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The Power of Personal Development

The Power of Personal Development

THERE WILL NEVER be a day of your life that will not require dedication, discipline, good judgment, energy, and the feeling that you can improve. Each day offers a number of opportunities for improvement, and each moment serves as an advance or retreat in the pursuit of your goals. Personal development is a lifelong pursuit […]

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An Overlooked Secret to Happiness

An Overlooked Secret to Happiness

IN GREEK DRAMA there is a device known as peripeteia, when the plot takes an abrupt turn, a sudden reversal of fortune or dramatic change in circumstances. Peripeteia is one of the most powerful moments of the play…the pivotal factor. It is the moment of self-discovery for the protagonist of the story which is so essential […]

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For the Sake of Posterity

For the Sake of Posterity

“Posterity: you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it.” – John Adams Humanity is a partnership between the dead, the living and the unborn. It is our collective responsibility to preserve posterity and to fulfill our duty to this […]

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Pre-Existing Conditions

Pre-Existing Conditions

Pre-existing conditions. We all have them. No, I’m not talking about the ones excluded from your insurance company. From a performance standpoint there is a much more pervasive, and perhaps, a much more devastating form of pre-existing conditions which we should all concern ourselves with. I’m talking about the pre-existing conditions that have killed more […]

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Answer the Call

Answer the Call

You want a level playing field…one where you have just as good a shot at success as anyone else. Here it is. Answer the Call. That’s what the world is waiting for you to do—show up, rise and shine, answer the call. It’s time—to get your ticket punched, make more of an impact, be happier, […]

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Show Me

Show Me

“The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.” – Confucius There are a number of stories and legends behind Missouri’s state motto “Show-Me” state. The most widely known legend attributes the phrase to Missouri’s U.S. Congressman Willard Duncan Vandiver, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1897 to […]

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Care More Than Others

Care More Than Others

Why is it that when we enhance a product or service…when we want our clients to enjoy a truly quality experience…when we give far more than we take…why do we call it added value? Isn’t that called caring? I would argue that caring is a far more appropriate word for the simple reason that caring […]

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Pest Control

Pest Control

I love the slogan for RAID bug spray…KILLS BUGS DEAD. RAID provides pest control solutions which allow you to exterminate unwanted pests and take back control of your home. Now, you can go right ahead and call me Captain Obvious…but it’s worth stating; we each have way too many distractions, unwanted pests that keep us from […]

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You’re Tougher Than You Think

You’re Tougher Than You Think

You’re tough…a lot tougher than you think. You were built for confronting and overcoming challenges and adversity. It’s in your DNA as much as it’s in the DNA of a shark or an eagle or a lion. You were made for hard times…to endure…to fight for what you want. Destiny demands that you out-smart, out-suffer […]

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Public Enemy #1

Public Enemy #1

Public Enemy #1 is a term which was first widely used in the United States in the 1930s to describe individuals whose activities were seen as criminal and extremely damaging to society, though the phrase had been used for centuries to describe pirates, outlaws, bootleggers and various types of bad guys. The phrase originated in […]

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