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Start With “Why”!

Teen Leadership and Mentoring Blog This morning I was feeling really tired when my alarm clock went off at 4:00 A.M. I rolled over, turned it off, and then put my feet on the ground. I stood in the middle of a dark room wondering what the heck would possess me to get [...]

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Luck Is When Preparation Meets Opportunity!

Teen Leadership and Mentoring Blog I think I'm a good person, so I think I deserve some good luck, don't you? I know we all want to be good people and to be lucky, but sadly being a good person usually has very little to do with good luck. Extraordinary people know something [...]

By |May 26th, 2012|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Luck Is When Preparation Meets Opportunity!

We Learn By Doing!

Teen Leadership and Mentoring Blog We learn by doing! Oh, that is so true! I can't even think of how many times I have been overwhelmed and confused by someone trying to explain to me. Many times in life I have thought that the task-at-hand was just too tough, too complicated, and too [...]

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And They Thought You Were Just Lucky…

Teen Leadership and Mentoring Blog Most people will think you're successful just because you got lucky. Don't let that stop you! Success makes you happy! Don't worry about other people's jealousy or what they might say about you. In the end, none of their chatter matters anyway. I can remember my Granddaddy telling [...]

By |May 19th, 2012|Uncategorized|Comments Off on And They Thought You Were Just Lucky…

Pebble In The Pond!

Teen Leadership and Mentoring Blog Now I'm sure that you've either skipped flat small rocks in a pond or have at least seen someone skip rocks in a large body of water like a pond or an ocean. But, have you ever personally thrown a little pebble into a large pond? If you [...]

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We Already Have Enough!

Teen Leadership and Mentoring Blog Rush! Rush! Rush! We're always in a rush to get more! But why do we always seem to want more? We want more so we'll feel more security and love. But ultimately, we want more because we think it will make us happier. Here is a great idea. [...]

By |May 12th, 2012|Uncategorized|Comments Off on We Already Have Enough!

The North Wind Made the Vikings!

Teen Leadership and Mentoring Blog Some of us may have heard this famous Norwegian expression before and some of us may not have. What does The North Wind Made the Vikings really mean? Well, after hopefully reading a bunch of my blogs you probably have my style figured out by now. And you [...]

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Live A Simple Man’s Life!

Teen Leadership and Mentoring Blog My Granddaddy was a simple man. He didn't live in a BIG house, or drive a BIG car, nor did he spend an abundance of money on fancy clothes. It seems the only thing in abundance that he ever acquired was his over-flowing warmth, wisdom, and generosity. And [...]

By |May 5th, 2012|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Live A Simple Man’s Life!

Don’t Try To Saw Sawdust!

Teen Leadership and Mentoring Blog Don't try to saw, sawdust! What exactly does that mean? Well, it means don't worry about the past. What is done, is done. Don't worry about it. I'm sure you've all heard the saying not to cry over spilled milk. Well, don't try to saw sawdust is the [...]

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