freeze. At least it seems early to me. So Sunday after a stake conference church I was out draining hoses and turning off the sprinkler system in the rain. I was wet, cold, and a little muddy. But not too…

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Monday Morning Boost: Getting Out Of Your Head

Monday Morning Boost: Getting Out Of Your Head

Sometimes the voices rattling around inside our head are telling stories which aren’t very good. Why does this happen? Negative thoughts are a part of life. It can be a struggle to avoid negative thoughts when dealing with the challenges of everyday life. When challenges of life supersede the norm, avoiding negative thoughts can be even more difficult. Though negative thoughts are a part of everyday life, it doesn’t mean they have to be a permanent part. The question then…

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Monday Morning Boost: My Blessed Canyon Home

Monday Morning Boost: My Blessed Canyon Home

“My Blessed Canyon Home Waits Long For My Return, For Long Now Have I Been Away” These soulful words of composer Jay Richards, written about his “Blessed Canyon Home” of Cache Valley, echo deep within my wanting soul earlier this summer at a live performance of this beautiful composition. The occasion was at the Utah State University Alumni Band’s Patriotic Celebration where Jay led the Cache Children’s Choir performing his original piece. Cache Valley has been our home since 1991…

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Monday Morning Boost: Darryl Alder Helped Me Discover My Best

Monday Morning Boost: Darryl Alder Helped Me Discover My Best

Darryl Alder became my very first Scoutmaster when I turned 11. It didn’t take long for me to discover what kind of leader he really was. A few weeks after my early summer birthday we were at an 11-year-old Scout Day Camp at Maple Grove Campground near our home in Richfield, Utah. Our day was filled with activities, skits, food and fun. We worked on merit badge requirements and passed off tying knots. The whole event, beside teaching us how…

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Monday EVENING Boost: Yes, Evening

Monday EVENING Boost: Yes, Evening

Okay, it’s not Monday morning. I know. Actually, it just may be Tuesday morning when you’re reading this. Here’s the deal. I escaped to the mountains and took some time off. In fairness, I had planned to have today’s Monday Morning Boost set to send at 6am today. Then… Isn’t there always a then, or more often a but… Then I buried myself in work, and pushed through a newsletter project for my church, and totally forgot about the Monday…

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Monday Morning Boost: “Let’s Start An Airline!”

Monday Morning Boost: “Let’s Start An Airline!”

I’m a passionate believer in pursuing business dreams. I’m passionate about creating stories of success. I’m also passionate about strategically analyzing opportunities, risk factors, market conditions, demand for services, competition, capital requirements, available financial resources, growth strategies, legalities, etc. Do we need to understand all of these things before pursuing a business opportunity? Most certainly not. Just think of the many stories of businesses that got started on a napkin at a restaurant. Legend has it Southwest Airlines was started…

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Monday Morning Boost: Finding Our Silent Voice

Monday Morning Boost: Finding Our Silent Voice

When we allow our voice to be silenced, such as I did for many years because I felt invisible and of no worth, we allow others to become our voice. Others end up speaking for us by deciding how we feel because we don’t express how we feel. Others decide what we believe because we don’t express what we believe. Others sometimes react to our silence as if we had spoken volumes. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Our lives begin…

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