Early in the bull riding Crusade of my son, Ryan, he made the comment, “Dad, it’s really pretty simple. You just stay in the middle of ’em and ride ’em jump for jump.”
At the time, we were sitting in a Truck Stop across the Interstate from the Horse Palace, where Ryan was waiting for his turn to ride. I was sipping on my coffee and Ryan was stirring his hot chocolate.
The cafe was noisy from the farmer and trucker banter, and distractions were constant because of the shenanigans from the waitresses and busboys. I didn’t hear exactly what Ryan had said. So, I asked him to repeat it.
“Dad, you stay in the middle and ride them jump for jump.”
Yep, from the mouths of babes, or in this case a high school student at the time, comes the secret to life.
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Stay in the middle and ride ’em jump for jump.
Recently, I was reminded of the importance of Communication and Respect by a dance instructor. “As a leader, you must set the tone by your posture and frame. Your partner must feel safe in your presence.”
In other words, I must come to the dance floor sure of who I am — and willing to extend an invitation to someone sure of who she is. Otherwise, a wreck is guaranteed — toes will be stepped upon and feelings will be hurt.
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Whatever the mind can Conceive and Believe, it can Achieve.
Most of us are familiar with one of the great speeches of all time, “I have a dream…” by Martin Luther King. As I listened to the speech, I was reminded of another period of time in our great country, the United States of America.
For eight years, January 20, 2009 – January 20, 2017, we listened to the oratory of another fellow promise great things. Heck, he even had the masses mesmerized by his magnificent dreams.
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Why does a stuttering roadrunner say, “BBeep, BBeep!”?
Because — they are so dang excited about new business opportunities.
They know “BBeep” is the short version of, “Better Business evolving everyday Plan.” Or, we can shorten that to, simply, “Better Business Plan.”
For 19:32 minutes of entertainment from Wile E Coyote and Roadrunner, click: (HERE) or, watch below.
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In an ordered Universe, these four — in this order — would be the performance realms: Goodness, Thought, Action, and Feelings.
Goodness would fuel our Thoughts, which motivate us to Action, resulting in warm fuzzy Feelings.
However, we live in a time with slogans similar to, “If it feels good, do it.“
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Attacked, Condemned, and Trampled
Have you ever been attacked for offering goodness?
Have you ever been condemned for doing right?
Has another person ever trampled you into wondering, “What’s up with that?!”
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The secret to getting things done is to ask, “Who is going to do What by When?”
An even greater mystery to doing the right things is to know, “Why and How!”
There’s a story about a Montana rancher that goes something like this —
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From Upset To Ecstatic
Is anything bothering you – right now?
Are you uptight about any event, thing, or individual — who has caused you grief?
For most of us, the answer is, “Oh, let me count the ways!”
Yet — there is a secret to calming ourselves.
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There are two types of People in this world — Builders and Janitors.
There are three types of Builders — Constructive, Creative, and Conscientious.
There are three types of Janitors — Lazy, 9-to-5’ers, and Trust Fund Babies.
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Life is experienced on a tightrope.
Fine lines of distinction separate This from That.
As an example, the short riddle below, comprised of two sentences, is deserving of being solved. It will be our segue into the Thought Du Jour.
Each sentence is accurate.
Together, they become powerful in thought and deed.
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