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Training the Factory Workers for the Farm

By Kevin Mogavero This past weekend, I had the pleasure of speaking with a good friend of mine whom I have a great deal of respect. She is a teacher in a low-income-area elementary school. We had an inspiring conversation about our current school system, they way “things are” in our society today and how things “should be.” Many of … [Read more...]

What Do You Do With Luck?

By Kevin Mogavero My good friend Randy Watterson sent me this article, What’s Luck Got to do with it? by Jim Collins. In the article, Jim talks about the difference between a 1 or 2Xer (a person who meets or doubles the industry standard of success) and a 10Xer (a person who is able to obtain 10 X the industry standard). What he describes … [Read more...]

Why Hebrew?, Part Two: Hebrew Compliments Greek

By Shanon Brooks Read Part One Here Must an education be limited to completing a checklist of courses in order to receive a certificate of conformance to present as evidence to a prospective employer of having met a minimum standard of proficiency in practical, productive job skills? Is an education limited to passing through a “liberal … [Read more...]

The Big Debate on American Education

Home Schools, the New Private Schools, and Other Non-Traditional Learning By Oliver DeMille The current national commentary on American education is split by a major paradox. On the one hand, nearly all the experts are convinced that our schools must find a way to effectively and consistently teach the values and skills of innovation and … [Read more...]

The Popular but Losing Business Growth Strategy

By Kevin Mogavero The other day I had a great conversation with a small business owner who told me a captivating story about his experiences with referrals and referral groups. In short, his ‘give vs. receive’ referral ratio was in the 2% to 3% range. In other words, he wasn’t getting a whole lot for all that he was giving. Anyone who … [Read more...]

Quitters, Campers, & Climbers

By Orrin Woodward In the journey of life, a person has three choices before him. Does he quit, camp or climb? The answer to this question directs the rest of his outcomes. Here is a portion of my new book RESOLVED: 13 Resolutions for LIFE. Which of the three choices have you picked? Sincerely, Orrin Woodward Doctor Paul Stoltz … [Read more...]

Disciplined Optimism

By Kevin Mogavero In reading through the book, Conquer the Chaos by Clate Mask and Scott Martineau, I found a great concept called Disciplined Optimism. Have you ever used positive affirmations, and put all of your belief into a particular outcome that you wanted, only to be disappointed? This is called blind optimism. When blind … [Read more...]

Do These Shackles Make Me Look Fat?

Humans tend to remain oblivious to all but the most tumultuous changes. Few of us notice the first few pounds we’ve put on.  It’s not until our clothing becomes obviously and uncomfortably tight that we suspect something is amiss. Even then few are willing to step on a scale to confirm the suspected weight gain and fewer still are willing to … [Read more...]

Named Must Your Fear Be, Before Banish It You Can

By Kevin Mogavero “Named must your fear be before banish it you can.” ~ Yoda Ya’ gotta love Yoda!  The thing I love most about this particular quote is that he ends the sentence with, “you can.” Which is a pretty powerful assumption – that you can banish your fear. It’s pretty amazing that banishing our fears and achieving our dreams can be … [Read more...]

You Haven’t Told Them Until You’ve Shown Them

By Chris Brady Nightmares Imagine you’re on stage in front of a bunch of people. They’re all looking at you, it’s quiet as a funeral home, you can hear a pin drop, your mouth is dry, and you have no idea what to say or what you’re even expected to say. You don’t know why you’re there, you don’t even know who these people are, and then you … [Read more...]