FOCUS: Your Decision!

Selected Life Lesson It doesn’t matter what anybody thinks… it’s always your decision in the end. -Erin S’ Life Lesson from Dover, Kansas Richard’s Thoughts… Your life is your life. No questions asked. You are the one who has to live it. You are the one when you have a dream, you have to chase […]

SPARKS of Taking Risks Podcast

From running for mayor at the age of 18, to speaking, to writing a book, and even painting, Richard Dedor continues to learn and grow through taking risks. Join us as Richard shares lessons, successes, and strategies to stretch your risk-taking and find focus to create the life you desire. Learn more about Richard and […]

Dream Big Dreams, Take Small Steps

This is a guest post by @SamDavidson of CoolPeopleCare. Someone said (either Victor Hugo or Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, depending upon where you look online) that small dreams aren’t worth dreaming because they have no ability to stir the hearts of others. I agree. Dreams (the kind you have when you’re awake) are fun. You […]

3 Cups of Tea, We Are Family

I’ve been wanting to read, Three Cups of Tea since I picked it up last Christmas and I finally was able to work it into my schedule and I’m glad I did. Tea is written by Greg Mortenson (the guy who the book is about) and David Oliver Relin, and the story begins when Mortenson […]

Do It Because It’s Hard

Last month the United States and the world celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the American landing on the Moon. It was exciting once again to read about the journey to our moon, the struggles, the victories and everything that came from that mission and the missions to come. For some of you, it is a […]

FOCUS: Don’t Quit! (v2n15)

This Week’s Lesson I was fishing with my friend and he was impatiently tired. We were there for two hours and had nothing to show for it. About the time he was ready to leave, I felt a tug and pulled out a giant fish. -Drew H’s life lesson from Olathe, Kansas Richard’s Thoughts… This […]


Today we honor and remember those who have fought for and those who have given their lives for the dreams of men and women: “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.” (photo via tonythemisfit from flikr)