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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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Educated

Most people like to think of themselves as smart. In many ways they are. There are other types of intelligence than IQ.

We should focus on educating ourselves on the important issues of today. There are opinions everywhere, and opinions are fine but what is the basis for them?

Educate yourself. Learn. Be open-minded, willing to change as your level of understanding evolves…

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Teachers

Today is National Teacher Day in the United States. So first off, thank you to all of the dedicated, devoted teachers worldwide.

The best teaching moments are in the home. We, as parents, should model behavior for our children. Characteristics like kindness, forgiveness, compassion and honesty are best taught by example, not by forced behavior.

Our children are watching us all the time. Let’s make sure our words and actions align…

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My interview with Christian Moore, Part 1

Christian Moore is an internationally renowned speaker, author and founder of the WhyTry program which teaches resilience to kids in schools.
Christian is an expert on resilience. He wrote “The Resilience Breakthrough,” selling well over 100,000 copies. But Christian Moore is a name we probably should have never heard of.
Moore grew up without much structure in his home. He has multiple learning disabilities, reading at only a 7th grade level. Yet through hard work, perseverance and yes, resilience, Christian holds a master’s degree from Brigham Young University.
In part one of our three-part interview, you will learn about his crazy upbringing, and about the wonderful people God placed in his life that shaped and guided him.

Click on the link to watch. Please subscribe to my YouTube Channel while you are there!

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Acceptance

Judging others drains you of valuable energy. Accepting people as they are opens the door to new ways of seeing life around us. Our minds are open to new possibilities, new creativity.

If people are jerks, keep them out of your circle of friends and acquaintances. You can’t change their hearts. Only God can do that. By limiting their access to your life, you are protecting yourself while still accepting them as they are. Something to consider…

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Victimhood…

No one is a victim in the sense that someone else is keeping them from succeeding. Yes, bad things happen to us, but the bad stuff only prevents us from being successful and impactful if we allow it. The battle is in our minds. If you have a good mind and can think…you can do. It’s easier to blame than to do…

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Blind Spots

We all have blind spots, things we can’t see or refuse to see in ourselves. It’s important to have friends who will gently point them out to us, especially if our blind spots prevent us from being our best. Don’t be defensive or make excuses. Be proactive about doing better…

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Reading

From the time I was a little boy, I loved to read. Reading books took me on great adventures and opened my mind to endless creative possibilities. Still to this day my desire to read remains. Many people consider my way to be old-fashioned, but I do what works for me. I average a book a week across all genres. I encourage you to take up the habit of reading. I believe it will be of great benefit to you…

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Good Health…

Good health is within your reach if you really want it. Get plenty of rest, eat good, natural foods, exercise for an hour every day, read good books and articles, and take time to connect with other people. You will live longer and feel better. The choice is ours…

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