What Is Your Value?

A well known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20 bill. In the room of two hundred, he asked, "Who would like this $20 bill?" Hands immediately started going up.

"I am going to give this $20 bill to one of you but first, let me do this."

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Sharpen Your Axe

I remember being taught to sharpen the axe because a dull axe meant harder work. I also learned that spending time to sharpening the axe, meant less energy on my part and more effectiveness to the task at hand.

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Invest In Others

The last person presented before the king was an elderly woman. Her manner was quite humble, as was her dress. She hardly looked the part of someone who would be honored as the greatest subject in the kingdom.

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Build Confidence

For a puppy, climbing up the stairs can come easy to them.  Teaching a puppy (or a dog for that matter) to come down the stairs can be a lot of work, time, and a good amount of patience.  Climbing down the stairs can seem almost impossible and after encouragement

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Be Still For What Matters Most

One man lost a valuable watch while working in an ice-house. He searched diligently for it, carefully raking through the sawdust, but didn't find it. His fellow workers also looked, but their efforts, too, proved futile.

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Communication Without Defending & Offending

Have you been in a conversation that is important to you but the other person(s) don't seem to care?  How about communicating and neither of you are truly understanding what the other person is saying?

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Appreciation in Labor Day

What does Labor Day mean to you?  The end of summer? The start of Fall season?  BBQ's, picnics, relaxation and fun in the sun?
How do you spend your three-day weekend? Time to celebrate! Read on...

Let's Fill the Glass!

Often, the picture depicted on the left or a similar picture, always begs the question as to whether the individual sees the glass half empty or half-full?

Supposedly, depending upon your answer, it shows whether you are an optimist or a pessimist.  Read on...

Don't Count People Out!

Bottom of the 9th inning with 2 outs, I watch the Dodger’s Coach, Tommy Lasorda bring up Kirk Gibson who had been injured (both legs) and did not start the game.

You've got to be kidding me!

A Serving of Integrity

In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10-year-old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him.

“How much is an ice cream sundae?”

Taking and Making Opportunities

You know those people: always energetic, happy-go-lucky, enthusiastic, and maybe even a "little over the top".  I do and in fact,

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What Are You Made Of?

Once upon a time a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and that she didn't know how she was going to make it. She was tired of fighting and struggling all the time.  Just as one problem

What Are We

Over the past few months, our newly elected  President has created change (like it or not) by creating new policies or amending existing ones. While a good portion of Americans support this, the delivery of his communication has been less than gratifying to some.

Okay, maybe this doesn’t relate to you, so how about this?

You Can Prevent Fires

"Come to me with any problems you might have” the CEO said in closing of the weekly staff meeting.  Within a few moments, she couldn’t leave due to a small group of employees huddled around her.
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Power in Teamwork

The famous and colorful N.Y. Yankee coach, Casey Stengle, once said, "Gettin' good players is easy.  Gettin' 'em to play together is the hard part."
Well, we are fully into the Olympic games