Who’s the Villain in Your Story?

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When you ask people who the hero is in their story, they often say “God” or someone else’s name. Truth be told, you are the hero. You are the one who is the star of your story. You are the one who is out to save the world. You are Luke Skywalker! Those other people (and even God) are the Guides … Read More

Freshman Calculus as a Senior

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I had to take Freshmen Business Calculus in my final quarter at Georgia State University. Somehow this genius missed taking a core math class. I have to be honest—it  started out as a disaster, but it turned out to be a life changing lesson. Let me explain. I had not taken a math class in ten years and I had … Read More

Don’t Be a Scrooge About the New Year

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I used to be all, “Stupid New Year. Stupid New Year’s resolutions. This day is no different than any other day…” But then, I grew up. Time and experience will tell you that you can try to swim upstream and deny that something should be what it appears to be but that doesn’t change what it seems to be. In other words, … Read More

Douglas Sewer Hands

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And His Sidekick Tim “The Tool Man” Ryan The film “Edward Scissorhands” is about Edward, the unfinished creation of a scientist who died right after attaching scissor hands to young Edward. Edward was certainly misunderstood, got frustrated, and didn’t know what to do with his “hands.” An elderly lady took him in, believed in him and championed him as he … Read More

Crockpot Thinking

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I have learned that the few genius things that I say are usually the result of crockpot thinking. You know, you just put all the stuff in a slow cooking pot and go on with your day. In the beginning it is just stuff in a pot but the aromas and your appetite grow each time you walk through the … Read More

Emperor of the Universe

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I am the Emperor of the Universe. It is not up for debate. I have been knighted as the Supreme Ruler of El Saucilo, but that is nothing compared to being the Emperor of the Universe. People laugh when they hear it and embrace it when we do something out of this world for them that no one has ever … Read More

Do I Need This?

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My professional and personal life has been tremendously impacted by a story I read where the Israelites had a conversation God about what they needed. “We need a king” they said. “You have me, why do you need a king? I guide you, protect you, and give you what you need” he replied. “We need a king. Everyone else has … Read More

Need More time? Try This!

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  Do you ever wish that there was more time? More hours in the day? More days in the week? I do. There is always too much to do. Not enough time. Cram-packed schedule. Everyday. So many of us rush through life. Racing here and there. So busy. Caught up in the “busyness” of life today. Frantic. Stressed. Trying to survive … Read More

Work Hard. Be Nice.

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Ask yourself these questions: “Where do I see myself in 10 years?” and “What do I plan to be doing in 10 years?” If your answer has the words “dream” and/or “wish” in it, then change the words. Seriously. Change those words to “will be.” Say “I will be (insert place) in 10 years” or “I will be doing X, … Read More

You Gotta Get Dirty

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For most of my career, I was part of a small office. We were an odd assortment of individuals, to say the least. When we did hire someone new, they would quickly integrate into the work, but not so much the team. They were outsiders … the new kid in the neighborhood who wanted to fit in, but didn’t. And … Read More