Humble Pie: How a Taste of Humility Can Call Us to Action

You’ve heard the expression, “I ate a piece of humble pie”? Basically, when you’ve been humbled, that’s what you were served. It never tastes good, but its benefits are priceless. In fact, a little bit of humility is one of the greatest gifts we can receive. Because humility is borne from humiliation, it never feels …

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The Real Reason Why Some People Excel More Than Others

I recently had a conversation with a group of business people and the topic of discussion was why some people excel to a greater degree than others. Is it talent or know-how or training or a gift? Those are all helpful assets to have when trying to excel, but the reason why some people succeed to a greater degree than others comes from something more basic than that.

How Bad Are Kidney Stones? Not as Bad as A Tiny Bit of Effort is Good

I recently went through the excruciating pain of kidney stones. How bad are kidney stones? So bad. You’ve probably heard stories about how severe the pain is. Many women attest that nothing hurts more than giving birth to a child (or should I say the labor pains that come with the experience of giving birth to …

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The Year in Review: An Inventory of Wins, Losses, “Ahas” and Gratitude

As 2016 quickly comes to an end, it’s time to look at the year in review and to take inventory of what happened over the past 365 days. Every year starts out with ambitions and goals; maybe even a New Year’s resolution or two.  Along the way, however, many of us fail to track what we …

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Why We Get So Much Done Around the Holidays: Because We Have To

It’s that time of year again — when time warps and we start operating at a higher level of efficiency. It’s the time when we start getting pumped about “getting it done.” It happens every year. We get into mid- to late-October and everyone starts saying, “I can’t believe that Thanksgiving and Christmas are just …

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