A Life Worth Living

We view the world through filters: the filter of our upbringing, the filter of our family patterns, the filter of our societal norms, the filter of our religious backgrounds, etc. These filters bring certain things into focus and filter other things out. Our filters shape our perception of reality. Some of my friends, for instance, …

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The Policy of Inspiration

"Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be." - Ralph Waldo Emerson The carrot and stick approach is a policy that refers to the use of rewards and punishment to effect a change in the behavior of another. I've seen parents, teachers, coaches, managers and even …

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Dulcet Vesper

In time of dulcet vesper I rambled down the lane. And listened to the whisper Of songbirds in the rain. I watched the raindrops falling Through the sagging crown, And spied the chaste fawn sprawling Beneath the hemlock's gown. The moon's soft rays did glisten Around the dancing mist, Thus nightfall did rechristen My peaceful …

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Your True Purpose

"Still more apparent does the working of this principle become when for the word 'idea' I substitute the word 'purpose.' Purpose at once suggests the notion that the person whom it actuates is in motion toward an end; and a person moving toward an end, like a rifle-ball toward a target, is less easily managed and directed than when he is standing …

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Inspiring Greatness

“Your profession is not what brings home your weekly paycheck, your profession is what you're put here on earth to do, with such passion and such intensity that it becomes spiritual in calling.” - Vincent van Gogh To my mind, the growth and development of people is the highest calling of a small business owner …

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