Call People by Their Names!

Teen Leadership and Mentoring Blog Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkH-O1NfJ-0   Although I admit this is probably one of my Granddaddy’s simpler secrets of success, I also have to admit that this simple secret of success is hard for me. Why do I consistently struggle with such a simple thing like calling people by their names? Maybe …

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Dream Big but Start Small!

Teen Leadership and Mentoring Blog Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ial714wZg_0 There is an old African proverb that goes something like this, Never test the depth of the water with both feet. You can picture this, can’t you? Yeah, dreaming BIG is a little scary. And we probably shouldn’t just dive head into something that is huge, or …

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Enjoy the Rainstorms!

Teen Leadership and Mentoring Blog Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSUEN9FvtqU   Face it, folks. There is no way of getting around life’s rainstorms. Our battle scars from these storms make us who we are. We should wear these battle scars with pride like they were a luxurious coat of armor from King Arthur himself. Our battle scars …

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Start With “Why”!

Teen Leadership and Mentoring Blog Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wb8KpHqU5tg 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 …

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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 much for …

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And They Thought You Were Just Lucky…

Teen Leadership and Mentoring Blog Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=winvwJlCo30 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 …

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Pebble In The Pond!

Teen Leadership and Mentoring Blog Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yi3LW5riHfc 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 …

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We Already Have Enough!

Teen Leadership and Mentoring Blog Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaWgRJwMq4Y 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 …

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