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Be Thankful

Be Thankful

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”--Ralph Waldo Emerson Being Thankful is NOT...

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Why I pray all day, every day

Why I pray all day, every day

Have you ever felt like you were missing something in your life?  All the time right! As you know I grew up in a Christian house,  mom went to church every Sunday and Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) during the week.  Her bible was always out on the table.  Dad could...

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You can do Anything

You can do Anything

Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye. Helen Keller All too often we look at someone’s appearance and don’t see what God sees.    Heck, I do this with myself every single day.   When I look in the mirror I might see someone too...

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Let It GO

Let It GO

"If you focus on what you left behind, you will never be able to see what lies ahead." -- Gusteau (Ratatouille) Disney produced a movie a few years ago in their shortest time frame ever.  A mere 18 months. That in itself is pretty amazing.  But the real kicker is that...

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Mentors

Mentors

"A mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you, than you see in yourself, and helps bring it out of you.” — Bob Proctor Recently we heard from Derek S. on what his mentor looks like.   (His isn’t too pretty, PS if you didn't get to read it you should...

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Put Others First

Put Others First

“It's that wonderful old-fashioned idea that others come first and you come second. This was the whole ethic by which I was brought up. Others matter more than you do, so 'don't fuss, dear; get on with it'.”― Audrey Hepburn Why is it so important that we put others...

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Origin Story (Part 3)

Origin Story (Part 3)

 "If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten."  Tony Robbins Part Three A quick recap on part one. I loved trucks ever since I was a kid, so much that I joined the local volunteer fire department just to ride in the trucks. lol I got my...

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My Origin Story (Part 2)

My Origin Story (Part 2)

“All men like to think that they can do it alone, but a real man knows that there no substitute for support, encouragement, or a pit crew.” - Tim Allen Origin Story Part 2 Part Two A quick recap on part one.  I loved trucks ever since I was a kid, so much that I...

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My Origin Story (Part One)

My Origin Story (Part One)

"I don't know what my calling is, but I want to be here for a bigger reason. I strive to be like the greatest people who have ever lived."  Will Smith Origin Story Part One As a kid, I remember 2 times a year when a cattle truck would come early in the morning and we...

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Faith it till you make it

Faith it till you make it

“You must be the person you have never had the courage to be. Gradually, you will discover that you are that person, but until you can see this clearly, you must pretend and invent.”― Paulo Coelho How do you Faith it until you make it?   We have all heard about Faking...

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Birthday

Birthday

"Life isn't about your age. Life is about living. So when your birthday comes be thankful for the year that has just past and anticipate with a happy heart what the coming year will bring."  Catherine Pulsifer  Today I get the amazing opportunity to celebrate my 35th...

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Find A Way

Find A Way

When we try we can always Find A Way to make it happen Take a few moments to read these versus,  ‘Some men came carrying a paralyzed man on a mat and tried to take him into the house to lay him before Jesus. When they could not find a way to do this because of the...

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Getting out of Your Comfort Zone

Getting out of Your Comfort Zone

“You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone.”― Roy T. Bennett When was the last time you stepped out of your comfort zone on purpose? For me, it happens almost every day.  Not always in huge grand...

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Set Your Goals High This Year

Set Your Goals High This Year

“If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes.” —Andrew Carnegie  It seems like every year about this time we start setting “New Year's Resolutions”.   This year I want to encourage you not to set any...

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Family, Spending time where it matters

Family, Spending time where it matters

If you have been following my social media you have probably seen that I have been spending more time with my family and we have been doing quite a bit of traveling.  We have been driving, mainly because it costs a ton to fly 6 people, but also because we love...

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Making the Face of Your Business

Making the Face of Your Business

Every business has a mascot or face of the business.  Think about it Chetos has Chester the Cheta, Lucky charms have Lucky the Leprechaun, Charmin as the bears, Eclipse has Dan Greer lol.   All the great companies have mascots or faces of their businesses.  Today we...

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Measuring results as a leader

Measuring results as a leader

Measuring results as a leader can be tough. Here are a few of the keys that I use. First I look at the morale of the employees. If morale is low it means that I need to step up my game and figure out how to improve it. As a leader, another great thing that I look at...

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Leading with Compassion

Leading with Compassion

We've talked about being a passionate leader and how that changes the energy level of your team Now we're gonna talk about being a compassionate leader in why you wanna be compassionate as well. Go back to when you 1st went into the workforce, think about it for a...

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Keeping God First

Keeping God First

Keeping God first is easy. I know from experience, much like the rest the world does I know that I'm a sinner, I know that I have issues, I know that I struggle every day.  The great thing is that I also know that I do my best to keep God first in every aspect.  I...

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Have Passion as a Leader

Have Passion as a Leader

Passion is another vital part of being a leader.  But it's not always about your passion it's about finding out what those around you are passionate about!  Without passion, they'll never succeed. Here are some tips to help you find out what others are passionate...

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Trust as a leader

Trust as a leader

I grew up hearing the trust isn't given it's earned. While I agree with that, I also disagree with it. I agree with the premise that trust can be lost extremely easily. all it takes is one mistake and all the trust you earn is lost. The reason I disagree with it is...

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Be a Positive Leader

Be a Positive Leader

Negativity casts a shadow on everything and everyone around you. Think back when the last time that you were around somebody that was super negative didn't have anything nice to say all I can do is talk bad about the people around them or about the situation they...

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Being a leader when you are NOT in charge

Being a leader when you are NOT in charge

Some of the best leaders I've known have never truly been managers or been in charge of anyone. They know how to get people motivated, they know how to inspire them without actually having authority. Let's talk about Dean Graziosi. Dean is a motivator, he is a...

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7 Ingredients To Be A Great Leader

7 Ingredients To Be A Great Leader

"A good leader leads the people from above them. A great leader leads the people from within them."--M. D. Arnold Finding GREAT leaders is NOT easy!   We came up with the 7 ingredients that make GREAT leaders so awesome.   Passion is important because if you have it,...

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Making Time for Family

Making Time for Family

The busier you get the harder it is to “make” time for what's important My son started a project truck 1937 international.  I am proud of him for doing what he has accomplished so far.  He has a ton of work to do but it has been great for us to bond and works...

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Trusting God

Trusting God

Trusting God isn’t always easy. Is it? I fail at that every day.  In fact, I fail multiple times every day if we want to be honest.   One thing that I have learned is that no matter what God has our best interests at heart.  He truly wants to see us succeed! Never...

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Is Coaching right for you?

Is Coaching right for you?

I’m sure that if you have listened to podcasts from almost any entrepreneur they make you feel that paying for coaching is the only way to succeed.  Or at least succeed faster I thought the same thing.  So I hired my first coach and didn’t hold anything back.  Here’s...

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Why you should never separate God and business/work

Why you should never separate God and business/work

Alright, y'all know I'm a strong Christian We also know that I haven't always been a strong Christian.  There was a time in my life where I wouldn't talk about God, anywhere. Except in my own house or a church. I was what we call a Sunday Christian.  You see God...

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Doing what’s best for your customers, not your business

Doing what’s best for your customers, not your business

Success is not measured in $$ it’s measured in the quality of workmanship you provide to others “You are serving a customer, not a life sentence. Learn how to enjoy your work.” Laurie McIntosh That’s the truth. Throughout my career and all of our businesses, we have...

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Wake up Early

Wake up Early

Wake up Early Waking up earlier to add time to your day I can’t tell you how many books that I’ve read that have told me to wake up earlier to add extra time to my day. When I first started reading these books, I thought man these authors are crazy. What are they...

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Goals, how to set and achieve any goal!

Goals, how to set and achieve any goal!

Today we are going to talk about how to set attainable goals and achieve those goals in a realistic time-frame. Goals are major part of business and life.  My goals are what push me to be an over achiever.  Ever since I was a young boy growing up in the country, I set...

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Leave the Caveman Days of Implementation Behind You

Leave the Caveman Days of Implementation Behind You

It doesn't matter or 9 or 99 someone see's you as either too old or too young. Don't let their interpretation of age be what limits you! Most companies know they have issues that need addressed. What they don’t know is how to effectively implement the “fix-it”...

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Putting in the Work

Putting in the Work

Make sure that you are not the one who is riding the coattails of someone else’s hard work. Be sure that you put in the time and energy to be proud of what you do. EVERY DAY! There have been times in all of our careers where we rode the wave of someone else’s success....

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