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Get John’s essays about reflections from his own day-to-day life and stories from guest authors in this weekly series that sparks positivity and productivity for the coming week.

Mother’s Day

“Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing.” Phyllis Diller Being a leader in any area of life requires vision, courage and love. In no profession are these traits…
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Recognition

“Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.” Alexander Smith Is there anything more valuable than the recognition by others for the work we do and the people we are? Financial rewards…
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Roy Newsletter

“Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness – great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.” Jim Rohn Do you ever have those days where you ask the self-defeating question: Why do…
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New Eyes

“One does not see anything until one sees its beauty.” Oscar Wilde We often see firsthand the benefits of bringing a new set of eyes into a problem. It allows us to look at situations or challenges from a…
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The Commitment

“There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.” In the past two weeks, I’ve been fortunate…
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Too Old?

“Stop thinking in terms of limitations and start thinking in terms of possibilities.” Terry Josephson Just last week, I spoke to a 24 year old about what he wanted to do through his life. He was in school finishing…
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The Power of One

“The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.” Marshall Ferdinand Foch Often we feel ineffective or incapable. It’s good to occasionally be reminded that we are more powerful and capable than we know. My reminder…
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Thanksgiving Challenge

“Do you want me to tell you something really subversive? Love is everything it’s cracked up to be. That’s why people are so cynical about it. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And…
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The Difference Maker

“Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.” Plato Each day you can choose to grow as a leader, parent, servant, teacher, student, son and daughter. You have the freedom to choose to rise above…
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