Monday Motivation Blog

Bill Courtney

Are You a Turkey Person?

The importance of showing up CONSISTENTLY with our generosity. Are you a turkey person? And no, I’m not talking about the makeup of your Thanksgiving dinner plate this week. I’m talking about a question that when asked the first…
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John O'Leary, Jack O'Leary and Beth O'Leary

Saying Yes

Creating memories with little ones that will last a lifetime. Each year, my four children join their dad for one-to-one time on a work trip. It’s sacred time we get to spend together and is affectionately known as their…
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Be Yourself. Be Perfectly You.

My new friend James McCracken drops these words of wisdom. It’s been a seven-year journey. Constant challenges and significant setbacks. An amazing community of friends showing up right on time with their financial investments, their connections, their ideas, their…
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Ditch Those Masks!

A Halloween reminder about the importance of being our authentic selves. “Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest.…
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What Kind of Friend Are You?

Even showing up in small ways can make a profound difference. “Sometimes showing up is all it takes to make a difference.” -Unknown On the afternoon of May 20, several thousand St. Louis University graduates would receive their diplomas.…
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A Sword That Heals

Coretta Scott King’s powerful example after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals” -Martin Luther…
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Keeping Promises

How to embrace accountability after making mistakes. Sometimes the moments when we disappoint those we cherish the most can teach us the significance and value of keeping our word. The death of my beloved grandmother, a mistake I made…
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