You or the Team

Courage 11/14/2019 A few questions: As an individual what do you want to accomplish? Is it to excel beyond your peers and gain notoriety? Is it to feel you belong to the group? How do your goals as an individual help the team? Could you go all in as a contributor and still achieve the […]

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Be Not Deceived

Justice 11/13/2019 A car is a miraculous machine consisting of thousands of intricate parts. If the car is to perform at an optimum level, those parts have to work together. To get it to go, you have to put in the fuel source it requires. Put something else in there and sooner or later, your […]

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Pleasant Words

Temperance 11/12/2019 When you hear the words, you are refreshed. Invigorated. They stir your soul like a pat on the back or a gentle hand helping you up. It is a cup of hot soup on a cold winter’s day. The heat goes down to your core and warms your very being. We all yearn […]

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The Two Spectrums of Habit

Prudence 11/11/2019 They are rock solid pillars of their communities. They have found a formula for victory, and they do not deviate from it. They have studied the works of others. From their studies, they have emulated the successful and discarded the waste. They have built foundational habits tailored to optimize their performance. They are […]

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Tao to Rise Up

Charity 11/10/2019 Ambition is tough. The desire to get ahead in the world is a natural thing for the one interested in her own self-development. She wants her life to be better tomorrow than it was yesterday. She looks around at those content with where they are at in life, and realizes that she wants […]

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The Two Step Process to Achieving the Best Day Ever

Hope 11/9/2019 The rational part of you, your mind, has had enough. It makes an agreement with the emotional part you, your heart. The mind tells your heart, “We can’t keep going on like this. We were meant to do better.” The heart sees the logic. Together the mind and heart go to the body […]

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In the Pleasure Zone

Justice 11/6/2019 Okay, so the title may have you thinking of something else. And though the epicureans had some really great insights, I tend to lean toward more of a stoic mindset. A goal I have in mind for my son is to help him pursue the things he loves. Whether it is in sports, […]

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It Starts With Numero Uno

Temperance: 11/5/2019 In Lee Iacocca’s autobiography, Henry Ford III is described as a despot in control of Ford Motor Company. It was his kingdom, and he did as he pleased. It reminds me of a previous supervisor. She ruled her kingdom with an iron scepter, yet she was completely disengaged from the actual business. She […]

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Note to Self: Shut Up Already

Prudence 11/4/2019 I read books. When I read, I don’t talk. I “listen” to the words of another. As I read, my mind sometimes tend to wonder. I start thinking other thoughts that do not have anything to do with the book in hand. I think about the things I read. I want to say […]

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Believe It Is Possible

Hope 11/2/2019 Alec has been going to a new gym over the last couple of months. With no boys’ gymnastics class available in our area, he has moved to parkour. His coach teaches gymnastics as well, and she is demanding some very technical skills from him that he has not had to do before. Even […]

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