Stress – Avoid It

It Is What It Is

“It is what it is.” That’s one of my favorite sayings. It’s my way of reminding myself I cannot change the inevitable. I’ve been reading a book entitled How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie. One of the chapters in that book states the same thing. There are things we must just…

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Winter is for the Roots

I surprised my wife and her friend Tracy with tickets to the AFC championship in Kansas City. We left on Saturday and got to Kansas City and stayed the night in a hotel. We got up the next day and made our way to the football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the New…

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Life is the Horse, I am the Rider Part 2

“I bargained with Life for a penny, And Life would pay no more,  However I begged at evening When I counted my scanty store; For Life is just an employer, He gives you what you ask, But once you have set the wages, Why, you must bear the task. I worked for a menial’s hire,…

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In the Joy and Tragedy

We live a life of joy and tragedy… at the same time. Earlier this month, Pam and I were traveling by car to our home in Texas from Jackson, Wyoming.  It’s a long two day or shorter three-day trip. Yesterday we drove for about six hours and during that time took and made several phone…

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Release the Stress

Are you tired of feeling stressed out? One of the most frequent complaints I hear involves the word “STRESS.” It usually goes something like, “I am just so stressed out with everything I have to do.” As a business owner, I could easily say, “I sympathize with you.” But the reality is, I don’t really have…

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Overcoming Fear

The number one thing that holds you (and me) back from being ten times more successful and living the life of our dreams is fear.  Fear paralyzes us because we feel we have no control.  We all have fears and most of them are stupid and made up.  The ancient Japanese saying, “fear is the…

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It Just Takes 30 Days

The quality of our lives is directly proportional to the habits we have. Our entire lives are based on our habits. We have all kinds of habits, from what time we get up in the morning, to the way we brush our teeth, to how often we work out. Habits run our lives. In fact,…

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It’s Not Too Late

The first of the year has come and gone.  You may not yet have set any new goals.  It’s ok. It’s not too late, but don’t wait much longer to try to make this year incredible. Ask yourself the following questions: What 5 things, if I did them this year, would make this year amazing?…

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How to Make the New Year Spectacular

We all know that New Years Resolutions are over-rated.  We know that people set them and then don’t follow through.  So, what’s the answer? Just don’t set any?  I don’t think so.  I think the problem isn’t having them, it’s the way we do it.  Let me help you to create a way that will…

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Wonder and the Art of Being Content

As it’s getting closer to this holiday season I’m getting more and more excited! Christmas has always been my favorite time of the year. I love everything about the holiday. I love the shopping, the food, the parties, the gift giving. I love Christmas trees and Christmas music. I have so many wonderful memories from…

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