Monday Morning Boost: Maybe “we’re all guilty”

Monday Morning Boost: Maybe “we’re all guilty”

In June of 1964, three civil rights workers were murdered by the KKK in Neshoba County, Mississippi, during the Civil Rights Movement. The three young men, Andrew Goodman and Michael “Mickey” Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi, had been working with the “Freedom Summer Campaign” attempting to register African Americans in Mississippi to vote. Forty-one years later, in 2005, Edgar Ray Killen was charged and eventually convicted for his part in the crimes. “MISSISSIPPI BURNING”…

Read More Read More

Monday Morning Boost: Excuses for Running Late

Monday Morning Boost: Excuses for Running Late

HYPOTHESIS Recovering from a botched introduction is very difficult to do. This week I put that theory to test. RUNNING LATE The first Tuesday morning of each month is BizLink, the monthly networking group of the Cache Chamber of Commerce. I helped to start this group several years ago, along with Cam McCullough. I was the second chairman, and now I am the designated trainer. Last Tuesday morning I slept through my alarm. I woke up at 7:30 a.m., the exact…

Read More Read More

Monday Morning Boost: Is mowing the lawn an Outdoor Sport???

Monday Morning Boost: Is mowing the lawn an Outdoor Sport???

A friend of mine challenged my labeling mowing my lawn as an “outdoor sport.” “Mowing the lawn is a chore,” they said. Continuing to validate their case, they said outdoor sports were things like mountain biking, canoeing, snowboarding, fishing, and hunting. “It’s all about perspective,” I countered. Mowing my lawn is never a chore. It’s a time to let my mind relax by doing something I totally love and connecting with nature in a very small way. It’s an incredible…

Read More Read More

Monday Morning Boost: Counting the Homeless

Monday Morning Boost: Counting the Homeless

I sat in the dirt asking a mother detailed personal questions why she was homeless. Her answers touched me deeply. While not uncommon nor unique for those living in the throes of homelessness, they were raw, real, and very personal. It’s one of the most humbling things I’ve ever done. POINT-IN-TIME COUNT The humbling occasion happened on a recent Saturday when I participated in the annual Point-in-Time Count with the Cache Valley Veterans Association. This is a survey to literally count the number of…

Read More Read More

Monday Morning Boost: 3 Tools to Relieve Stress and Anxiety

Monday Morning Boost: 3 Tools to Relieve Stress and Anxiety

Here are three very simple and easy tools you can use to Gain the Red Edge when you’re feeling anxious, stressed, or feeling down. 1) Use the 5 to 1 Technique. The 5 to 1 technique is counting backwards… 5-4-3-2-1. This technique allows your brain to catch up and do a mental reset. This is a simple mental strategy we can use to focus our thoughts in a healthy direction. It’s incredibly intuitive, as you’ll see, and it has the power to…

Read More Read More

Gaining the Red Edge at the Sidewalk Sale

Gaining the Red Edge at the Sidewalk Sale

I enjoyed the sidewalk sale with my baby Leslie Ann in Logan Downtown. We stopped into some of our favorite stores, including The Book Table but we got lost in the books,  S.E. Needham Jewelers where Leslie tried on wedding rings just likes she’s been doing for several years, and The Sportsman where we looked at shoes, clothes, and rock climbing gear. Having a great relationship with a business is one way I found to Gain the Red Edge. A…

Read More Read More

Are Tax Incentives Worth The Price?

Are Tax Incentives Worth The Price?

Major companies are recognizing the great value Utah brings to businesses. We’ve got a great work force, a great place to live, the most beautiful mountains in the world, and incredible tax incentives, as reported in this Deseret News article. Tax incentives have their place. But they also come with a price. Are the benefits the incentivised company brings to the state, in the form of job creation and above-average wages, enough to make up for the loss in tax revenue…

Read More Read More

Monday Morning Boost: Creating a Clear Vision

Monday Morning Boost: Creating a Clear Vision

Focusing on creating a clear vision is a great way to Gain the Red Edge. Creating vision activates the Law of Attraction to automatically open our heart and mind to see the many opportunities surrounding us. Creating a clearer vision will also help us clarify our passion. Creating a Vision Board is a great initial action step to help you create a clearer vision. These three simple steps can be a good starting point. Create a vision board with a picture…

Read More Read More

Monday Morning Boost: Standing for the Flag

Monday Morning Boost: Standing for the Flag

I love Independence Day. I love the Fourth of July parades. I love all the floats, candy throwing, and marching bands. I love the old classic cars and trucks and the shining red fire engines. I love the 4-H horse club and the pooper scoopers diligently cleaning up behind. I love the beautiful city royalties. I even love the numerous politicians. Most of all, I love standing for the Flag. Photo by Aaron Burden The Flag leads the parade and…

Read More Read More