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TURN THE OTHER CHEEK

Many of us have heard the biblical scripture that says to “turn the other cheek.” This one has really challenged me. You might say, “Turn the other cheek? What? If someone hit me in the cheek, I’m knocking them out!” I believe what Jesus meant was, if someone hurts you, show them, unconditional love, defend yourself, and show them that the anger cycle stops with you. This doesn’t mean to not hit t...
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HOW CAN BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE?

HOW CAN BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE
Let me start by categorizing this question into three parts. One, was it really a bad thing? Two, was I, or someone else, personally responsible for it? And, three, was it truly something that happened that was beyond personal responsibility? First, was it really a bad thing? We need to clarify if the situation that happened or is happening is truly “bad.” Maybe it is going to be “good” in the ...
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MARRIAGE BEST PRACTICES

MARRIAGE BEST PRACTICES
Marriages will always have ups and downs; it is part of the game. It does take work and it is not always easy. The following list is my top ten for keeping myself and my wife fulfilled in our marriage. This list is for the married men out there. If you want an awesome marriage, here is your action plan: 1.       Appreciate her every day. I’m not kidding. Tell her how special she is to you a...
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Forgive or Forget

Forgive or Forget
We have all heard forgive and forget, and many times this is very valid. We need to expand on this one a little. Depending on the severity of the action we were resentful about, sometimes we need to forgive and not be so fast to forget. For example, if you left your purse out next to a coworker and that coworker stole your purse, then even though everything was forgiven and made right, don’t leave...
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Be Your Best

Be Your Best
Be your best! The main recipe I know of for emotional disaster is to not become what you know you are capable of. Whatever you can be, you must be. Believe in yourself. You can be what you want to be. Break those shackles of inhibition and go after what you want. Aren’t you happiest when you’re growing, accomplishing something, or going after what is important to you? Look, if there is any fear or...
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Guard Your Thoughts

Guard Your Thoughts
You must guard your thoughts to get what you want. Your mind is hungry. Your mind goes after whatever stimulus you put in front of it. Garbage in really does equal garbage out! If we feed our minds with negative news, conversations, people, and music, our output becomes negative. My dad always told me, “If you want to soar with the eagles, you cannot hang out with turkeys.” Surround yourself with ...
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Guard your Influences

Guard your Influences
Do you only take advice from people you want to be like? This can be a big one if you answered no. If you take advice from people that you do not want to be like, you begin to think the way they think and have what they have. Only, only, only take advice from people that you want to be like. If you don’t, many times, especially when someone is giving you unsolicited advice, they are trying to conv...
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Break The Funk

Break The Funk
If you ever feel like you are in a funk and happiness is escaping you, here is how you can get happy again, today! Do one of the following:  meet someone new that is interesting and funny; do an experience you have not done before; buy a new outfit; and/or do something you are afraid to do. If you take action and do one of these things when you feel like you are in a funk, you will snap out of it ...
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What personality type do you want to be for 2022?

What personality type do you want to be for 2022?
What is your personality type? Are you more of an extrovert or an introvert? Are you more of a task person or a people person? Are you more formal or informal? Are you more dominant or easy going? Are you more of a producer or a connector? Do you thrive more on steadiness or variety? Are you more motivated by external or internal rewards? We can go on and on. What’s great about discovering your pe...
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Happy Holidays

Happy Holiday
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!! What a wonderful Colorado winter we are having! I have to admit, I miss the snow but that's what we have the mountains for! :) This is a great time of year to sit down and get clear on your 5-year vision. Where do you see you and your family in 5 years? What are your careers? What are the hobbies you enjoy together? Where do you live? Where do you want to t...
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