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Monday Morning Boost: Intentionally Embracing Greatness

Monday Morning Boost: Intentionally Embracing Greatness

I have been exploring the idea of greatness over the last few days. I reached out through Facebook and ask three questions connected to greatness. What is something you have accomplished or achieved in life you would say is great? What makes you great? Who helps you feel great? Let’s take a look at each… WHAT IS SOMETHING GREAT YOU HAVE ACCOMPLISHED??? Sometimes we downplay our own greatness. Be it personally or professionally, it’s important we intentionally choose to recognize…

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Monday Morning Boost: “I Just Called To Say I Love You”

Monday Morning Boost: “I Just Called To Say I Love You”

Steve Wonder got it right… No New Year’s Day to celebrate No chocolate covered candy hearts to give away No first of spring No song to sing In fact here’s just another ordinary day His message was simply to say I love you for no special reason… No April rain No flowers bloom No wedding Saturday within the month of June But what it is, is something true Made up of these three words that I must say to you…

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Monday Morning Boost: Discipline vs. Motivation, Which is Best?

Monday Morning Boost: Discipline vs. Motivation, Which is Best?

I strive to focus on being disciplined versus being motivated. Why??? DISCIPLINE ➡️ INTERNALLY DRIVEN MOTIVATION ➡️ EXTERNALLY INFLUENCED Let’s look at this thought from Morgan Mckell. “Motivation is fleeting. That’s why discipline is so necessary. On the days that we are so unmotivated to do anything, I just rely on my routine and the discipline that I have created for myself. Being a high performer is hard. It’s not easy to do the tough things over and over. But…

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Monday Morning Boost: My Perfectly Imperfect “Sunshine” Mother

Monday Morning Boost: My Perfectly Imperfect “Sunshine” Mother

I remember an extra hard day when I was a teenager when I discovered just how strong my mother was. Life at home growing up always seemed to be a struggle. Money was scarce, tension was high, and my self-confidence seemed always on a collision course with hidden icebergs. Yet through it all mom seemed to hold the peace, keep a smile on her face, and shower our home with love. She had a beautiful singing voice and enjoyed softly…

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SUNDAY REFLECTIONS: HOW DO YOU USE YOUR WORDS?

SUNDAY REFLECTIONS: HOW DO YOU USE YOUR WORDS?

How do you use your words? When sharing words with others, please consider the impact they can have. May your words always be like a spigot of love gently distilling hope on a parched soul. Likewise, may you always intentionally receive the words from others with a measure of self-confidence stepping into the greatness you have. SPIGOT OF HOPE By Les Patterson Your words Like a spigot of love gently distilling hope Replenishing the parched souls With goodness And hope …

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Monday Morning Boost: Can Red Edge Make It?

Monday Morning Boost: Can Red Edge Make It?

I’ve been told many times a business mentor/coach/consultant can not make it in Cache Valley. It would be easy to believe this is true. It would be easy to live down to this assumption. It would be easy to allow interactions to convince me it is true. Here’s what I know. I’m three years and a month into the Red Edge journey. It’s been tough, fun, hard, and easy. All at the same time! Yet, like many of you passionately…

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Lean Into The Storm

Lean Into The Storm

I recently had the opportunity to spend considerable time sitting at the feet of the Christus statue on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah. As I contemplated the gift of raging storms and peaceful rainbows that fill our journey through life, I was filled with incredible hope, peace and comfort, knowing I can “Lean Into The Storm” with courage and strength because “The Master of ocean and earth and skies” is navigating the ship I steer. LEAN INTO THE…

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Monday Morning Boost: Missing My Weatherman

Monday Morning Boost: Missing My Weatherman

It was a chilly and rainy weekend in Cache Valley yet still very beautiful. But I wasn’t prepared for the hard freeze warning for Sunday night. My personal weatherman wasn’t around to tell me. September seems early for a hard freeze. At least it seems early to me. So Sunday after a stake conference church I was out draining hoses and turning off the sprinkler system in the rain. I was wet, cold, and a little muddy. But not too…

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Monday Morning Boost: Getting Out Of Your Head

Monday Morning Boost: Getting Out Of Your Head

Sometimes the voices rattling around inside our head are telling stories which aren’t very good. Why does this happen? Negative thoughts are a part of life. It can be a struggle to avoid negative thoughts when dealing with the challenges of everyday life. When challenges of life supersede the norm, avoiding negative thoughts can be even more difficult. Though negative thoughts are a part of everyday life, it doesn’t mean they have to be a permanent part. The question then…

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Monday Morning Boost: My Blessed Canyon Home

Monday Morning Boost: My Blessed Canyon Home

“My Blessed Canyon Home Waits Long For My Return, For Long Now Have I Been Away” These soulful words of composer Jay Richards, written about his “Blessed Canyon Home” of Cache Valley, echo deep within my wanting soul earlier this summer at a live performance of this beautiful composition. The occasion was at the Utah State University Alumni Band’s Patriotic Celebration where Jay led the Cache Children’s Choir performing his original piece. Cache Valley has been our home since 1991…

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