Monday Morning Boost: Enjoy the Moment Esquire, Then Get Uncomfortable

Monday Morning Boost: Enjoy the Moment Esquire, Then Get Uncomfortable

After three years of law school at Marquette University in Milwaukee, our son-in-law Taylor walked across the stage Saturday and receive his diploma. The Honorable Elizabeth B. Prelogar, Solicitor General of the United States, was the commencement speaker. I jotted down the following 9 key points she shared as counsel for the graduates as they finish one journey and start the next. Work where you have people to learn from. Know that you will make mistakes, and that’s okay. What…

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Monday Morning Boost: The Magic of T.E.A.M.

Monday Morning Boost: The Magic of T.E.A.M.

A leader who creates magic is one to follow. A leader who empowers you to create your own magic is next level. A leader who empowers everyone to work together so we all achieve magic is truly a servant leader. This is the type of leader Cheryl Knowlton is. She will be stepping in as president of the Mountain West chapter of the National Speakers Association. We gathered in the beautiful Salt Lake Valley this past Saturday for our annual…

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Monday Morning Boost: So, You Want to BE a Speaker…

Monday Morning Boost: So, You Want to BE a Speaker…

So you want to be a speaker… Or you want to be a more confident leader… Or you simply want to use your voice with more confidence… Then come see me speak on May 18th! I have been selected to be part of the Paid to Speak event for the Mountain West Chapter of the National Speaker Association in Salt Lake City. I’ll be sharing the stage with 17 other incredible speakers in this “TED Talk” like presentation. Each of…

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Monday Morning Boost: Embracing Ownership of Your Life

Monday Morning Boost: Embracing Ownership of Your Life

It’s time to embrace ownership of your life. If you are looking for someone else to do it for you… It won’t happen. No more expecting someone else to solve your problems. Take charge. Be resourceful. Create opportunities. Owning your life starts by intentionally and consistently owning the story you create for your life. Intentionally and consistently creating a better story for yourself starts by creating better thoughts which lead to better actions, better insights, and better ideas. You live…

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Monday Morning Boost: Are You Still Great?

Monday Morning Boost: Are You Still Great?

One year ago this week I asked a group of incredible people what they felt made them great. Today, I am following up to see how they feel about their greatness now. As I specifically invite each of them to evaluate how they feel today and share their response, I extend the same invitation to you. I have been greatly empowered on my journey of creating my story of greatness by those who share their journey. I hope in a…

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Monday Morning Boost: The Saving Power of Lemonade

Monday Morning Boost: The Saving Power of Lemonade

A 4th grader set up a typical lemonade stand, sold a few cups of sugary joy, and saved a life. That life belonged to Todd Sylvester, a kid failing in college and struggling with addiction so severe he was ready to end his life. But then he found that lemonade stand. And a┬áspontaneous decision to give all the money he had to that little 4th grade girl selling lemonade changed his life. And then saved it. Welcome to your unplanned,…

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Sunday Reflections: We Hear Him Come

Sunday Reflections: We Hear Him Come

Our beautiful friends, it’s been a joy to welcome you into our home, to share our joy, our love for our Savior Jesus Christ. He is indeed risen, triumphant in glory, He lives to bless us with His abundant love. To remember our Savior The gift of His atoning grace For He is risen in glory splendor Triumphant truth that we may know His arms await our soul to embrace No matter our burden, our challenges, our despair, He lives…

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Monday Morning Boost: A Note From Les…

Monday Morning Boost: A Note From Les…

A Note From Les… If today you are rising from defeat, succeeding in failure, buffeting the storms of life, then this is the day you become the best version of yourself. This is the day you see your eternal worth, the day you step forward in courageous confidence, the day you change for the good. This is the day you love yourself with more grace, and love others with more understanding. This is the day you receive that grace, and…

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Monday Morning Boost: Why Are You So Busy?

Monday Morning Boost: Why Are You So Busy?

It’s Monday morning, the start of a new week, a week for both you and me will be extremely busy. As you start out your week, I invite you to think about what it means to be busy. Lee Iacocca counseled us to keep busy. “In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.” Henry David Thoreau took the opposite side of the spectrum and strongly…

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Sunday Reflections: Out of Failure, Miracles Cometh

Sunday Reflections: Out of Failure, Miracles Cometh

A failure in 1957 led to a present-day miracle. The failure was the death of a little girl “gravely ill from congenital heart disease.” The miracle was the healing of my heart. The world of health care was much different 65 years ago when President┬áRussell M. Nelson was pioneering efforts in open-heart surgery. Pioneering efforts are fraught with trial and error, mistakes and failure. Yet, few have more dire consequences than the pioneer efforts in medical care. But without the…

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