Making a List and Checking it Twice

yes or no

I am on my way to the Building Champions headquarters in Portland, OR for a few days of year-end reflection, business planning for next year and connecting with my co-workers.  It is one of the trips I look forward to each year. Continue reading

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Teeter Totter Logic


Have you ridden on a teeter totter? I loved the teeter totter, the power of pushing my feet off the ground and soaring high, however there was always the fear when I got to the top due to my fear of heights. Will the person on the other end ever let me down? It was terrifying and exhilarating at the same time. I wasn’t always sure that I was going to make it down to the ground safely, but once on the ground there was always a sigh of relief. On the ground there is control, you can get up and walk away without exposure to the fear that lies at the top of the teeter totter. The ground is safe and predictable. Continue reading

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The Most Important Question

Questioning Woman

I love sitting down with my cup of decaf coffee and writing what is on my mind and in my heart.  So, it pains me when I actually sit down and I think I have nothing to say. However, here are a few one liners that have sprouted up during my reflection time over the last few weeks. Continue reading

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Strange and Different

Strange and Different

I had to fly to Hawaii for a business trip. It took me two flights to get there. A four hour flight from St. Louis to Los Angeles and a six hour flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu. You could say I was tired and stiff, and really tired by the time I landed. To prevent too much body stiffness, I got up and walked several times during both flights. And I drank a lot of water – which was a lifesaver. During one of my many trips to the back of the plane I got a chance to strike up a conversation with two wonderful flight attendants taking a quick break. Seems that one of the male passengers close to the back had been found digging in one of their bags, had taken a pair of the flight attendants shoes out and was “holding” them. Because he had a shoe fetish. And he loved her shoes. Continue reading

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Prepare, Plan and Play

Football Victory

Take a minute and look at Peyton Manning’s achievements here.

What do you think it takes to be a champion like this? Do you think it takes talent? Do you think it takes skill? Do you think it takes strength? Continue reading

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