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Monday Morning Boost: Embracing Ownership of Our Future

Monday Morning Boost: Embracing Ownership of Our Future

It’s time to embrace ownership of our future. If we are looking for someone else to do it for us… It won’t happen. Take charge. Be resourceful. Create opportunities. No more expecting someone else to solve our problems. Owning our life starts by consistently telling ourselves a better story. Telling ourselves a better story, every moment, consistently, creates better thoughts, better actions, better insights, and better ideas. We live in a world created by the story we tell ourselves. It…

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Monday Morning Boost: Why A Better Story Works

Monday Morning Boost: Why A Better Story Works

The storyteller inside our head speaks louder and more fiercely than any other voice will ever speak to us. We sometimes tell ourselves horrible stories of failure. We tell ourselves we can’t do it, we’re not good enough, we won’t succeed. I grew up creating those stories of self-defeat as the narrator inside my head struggled to share uplifting and positive stories. I learned how to better listen to the many positive and encouraging voices surrounding me from family, friends, and…

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Watching the Perseid Meteor Shower

Watching the Perseid Meteor Shower

We laid out on the grass last night watching for the Perseid Meteor Shower. Elisa and Leslie saw one. I didn’t see any. Two years ago we saw a spectacular fireball soar across the sky while camping up Logan Canyon. Kinda like the one in the picture. The best part then… And last night… We were together. Discover how you can “Gain The Red Edge” by focusing your efforts, clarifying your message, sharing your story, and creating impact with a complimentary Gain the…

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Monday Morning Boost: The Rumblin’ Sounds of Freedom

Monday Morning Boost: The Rumblin’ Sounds of Freedom

There are not many sounds that get my heartbeat racing like the rumblin’ of motorcycles. The deep reverb echoes to my soul akin to the epic roar of a fighter jet and the booms of a field artillery howitzer delivering its explosive ordinance. These are the rumblin’ sounds of freedom. Those rumblin’ sounds of hundreds of motorcycles filled the Saturday morning air in Cache Valley as bikers from around the region gathered at Lance Corporal Michael J. Allred “Ride for the Fallen” to honor those…

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Not A Natural… Still Possible to Gain the Red Edge

Not A Natural… Still Possible to Gain the Red Edge

Sharing our voice, writing, speaking, or singing, may not be a natural thing for you. It’s not for me either. At one point, walking, talking and eating weren’t natural either. But I learned just like you did. By doing. We can learn and develop anything we want to. Even the most difficult tasks or skills can be learned and developed. We #GainTheRedEdge when we focus our efforts, clarify our message, and share our story so we can create a lasting…

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Monday Morning Boost: 3 Steps To Make Every Day Matter

Monday Morning Boost: 3 Steps To Make Every Day Matter

How has your Monday been??? Perhaps it’s too early to ask this question as Monday is just beginning (assuming you’re actually reading this Monday Morning Boost in the morning). But then maybe it’s not too early. When do we decide how our Monday will be? Or any other day for that matter. When do you decide how your day was? Do we wait till the day is over and then decide, or decide beforehand? German human rights activist Akilnathan Logeswaran had…

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Introducing The Overcomers Magazine

Introducing The Overcomers Magazine

I’m excited to announce I was selected to have an article published in the inaugural edition of The Overcomers Magazine. The mission of The Overcomers Magazine, led by Jessica Sellers, is to “share key principles that will allow a person to overcome any hardship by following in the footsteps of those who have been through similar trials. None of these experiences are easy, but we desire to communicate hope in solutions.” To that end, of communicating in hope of solutions,…

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Monday Morning Boost: May We Always Remember

Monday Morning Boost: May We Always Remember

Small towns are the heart and soul of America. Hyde Park is my small town. This past weekend we joined together as a community to celebrate and recognize our pioneer heritage. I was honored to be asked to share a few thoughts at the community celebration. I took inspiration for my thoughts from this beautiful pioneer monument, pictured above, located on the grounds of the Hyde Park Civic Center. Below each of the intricately-carved panels, an engraved plaque tells the…

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Monday Morning Boost: Power of Three From UPW

Monday Morning Boost: Power of Three From UPW

I was convinced before last week I could not walk on fire. The firewalk is a staple of Tony Robbins’ “Unleash the Power Within,” a training event I attended last week in Chicago. For 15 years I have been absolutely convinced I could not, would not, walk on fire. For those 15 years, I have been encouraged, persuaded, even cajoled at times by a key mentor, to do it, to attend the Tony Robbins training. But I would not do the…

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Monday Morning Boost: Preparing to Unleash the Power Within

Monday Morning Boost: Preparing to Unleash the Power Within

It’s Monday morning and I’m headed to Salt Lake International, headed to Detroit to see my sisters and family, then to Chicago to see Tony Robbins. Yes. That Tony Robbins. Entrepreneur, author, life coach, and philanthropist Tony Robbins is pretty well-known around the world. I have listened to and studied some of his teachings but this will be my first time to attend an event. I’m headed to Unleash the Power Within, aka UPW. I want to get the most out…

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