Monday Morning Boost: Shine Bright That All May Hear

Monday Morning Boost: Shine Bright That All May Hear

Why is it that during this beautiful season of Christmas, a season filled with light, there are so many who struggle to see and feel the light? On the surface, it’s easy to cast blame on the standard excuses… the busyness of the season, over-commercialization, the pressure to deliver on Christmas morning, etc. As I have pondered this question over the last few days, I have come to feel focusing on the reasons is far less important than focusing on…

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Monday Morning Boost: Grateful for the Journey of the Heart

Monday Morning Boost: Grateful for the Journey of the Heart

I am feeling all sorts of emotions as I write this Sunday night. Wednesday, November 23rd, will be one year since I woke up after heart surgery. I am remembering the chest pain and shortness of breath that grew in intensity over 7 weeks while incredible medical professionals attempted to figure out what was not working right. While there were many unanswered questions, confusion, and even moments of deep fear, I had faith I would prevail. During this time, I…

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Monday Morning Boost: Second Thoughts

Monday Morning Boost: Second Thoughts

In one of his recent daily emails, Seth Godin invites us to consider which problems and situations deserve a second thought. Or a third and fourth. And which thoughts do not deserve our wasted energy. “The art,” Godin writes, “is understanding which sort of problem we’re facing. And devoting the right amount of thought (not less and definitely not more) to the situation we’re in. Spending cycles on categorizing the problem is probably more productive than wasting time on problems…

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Monday Morning Boost: Living The Warrior Creed For Veterans

Monday Morning Boost: Living The Warrior Creed For Veterans

As American Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coasties, we always place the mission first, we never accept defeat, we never quit, and we never leave a fallen comrade. WE LIVE THE WARRIOR CREED As a community, we must also honor this Warrior Creed and not abandon our veteran brothers and sisters, our veteran friends and neighbors, our veterans who live right here among us. They are part of our mission as a community. Let us not accept defeat, let us…

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Monday Morning Boost: Creating A Six Year Vision

Monday Morning Boost: Creating A Six Year Vision

I had a vision nearly six years ago when I stood in a mostly empty conference room. I was attending a leadership event at the Riverwoods Conference Center in Logan, Utah. This was not the first time to attend an event there but it was the first time for this particular event. The mostly empty room was an unfortunate reality for the event organizer who created this leadership event. This was a daunting reality for a trainer like me who…

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Sunday Reflections: Brightly Beams Our Father’s Mercy

Sunday Reflections: Brightly Beams Our Father’s Mercy

As the lighthouse beams most bright Guiding ships traversing in the night Brightly also beams our Father’s mercy Guiding seeking souls of the morning light As the piano notes reverberate deep in this beautiful arrangement of “Brightly Beams Our Father’s Mercy” by Jason Tonioli, we invite you to feel deep the light the Lord promises as we seek His love. We also invite you to be a ‘lower light’ for others by sharing this beautiful message of love and hope. Have…

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Monday Morning Boost: Pace Your Sprinting

Monday Morning Boost: Pace Your Sprinting

Traversing the hurdles of life often grant opportunities to discover how to walk at a new pace. Sometimes this means we learn to crawl. Or maybe run. And sometimes we learn to sprint at a new pace. I had a firsthand lesson in walking at a new pace a year ago when my heart first tried to stop. For six months, I took a full break from actively working on my business in order to heal from open heart surgery….

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Monday Morning Boost: How Do Greatness & Leadership Connect?

Monday Morning Boost: How Do Greatness & Leadership Connect?

What does greatness have to do with being a focused leader? I asked this question early this month on Facebook and was pleasantly surprised by the thoughtful comments I received. Some were simple and short; others more extensive. I’ll let their thoughts speak for themselves, adding my thoughts as needed. As you read, I invite you to consider the same question. Kyle Beers “I think greatness comes from knowing what you know well, but also being aware that there is more…

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Sunday Reflections: Finding Rest

Sunday Reflections: Finding Rest

We live in a world where there are so many things that exhaust & overwhelm us. Our living prophet President Russell M. Nelson, speaking in the most recent General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, shared the beautiful truth the Savior can help us feel rest from the many things that overwhelm us. “You can overcome the spiritually and emotionally exhausting plagues of the world, including arrogance, pride, anger, immorality, hatred, greed, jealousy, and fear. Despite…

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