Resilience key # 4 – decisiveness

In 2007, Steve Ballmer, then CEO of Microsoft stated, “There is no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No Chance!” He was off just a little bit. Today we are going to take a look at the fourth pillar of resilience, decisiveness and taking personal responsibility. Lee Iacocca, the […]

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A First for Father’s Day!

This will be the first Father’s Day that we will not be able to talk. He left this earth just a few weeks after my momma passed away. My Dad,  J.H. (Howdy) Thurman died on January 11, 2017. Being the first born to my family, Dad and I had a long, rewarding relationship. Through my […]

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Use Active Optimism to Push Back Fear & Doubt!

What makes people move through tough times? In my last post, I talked about resilience and its importance in being an overcome in life. Resilient, tenacious people make things happen. My friend and mentor, Dr. George Evelry has made it his life mission to understand resilience and the impact it has on people. In his […]

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How To Have a Happy wife!

Angie and I in Israel 2014. ​ For the past few weeks, I have been up to my eyeballs in finishing up my soon to be released the second book, Get a Grip on Fear: A Primer for Entrepreneurs, that is the major reason that I have not posted anything since Holy Week.I have been […]

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Holy Week 2017

  Holy Week 2017 is here, and what a start. As I am writing, the networks are sharing a breaking news story about two attacks on two Egyptian Coptic churches on this Palm Sunday. ISIS (Daesh) is taking credit for the horror. It seems that horror is never far away from you in the Holy […]

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Want to Get Ahead?

Recently I attended my first roller derby game in Albuquerque, and was I surprised. My memories of roller derby were from the 70’s and 80’s with the indoor tracks and a bunch of tough looking ladies were put to rest as I observed these athletes in Albuquerque. This event was outdoors and not nearly as […]

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A Grief Journey Part 1

Photo (c) 2015 Danny Gilleland                 Dad and I   This will be an intermittent series, in that I will occassionally post to the process that I am experiencing in order to help some of you work through your losses as we journey down thie path together. Reflections on […]

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Don’t Waste an Opportunity!

​Want to know what holds you back from taking the next big step in your life?It is the powerful four letter word Fear.In my life, I have heard at least the acronyms for fear.The first:         Forget         Everything         And         Run!The second:         False         Evidence         Appearing         Real.I would […]

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