Monthly Archive for: ‘August, 2011’

  • A Big Goal!

    I just love being around interesting people!
    One of my very dear friends is a gentleman named Andrew Sanderbeck.  He and his wife Michelle live in the mountains of Western North Carolina.  Andrew is a special guy!
    We met back in 2003.  We were both speaking at …

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  • Dichotomous Thinking

    James 4:1 asks, “What causes the fights and quarrels among you?”
    Good question!  As long as you are breathing, there will be conflicts in your life.  It’s a fact of life, and nothing we can do will ever stop these disagreements from taking place.  But understanding …

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  • A Great Relationship

    Recently, I was in Portland, OR doing a full-day seminar on time management and organizational skills.  Basically, my job was to help a large group of very busy people, learn how to get a life!  At the beginning, I asked permission to enlarge the focus …

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  • The Good Speed Trap!

    I was in Chicago the last three days.  The trip was lots of fun, but long hours.  When I got home last night, I was toast.  But today is my Mom’s 91st birthday!  She lives about 310 miles away in Greensboro, NC.  This morning, I …

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  • You Just Never Know

    I have a lot of “Director” tendencies in me.  I am often impatient with people who I feel are not trying as hard as they could.  I want to see people focused and on point.  It irritates me when people aren’t.
    In one of my recent …

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  • Train Whistle Codes

    A couple of nights ago, I couldn’t sleep.  There’s a lot going on in my life right now.  I went to bed tense (which I usually don’t) and woke up around 2:00 a.m.  And then I made THE mistake—I said to myself, “You gotta go …

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  • Never Forget!

    Last week I had the opportunity to speak with a group in Oklahoma City, OK.  I always enjoy visiting this great American city for three reasons—the people are wonderful, the city is absolutely lovely, and the food is great!  What more could you ask for!
    Whenever …

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  • “Well, If You Did Know…”

    Here’s a great little communication technique to help folks cross the line into being more decisive.
    As a leader, you want your people to learn to make decisions.  If not, you have to be involved with everything, and that takes way too much time.
    When someone would …

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