Acres of Diamonds

This is one of my favorite stories, because of the principles revealed.  Based on a true story, it has been told with many versions. Years ago, when the first diamonds were being discovered in Africa, diamond fever spread across the continent like wildfire.  Many people struck it rich in their search for the sparkling beauties, and they became millionaires overnight. At this time, Lamar, a young black farmer in central Africa, was scratching out a moderate living on the land that he owned.  However, the promise of great diamond wealth soon possessed Lamar, and one day he could no longer … Read More

Going to your well of inspiration

[note color=”#FDD017″]This is a guest post by Joseph Lalonde. He is a youth leader and leadership blogger at JMLalonde.com. Joseph shares leadership tools and encourages you to become a better leader. Follow him on Twitter or subscribe to his blog.  If you’d like to guest post on this blog, check out the guidelines here.[/note] Everyday we’re bombarded by so much information. It seems like everything is vying for our attention. The TV blares commercials to entice you to purchase the next best thing. Magazine ads try to sell you on the way you should look. Or it could be your friends … Read More