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What Do The Numbers Tell Us

Posted on January 17, 2017
What Do The Numbers Tell Us

Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.”

- Zig Ziglar

If you assign numbers to the letters of the alphabet (A=1, B=2, etc.), some interesting results occur:

Aptitude = 96

Knowledge = 96

Competence = 99

Attitude = 100

What do the numbers tell us? Aptitude, knowledge, and competence are important, but attitude outweighs them all.

How is your attitude?

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The Present Is A Gift

Posted on December 15, 2016
The Present Is A Gift


“There is no time like the present.” It’s an old adage, usually used to encourage, to motivate.  It’s a call to action.  But sometimes, in the midst of our busy lives, the phrase becomes more meaningful when we tweak it slightly.

Let’s try it this way: “There's no present like time."  

How you treat time is one measure of how you are living your life. Are you getting your time’s worth? Do you treat the gift of time as you do other valuable gifts you have received?

Do you value your time and make the most of it?

This very moment of time may be yours to conceive something brilliant, to live out your dream, to create the life of meaning and impact that only you can create . . . but only if you embrace time like the gift it is.



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Standing Still

Posted on November 16, 2016
Standing Still

Don't just do something, stand there.


We’ve all heard the phrase, “Don’t just stand there, do something.”  It sounds like a call for action, a reminder to get to work, get things done.  But, could it actually be a call to miss the present?

A friend recently shared with me that he took his small children to an amusement park and for the first time he stood in awe and appreciated the many exciting rides and the ton of fun his children were experiencing. 

He said, “I had been to that amusement park many times before and was only focused on rushing from one ride to the next.  I had missed the main point of the park—amusement!”

In life, there is a time for “doing,” but just as importantly, there is a time for simply “being.” Between work and home, and family and friends, and all the activities in between, in can be easy to forget to take the time to stand still and take in the beauty all around us.  Standing still allows us to be fully present in the moments that shape our lives.

So, instead of, “Don’t just stand there, do something,” perhaps the phrase we really need to hear every once in a while is, “Don’t just do something, stand there.”  After all, being is just as important as doing



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What Is Success?

Posted on October 24, 2016
What Is Success?

"Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming." 


-John Wooden



How do you define success?  Often the first response is something along the lines of “money,” “fame,” “influence,” “power.”  On closer thought, however, these may only be superficial signs of success.

So . . . what is success?

John Wooden – the most successful college basketball coach in history- had this to say on the matter: "Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.”

Success is not just about the acquisition of money, the pursuit of power, or the glory of fame.  It is knowing you are giving your best, and, in turn, becoming your best.  It is sincere effort without fear of failing.  It is not settling for what is, but pushing for what can be. 

It is living life to your full potential.

In becoming your best, you attract success!





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