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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.

Be Not Afraid

“The wise man in the storm prays, not for safety from danger, but for deliverance from fear. It is the storm within that endangers him, not the storm without.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson “What am I supposed to do…
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Dying to Live

“Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for fewer problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom.” – Earl Shoaf “Do you want to thrive?” Global Terrorism. Fiscal Cliff. Labor disputes.…
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Growth through loss

“The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.” Charles Dubois Cathi delivered a little boy named Christopher. He was extremely sick and lived just four days.…
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Vulnerable Leadership

“Vulnerability is allowing someone in so far that they could hurt you, but they also give you everything.” Freehan, Water Bound This past week I had the opportunity to lead a group of business owners on an all-day leadership…
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A New World View

“Stop thinking gratitude as a by product of your circumstances and start thinking of it as a world view.” B. Robles Have you ever wondered why some individuals seem to enjoy a radically different and beautiful outlook on life?…
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Ignoring Impossible

Success is determined by those who prove the impossible, possible. James W. Pence By exercising leadership over our destiny we can choose how we endure our most difficult challenges and actually use them to aid others in rising above…
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The Wish

“Don’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better.” Jim Rohn How often do you go around wishing for things to happen? Over the many years of your life, think of ALL your wishes – around birthday cakes, Santa’s…
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Unexpected Gifts

“Often the greatest gifts in life are those we weren’t expecting to receive.” Earlier this month I spoke with the leaders from the Rockwood School District and Stanton Elementary. The district is one of the finest in the country;…
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Judging Yourself

“As long as we continue to live as if we are what we do, what we have, and what other people think about us, we will remain filled with judgments, opinions, evaluations, and condemnations. We will remain addicted to…
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