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Are You in the Wrong Car?
March 13th, 2024
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Just as one wrong car door opens, an inadvertent step into a misaligned company culture can halt a career journey and diminish morale. Source  Continue Reading

March 13th, 2024
A Season for Everything
February 7th, 2024
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Every phase of our life, every ebb and flow, everything has a purpose and adds value to our ultimate DASH. Source  Continue Reading

February 7th, 2024
Feeling Lucky? 
January 31st, 2024

Perhaps our so-called ‘lucky charms’ are just life jackets we cling to, when in reality, we are all capable swimmers, just waiting for the right moment to dive in and swim on our own. Source  Continue Reading

January 31st, 2024
Our Perspective Shapes Our Perception
January 17th, 2024
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As I read my daily devotional, the author used the phrase “diddly squat.” The two words just jumped off the page at me. Just this week, I heard someone else use this term. I will often say, I don’t know diddly squat about that or that doesn’t amount to diddly squat. Diddly squat is an informal expression that means virtually nothing or almost nothing. It’s often used to emphasize the insignificance or lack of value of something. One of my biggest leadership mistakes has been quickly dismissing something as not amounting to diddly squat. My excuse or rationalization is we don’t have... Continue Reading

January 17th, 2024
The Best Is Yet To Come
January 3rd, 2024
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Happy New Year, friends! A new year, a fresh start is upon us. But before we jump into 2024, let’s refresh ourselves with the topics that resonated with you this past year. What better way to start fast in the new year than to build on what we have already learned together?  It’s not surprising that personal growth and reaching your full potential were of peak interest in 2023 and are poised to continue to be a priority in 2024. The following were my 5 most popular blogs in 2023. I hope these posts are helpful pieces to revisit — or delve into for the first time.   God Has a Purpose for... Continue Reading

January 3rd, 2024
Shopping Takes Grit
December 27th, 2023
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Just look at our little warrior grandson, Porter! 😂 This shopping spree was a battle of epic proportions — Porter vs the department store. It’s a drama we’ve all starred in!  (CeCe who gets stronger by the store, has driven me to this point on many occasions.)  Porter, like he’s auditioning for a melodrama, showcases the universal ‘I-can’t-take-it-anymore’ stance. We all hit these moments of exhaustion, from work, family, and life’s never-ending favors queue. But hey, what’s a little drama without a silver lining? 🌈 Let’s take a page from Porter’s playbook, folks!... Continue Reading

December 27th, 2023
How to Calm Down Quickly
November 29th, 2023
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We saw quite the spectacle on the third day of our fly fishing escapade on the mighty Missouri River. Two revelers, clearly having started their party brightly and early, were making quite the ruckus on the boat ramp. One of our newfound friends was clutching an almost empty wine bottle as if it were a trophy, belting out a chant that soon had me chuckling: “Throwing a fit, throwing a fit, won’t change sh–.” At 9 a.m., it was a touch early for such party antics, but it did provide a great laugh to start the day. With their chant echoing in my ears, we launched our boat into another gusty... Continue Reading

November 29th, 2023
Simple and Direct
November 15th, 2023
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“Make your cast directly overhead,” says our fishing guide after my feeble side-arm cast was blown back in my face with the 25 mph wind. “I know it’s counterintuitive with the wind blowing, but if you cast directly overhead, your cast will go further and straighter in this wind, and the flies will land softer on the water.” So, there I was, mid-river, grappling with this stubborn bird’s nest of a knot from my side-arm attempt to beat the wind. It is the kind of tangle that only comes with poor fly-casting skills. I glanced over at our guide, hoping he’d take pity on me and offer... Continue Reading

November 15th, 2023
God Has a Purpose for Each of Us
September 13th, 2023
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CeCe and I are so blessed to be on one of our bucket list trips this week.  We are on day two in Alaska as we sit beside a blazing campfire on the Kenai River.  Now if you are from Mississippi or anywhere in the southeast in August, the thought of the campfire alone is enough to make you dream.  The river is quietly flowing by with its radiant aqua color and gurgling music.  A sockeye salmon breaks the water from time to time.  The sky is full of broken clouds with sunlight peeking through.  The wind is soft and just enough to put goosebumps on your arms.  I’ve always felt God’s presence... Continue Reading

September 13th, 2023
Happy Completed Her Dash, Great Time To Think About Ours
August 30th, 2023
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Sadly, CeCe lost her mom, Ruth (Happy) Cole, 84, on August 7th. You may have met Happy in some of our past stories, as she was quite the personality. Her nickname, Happy, is one that was well-earned and deserved. Happy lived her life, her dash (our time in this life — our legacy and how we impact others’ lives) in such a way that she was loved and known for two legacy attributes that might make all of us envious and reassess how we are living our lives. Happy was known for her smile. It was almost as if she was born with a smile because she always smiled regardless of the situation. Have a... Continue Reading

August 30th, 2023