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Repentance

Repentance is a word I rarely use because it sounds too religious. Let’s take a deeper look into what the word means in today’s blog.

To repent means to “change your mind.” But it doesn’t mean change your mind in the sense of “today I planned to wear green but decided on blue instead.” No, it means to change the way you think. When we change our mindset, we change our outcomes.

Change can be hard. I get that. But if the old way of thinking hasn’t served you well, it’s probably worth taking on the challenge of change…

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Let’s Do More

Gratitude is a common theme here. Yesterday was the day in the United States where we slow down a little and focus on what we are thankful for. My question is, why don’t we do that every day?

If you want to expand your worldview, I encourage you to write three things down that you are grateful for. Do this every night before you go to sleep. Your mind will cogitate on your gratitude list while you sleep.

Try it for thirty days. Drop a comment telling me what your results are. I’m interested…

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Interview with Billy Bob Harris I The Determined People Podcast

Billy Bob Harris is the most connected individual I have ever known. His contact list defies the “six degrees of separation” and brings it down to one degree. He is a connector, a facilitator who quickly connects the dots. Billy Bob spreads encouragement as well, and he is the perfect guest for our Thanksgiving week show.

Watch to the very end for a special Thanksgiving message.

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Build That Wall!

Boundaries are something many people struggle with. For a period in my life, I couldn’t bring myself to say “no” to anything people asked of me. As a result, I would end up doing a lot of things half-ass. By not giving my best, my self-esteem took a hit.

After doing a lot of self-work (12 years of psychotherapy and counting), I learned it’s okay to say no. Setting boundaries is a form of standing up for yourself. By doing this, I became more effective in the things I said yes to.

Learn to say no. Say yes to whatever is enriching and edifying to your life. The first time is the hardest, but that’s how you grow…

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Superspreader

Superspreader is a term that became commonplace during the pandemic. It typically means something negative, something harmful.

Does it have to be a negative event? I say no, no it does not. Why don’t we start a superspreader of kindness and compassion, treating our fellow man the way we want to be treated?

Anything is possible if we believe

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Learning

When I was in school, I received a report card that showed my supposed knowledge in the subjects I was studying. My grades reflected the first four letters of the alphabet. I mostly received B’s and C’s, along with an occasional A or D. I was labeled as an average student.

I have never considered myself to be average. I refused to accept that label. My ability to connect and communicate with people was not graded, but I excelled in human connection. There are other types of knowledge than book knowledge. Personality and adaptability are more highly correlated with success than intelligence.

My grades went up in college. It turns out I loved to learn. I just needed the right environment.

Whatever grades you received in school, be sure you don’t degrade yourself…

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Tell Me!

I have blog subscribers in over 120 countries. I’m grateful for each of you, and I create these messages for you. My hope is that you will find strength and encouragement here.

Please let me know what topics you want to learn more about. How can I encourage you better? What traumas are hidden in your life that I can address?

Please write me and tell me. I will keep it confidential, and I will not share your email address with anyone.

My email address is: rewrittenone@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you…

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