FOCUS: One Stream! (v2n21)

This Week’s Lesson You will never be truly happy and successful unless you do things for other people. -Less’s life lesson from Minot, North Dakota Richard’s Thoughts… Community service has often been called noble service. I started volunteering back in 1999 and now, ten years later things have changed. Not only can I volunteer in […]

We are One Stream

We live in one world. Just one. Oftentimes it however it seems we live in many and can only affect the world nearest us. We live in our neighborhoods, then communities, then cities, then states, then nations, then our continent and then the world. But alas, it is one world we live in. What I […]

Fix Your Relationship

I was in a large group business meeting a few months back and as I was taking notes, the guy speaking said the following: “Before you make new relationships, fix the broken ones.” I wrote it down because he was right. Especially in business, you have to focus your energies on fixing the relationships you […]

FOCUS: Give Appreciation! (v2n20)

This Week’s Lesson Appreciate what you have in life and express it. -Penny T’s life lesson from Solon, Iowa Richard’s Thoughts… How many times during the day do you express appreciation for someone’s kindness, someone’s thoughtfulness, or someone’s friendship? Can’t recall? Well… today is your lucky day! I bet you know the power of gratitude […]

Friendly Business

Two weeks ago, I wrote about a terrible first business meeting. Continuing with that theme today, let’s focus on you! What is your first business meeting like? I think we all can agree how important the first five seconds and five minutes are to the sustainability of not only friendships, but business relationships. If I […]

Full Hearts

Continuing with “Clear Eyes,” are you fully committed to yourself? If you have a clear vision of what you want with your passions, are you doing everything you can to achieve it? Are you giving your heart and soul to it? For example, if your passion is teaching, are you spending your time and energy […]

FOCUS: Attitude! (v1n45)

This Week’s Lesson Attitudes are contagious! Is yours worth catching? -Mackenzie M’s life lesson from Minneapolis, Kansas Richard’s Thoughts… This week’s lesson comes from Mackenzie and hits the nail right on the head. Last week I was sick with yet another head-cold and spent most of Sunday on the couch. But in that sickness, I […]