Endeavor to be Simple

I had a great customer service experience recently and when I complimented the woman who provided it, she replied “We endeavor to be simple.”  This restaurant had a simple and clear process to engage me and the service I needed. We all prefer simplicity and clarity, not clutter and confusion. In this world of COVID […]

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We Play to the End

In 2019, Eddie Olczyk, the NHL player turned coach turned broadcaster was on his second round of chemotherapy for stage 3 colon cancer, and the effects were so severe he told his wife he couldn’t do it anymore. He recalled, “We had a moment, which probably lasted 30 minutes, where all we did was cry.

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Be A, Not A (Part 2)

When I was developing content for my role as a High School Football Coach and Character Coach, I built about 50 separate lessons around the “Be A, Not A” concept. If I ever write a second book, I may base it entirely on these lessons. Occasionally, I will post some of these lessons. This is

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Then the Door Was Locked

At a recent funeral I heard the ‘Parable of 10 Virgins’ from Matthew’s Gospel (25:10), “While they went off to buy it, the bridegroom came and those who were ready went into the wedding feast with him. Then the door was locked.” A scripture verse often used during funeral masses. I am always reminded of

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I was recently on a panel discussion at work on the topic of diversity where the word ‘disappointment’ was used several times. It struck me that I have heard this word a lot lately – how we are disappointed in this response or statement or action. Most of the time it is said as a

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Less is More

I have an original piece of artwork displayed in my office from a friend of mine who is an artist. It is titled “Less is More.” My friend was visiting once during my kids’ elementary school fundraiser which included ‘spin art.’ If you have ever done spin art, it is cool to see what is

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