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What is Your Vision Worth?

That was the topic of my devotional one morning. I thought it was fitting since I was preparing for my 12pm mastermind group talking about the Law of Sacrifice from the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. A leader must give up to go up! My devotional, Sun Stand Still, asked questions like, “What would you…

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The Woman in the Mirror

A few days ago, I had the honor of gathering with a cohort of students from the University of Washington to debrief their recent study-abroad trip to Ghana. The stories I heard were not your typical “what I did last summer” stories. Theirs were powerful testimonies of personal growth and transformation. I was humbled and…

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Little Things Matter: Become a REEL Success

When I coach clients, one of first things I ask them is what their business looks like when it is finished. Usually I get a strange look, but I explain that we cannot build something without knowing what it will be. An architect needs construction drawings and a business owner a set of plans to…

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Three Yards and a Cloud of Dust

Their faces, caked with dirt and sweat, could not mask the young mens potent mixture of doubt, dread and distrust. Dive right, dive left, dive right, dive left……slowly and methodically I was teaching the Law of Solid Ground. The sixth of John Maxwell’s 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership simply states that trust is the foundation…

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Most People Are Dead; They Just Haven’t Made it Official

The first time I heard this back in 2011, I sat in the audience with 2,000 other people in central Ohio. These words ripped right through my awareness. John Maxwell continued, “Most people die at 35 and they’re buried at 75.” OUCH! His words hurt, but only because they were so true. You see, until…

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Are You Being Complacent or Intentional?

I was sitting at my desk in my classroom – the same classroom I had had for nine years. I knew I had been successful as a teacher, and gained satisfaction from teaching students how to master mathematics, but no longer did I have the passion to continue on this path. I wasn’t completely sure…

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My 100th Coaching Session

I just conducted my 100th coaching session. I have been a professional coach for just over five months now. My first session, with very little training (having read a couple of coaching books), started in early November 2012. I conducted some pro bono coaching sessions during my last five months at my corporate job. I…

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Do You Know Your Human Expiration Date?

I came face to face with the finality of life again, recently, as we all do. I had just completed leading a Master Mind group in which we studied John Maxwell’s blockbuster book, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. The final chapter, The Law of Legacy, hit me hard. This was a seven-week Master Mind. Although…

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You Won’t Go Far!

Has that ever been said about you? I can remember my peers and teachers saying that to me. Wow, these kinds of words can go deep! When we are growing up, many things can be said which can have a lifelong effect. Words that have been said in jest or in all seriousness can begin…

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