What is Possible?

Last week I spent a few hours leading a workshop/ideation session at a university. It was a fun group (all information technology folks), and it was fun to see everyone with their Droid’s, iPads and laptops. But what was even more fun was how they looked at all the problems I posed. For instance, we […]

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 […]

Life is a Permanent Beta Test

Jon Foreman, the lead singer of my favorite band Switchfoot once said, “[…] unlimited undos. I wish I had that in life.” The great thing is: We do! In life, we get as many chances as we need to find answers and ask questions. We have our whole lives to figures things out and reach […]

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 […]

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 […]