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Monday Morning Boost: Rejuvenation Power of Three

Monday Morning Boost: Rejuvenation Power of Three

Creating a major leadership event has drained my energy more than just about any other thing I have ever done in business. Preparing for the Empowering Greatness Leadership Experience this week has been thrilling and overwhelming, exciting and stressful, energetic and nerve-wracking… ALL AT THE SAME TIME!!! In order to recharge and refuel my energy along the way, I have focused on three key areas of rejuvenation… Connecting, Surrounding, and Resting. POWER OF THREE FOR REJUVENATION ❤️ CONNECTING – Connecting…

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Monday Morning Boost: The Joy of Creating

Monday Morning Boost: The Joy of Creating

Elisa and I had never painted a painting before Saturday night. While I had attempted some drawings in a high school art class (thanks Mr. Sorensen!), and enjoyed watercolor time with kiddos and grandkiddos (most recently with Savannah), I had never actually painted. I surprised Elisa on Saturday with a paint night at Imagine This, a music and art studio in Logan. We had a fun time trying something new that really stretched our creative abilities. We had a completed…

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Monday Morning Boost: Do Goals Still Work?

Monday Morning Boost: Do Goals Still Work?

Do goals still work? Are resolutions finally dead? Is there a better way to create a better life? I think so! If you are like most people, your New Year’s resolutions are already forgotten. We mean well when we set them. We have good intentions. But then life shows up with its normal vengeance and we’re stuck just trying to survive. And somewhere in the murky reality of living, our goals vanish and our hope for a better life starts…

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Monday Morning Boost: Strategic Solutions For Today’s Business Challenges

Monday Morning Boost: Strategic Solutions For Today’s Business Challenges

Leading a business in a normal economy is difficult. Leading through a challenging economy requires the very best Intentional Leadership. How, then, can you become a more intentional leader? I just might have some ideas for you! To start with, plan to be part of the Empowering Greatness Leadership Summit on January 26th. READY TO GO? CLICK HERE TO REGISTER! This will be an incredible full day of strategic solutions designed to help you be a more intentional leader. Featuring…

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Monday Morning Boost: Wrapped Not In Bows

Monday Morning Boost: Wrapped Not In Bows

Moments wrapped not in the bows Prompt within my soul A pondering hope in the gift The true Gift of Christmas This Christmas moment, a moment wrapped not in bows, prompts within my soul a pondering hope in the true gift of Christmas. Thus I write. WRAPPED NOT IN BOWS The true gift of Christmas Is not wrapped up in bows Nor found in packages Bought in the stores But inside those stores And the packages wrapped Those neatly with…

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Monday Morning Boost: An Iraqi Shepherd at Christmas

Monday Morning Boost: An Iraqi Shepherd at Christmas

The Journey of the Heart continues as I share once again the story of the Christmas I spent in Iraq. My Christmas in Iraq was cold and scary, warm and sacred. Few experiences have touched my heart as deeply as that Christmas. As we remember those serving our country around the world (including our son Cody who is currently deployed) and as you remember your own loved ones who are unable to be home for Christmas, it seems fitting I…

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Monday Morning Boost: ‘Tis the Season

Monday Morning Boost: ‘Tis the Season

The music of Christmas has always helped our family to better feel the spirit of Christmas. From singing fun carols when we put up the tree to the beautiful connections we feel from sacred hymns. When our children were still around we would generally read a story each night to count down the days to Christmas, along with eating the traditional chocolate from the advent calendar, placing a small ornament on a tree, and helping Santa slowly dropped down the…

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Monday Morning Boost: A Charlie Brown Christmas

Monday Morning Boost: A Charlie Brown Christmas

Sometimes the holidays are hard. Traditionally the holidays are a time for coming home, gathering with family, celebrating being with those you love most. But for some, the cheerful and fun-filled holidays are not so cheerful and fun-filled. Charlie Brown knows something about the holiday struggles. Sometimes they are hard. Sometimes they are lonely. Sometimes they are difficult. Sometimes coming home is hard. ROB FROM NEW ENGLAND Rob was a good friend from several years ago who came to school…

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Monday Morning Boost: Shine Bright That All May Hear

Monday Morning Boost: Shine Bright That All May Hear

Why is it that during this beautiful season of Christmas, a season filled with light, there are so many who struggle to see and feel the light? On the surface, it’s easy to cast blame on the standard excuses… the busyness of the season, over-commercialization, the pressure to deliver on Christmas morning, etc. As I have pondered this question over the last few days, I have come to feel focusing on the reasons is far less important than focusing on…

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Monday Morning Boost: Grateful for the Journey of the Heart

Monday Morning Boost: Grateful for the Journey of the Heart

I am feeling all sorts of emotions as I write this Sunday night. Wednesday, November 23rd, will be one year since I woke up after heart surgery. I am remembering the chest pain and shortness of breath that grew in intensity over 7 weeks while incredible medical professionals attempted to figure out what was not working right. While there were many unanswered questions, confusion, and even moments of deep fear, I had faith I would prevail. During this time, I…

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