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Going Back To Cali: A wife. An eighteen month old, three daughters and a four-year old named Caden

July 28, 2011

California dreaming on a mid-summer day or so the song goes. When you think of traveling to sunshine, beaches and the land lessor know for Mickey Mouse do you think of learning life lessons? No. Traveling a record twenty-two hours door to door to Anaheim, California revealed lessons on life. Heaven, or Disneyland knows that […]

Losing with People: 3 Simple Ways

July 23, 2011

The three fastest way to turn someone into a difficult person is to judge the motives behind their words or actions, judge how they spend money and judge how they are rearing their children. Because I am riding a HUGE pink elephant, I cannot judge my own motives. When I find myself judging others’ motives, I turn family, […]

Shut It

July 18, 2011

Have you ever heard from someone who told you that, “You can do it?”  How about, “You can do anything?” You ever want to tell those people to shut it? Have you ever needed to shut it? The problem we have, “we” as in me, is that we believe people care about what we say. The truth […]

Ouch! You’re Stepping on My Air Hose!

July 13, 2011

We all need encouragement, like we all need air to breathe. To paraphrase Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, in any interaction between two people, there are times when one person fails to decode the other, or perhaps somebody just says something harsh, critical, or sarcastic that angers or hurts the other person. At that kind of moment, […]

The Truth About People

July 6, 2011

In order to keep people engaged, moving forward and excited, you need to know the truth. People are on earth to annoy you. Do you agree? For most of my life, I felt that way. If you’re in any formal or informal group, organization or family, you will find that people annoy, frustrate you and […]

Retaining the People You Have Will Keep Your Life in Balance

July 5, 2011

How do you keep people engaged, moving forward and excited? Are you a formal or informal member of a group, organization or family? Multiple best-selling author Seth Godin would call any grouping of 2 or more people a ‘Tribe’. In his New York Times Bestselling book Tribes, Seth leads, teaches and mentors his readers on […]

Have a New Kid by Friday

February 14, 2010

Have a New Kid by Friday Written by Jennifer (5 Minutes for Books) I love Kevin Leman’s parenting books (I reviewed the Birth Order Book a while ago on my blog and highly recommend it). He’s inspiring, practical, funny, and easy-to-read. He believes his way is “the way,” as do most parenting experts, so he […]

Hey You, Yes, You. Read This At Least Twice.

January 16, 2010

What an amazing week.  Bottom line we are on the FAT track. Faithful.  Available.  Teachable. The bottom line is you ALL need to study your own DiSC.  More.  10 times more than what you are doing. DiSC will look great on your resume. The DiSC is lifelong and use DiSC today to improve your relationships. Read your Russell […]

Do You Hear What I Hear?

November 27, 2009

Listening-hearing-story collecting is Tool #1. Tom Peters said “I have no tricks, except to say tune deliberately into the process.” To me this means to listen. REALLY listen. Listen very carefully like you are hard of hearing and must read lips in order to understand. That means if my child walks into the room asking […]

3:45am Happenings.

November 25, 2009

Pumping gas at 2702 East Washington Ave. Lady approaches me. “Looking for a girl?” Me, as I was not expecting that, “what?” Her:  “Are you looking for a girl?” Me thinking no, silly lady, I am pumping gas, trying to get to work to feed my family although now slowly realizing she is a ‘working girl’. […]