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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.

Authoring Your Legacy

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own…
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Letting Go

“Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.”  ~ Deborah Reber I am fortunate to share a message of hope, renewal, purpose, service…
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The Short Flight

Every day offers the same opportunity: To spend it in activities, efforts, work and conversations that build others up or subjected by attitudes, choices, words and actions that push others down. Our choice impacts other dramatically. Perhaps surprisingly, though,…
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Real Independence

“Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation and freedom in all just pursuits.” Thomas Jefferson So much…
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The Light of Gratitude

“We must stop setting our sites by the light of each passing ship. Instead, we must set it by the stars.” George Marshall Perhaps you’ve seen the news lately and agree that our world is absolutely falling apart. The…
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Living Memorial

“We cannot be sure of having something to live for unless we are willing to die for it.” Memorial Day began with the General of the Grand Army of the Republic ordering one day set aside to remember the…
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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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