Monday Morning Boost: Following The Yellow Brick Road

Monday Morning Boost: Following The Yellow Brick Road

What do you do when you’re on a flight, and you really need to work on a project, but you have an opportunity to engage in an incredible conversation with the person sitting next to you? As for me, I tend to engage in conversation. That’s exactly what happened last night on a flight home from Kansas instead of writing today’s Monday Morning Boost. FOLLOW THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD When Dorothy and Toto realized they, were “not in Kansas anymore,”…

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Monday Morning Boost: The Harmonious Silence of Heaven

Monday Morning Boost: The Harmonious Silence of Heaven

In the frigid temperatures of a Stalag, a pianist with numb fingers composed. Amidst the sweltering rubble of tyranny, a priest came out to pray. Soaring lower than planned on, four strangers plowed millions of dollars into the ground. Across the vast prairies, cached at the base of majestic peaks, a collected diversity of hope created a community connected. And the harmonious silence of heaven commenced. THE QUARTET FOR THE END OF TIME On the eve of the 20th anniversary…

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Monday Morning Boost: Creating The Most Perfect S’More

Monday Morning Boost: Creating The Most Perfect S’More

ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO REJUVENATE IS TO SIT AROUND A CAMPFIRE AND CREATE THE PERFECT S’MORE! That’s exactly what we are doing this Labor Day weekend, camping at Willow Flat up Cub River Canyon near Preston, Idaho. We’ll hike a little, read a book or two, and sleep. We’ll listen to the creek gurgle and the birds call out to each other. Maybe we’ll even see some wildlife. Mostly, we’ll relax, hang out, talk and laugh, and sit…

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Monday Morning Boost: We Must Live The Warrior Creed

Monday Morning Boost: We Must Live The Warrior Creed

I Wasn’t Prepared To See The Names. For three days I had been around the “Cost of Freedom Tribute” featuring the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall. It was the focus of last weeks’ Monday Morning Boost and Thursday’s Red Edge Live. I spoke Friday at the “Night Like No Other” concert and honor program. Saturday morning I listened with respect as the names of all Utah’s Fallen Military were read as part of the Michael J. Allred “Ride For The Fallen”…

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Monday Morning Boost: Cost of Freedom Tribute

Monday Morning Boost: Cost of Freedom Tribute

He felt lost in the soul but content living in his ramshackle camp. He was tall though it was hard to tell as he was quite hunched over. His face hadn’t seen a razor in several weeks and his hair was matted and dirty. When he smiled, which he did quite easily, I could see he was missing a few teeth. A worn-out tent along with an equally worn-out sleeping bag was his home. A stuffed army duffle bag, faded…

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Monday Morning Boost: Disagreeing Without Being Disagreeable

Monday Morning Boost: Disagreeing Without Being Disagreeable

I recently had an engaging conversation with my friend Rebekah Anderson. She was sharing some thoughts of her own, along with quoting someone she respects. As I read through the thoughts Rebekah shared, I realized I saw things differently than she did. Imagine seeing things differently than another person. Crazy, I know! We all know disagreeing with people is simply a part of life. And we see the results of those disagreements played out without restraint all over social media. Makes…

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Monday Morning Boost: “He’s Good People”

Monday Morning Boost: “He’s Good People”

It started with a simple compliment for my friend Rob. “You are a good man my friend!” Rob took issue with my calling him a good man. “That’s a disappointing assessment,” he wrote, “from someone who finds greatness in so many.” THE FOLLOWING IS MY REPLY “Good point Rob… or should I say GREAT point… I will now eagerly clarify what it means to be a “good man.” I am an ardent purveyor of GREATNESS. My entire personal why and…

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Sunday Reflections: Fighting The Voices In Your Mind

Sunday Reflections: Fighting The Voices In Your Mind

Who do you turn to when the voices in your mind keep saying you are not enough? How do you find strength when the lies of the world create ugly truths for your reality? Who is your source of hope and light during the darkest of days? “I keep fighting voices in my mind that say I’m not enough Every single lie that tells me I will never measure up Am I more than just the sum of every high and…

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Monday Morning Boost: Three Wins & An Invitation

Monday Morning Boost: Three Wins & An Invitation

WIN #1 – ELISA Everything great about Red Edge Mentoring has Elisa’s influence all over it. She is a full partner in the business and she’s been my ultimate cheerleader, encourager, and confidant. When we launched Red Edge Mentoring in September 2016, Elisa went to work to bolster our savings through the startup phase. Back in February of this year, we set June 25th on our vision board to be her last day working for someone else. And we made…

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Monday Morning Boost: Are You Good Enough?

Monday Morning Boost: Are You Good Enough?

Some questions… How often do you wonder if you are enough? Do you worry you don’t have what it takes to succeed? Does imposter syndrome full of ugly truths feel like your reality?  I have asked myself this question many times over the years. At one point I didn’t know the answers, and while the journey of my discovery will be lifelong, I’m grateful for the answers I’ve found so far. HOW DO YOU KNOW YOU ARE GOOD ENOUGH? While…

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