Category Archives: Finding Passion

What if the negative person is my wife?

By | Finding Passion, Loving Relationships | 32 Comments

Two weeks ago my podcast theme was Stay Away From Negative Friends.  I talked about my 3-hour rule where I’ll spend 3 hours a year with negative friends but certainly not 3 days or 3 weeks on a vacation.  Well, I knew there was the elephant in the room and didn’t address it fully.  I have had a whole lot of you ask this question: I just listened to your podcast about staying away from negative people. What if the…

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I love books …… but

By | Finding Passion, Personal Development | 6 Comments

Growing up in a home without radio or TV drove me to books as a way to expand my little world.  And that little world has expanded from doing simple farm chores like baling hay and milking cows to writing, speaking and coaching today.  Reading allowed to see more and expect more and ultimately to doing, having and being more.  The UPS driver roars up my lane 2 or 3 times a week with new and exciting books to allow…

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What good is having talent if you’re not using it?

By | Finding Passion, No More Mondays | 5 Comments

I have an 11-page checklist to help you identify What’s Holding You Back From Your Dreams?  But read this first. A miser, to make sure of his property, sold all that he had and converted it into a great lump of gold, which he hid in a hole in the ground, and went continually to visit and inspect it. This roused the curiosity of one of his workmen, who, suspecting that there was a treasure, when his master’s back was…

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Will my mistakes keep my children from succeeding?

By | Failure, Finding Passion, Personal Development | 9 Comments

While having dinner Friday night our waitress lamented to us that her 23-yr-old daughter was leaving yet another relationship.  She told us how this daughter seemed to be pulled into relationships that looked great at the beginning only to deteriorate and crumble over time.  And then she asked, “Has my own divorce made it impossible for my daughter to ever expect a healthy relationship?” What do you think?  Has your own past limited the options you have now?  Did growing…

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I was trapped in fear until I stepped off the edge

By | Finding Passion, No More Mondays, Personal Development | 9 Comments

If you are a regular reader of my blogs and newsletter, you realize I love to study the characteristics of the eagle.  We have carved wooden eagles and bronze eagles around our property to remind us of the traits that make eagles great. In both the Hebrew and Christian faiths the eagle represents the flight of the soul to heaven.  It is the symbol of faith – the connection with the seen and the unseen  — the substance of things…

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Human Filing Cabinets

By | Finding Passion, Wisdom meets Passion | 9 Comments

I live in Franklin, TN just south of Nashville.  We have open fields and sprawling pastures with miles and miles of horse fences.  And yet the new office buildings going up don’t seem to recognize the beauty of nature all around us.  The newest development started with a parking garage, then a high rise office building, and now an apartment complex.  Everything seems to be designed to remove the inhabitants from any contact with grass, water or trees.  I don’t…

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How to get the exact position you desire

By | Finding Passion, Job Search | 5 Comments

I just joined an 8-week study group on Living the Principles of Think & Grow Rich.  So I’m re-reading that classic book written back in 1937.  In reading through Step Six I was struck by the process Hill describes for getting the job you want – and how similar it is to what I recommend today, 78 years later.  In fact, I had to wonder how much my thinking was influenced by my first readings of this book many years…

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Breaking the Rules for Forward Momentum

By | Finding Passion, Food for thought | 5 Comments

[note color=”#FDD017″]This is a guest post by Dr. David Powers who is a Cultural Architect, combining the worlds of futurist, informationist, and counselor into one. Considered a human puzzlemaster, he has a penchant for assembling random bits and bytes into workable solutions. He’s a best-selling author in the areas of cognitive psychology, experimental education theory, and martial arts. He’s a decorated veteran of the Marine Corps, Army, and a founding member of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. As a professional model…

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Maybe your opportunity looks different than what you expected

By | Finding Passion, Food for thought | 3 Comments

The first Avon lady was a man.  David H. McConnell was a big city bookseller.  In 1892, when the perfume he used to reward loyal customers proved more popular than his paperbacks, he dumped the books and began promoting only the perfumes.  McConnell’s next smart move was assembling a workforce composed entirely of housewives.  In contrast to the then prevalent door-to-door salesmen, Avon ladies made friends with their customers and were not the creepy blue-suede-shoe guys that most people expected…

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Can You Introduce Me to Pat Flynn?

By | Business Start-Up, Financial Freedom, Finding Passion, Food for thought | 67 Comments

[note color=”#FDD017″]This is a guest post by Kimanzi Constable, a former bread delivery guy who self-published two books that have sold over 86,000 copies. In the last year he has lost 170 pounds and moved his family to Maui, Hawaii. You can usually find him writing while enjoying an ocean view. He is a published author, international speaker, and coach. He’s a contributing writer for The Huffington Post, Entrepreneur Magazine, and Mind Body Green. He is a senior editor at The…

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