February, 2014

Strenuously Pursue, Don’t Dabble

Strenuously Pursue, Don’t Dabble

We are currently in the middle of the Sochi Winter Olympics. As I’ve been watching these Olympic Games, I’ve thought about the strength that these athletes possess. Olympians display a specific strength that they’ve developed and honed for a particular event. As we hear their back-stories, we realize how precisely they’ve trained over a long period of time. Where I went with these...

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The Monumental Danger of Leadership Cloning

The Monumental Danger of Leadership Cloning

I know a company founded by a man with a passion for writing, coupled with a love for a hobby. He published a magazine centered on his hobby. The fledgling company flourished. It soon had a suite of great products but lacked market penetration. When the founding president retired, he replaced himself with a marketing expert. The new marketing-president ran the company for five years. During his...

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Spiritual Judo

Spiritual Judo

Three decades ago, I reached the high water mark of my personal physical fitness. I ran thirty miles a week, performed three hundred pushups a day, and regularly boxed. (Ever since I’ve been on a downward slide, reaching new low water marks almost daily.) While in that peak physical condition (never mind its short duration), I met a man with a black belt in Judo. He was twice my age, plump,...

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Does Your Exceptionalness Make You Lonely?

Does Your Exceptionalness Make You Lonely?

The thing that makes you exceptional, if you are at all, is inevitably that which must also make you lonely.” from the Broadway play, A Raisin In The Sun I heard this quote on a Christian radio talk show recently with the host asking listeners if they thought this was true. Caller after caller agreed with this idea, sharing their stories of loneliness. Aloneness IS a big deal. As I’ve...

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How to experience the release of forgiveness – Conversation with John Lynch

How to experience the release of forgiveness – Conversation with John Lynch Gary and Sam talk with John Lynch about how to experience the release of forgiveness.  John is the author of several books: The Cure, Bo’s Cafe and On My Worst Day. Click the play button to listen now or right click the download-link (under the play button) to...

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