Collective effervescence

Collective effervescence is a sociological concept coined by Émile Durkheim. According to Durkheim, a community or society may at times come together and simultaneously communicate the same thought and participate in the same action. They become swept up into a world entirely different. He found that people within a group felt united in a more […]

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The word pursuit is a noun that is the action of following or endeavoring after someone or something. When I hear the word pursuit, I immediately picture the football drill we used as conditioning; but also, to create the mindset to never give up. The drill was to have defensive players set a pursuit angle

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Timing is Everything

If I can hold a door open for someone, I always do. I learned that at a young age from my Dad. When people say thanks, I often answer, “timing is everything” as they happened to be in the right place at the right time for the gesture to be made. Timing is that innate

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My word for 2021 is Presence, but a close second in my reflection was the word Strive. To strive means to devote serious effort or energy to achieve or obtain something, to struggle in opposition or fight vigorously. We should strive for continual growth throughout life.  After all, life is a journey. A great personal

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“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s

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Worthwhile Effort

I am not a hired gun. I don’t work for a company; I work for leaders. I don’t sell a product to another company; I sell a solution or something of value to individuals that need it to get their job done. For me, it needs to be personal and having meaning, it needs to

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Through Not Around

We must work through our problems, not around them. Through is a process, around is avoidance. The path through is always harder and possibly longer. It requires patience, self-control, as well as accountability. Working through problems is ‘pain with a purpose.’ Working around problems is a sign of immaturity or possibly lacking necessary life experiences,

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Your Life is Now

Building on my prior blog concerning the too early passing of my Dad, I am motivated to make every day count. All too soon it will come to pass. In a previous blog I mentioned a great man who I had the pleasure to work with during my one year of coaching college football, Ed

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Be a Blessing

As of November 7, 2019, I have outlived my Dad. I knew over 22 years ago that he was too young passing away just prior to turning 58. However, the perspective I have today deeply intensifies that feeling. I have much more life I want to live and goals to accomplish, as I am sure

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