Do You Need to Purchase a Genuine College Education

If you’re going to Hawaii and want to save some money, skip the flight and just drive there. Problem solved? Of course not. It doesn’t make sense. Sometimes obtaining a formal education makes the same amount of sense. Certain employment requires a “ticket” to get there. Others may welcome you on a bicycle with open…

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How to Trust Again and Create Lasting Relationships

What does a person stand to gain? This will help you know the person’s motives. Actually writing this statement is uncomfortable. At our core, we want to be able to trust people. We want to be able to let our guard down. In fact, it’s innate to want to have people in our inner-circle of…

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You Always Have the Ability to Make Good Choices

We all make CHOICES. Your CHOICES affect you. My CHOICES affect me. Can your CHOICES affect me? YES. But how YOU react is YOUR CHOICE. Power to Make Choices We have amazing autonomy in our lives. There are times when we are saddled with situations that seem unbearable and that life has taken our ability…

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The Value of Small Acts Have Absolutely Priceless Results

We need to be reminded that in total and over a significant period of time, seemingly small things bring to pass great things. – President Dallin H. Oaks What great things have you done in your life? Well? Have you… Solved a human rights issue? Discovered a cure for a disease? Saved a life? Written…

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Is It Worth Raising Remarkable Gentlemen

Are we losing the battle of raising gentlemen? Does the world even value these traditional traits anymore? Is There Room In Today’s World For Gentlemen? I refuse to make an excuse for these expectations, even in a climate frowning upon such gentleman basics. The threat may be a misperceived notion that I am teaching my…

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Life Lessons: These 5 Successful Fundamentals Deliver

Let’s be morbidly honest, my life is more than half over. I’m okay with that. Save the pity party for someone else, unless you are serving Oreos, then I’m in. Wow, I am ‘so’ able to digress. Focus. LIFE and I have a wonderful relationship. At times we argue, at times we embrace and laugh,…

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It's Impossible to Save Others When You're Drowning

We live in a world where more and more is expected of us. The pace of technology has made us “available” 24/7. Our switches are forever in the “ON” position. When answering the constant call of technology, when do you have time for YOURSELF? In the midst of devoting your daily tasks to your profession…

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A friend of mine recently posted a newspaper clipping on a social media site about “Tips to Look After Your Husband” – Extract from 1950 Home Economics Book. In reading the article, my first thought was, “Makes sense.” Before you block my profile off of Medium, let me explain. My thought came after reading the…

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Improve yourself and your community and the world will follow.

Doable tried and true attitudes and actions guaranteed to make LIFE better. The list below is in no special order. Ready…set…go! Treat others fairly and with respect. Pick up trash on the ground when you see it (okay, that was my dad). Help put away chairs and tables at the end of a church function…

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Be a Leader Worth Following.

Leadership: The ability to rally others and having them faithfully follow you into whatever cause or battle ensues. That may be a little dramatic, but the point is there. When thinking of leadership, the first thing that comes to mind is William Wallace (the famed hero of Braveheart) rallying his troops to battle. The opposing…

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