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Joie de Vivre

The first day of a new month can represent another opportunity to dig in and accomplish something. We might feel a twinge of energy when we turn the page of the calendar. That’s one reason why I still prefer a … Continue reading

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Enthusiastic

There were some cooler than normal days last month in Nebraska. They were wake-up calls, in good ways. Mostly the cool weather enabled my mind to shake off its normal summer doldrums and feel more enthusiastic. Mowing the yard, trimming … Continue reading

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Do Your Dream

Motivational speakers, writers, and their courses are members of a billion dollar industry. Whether you want career advancement, dating success, or manifestation of dreams, there are dozens of options today. It’s easy to get trapped into chasing after the latest … Continue reading

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Encouragement

The general manager at one of the companies that employed me circulated a memo regarding encouragement. In it, he stated that he did not believe in providing it. Since the employees were engaged in a profession that we chose and … Continue reading

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So Encouraging

We did not become who we are without the inspiration and support of others.  That’s quite a claim, isn’t it?  Think about the people who showed confidence in our abilities and inspired us with hope. There are those who stimulated … Continue reading

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Does Goodness Require An Incentive?

This morning, I leafed through a small square book of quotes that a friend gave me many years ago. I stopped at an unremarkable, yet meaningful anonymous saying. The page contained only this, “Doing good may not get you accolades … Continue reading

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Enthusiastic

Very early in my radio career I collaborated on a series of promotional commercials with country music singer Leroy Van Dyke for his appearance at the Wayne County Fair (Nebraska).  He felt that my laid-back announcing style needed to be shifted … Continue reading

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