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Learning the Value of our Similarities, Differences, and the Pressure of Judgment

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“Be curious, not judgmental.” -Walt Whitman

An egg, placed in a boiling pot of water, is not predestined to a specific outcome. As a matter of fact, the egg can become one of many different things…

Once boiled, the egg can be removed at a specific point in time to be enjoyed as a soft-boiled egg. It can be enjoyed plain or accompanied with a variety of spices. Salt and pepper are only two of many choices. Don’t forget the paprika!

The soft-boiled egg can be enjoyed alone or with company. We can pair it with an English…


Learning To Practice Radical Gratitude “One Day At A Time”

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“One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.” ~Albert Schweitzer

What kind of strength is gained in the overcoming of obstacles? What obstacles have you overcome and what did you find on the other side of the conquered obstacle? What is that feeling called? Is it pride? Is it satisfaction?

Perhaps it’s a new sense of confidence, or even better, a renewed sense of confidence… Maybe, just maybe, in the process of pushing past the obstacle, by simply becoming curious, you discovered something about yourself you didn’t even know existed… Self-confidence!


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Choose to begin if you want to win. Choose to say, I choose today to begin.

Optimize all available resources. Offer help, support, and new life courses.

Manage expectations. Minute by minute, day by day, manage life now, not someday.

Make mistakes and friends along the way. The journey is simple day by day…

Inspire others and seek inspiration. After all, we’re just an inspirational nation.

Together we accomplish more. Together we can avoid a life on the floor.

Success is accomplished with action. Sobriety begins with minimal traction.

Choose to live life clean and sober. …


Some Suggestions To Develop Greatness

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“I know of no great man except those who have rendered great services to the human race.“ -Voltaire

What does it mean to be great? What does it mean to be a great human? What does it mean to be a great man or woman?

When I think of men and women who are considered great, I think of those who made a commitment to the betterment of humanity, their profession, their passion, or their vocation.

What comes to mind for me are the names of leaders. You don’t have to lead a team or a company to…


The Best Way To Manage The Future Is One Day At A Time

In honor of President’s Day and the upcoming Monday Holiday here in the U.S., please enjoy the following quote which is one of my favorite Presidential Quotes!

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“The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.” ~Abraham Lincoln

As human beings, many of us have a tenancy to see things as worse than they are. Some have a predisposition to see things as much better than they are. Others seem to be indifferent and engage instead in magical thinking neither acknowledging the facts nor honoring the truth about what is known.

The best…


Open The Door And Invite Them In

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“Let the people discover you! You might have the key of the locked doors in their lives! Open yourself to the world; you might be the magic the world needs!” ~Mehmet Murat Ildan

The key in your pocket may not open your door. As a matter of fact, there is no way to know for sure how the key even found its way on to your ring.

The lesson you learned 10 years ago or 10 minutes ago may be the lesson your potential client or customer needs to learn NOW…


Every time he posts something new, I know it will be worth the time I invest in reading it. I can’t say that about all of the articles I read…

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Michael might wonder why I would select a picture like this to represent him, so let me explain. I believe people are a lot like art. With art, what is beauty to one observer may just be color on a canvas or lines on a page to another.

When I look at this picture, I see the elements that represent Michael. The very first element I see is the quality of the presentation. …


Turning Possibility Into Flames Of Achievement

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“Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” -Foster C. Mcclellan

What does it mean to trust yourself? Do we develop trust in ourselves the same way we develop trust in others? Developing trust in others is usually a process. Over time, people demonstrate through their behavior and their actions that they are trustworthy. We come to know or realize over time that certain people will do what they say. …


Combining Our Efforts And Coming Together To Create Lasting Change

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“People acting together as a group can accomplish things which no individual acting alone could ever hope to bring about.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt

Much has been written about people acting together as a group. The ability to accomplish things that would otherwise remain dusty dreams in the deep recesses of our minds has much to do with this phenomenon. We have come to realize over the years when a like-minded group of individuals acts together, there is no way to know for sure just how much will be accomplished through their combined efforts.

Story after story, article after article, book…


“Out Of The Mountain Of Despair, A Stone Of Hope.”

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“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” -Martin Luther King Jr.

This quote could just as easily read; “The ultimate measure of a human being…” We must remember however, quotes are captured just as they were expressed, or at least as they were remembered by whoever it was that captured the quote. This quote, like so many others, was expressed in the masculine, yet applies to all of us. …

Bobby Kountz

I am an Inspirationalist! Quote Enthusiast, Inspirational Writer/Speaker - Author -THE SOMEDAY SOLUTION - Mindset, Confidence, Curiosity, Creativity, Gratitude.

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