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There Never Seems to be Enough Time!


As so often, it was a busy week and I found myself wondering where on earth I was going to find the time to add one more thing to my list. This reminded me of a piece I had read … Continue reading

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“I See Fields of Green, Red Roses Too…”

Visualizing success

Do you ever catch yourself in a daydream when a favorite song like “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong comes on? All of a sudden you find yourself with your favorite person, or maybe sitting on the beach or … Continue reading

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The TOPS Legacy Grows

TOPS IRD 2019 logo

What a super weekend I enjoyed with over 1,800 TOPS friends from all over the United States and Canada at International Recognition Days in Portland, Oregon. My gratitude goes out in waves to the dedicated Field Staff and volunteers who … Continue reading

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Habits: Changing and Replacing


We truly are creatures of habit and are what we repeatedly do. About 40 percent of our waking hours are a matter of habit. The primary reason for this is because habits require minimal effort or thought and allow us … Continue reading

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Attitudes: Positive or Negative?

Change to a positive attitude

Whenever this topic crosses my mind, I hear coach and trainer Zig Ziglar saying that it is time for “a checkup from the neck up” and time to “stop stinkin’ thinkin’.” Dr. Michelle Robin states that “Your mind will always … Continue reading

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Why Do I Put Off to Tomorrow What I Could Do Today?


“Why do I put off to tomorrow what I could do today? If it is due, then do it until it’s done!” I can almost hear my mom saying those words when I was a teenager with chores to be … Continue reading

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Foggy or Focused?

Mountains and forest

Springtime in the hills of West Virginia often has very foggy mornings. As the sun appears over the mountains and the fog begins to lift and eventually burn off, what was murky and vague becomes crisp and clear against a … Continue reading

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