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Category Archives: Success

Decluttering My Life

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Last night, I curled up on the couch after dinner and treated myself to a movie. From the many choices, I decided on an old favorite, “Father of the Bride,” starring Steve Martin. In it was an old Ella Fitzgerald … Continue reading

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Smile

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Recently on a chilly morning, my gas fireplace was not functioning properly and would not ignite. Mind you, I knew enough to have figured out that the problem had to do with the remote control and settings for it. Therefore, … Continue reading

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Living Your Best Life

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For many years, I focused incredible amounts of energy on making changes. If anything was made apparent in 2020, it was the simple fact that change happens regardless of my focus and that I will find a way to deal … Continue reading

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No Need to Be Perfect to Make a Difference

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Another important lesson to share is true insight, again by Gina Brueske. She serves as TOPS Board Secretary, Retreat Assignment and Booking Director—and she’s a KOPS! Gina Brueske’s Lesson No Need to Be Perfect to Make a Difference! We moved … Continue reading

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Be Prepared

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We’re still sharing lessons learned, and they apply equally well in the holiday season. Today we hear from TOPS First Vice President, who’s also a KOPS. Karen Tinlin’s Lesson Be Prepared! I’ve always enjoyed flying (considering it an adventure), but … Continue reading

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Find the Way

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I’ll jump in here to share one of the many lessons that I’ve learned. It is my privilege to serve as Chairman of such a remarkable Board of Directors during this time. Barb Cady’s Lesson Find the Way Of the … Continue reading

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Win with Positive Thinking

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The next person relating her lesson is our newest Board member, Carol Holtz, who is the granddaughter of Esther S. Manz, TOPS Founder. Carol is also the TOPS Online Facilitator. Carol Holtz’s Lesson Win with Positive Thinking Over this time … Continue reading

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