The Lowest Expectations

Your potential really has very little to do what you achieve. More important is how you perceive your potential. In fact, it might be true how you perceive your potential determines your potential. And for good or ill, how we perceive our own potential is often dependent upon the perception and psychological quirks of other […]

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Got a Pebble in Your Shoe?

Have you ever had a pebble in your shoe? From time to time I’ll be out hiking and a pebble flips up and lands in my boot. Of course, I could stay home and sit on the couch and avoid the possibility of getting a pebble in my boot, but then I’d miss out on […]

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The Wisdom of My Blind Dog

If you’ve read some of my past blog posts, you probably know that I am a dog enthusiast. Over the years, my wife Lynn and I have enjoyed several canine companions. Scooter was one of our favorite dogs. But I remember him most for a rather unusual reason. Toward the end of his life, our dog Scooter went blind. […]

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Shut Up and Listen

Most of us have never learned the most persuasive tool in the communications toolbox: listening. For most people, “listening” really means something like: smiling and nodding while mentally preparing what we’re going to say.

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Why You Need a Code of Conduct

But be prepared for what? The Scouting official website explains: “Scouting is a values-based program with its own code of conduct. For almost a century, Scouting has instilled in young men the values and knowledge that they will need to become leaders in their communities and country. ” It goes on: “A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, […]

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