Before my father passed away, he cleaned out his shed and house and held an auction. My siblings and I helped him sift through a lifetime of tools, bolts, chainsaws, and lawnmowers to decide what to toss, what to keep, and what to sell. Mom had passed away several years earlier. We decided it was finally time to purge her
Not one of my best ideas
I love the fair season in Minnesota: the smells of cotton candy, popcorn, and 4-H animals wafting through the air. A few years ago, I took my nephews, Charlie and Josh, to the local fair. We had a good time taking in the sights as we ambled toward our ultimate goal, the Midway. The giant yellow slide made two sets
Life Is Amazing; Why Aren’t You Happy?
We take for granted the advances that continue to make our lives easier: We eat foods grown around the world, talk to friends who are thousands of miles away, pay for lunch with a wave of our smart phones, and our cars can parallel park themselves. Pretty amazing!
Rules of Life
My family attends a sweet little Methodist church in my hometown. I enjoy attending when I am visiting on a Sunday.
A Life Well Lived
How do you live to be almost 100?
Change One Thing
Sean, Bill, and Jared are neighbors: on the surface, they seem very much alike. Each is married, of average health, height, and body weight, and earning $75,000 a year. It’s their attitudes that set them apart.
It’s Valentine’s Day
Balance is an important topic in my roundtables. Many business owners spend years building successful companies only to realize they have neglected the people they profess to love.
Are You Hovering, Hovering, Hovering?
We’ve heard the term “helicopter parent,” a reference to moms and dads who constantly hover over their children, never giving them the opportunity to make their own decisions or mistakes, swooping in to save the day when things become the least bit challenging.
Out of the Mouths of Babes
Every day, we should be grateful for all the good things in our lives, big and small.
Use Your Words Wisely
You are a creature of excellence.
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