richard dedor

The Birth of an Idea

I brought together three other passionate people recently and something was born. We’re not sure what … but we’re excited and the possibilities are endless. That’s what happens when you allow your imagination to run wild and shoot for the stars. You never know what is to become.

Do Three Things to Make You Smile

A recent Inc.com article discussed ways employers could help make their employees smile more, and thus become happier. I took that concept and turned it to how you can do the same for your own life. After all, you are the CEO of your life.

The Glory of March Madness

It is almost here. The Madness will soon be upon us. For those non-baketball fans out there who have no idea what I am talking about, March Madness is all about the unpredictability of 68 of the best men and women’s basketball teams playing each other over three weekends to find a national champion. Sure, […]

FOCUS: Live Your Passion!

Selected Life Lesson Always be passionate about what you want to pursue. Always think you can never give up. -Taylor B’s Life Lesson from Haven, Kansas Richard’s Thoughts… Having and living a life full of passion is a wonderful thing. But how many of you and your friends actually execute on your passions on a […]

Mayor Dedor

Three days ago was yet another anniversary in my life. It is the day that I lost my campaign for Mayor of Mason City, Iowa. Oh, you didn’t know that? Back when I was 18 years old (yes, you read that right), I decided that I wanted to be crazy and run for public office. […]