The season between Thanksgiving and Christmas is Advent, the purpose of this season is preparation. It is a period of spiritual preparation for the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Advent is a season of prayer, fasting, and repentance, followed by anticipation and joy. The word advent comes from the Latin term adventus meaning “coming,”

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Lessons Learned

The title of this blog post was the subtitle of the ‘book’ that started all of this. In 2008, as my oldest daughter was graduating from high school, I put on paper my insights and reflections of what I had learned over time for her to have as a reference throughout her life.  That gift

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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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When I hear the word ‘Cherish,’ the first thing I think of is the pop song by The Association from 1966. The song, which was written in a half hour, reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. The record label frowned on the song saying it sounded “too old and archaic,” however 50

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Reflective Mindfulness

Today’s world is one of constant communication, always on electronic devices and social networking, a sound-bite society. There is this perceived need to be in constant touch with others.  It creates that state of being which Steven Covey called the ‘thick of thin things.’ We build relationships that are a mile wide but an inch

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Godspeed is an expression from an old Middle English phrase – God spede which means “may God cause you to succeed”.  It is also an expression used with the intention of a personal blessing and true concern for someone to successfully accomplish or complete a challenging task, typically someone about to start a journey. Its

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Goal setting

As we start a new year, it is the time for resolutions and goal setting to be all the rage. So, I felt repurposing this information from my book Godspeed and Guideposts for your Journey would be timely. We set goals; goals that are long term or short term; small or large; objectives, targets, purposes, intentions,

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