You Have A Choice: Dwell In Darkness Or Create The Light

You Have A Choice: Dwell In Darkness Or Create The Light

We each have a choice today. And every other day. We can choose to see overwhelming challenges of life, which there are many, or we can choose to see the opportunities of life, which there are also many. We also have another choice. We can choose to dwell in the overwhelming darkness of challenges, which takes no effort, or we can choose to create the light of opportunity, which takes significant effort. Either way, whichever choice we make, others will…

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Monday Morning Boost: “Do you really want the grease?”

Monday Morning Boost: “Do you really want the grease?”

“Do you really want the grease?” That’s the question Seth Godin recently posed in one of his daily blogs. Okay, first of all, a daily blog??? Yep. The quintessential father of “Permission Marketing” writes a daily blog. Some are short. Some are long. Each is highly valued. So the next time you think you’re sending too many emails… But on to the grease. In the age-old adage, “The squeaking wheel gets the grease,” the idea is the one who complains…

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Monday Morning Boost: Building A New Tribe

Monday Morning Boost: Building A New Tribe

I lost a tribe a few years back. It was hard. Really hard. It’s still hard at times bumping into some of my old tribe, though not near as hard as at first. The anger is mostly gone as is most of the hurt. Most of the time I feel at peace because I’m in a much better position. I’ve extended a lot of forgiveness and hope the lost tribe has as well. I gloat sometimes knowing I got the…

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Red Edge Perspective: Let Your Voice Be Heard

Red Edge Perspective: Let Your Voice Be Heard

When it comes to politics it can be challenging having our voice heard, especially if we come from a small town or don’t have the opportunity to connect with political leaders. Every city, town, and community in our beautiful state has a rich heritage, is full of hardworking people who have a voice that deserves to be heard. in 2020 Utah will elect a new governor. The first publically declared candidate is the current Lt. Governor Spencer J. Cox. As…

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Monday Morning Boost: All Is Still Good In The World

Monday Morning Boost: All Is Still Good In The World

To be home is heaven A quiet assurance All is still good In a world that Clamors to say Otherwise. I wrote this little gem last week inspired by my friend Max Brown who was enjoying a quiet moment at home after traveling. Such is the gift of being home or feeling at home. While home is most generally felt at the place we actually call home, I have found the feeling of home exists in many ways and many…

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Change Your Story, Change Your Life

Change Your Story, Change Your Life

Change your story, change your life. That’s when the feeling of being useless goes away. Change the language, the words, you speak to yourself. This is truth… The Story YOU Most Consistently Tell Yourself Will Be The Story To Most Consistently Come True In Your Life. Commit To Create A Beautiful, Powerful, Truthful Story. Now it is time to… Get up Create action Move forward Be a catalyst Change your state Persuade one person Reflect Recharge Rejuvenate Continue Moving forward…

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Monday Morning Boost: Pioneers, Veterans & Railroads

Monday Morning Boost: Pioneers, Veterans & Railroads

It takes a pioneer to start a community. It takes a community to keep a community going. I witnessed the result of this heritage connection this weekend at the Hyde Park Community Celebration. City leaders, community members, school classes, and families came together to create a wonderful event. It was an honor to be part of the patriotic program Friday night at the Hyde Park community celebration where I was asked to share a few remarks. I collaborated with Mark…

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Mentors, Coaches & Speakers – Which Are You?

Mentors, Coaches & Speakers – Which Are You?

There’s are unique differences between motivational speakers, coaches, and mentors. SPEAKER – Motivational speakers are found across industries, skill sets, expertise levels, and age ranges. Their ability to be effective speaking on stage is generally because they are gifted or well-trained communicators. They can tell a great story that connects with an audience. They may or may not effective coaches or mentors. COACH – A coach is one who can guide another person even though they may not have detailed…

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Monday Morning Boost: Come As You Are

Monday Morning Boost: Come As You Are

Sometimes we just have to show up just as we are. Broken. Imperfect. Out of place. Not knowing what we are doing. Such an example shared with me this past week inspired this little thought. COME AS YOU ARE By Les Patterson Come as you are The world awaits the gifts Only you can offer. Come as you are Your courage abounds Though hidden to you it may feel. Come as you are You are cherished beyond measure Loved more…

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Monday Morning Boost: Baby Bumps & Baby Cradles

Monday Morning Boost: Baby Bumps & Baby Cradles

Rebecca will be having her first baby any day now! It’s an exciting time for a new mother-to-be with a mix of emotions… anxiety, concern, and trepidation while also anticipating with wonder the beauty of the new life growing inside. Adding to the tumultuous mixture is a pending move out east as Taylor prepares to start law school. It’s also an exciting time for grandpa as we prepare to welcome our first grandson to join the ranks with our first…

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