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Author: Les Patterson

Monday Morning Boost: Never Forget

Monday Morning Boost: Never Forget

On Memorial Day, we take the time to remember and honor the brave individuals who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation. As Abraham Lincoln eloquently stated, they have “laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom,” and it is upon us to pay our respects. Among the courageous souls who have paid this dear price are Marine Lance Corporal Michael Allred, Army Sergeant First Class Ronald Wood, and Army Major Brent Taylor. These valiant…

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Monday Morning Boost: Connecting with Family, Celebrating Boston’s Blessing

Monday Morning Boost: Connecting with Family, Celebrating Boston’s Blessing

There’s an unexplainable joy when we reunite with loved ones, especially when they live far away. Recently, Elisa and I visited our daughter, Rebecca, and her growing family for Boston’s baby blessing. This heartfelt experience with Rebecca and Taylor and their two boys Corbin and Boston, reminded me of the importance of strengthening connections with family. Join me as I share the beauty of our visit and the profound bond that warms our hearts. THE JOURNEY Packed with anticipation, we…

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Monday Morning Boost: Mothers & Daughters

Monday Morning Boost: Mothers & Daughters

Mother’s Day caused me to reflect on the impact my angel Elisa has on our two daughters. I have had a front row experience watching Elisa empower our daughters to develop a strong sense of self-worth and confidence. She instills in them the idea that beauty and greatness come from within and do not need to be earned through external validation. Elisa also plays a crucial role in building our daughters’ faith and encouraging them to pursue their dreams. She…

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Monday Morning Boost: Paul LaMont – Living a Life of Honor

Monday Morning Boost: Paul LaMont – Living a Life of Honor

Paul LaMont, an 82-year-old Navy veteran, was recently awarded the Atomic Veterans Commemorative Service Medal for his service on the USS Preston during Project Dominic, a series of nuclear tests conducted by the United States in the 1960s. His son, Craig, spoke at the ceremony and shared that Paul had been sworn to secrecy about his involvement in the project and had never spoken about it to anyone, including his family. Craig described his father as a man of service…

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Monday Morning Boost: Tom Hanks, Captain Miller & Others

Monday Morning Boost: Tom Hanks, Captain Miller & Others

When I think of Tom Hanks, I think of someone who consistently delivers exceptional performances on the big screen. He’s one of my favorite actors of all time, and he’s undoubtedly one of the greatest of all time. But what is it that really makes him great? It’s not just his talent – it’s his work ethic, his commitment to his craft, and his ability to inspire others. My favorite role of Tom Hanks is when he portrays Captain John…

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Monday Morning Boost: Elisa Steps Into Her Greatness!

Monday Morning Boost: Elisa Steps Into Her Greatness!

My angel Elisa shares her story of stepping into greatness… One of my favorite things about life is that we always have a chance to change our story. In high school, I really wanted a friend that would go with me to the activities and would hang out with me after school. I was brave enough to call and invite some classmates to go with me a few times, but they weren’t able to or already had plans to go…

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Monday Morning Boost: Speaking of Being Busy

Monday Morning Boost: Speaking of Being Busy

Hey there! It’s Monday morning, the start of a new week, and it’s going to be a busy one for both you and me. As we kick off the week, I want to chat with you about what it means to be busy. First off… What is keeping you busy this week? For me, in addition to all the normal, I will be spending a full day on Wednesday as a vendor at the Cache Chamber Economic Summit. If you…

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Monday Morning Boost: His Singing Offkey Raised My Confidence

Monday Morning Boost: His Singing Offkey Raised My Confidence

As I sat in the pews on Easter Sunday, I couldn’t help but notice the strong singing voice of a young man with disabilities sitting a few rows behind me. Though I could not see him, I suspect he had a big smile on his face as he confidently sang the Easter hymns even though he was singing off-key. It was obvious he was singing from his heart, with all the joy and love he had for his Savior. In…

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Monday Morning Boost: Sunday Will Come

Monday Morning Boost: Sunday Will Come

As Easter week is here, I find myself reflecting on the significance of this time. The week begins with Palm Sunday, a day that marks Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Crowds of people welcomed Him, laying palm branches at His feet and shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!” But the joy of Palm Sunday was short-lived. In just a few days, the same crowds would turn against Jesus, and He would be arrested,…

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Monday Morning Boost: Grow Your Sales

Monday Morning Boost: Grow Your Sales

I have been in business-to-business sales for over 30 years and nearly my entire professional career. While today I have found a measure of success in networking and sales, there was a time when I really struggled. In my early years, I found myself constantly pushing my services without really understanding my clients’ needs. It wasn’t until I discovered I had to first “earn the right” to present my solutions by focusing on┬ábuilding relationships of value, love, and trust that…

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