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Entertainers and Politics

For over 20 years, there has been a growing trend for those in the entertainment world to willingly share their views on political and societal issues. In my opinion, they may keep their opinions to themselves.

We go to concerts, movies and the theater to escape the real world for a short while. Life is still waiting for us after the show. We want the world to be right for just a couple of hours.

Only an outsized ego believes we care about the entertainer’s politics. Just my humble opinion…

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My Interview With The Reverend Dr. Daryl Horton

The Reverend Dr. Daryl Horton has a remarkable humility about him. In our conversation, we discussed his calling to the ministry, his challenges getting there, the “rules of religion,” and how God has always shown up. Have you ever wondered how a pastor gives a eulogy for someone they don’t know? Or are you curious about how prayer works? It’s all there and more in our interview.

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Goal Tending

Do you set goals? Some people make New Years resolutions which are, in essence, goals. Yet they aren’t the same.

Resolutions are things you want to resolve within yourself. Perhaps it’s a behavior you wish to change.

Goals are achievement-oriented. Goals are definable, measurable, and they should stretch you to reach them. This is one of the ways we grow.

Set goals for yourself, and check your progress regularly. Then look back after a period of time and see how far you’ve progressed.

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Reputation

Recently, a reporter resigned from a nationally-known newspaper because she falsified her sources. Her reputation has been ruined.

Our own reputations are on the line every day. The world is watching how we conduct ourselves. People might believe something about us that is untrue, but honesty and integrity win out every time.

It is my hope that the reporter does the hard work to restore her reputation. And I also hope the world will give her another chance. If she is true in her contrition, she will find restoration. If she’s not sincere, well…

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Two Bicycle Mechanics

Do you find yourself believing that if you were better educated you would pursue the greatness you know is inside of you?

Consider the story of two uneducated bicycle mechanics from Dayton, Ohio. You know them as the Wright brothers. Had they allowed their lack of formal schooling to hold them back, I wouldn’t be writing about them today.

Never underestimate the power of your imagination…

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Insecurities

Most people are insecure about something. For example, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. I don’t know about you, but I’m more afraid of death than I am giving a speech!

We also have things we exude confidence in, our securities. Focus on those while seeking to improve on whatever might make you feel insecure…

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