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July 2012 Blog Posts (183)

The Typical 10 Million Dollar Answer

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Many times I will ask people how their life would change if they inherited 10 Million dollars or so. I even have the question on my coaching application to help me gauge an individual’s motivation before I speak with…


Added by Robert Clinton on July 31, 2012 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

What Makes You Think That You're Special?

  The great corrupter of public man is the ego....Looking at the mirror distracts one's attention from the problem.

-Dean Acheson

We have a problem among us. It has been creeping in and taking over for a long time now. Everyone thinks that they are special. And…


Added by Rick Seigmund on July 31, 2012 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

What Is Your Life Saying To The World?

by  Pete Ferguson

When all is done and you exhale your last breath, what will your imprint on the world be?

In your daily work, do you provide a service to others, or are you just looking for a paycheck?

I came across this Quaker saying - What is your life saying to the world? - while reviewing the teaching material for a career…


Added by Peter A Ferguson on July 31, 2012 at 7:07am — No Comments

Change stinks. Failing stinks more!

Dealing with change. You don’t like it. I don’t like it. Nobody really likes it.

It’s a hassle.  It takes you out of your comfort zone.  You probably say to yourself, ”I just figured this out, now I have to change again?”  Or how about “But this is the way it has always been.”

Some of us don’t resist change, we just resist being changed.  After all, why would I care if you change as long it’s not affecting me?  Go ahead, change all you want!

Sound familiar?  I…


Added by Jeff Pattison on July 31, 2012 at 6:02am — 2 Comments

Caretakers or Undertakers


I was updating my blog last night, kind of excited about the morning because I got to serve my church as fill-in preacher. Wanted to share some thoughts about the experience.

My goal was about 400-500 words for the blog's content. Had reached the target zone for word-count, had a nice flowing blog nearly ready to post. All that was left was to add a picture into WordPress. Grabbed just the right pic, clicked on the button to add...and there was the picture. In the top…


Added by Joel Lund on July 30, 2012 at 9:51pm — 2 Comments

Life Insurance: What do I need and how much?

 Life Insurance: What do I need and how much?

Insurance is that thing you spend money on every month and see no results, until there is an accident!  The only time we appreciate insurance is when they do what they are designed to do, protect us from risk.  Insurance transfers the financial risk from you to the insurance company.  Proper insurance is very important.  If you do not have proper insurance you might have a huge bill that will cause you financial difficulty or even…


Added by Tim West-Go West Coaching on July 30, 2012 at 2:48pm — No Comments

A Business Lesson from the Olympic Athletes

On the biggest sports stage of every two years, thousands of athletes gather to compete internationally during the Olympics. (I'm counting both the Summer and the Winter games.)

Yes, they rejoice big time when they win, and may express their sadness (or simultaneous happiness) as their own teammates beat them in competition.

I also observe how humble most of the athletes are when members of the press push them with difficult questions or make them uncomfortable. I see them…


Added by Ryan Eidson on July 30, 2012 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Always RIGHT

Perhaps one of the greatest mistakes you can make as a leader is always holding the RIGHT card.

  blog post

 The RIGHT card “says” that since I am the highest positional leader in the situation that I am…


Added by Brian K Ives on July 30, 2012 at 11:27am — No Comments

Modeling the Best – Monday Motivation

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Added by Robert Clinton on July 30, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

48 Days Workshop Launch!

Getting Things Done!

by Pete Ferguson

Well, today is the big day. I've placed ads on bulletin boards, I've put up signs. I've set up a FaceBook event and invited my friends. I should have run a press release in the local paper, something I'll work on this week for future free previews and…


Added by Peter A Ferguson on July 30, 2012 at 7:53am — 1 Comment

Caputo's Deli: If there is a better sandwich, I haven't found it.

A few weeks ago, after picking up Rachel's birthday present, we had less than an hour to get some lunch. Since it was her birthday, it was totally her choice (as if it isn't any other time). She wanted a nice sandwich so that eliminated any chain joint; not that we would go there anyway.



Added by Jeff David on July 30, 2012 at 7:03am — No Comments

My heart's not in it

A few days ago my daughter told me about a young lady she just met who was trying to qualify to join the Air Force. The very next day I had a chance to meet this young woman. She and I talked for a long time, and she told me twice during the conversation, "my heart is not really into joining the Air Force".…


Added by Bernice Coles on July 29, 2012 at 7:46pm — 3 Comments

She Is Forgetting More Frequently

Momma was diagnosed about six years ago with Alzheimer's type dementia.  She is very well aware of her disease, and she has grasped a rudimentary understanding of what is happening within her brain.  She is not upset about the process, and she very much wants to live her life to its fullest.

This week, my husband asked if I was aware of how Momma has slipped a little more in the past months.  I instantly became defensive. …


Added by Carol Howell on July 29, 2012 at 2:58pm — No Comments

Group Leader
Lesson from the Garden: Seize the Opportunity!

Since I am an elementary school counselor and I'm off during the summer, I have a slightly different routine during the summer.  It goes something like this:

  1. Quiet devotional time
  2. Yoga stretches…

Added by Lynne Watts on July 29, 2012 at 1:09pm — 1 Comment

Leave People Better Than You Found Them

Photo: Awaiting Sunrise @ 11,113 feet

by Pete Ferguson

I recently returned from Camp Steiner Scout Camp where I was without electricity, air conditioning, cell service, and indoor plumbing for three days.

And it was wonderful!

One of the Scout principles regarding campgrounds is to "leave it better than you found it."

I found in a weekend…


Added by Peter A Ferguson on July 29, 2012 at 11:40am — No Comments

The Changing Of The Guard

In one of My favorite epsiodes of the Twilight Zone an old Professor has just been informed that he is no longer wanted to teach so he ponders over his life and wonders if he made a difference. He concludes sadly that his life was pointless and didn't matter. He took a walk and seen a statue with the following inscription:"  Be Ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity". He becomes distraught and decides to Kill himself. The Ghosts of previous students come to tell him…


Added by GARY LEAGUE on July 28, 2012 at 10:42am — No Comments


                                            I WOULD BE TRUE


         I would be true, for there are those who trust me;

         I would be pure,for there are those who care;

         I would be strong for there is much to suffer;

         I would be brave,for there is much to dare.:


       I would be friend of all-- the foe, the friendless;

       I would be giving and forget the…


Added by GARY LEAGUE on July 28, 2012 at 10:20am — 1 Comment

Where Is All Of Your Energy Going?

You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space. -Johnny Cash

What are you…


Added by Rick Seigmund on July 27, 2012 at 11:25am — No Comments

Friday's Favorite Tweets Of The Week

  • All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope. Winston Churchill

Marie Wikle Marie Wikle ‏@spreadingJOY

  • Courage is…

Added by Mark J Cundiff on July 27, 2012 at 11:06am — 2 Comments

Social Media VS. Free Speech

We have heard the stories about the employee who called in sick and posted photos of himself Drunk while he  was supposed to have been illl,  getting fired. I decided to see what kinds of things have gotten people fired from Facebook. Many things, such as the above mentioned were expected but,it also turns out that people can be fired for content the employer doesn't like. It could be political stories or anything that shows a political leaning or expresses an opinion. I even read of one…


Added by GARY LEAGUE on July 27, 2012 at 8:31am — No Comments

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