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.

Who are you?

“A prudent question is the beginning of wisdom.”  – Francis Bacon The questions we ask ourselves guide our lives.  How should I spend my day? How does the day ahead of me look? How can I make a difference? These…
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Are We Happier?

“He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.” – Socrates “I wonder if they’re happier than I was?” This was the question a lady sitting next to…
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ready for take off

It’s Time for Take-Off

Have you ever noticed that some of the greatest teachers in the world are individuals you might never expect? Have you noticed that some of the most important lessons are learned in the most surprising of places? The key…
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Rational Exuberance

“Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music.” – Angela Monet Last week my kids and I took the train into the city. The train was full of fellow passengers.…
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Redefining Power

“The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.” – Mahatma Gandhi The word “power” is used a lot, but what does power really look like in action? And what can happen…
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September Book Club

Can you believe we are already in September? As the air cools and the nights grow darker earlier, pick up your copy of Francis Chan’s Crazy Love. When we announced we were starting a book club this spring, so many…
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