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Real People … In their own words… the letter R

Realize, Recognize, Responsible, Review, Remember We are all self-made men and women, but only the successful seem to take credit for it. There seems to be a lot of finger pointing, victimhood, blaming and expecting someone else to solve our … Continue reading

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Real People … Year End

As 2018 comes to a close, amid all the hustle and bustle of this holiday season, let’s just take a moment. Do not multitask. Just focus your attention on this brief message. Take five deep breaths, inhaling and exhaling slowly. … Continue reading

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Real People … In their own words… the letter Q

Quality, Quantity, Quest, Question, Quiet I believe there is greatness in all of our members and it is our mission to support and nurture those qualities of greatness. Each day, I ask myself a series of questions: “How can I … Continue reading

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Real People … In their own words… the letter P

Passion, Patient, Persistent, Pertinent, Produce What is it that you patiently, persistently strive to produce? What is the inner drive that compels you to keep going? It isn’t a travel poster or a slogan on the wall. What do you … Continue reading

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Real People … In their own words… the letter O

Observe, Open, Organize, Original, Own One of the hardest lessons learned in growing up is that even the one person who wasn’t supposed to ever let you down probably will in some small way. You will have your heart broken probably … Continue reading

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Real People … In their own words… the letter N

Natural, New, Nice, Note, Nurture I grew up in a family of storytellers. I can remember as a small child sitting around the campfire as my parents, aunts, uncles and their friends showered words on our eager ears as we … Continue reading

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Real People … In their own words… the letter M

Manage, Malleable, Masterpiece, Motivate, Moving “Have a great day!” It is a phrase I have used often until it dawned on me that wishing someone a great day is a passive statement. So, I changed it to, “Make today a … Continue reading

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