Monday Morning Boost: A Birthday Thank You

Monday Morning Boost: A Birthday Thank You

I know I look old and grumpy in this photo… but celebrating my birthday neither made me feel old or grumpy! I love celebrating my birthday and each one seems to turn out better than the previous! Turning 58 this past Friday has been an incredible blessing. For the first time, we had all three of our grandkiddos together, and our two daughters joined us as well. We have enjoyed several days filled with joy, laughter, and the kind of…

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Monday Morning Boost: D-Day Leadership Lessons

Monday Morning Boost: D-Day Leadership Lessons

On the 80th anniversary of D-Day on June 6th, we’re reminded of the extraordinary courage and leadership that shaped the course of history. The beaches of Normandy were the stage for a monumental operation that required meticulous planning, unwavering determination, and selfless sacrifice. As I reflect on this pivotal event, I’m struck by the profound lessons in intentional leadership that emerged from that day. THE POWER OF A VISION Imagine standing on the deck of a ship, the cold wind…

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Monday Morning Boost: Honoring Legacy & Sacrifice

Monday Morning Boost: Honoring Legacy & Sacrifice

On this Memorial Day, I honor the legacy of my parents and grandparents, even though I am not able to visit their gravesites and place flowers. Their memories are woven into the fabric of who I am, and I carry their love, wisdom, and sacrifices with me every day. I strive to honor their legacy by keeping their memories alive, sharing their stories and the moments that defined who they were. In the same way, I strive to honor the…

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Monday Morning Boost: Soar, Graduates, Soar!

Monday Morning Boost: Soar, Graduates, Soar!

Graduation is a time for reflection, celebration, and anticipation of the future. For the graduates of 2024, the journey ahead is filled with excitement and endless possibilities, mixed with the reality of challenges and trials. As you step into the life of tomorrow, I share these simple “Power of Three” principles that can guide you through this pivotal moment by choosing to be an Intentional Leader focused on Building a Community, Creating Your Own Story, and Rising and Soaring. BUILD…

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Monday Morning Boost: “Achieve! Achieve!” 

Monday Morning Boost: “Achieve! Achieve!” 

This counsel from Andrew Carnegie seems appropriately fitting for the new graduate. “Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!” I feel these words, shared by Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou, the Dean of Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business, struck a chord with the fresh graduates. And they struck a chord with those of us who are not so freshly graduated, never graduated, or are further down the road…

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Monday Morning Boost: The Sticks & Stones of Hate

Monday Morning Boost: The Sticks & Stones of Hate

I have felt a lot of hate these past several weeks. We live in a time when screaming our hate and displeasure is the norm. While this is not the first time I have felt pain from the stick and stones of hate, this time has felt extra hard. I know some of you have felt the same. I deeply feel and empathize with you. While sorting through mixed emotions, I reached out on Facebook and asked how others handle…

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Monday Morning Boost: Your Finest Hour

Monday Morning Boost: Your Finest Hour

Sometimes it’s hard to do hard things. Even when we want to. I’ve been there. You have, too. Imagine how you will feel when you find that thing inside that empowers you to step out of your comfort zone, wander into the unknown, and boldly go where you have not gone before. Intentional Leadership teaches us that even when faced with challenging tasks, our inner resolve can guide us through. These moments, though difficult, serve as opportunities for growth and…

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Monday Morning Boost: Get Up, Rise & Soar

Monday Morning Boost: Get Up, Rise & Soar

If you are wanting to make a change in your life, try this simple Power of Three focus: Get Up, Rise & Soar GET UP – Get up each morning on a good note by having something positive to wake up for. Take a few minutes the night before to focus on one specific thing you are grateful for. Write this one thing down on a piece of paper, notecard, or sticky note. Put it where you will see it…

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Monday Morning Boost: Shifting Perseptives as a Small Business Owner

Monday Morning Boost: Shifting Perseptives as a Small Business Owner

Creating a thriving business culture was my key takeaway from last week’s One Utah Summit at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City. The gathering of over 900 business, community, and government leaders included Utah Governor Spencer Cox (that’s him speaking on stage), representatives of the International Olympic Committee, and even Oksana Markarova, the Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States. As an owner of a small business, and as a mentor to others walking a similar journey, two…

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Monday Morning Boost: When Your Words Hurt Another

Monday Morning Boost: When Your Words Hurt Another

It hurts my heart when I realize my words have hurt another. I discovered this past week that some words I shared several years ago have been held with anger in another person’s heart. The words I shared were shared in a desire to comfort a fellow veteran navigating a tragic loss in his life. It feels like he was angry because I shared the hope I found in God when my brother Shane was killed by suicide just the…

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