Today, I want to share some practical advice from John Townsend about Life Teams and some additional encouragement from one of the Sisters of Industry and one of my personal life team members, Jenn Williams.

My articles often have a great many words in them. I understand that it may…

I recently read an article on ideas.ted.com and watched a TED Talk called How to tame your wandering mind by Amishi Jha, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Miami.

Jha is the director of contemplative neuroscience and she and the article’s authors’ assert:

“I think, therefore…

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I was treated to a great lesson on influence at a conference I attended a few years ago. The speaker was Justin Elam and his message was one he has been sharing for a while now about how to equip others by asking questions vs. providing ready answers. …

Food 4 Thought from four4soaring

We don’t have to change, we GET TO change.

The brevity of that mantra and the substitution of the words “get to” for “have to” or “must” evokes anticipation, engagement, and action.

At least it feels like that is what the “influencers” and leaders who started introducing this “get to” language intended?

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In 1996 I was well on my way to the fabled “kwan” (often spelled quan) that the fictional wide receiver, Rod Tidwell, speaks of in the movie Jerry Maguire (Sony Pictures, 1996. ) That was the year that I married an amazing woman and the same year I graduated with…

I am excited to bring you the Food 4 Thought, with the intent of sparking new ways to look at and approach our life, tackle the changes we are faced with, and maximize the opportunities to build our growth mindset.

Recently, I was struck by this quote from multifaceted artist…

Shortly after the 1973 original West World movie and Yul Brynner’s performance as the evil android* but decades before HBO’s current West World series with its eerily lifelike cyborgs, there were two (much more “rudimentary”) 1970’s TV cyborgs** that captured the hearts, imaginations, and minds of the American public.

*Androids=typically…

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If you’ve been reading Four 4 Soaring for any length of time, you have figured out I have some heroes in the “leadership and blogger world” and one of them is Seth Godin. …

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I am excited to bring you an installment of Four4Soaring, with the intent of sparking new ways to look at and approach life, tackle the changes we are faced with, and exercise our collective growth mindset as we grow.

Part 1: Funny thing is…Humor is serious business

“A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership…

I think anyone who reads my content with any regularity probably has a sense that I am one who reads a great many leadership books and soaks in more than my share of non-fiction. Long time readers are likely to know that I have an affinity for the fantastical as…

Four4Soaring

Stories about the 4Ls to Live and Soar by : Light | Love |…

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