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In your story, you are the main character. Your dreams, goals, and vision should be the centerpiece of your life.  However, sometimes the characters take the story off track.  This can be caused by both the main character (you) or the supporting cast (others).  Either way, it’s your responsibility to ensure your story stays focused; getting […]

Part 3: Choosing Your Character
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Every story has a plot, including yours.  You may feel like your life is uneventful and mundane, but I assure you that couldn’t be further from the truth. How you feel about your life and your story comes down to how you frame it.  Every one of our lives has challenges and triumphs.  Going through […]

Part 2: Framing the Story
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You can have the best ideas in the world.  Deliver the most inspiring speeches.  But without action they both are meaningless.  Ultimately, action ushers in change and transformation.  Though words are powerful, unless they are followed up with action they can cause individuals or organizations to lose one of their most valued assets, trust. In August […]

Part 1: Action
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This past weekend I was honored to teach at Days of  Grace Fellowship in Morton for their Sunday services.  I received so much positive feedback I am going to post some of the highlights on my presentation for you here. Don’t worry, I’m not going to text dump the entire thing.  In fact, it will be […]

What’s Your Story
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If you are a creative person you understand the need for inspiration.  There are many places we can draw from for our creative work.  Here are a few of the places I’ve found inspiration from that can creatively keep us going strong. 1. You the Designer: www.youthedesigner.com Aimed at graphic design, this site is filled with articles and images […]

Inspiration
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Some stories will captivate people for generations.  Will your story be one of those stories? Live your story so it will be worth telling.  Live your story like it will be told to the generations. Imagine if more people took the time to think through their daily routines, knowing one day what they do will be told as […]

Live Your Story
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Often when we need to make tough decisions we look for the permission or approval of our leaders before we make decisions.  Not that there is anything inherently wrong with asking opinions or getting counsel on a subject, but I think many people want a scapegoat in case the decision produces a less desirable outcome.  This […]

Need Permission?
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There can be great value in putting your head down and plowing through a task or job. However, refusing to reflect and plan can lead to burnout. Time seems to move at a dizzying pace.  In this environment many people jump from task to task without taking the time to have a healthy evaluation of what […]

Work Smarter not Harder
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The only constant with technology is change. Taking steps to increase productivity and profit from your work must include implementation of new technology.  So get used to change! One of the pitfalls of the changing landscape of technology is users not allowing themselves to fully embrace the technology they use.  When change becomes a constant people […]

Embrace Technology