Focus, Distraction, and Significance an RV Adventure

Spring break last week with the kids was a blast.  Driving a large borrowed RV required tremendous focus for me to keep it between the lines. Especially during some of the high wind crossings from AZ to San Dieg0  and again while winding up from Flagstaff through the Grand Canyon, as well as portions of  the Escalante Grand Staircase.  Even without the wind blowing, the
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Happiness as a By-Product of….What?

Those who follow me on Instagram saw this earlier today… but I felt to share it to a broader audience, and would enjoy reading your responses if you feel to share them. Huxley suggests that, “Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness, it is generally the by-product of other activities.” Do you agree or disagree?  If you
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Do You Carry Excess Baggage?

After 20 years of traveling professionally I have learned a lot about packing light.  And I have seen a good share of people who by their own admission bring along a couple bags of “just in case” stuff often paying $50 to check these bags so they’ll have a $25 item if it’s needed.  They have also told me that they actually
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When we don’t want to hear it….

  Dr. Robert Anthony has said, “The thing you resist is the thing you most need to hear. ” I remember when our daughter Ashlyn was about 3 years old how she would act when she knew I was about to say something she didn’t want to hear.   For example, when she saw  me walking up to her with a toothbrush, or a
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Experience 10 Positive Emotions in 60 Seconds

Originally Posted  on June 3, 2015  I was reading through some old T4D’s looking for a couple quick culture building ideas and activities to use with an upcoming group. So today’s inspiration comes from Jane McGonigal’s 7 minute TED talk about a massively multiplayer game that allows each player to experience at least 10 positive emotions in 60 seconds.  These
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Celebrating vs Competing and Comparing

Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.  ~ Malcolm Forbes (1919-1990) My wife says something similar to this… “We often measure our weakness against other people’s strengths…and end up feeling totally inadequate and discouraged.  We would be better served to celebrate the strengths of others and recognize our own unique strengths to better serve the world. 
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What the aim of an argument (should be)

The aim of an argument or discussion should not be victory, but progress. — Joseph Joubert (1754-1824) French Philosopher Unlike the graphic above … I don’t think we should wait until there is an emergency to start exploring the truth.  This brings to mind all that Jim Collins learned about how companies that made the leap from “Good to Great” have
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Pavarotti, Discipline or Devotion

“People think I’m disciplined. It is not discipline. It is devotion. There is a great difference.”  ~ Luciano Pavarotti 1935-2007, Opera Singer Wisdom ~ I heard this one yesterday thought it had great merit and simplicity.  A guy said…, “If you are wrong admit it.  If you are right keep your mouth shut.” My wife often says, “You can insist
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