A Room With a View

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One of my favorite activities in life is sitting down with my best friend and discussing good, quality questions. It is always fascinating to hear someone answer a question from an angle that never would have occurred to me, inserting perspective that gives me pause to, and causes me to, … Read More

My Mother-In-Law Hates Me

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This is an equal opportunity phenomenon, experienced by both husbands and wives. To be sure, an article this short cannot begin to address core issues, so know that that is not what this is about. This is about one thing. If you find that you are the focus of anyone’s … Read More

Planes and Ships and You – Influence Made Easy

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The sound of tires spinning on ice preceded my alarm by five minutes. Outside, about a hundred yards from my bedroom window, my neighbor was unable to fully back his BMW out onto the street. Once he backed a few feet onto the road, the car started sliding backward on … Read More

The Possum and The Big Why

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I love to tell the story of the night, many years ago, I was taking a couple of young people home from a youth group activity. Tim, the teenager in the front passenger seat, lived a few miles out of town. This particular night was very dark. We were on … Read More

Moving Up Versus Moving On

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A powerful little phrase came to me during a recent coaching session. I was working with a person who is coping with a great deal of pain involving the choices of her significant other. In talking about her life and the troubled state of the relationship, she kept saying that … Read More

Kids Know How to Succeed

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Spend enough time around little children and you will see them misperceive something they have heard or been taught. Sometimes it is pretty funny. A few examples … Example #1 A nativity play performed by seven-year-olds. The young actors are positioned for the iconic gathering around the manger. The first … Read More

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