LISTEN WELL

6 WAYS TO BE A BETTER LISTENER LEARN - Listen with the purpose to learn, not be quick to tell what you know. INTENTIONAL - this begins with asking with intent to learn, not tell what you know....

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AN ELEGANT QUESTION – YOU SHOULD KNOW THE ANSWER

How do you want to live? Be careful now. This is not a trick question! Seriously. How do you really want to live your life? This is a question my mind has been trying to wrap around for weeks. This is what...

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CLIMATE – YOU MAKE YOUR WEATHER

The Finnish say, “There is no bad weather only bad clothing.” The wise fisherman when I asked, “What kind of people live up the road?” He asked, “What kind of people were they where you came from?” The fisherman’s answer was also...

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T E A M S  + R P E =  W I N S

The NBC Thunder 9th Grade Spokane Champions were a great team because they were dedicated to being great teammates. Too often it is assumed winning is based on talent. Too often coaches place winning as the ultimate prize. Too often...

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THE CHECK LIST

When the grind of life is so intensive, the human brain cannot process all that needs to be done without mistakes. A checklist has been proven to be an effective tool. For many years, the checklist was the way business...

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THANK YOU’S ARE NOBLE

Saying “thank you” is a noble yet often neglected statement after an act of kindness. Sometimes when I get irritated when one of my acts of kindness is not acknowledged, I ask myself, "If there was a line of people who...

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THANKFULNESS

THANKFULNESS GRATITUDE CREATION Today is focus time on 3 impactful words! First, is the idea of thankfulness. It is impossible to have a negative attitude and be thankful. Thanklessness is a terrible robber of peace and contentment. Second, is the idea of gratitude....

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GRATITUDE IS THE BEST ATTITUDE

As iron sharpens iron so a friend sharpens a friend – Proverbs 27:17 One of the truly great men in my life, Steve Pence, stands in victory with the majestic Mount Blanc in the background.  Recently Steve and his amazing wife...

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ISABELLA

At age 6 Isabella declared, “Papa you have to live long enough to see my first baby born, but not my second one.” Bella and her two sisters, Natalya and Ariana, have been encouragement/oxygen for me in the cancer war....

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CRUCIBLE LIFE EVENT

Looking back over your entire lifetime, was there a single experience that would be classified as a crucible event? One of the definitions of the word crucible is the overcoming a trial or difficult circumstance. The dictionary uses an example of...

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