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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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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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Pressure

There are many forms of pressure, from pressure cookers to peer pressure. There are people in our world who will use pressure and intimidation to get their way. Steer clear of those people.

You can get everything you want in life by doing good, not through threats and maneuvering. Leading with a kind and compassionate heart will move mountains, leaving a trail of good. You will be creating a legacy.

There are times when applying pressure is a good thing. Lean into those times and divert your attention away from the pressure you know goes against your values…

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Work

We find satisfaction after we have put in a good days work. The feeling of accomplishment is satisfying.

We must be cautious that we don’t allow our identity to be attached to our work. No, we are so much more than that. Our identity is who we are, not what we do.

Get to know yourself outside of your occupation. Examine your good qualities, and work on the characters traits you want to improve on. We are all works in progress…

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Age

We can’t stop the aging process, but we don’t have to allow it to ruin our health, either.

Age only exists in your head and your heart. Keep your thoughts on what’s true, right and noble. Exert yourself when you exercise. Eat good foods. Read books that make you think, books that inspire you. By doing these things, you will begin to age in reverse.

Try it! You will become more vibrant, and the lens you view the world through will expand…

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What the???

It’s November 7th and Christmas decorations have been up in stores for almost a month. In August, Halloween stuff filled the aisles. My prediction is that Valentines cards will be available the week of Thanksgiving. I sincerely hope I’m wrong.

We have become so rushed that we miss some important moments in our lives. We get so busy thinking about the next “thing” that we fail to truly enjoy today. I’m the guiltiest one of all.

I encourage you to slow down, just a little, and feel the presence of the day, moment by moment. You might still miss a few things, but odds are you won’t…

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The Determined People Podcast I Interview with Art Acevedo

Art Acevedo has the mindset of a warrior and the heart of a servant leader. Click on the link to watch Part One of our lively interview where you will learn about his family’s immigration from Cuba, what it was like growing up in east Los Angeles, and he will give you a closeup look at the riots after the Rodney King verdict and how it shaped him as a law enforcement officer.

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