Tonight’s big win at OCU. 

Had an amazing motivation message prior to the game from my close friend Coach Fred Crowell. Fred has a unique gift of helping young men see their destiny! He then had to go watch his granddaughter perform in a...

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Former NBC’er

I hope this email finds you well.  It has been on my heart for the past month to email you.  I had a great lunch with Ken Sugarman the other day and we talked about all the little things...

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GOOD BRAG BAD BRAG

So vividly the memory of a bad brag rests in my memory bank.  It was my 9th-grade year; basketball was the brag. On the ride home Dad, teammate, and his father listened to my bad brag about my great...

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NO TAXES?

I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethoughts of grief. - Wendell Berry No taxes -  no future fears? No takes - no worries for tomorrow? No taxes -  no negative attitudes? No taxes -...

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PRACTICALLY PERFECT

Perfection is a noble concept yet it is a fallacious possibility.  Coaches often talk about perfect practice. Really!? What is so admirable about perfection? Under close examination, the pursuit of perfection actually becomes a deterrent to exceptional performance. Leaders who demand...

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THE BEST MOVIE EVER

The academy award winning, best picture you have seen in your lifetime, is you.  You are the screenwriter, the producer, director, lead actor, and in charge of promotion and sales. The movie is called, This is Your Life!  The really...

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ATTITUDE IS KING

Thoughts become words, words become actions, actions become habits, and habits become your destiny. I remember so clearly an experience in the early years of marriage. After enjoying a fabulous dinner Susie prepared, I was lying on the couch. Susie asked...

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STORY COLLISIONS

The tendency is to believe the first story told and forget there are two sides to every story. The late Dr. Bill Bright cautioned his team of thousands to make a practice of effective communication because open dialogue almost...

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HEALTHY SILENCE

The base note of our lives is silence. The trees must be in it, the birds sing, the dogs bark, cars beep - people speak - but the silence is the deep ground.  - Marie Howe The beauty, grandeur and...

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THE DETACHMENT PRINCIPLE

The detachment principle is a life skill of letting go with ease and grace yet maintaining zest and a drive to live life fully. All of life has a beginning and an ending. There is first the...

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