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Category Archives: Learning

Are You Listening?

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The first Board member to share “Lessons Learned” is TOPS President Rick Danforth, who is a Century Award winner. Rick Danforth’s Lesson COVID Communications: Are you listening? How often have you used the following phrases: “I didn’t know that.” “You’re … Continue reading

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The Power of “Om”

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This week’s blog comes from Deanna Bies, a TOPS Service Program Administrator and Board Member. I used to have a really difficult time turning off my brain at night so I could sleep. I had to learn to calm it … Continue reading

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2020 Vision

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Today I am reflecting on all I have experienced during this year, giving thanks for the lessons learned in the journey, and excited for the clarity the New Year promises. The car satellite radio is broadcasting a song from almost … Continue reading

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Habits: Changing and Replacing

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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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Real People … In their own words… the letter W

Want, Welcome, Willing, Workable, Write Surfers “ride” the waves, using their power to take them where they want to go. The surfer does not use his or her power to change the wave to make it go where he or … Continue reading

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Real People … In their own words… the letter V

Value, Versatile, Vocal, Victory, Volitional I watched a charming movie a couple of years ago titled “A Dog’s Purpose.” The star was a dog named Bailey and his purpose was to bring joy and happiness. I enjoyed it thoroughly, shed … Continue reading

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Real People … In their own words… the letter U

Unlock, Understand, Unite, Useful, Ultimate The starting point for a better life is discovering that we have choices. Sometimes, we use excuses to keep ourselves locked in a cell of our own making, not realizing that we have a key … Continue reading

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