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 […]

5 Lessons From Seinfeld

My favorite television show of all time is Seinfeld. In every episode it seemed (even if they were about nothing) you could gleam a lesson or two about life from the story-lines. Here are some favorites to start your week. Lesson #1: Go After Your Dreams (even if it is a chicken) Lesson #2: Dance […]

The Never-Ending Journey

Anytime you put something you created into the public sphere, you have to be ready for public scrutiny. I’ve been doing various forms of public events for the better part of ten years. I was a competitive speaker in high school and in college. I was a high school tennis player and then assistant coach […]


Continue the Ripple of Kindness

I recently received an email after one of my FOCUS emails from someone who signed-up at one of my workshops this summer. My FOCUS message was about the ripple effect of kindness and what I did to start my ripple. (In case you are wondering, I sent a greeting card with a gift certificate inside […]

Animals Change Lives

We’re nearing the end of the 2009 One Stream promotion… and I wanted to talk about one last way for you to change the world. A great organization is helping families around the globe with something very simple: cows. Yes, Heifer International has “learned over the years that a holistic approach is necessary in order […]

Are You in Debt?

Over the last year, there has been a lot of talk about our spending habits and how we were living on credit and how that’s bad and five-step plans to get yourself out of debt and get the creditors off your backs and how to make sure you have a good mortgage and ways to […]

FOCUS: Your Ripples! (v2n24)

This Week’s Lesson There is value in every helpful act – it is a ripple effect. -Colleen N’s life lesson from Galena, Mo. Richard’s Thoughts… Ahhh, the ripple effect of caring and kindness. It’s not a new or even novel concept, but as our busy lives take over our daily thoughts and actions, those simple […]