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Ninety Percent for Today and Ten Percent for Tomorrow

Ninety Percent for Today and Ten Percent for Tomorrow

10 Bedrock Truths
We have a choice in who we choose as friends, but we don’t have a choice in who we have as our family. To build that relationship with family, it may and often does require us to get into their worlds. I was very fortunate that both my boys played football and it was a family endeavor. I coached youth football, announced games, and was a member of the youth football board. We not only invested in our children in this sport, but in the children of our community at the same time. Because it was an interest of mine, it was easy to get involved and allocate my time, money, and emotion. But football was not the entire makeup of our children. Our older son wrestled as a second…
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Opportunity Is Missed by Most

Opportunity Is Missed by Most

10 Bedrock Truths
My father was a product of the depression and I joke that I am also, but people say I am too young. This is true, but important values do get passed on and the emphasis of hard work and wasting nothing is a part of my fabric. This is why this quote by Thomas Edison hits home with me: “Opportunity is missed by most because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” Do you have examples in your life or in the lives of others you know where hard work sets the way for opportunities? What kind of satisfaction do you feel after succeeding in a difficult task or situation? All I can say is this part of my journey gave me the confidence to address challenges head-on,…
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Margin: Time and Money

Margin: Time and Money

10 Bedrock Truths
How are your margins with your time and money? Is your stress higher than it needs to be and stealing joy from your life? Have you ever prioritized your time and spending, to ensure you are spending your time and resources on the most important things in your life? Are all your needs getting addressed, or are your wants getting in the way and causing you to spend too much or all of your money and leaving no funds in savings as a margin for an unexpected life event?
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Change: An Opportunity or a Threat

Change: An Opportunity or a Threat

10 Bedrock Truths
Change is a part of the events in all of our lives. Some changes we have control over, but many come our way whether we like them or not. Change is neither good nor bad, but how we embrace it and grow from it will determine how it impacts our lives. If we reject change, the results may treat us poorly. Joy may be minimized and negativity can creep into our life. Many times if you resist change in your work, your performance will suffer. Many people lose their jobs because they are no longer in alignment with the direction of the organization. But if you embrace change, you can maximize the opportunity the change offers to bring to your life. You will grow, learn, and meet the needs of…
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