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Monday Morning Boost: Perfectly Imperfect Moms & Dads

Monday Morning Boost: Perfectly Imperfect Moms & Dads

The best moms and dads are perfectly imperfect. They stumble and they get back up. They screw up and they get back up. They try one technique, then another, give up, then try again. They love completely even though they sometimes wonder if their actions truly echo their heart. They stay up late, helping a child, or worrying about a child. They drop to their knees in prayer and stand strong in support. They wonder how they can ever do…

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Monday Morning Boost: Reflections On Love

Monday Morning Boost: Reflections On Love

A few reflections on love in honor of Valentine’s Day. First, a little gift of prose I wrote for my love Elisa on Valentine’s Day. VALENTINE’S LOVE Good morning my love It’s Valentine’s Day A moment for sharing A moment to say I love you so much I love who I see I love who you are I love who you’ll be Your love completes me My cup overflows I’m filled to the brim You are my rose This kind of…

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Monday Morning Boost: Changing The Ugly Truth

Monday Morning Boost: Changing The Ugly Truth

Hey my friends, I missed sharing a Monday Morning Boost with you last week. It was the first time in ten years (as of Feb 21st) I have not shared my weekly thoughts. Thank you to those who asked where it was and for expressing your support and making sure I was alright. Here is the story of what happened.   UGLY TRUTHS An old “ugly truth” I believed for a long time came roaring back with vengeance while on a…

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Monday Morning Boost: I Was Once Not a Natural

Monday Morning Boost: I Was Once Not a Natural

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. When we focus our efforts, clarify our message, and share our story we can create a lasting impact. I can’t…

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Monday Morning Boost: Just Stop Saying Just!

Monday Morning Boost: Just Stop Saying Just!

Just Stop Saying Just! But why??? The word “just” is too often used as a bad four-letter word. Not bad as in vulgar bad. But bad as in most times when we the word “just” it’s like we feel the need to apologize for whatever we going to say. Just think (see, I did it myself) of the many time you have said “just” to justify something you don’t feel you are very good at. Or to qualify you to…

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Monday Morning Boost: Creating A Story of GREATNESS!

Monday Morning Boost: Creating A Story of GREATNESS!

It really is amazing what we can accomplish when we intentionally and consistently create a better story. It starts with knowing why you want to create a new story. This is more than just what you may want to change. It’s WHY you want to change which is focused on the results you will create, for yourself and others. For instance, if part of creating your new story includes losing weight, you will be more successful if you focus on…

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Monday Morning Boost: Declutter The Old, Create The New!

Monday Morning Boost: Declutter The Old, Create The New!

As the old adage goes… “Out with the old, in with the new!” But what is “the old”? Old is anything that clutters up or confuses our direction in life. This could literally be the old stuff you no longer use, that pile in the closet you dread going through, that stack of papers on the desk you need to file, or the gazillion of boxes of junk filling up the garage. Or it could be old thinking, old ideas,…

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Monday Morning Boost: Is It Really A Wonderful Life… And Why Should I Watch “The Christmas Story”???

Monday Morning Boost: Is It Really A Wonderful Life… And Why Should I Watch “The Christmas Story”???

Every year when I watch “It’s A Wonderful Life,” which is my most favorite Christmas movie, I ponder the “what if” question which is the premise of the show. “What If George Bailey had not lived?” The story does the most beautiful job of illustrating the answer. For instance, George wouldn’t have been there to rescue younger brother Harry that day when the ice gave way. Then Harry wouldn’t have been there to save that transport ship full of soldiers….

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Monday Morning Boost: An Iraqi Shepherd at Christmas

Monday Morning Boost: An Iraqi Shepherd at Christmas

I love sharing Christmas stories, and today, as is tradition, I share again the story of the Christmas I spent in Iraq. It’s one of my most memorable Christmases. As we remember those serving in harm’s way around the world, and as you remember your own loved ones who are unable to be home for Christmas, it seems fitting I share this story again. It’s a true story of a shepherd who had a flock of sheep. I hope you…

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Monday Morning Boost: What’s Your Word?

Monday Morning Boost: What’s Your Word?

Do you use focus words or phrases as your symbolic north star to guide your efforts through another year of life? I asked this question inside a few Facebook groups last week, including the Red Edge Mastermind Facebook. The responses were quite a few and gave me a bit of insight. I wasn’t sure what kind of response I would get so was quite happy to have 145 people at the time of writing. I’ll share a few of the…

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