Category Archives: Leader

Punch Back at Passivity

Confession time. I struggle with passivity as much as any other man. There is something inside of me that likes to check out. When I say check out I mean: back down, ignore, disengage and take the path of least resistance. Passivity is a compulsion or learned tendency to live at half-speed.

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Love Thy Neighbor

What does an old man out walking his dog, an elementary school kid riding his bike, and a father mowing his lawn have in common? Chances are they are all your neighbors. Unless you live in a very rural area or have a high wall around your property, you likely live ridiculously close to a lot of people. These people come from all walks of life, have different beliefs, make up different races, and all have very different stories.

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Time for that Checkup

So I went to the doctor recently for my annual physical. If you’re anything like me, you probably only visit the doctor when you’re falling apart. Guys, let’s be honest. I have to be feeling really sick before I’ll drag myself off to the docs and by this point, it’s probably a whole lot worse than it could have been. As it turns out, I’m not alone.

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Squirrels and Bills

 

Bills. That dreaded time of the month.

Like many families, it’s the time of the month where we try and make it all work. I’m holed up in my home office, running numbers for our bills and monthly expenses and trying to match them up with our monthly budget. I work full-time running a small business and my wife works part-time to bring in some extra cash.

It seems like each month we are working hard to get by.

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Change Your Heart Before You Change Your Profession

Let’s take a look at two men on the job. One is a teacher and a coach at a local high school. He feels purposeful and fulfilled most days on the job. He looks forward to seeing young minds develop and being a part of the broader school community. His work makes sense to him. Over the years as he has taught, his students return to see him and he is thankful for how they have each paved their way into college and careers. He has helped instill a love of learning and curiosity into countless students.

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Producing Healthy Fruit

As an avid gardener, I am usually concerned about the health of my plants. Am I giving them the right nutrients? Is the plant pot bound and needs to be moved into a different one? Do they need pruning?

My neighbor has a very prolific lime tree. Yet, each year, the limes got smaller and smaller and did not produce much juice. I examined the tree and noticed a lot of dead branches all over the tree.

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