Monthly Archive for: ‘September, 2011’

  • Dealing With a Director

    There are four types of personality types out there—Thinkers, Directors, Socializers, and Relators.  We’re all made up of all four of these, but each of us has a dominant style.  You have to deal with all four types everyday.  Understanding each type will make you …

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  • Progression, Not Perfection

    Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to sit around a table with a group of friends, talking about where we are, and where we want to go next in our lives.  The real topic: “Exactly what is the next adventure that we felt called …

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  • Just “Do!”

    Vincent van Gogh painted “Starry Night” in 1889.  Sandy and I saw it in the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City.

    We meandered into one of the rooms.  It was empty.  No guards, no visitors—Nobody!  When I walked through the door of the …

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  • The “Now or Later” Rule

    Today, I was involved in an unpleasant conversation.
    A friend of mine and I are working on something together.  We’ve been at it for about seven months and have put a lot of emotional energy into it.  The problem is, we’re not getting the outcomes we …

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  • If That’s the Worst Thing That Happens…

    Friday evening.  6:20 p.m.  I’m sitting in an airport in Sioux Falls, SD.  Just found out a couple of minutes ago that my 6:47 flight to Chicago is now going to take off at 7:29.  It will now arrive at 9:07.
    My flight from Chicago to …

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  • If You Think You Can

    One of my favorite little sayings is by Henry Ford, “If you think you can, or you think you can’t—you’re right!”
    This is one of the most powerful statements ever spoken, but it’s also so simple that many people let it go right over their heads …

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  • Snakebite!

    Have you ever had someone say something to you that just set you off?  Something aimed at your heart?  Something that you knew was said in a spirit of anger or hate?  It happens.  Sometimes people say mean things.  And to be honest, sometimes we …

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  • A Lifesaving Prayer

    I’d like to tell you about a little prayer I prayed one day that I believe saved my life.  Maybe it will do the same for you!
    Several years ago, I read a book by a man named Bruce Wilkinson.  The title of the book was …

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