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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...]

LIFE Adversity Quotient

By Orrin Woodward Adversity Quotient (AQ) is the ability to persevere through numerous setbacks in order to achieve one’s dreams. Everyone has the ability to develop AQ, but winners through purpose, vision, and perseverance develop it, while the rest do not. The LIFE community is a great way to start learning AQ. Here is a portion of the … [Read more...]

A Wisdom Society

By Oliver DeMille “A powerful tide is surging across much of the world today, creating a new, often bizarre environment in which to work, play, marry, raise children, or retire. In this bewildering context, businessmen swim against highly erratic economic currents; politicians see their ratings bob wildly up and down.Value systems splinter and … [Read more...]

Replacing Subtle Lies With the Elusive Obvious

By Garrett Gunderson Blatant lies are easy to recognize and avoid; the subtle lies can ultimately be more destructive because they are much more difficult to detect and uproot. Subtle lies seem to make sense and to carry a certain air of credibility. They are often supported by supposed proof and factual evidence that spread and perpetuate … [Read more...]

Transcending the Ego

By Steve D'Annunzio Devotion to the ego-self is an addiction to one’s own thoughts. Devotion to the God-Self comes down to a commitment to witness your thoughts without taking them personally. Normal thoughts are often chaotic and destructive, while spiritual awareness is creative and empowering. You cannot become love as long as you are more … [Read more...]

The More You Know: Avoiding Cynicism

By Chris Brady She wasn't exactly keeping up with me. I turned, amidst the crowd, to discern why. A moment's glance contained the explanation: she was trying to walk on the tiles of a certain color while dodging the rest. "Do it with me, daddy!" she gushed. And I couldn't help but comply. It didn't matter that we were surrounded by a hundred … [Read more...]

The Leader’s 5-Step Guide to Conflict Resolution

By Orrin Woodward Over the years, I have, through reading books and studying great leaders, developed a five step pattern to resolve conflict. Conflict will occur, whether its addressed and resolved, or not addressed and festering is up to the leaders in the community. I know of no other process that leaders can apply to their communities … [Read more...]

7 Steps to Effective Meditation

By Steve D'Annunzio 1. Commit to twenty minutes daily. Start out with a commitment to at least ten minutes in the morning and ten minutes in the evening.  Wear loose fitting comfortable clothes and sit in a comfortable chair with your back straight.  Choose a place where you’ll be undisturbed by phones, people, etc. It is recommended not … [Read more...]

How To Fix Public Education

By Oliver DeMille Time magazine recently published a cover article on reforming American education, and its leading argument was the need for more great teachers.  The details, however, contained more of the same old edu-bureaucratic ideas which have been promoted for the past thirty years. Opening the teacher rolls to more people with … [Read more...]

Personal Greatness: Expect To Earn It

By Chris Brady Children and adults alike fantasize about becoming big successes. Everyone wonders what it would be like to have huge talent, amazing gifts, and the opportunity to become great at something. Fame and fortune is reserved for the lucky few. But that last part is a lie. There is no easy street to high … [Read more...]