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The Gift of Sleepless Nights

What happens before the perfect day?

I’ve been involved in a couple conversations lately that either start with or end with the question “what keeps you up at night?” It seems like that question is always asked with an implied negative.

I had an experience recently that reminded me the things that keep you up at night can also be the most positive, exciting, challenging things in your life and I want to share that experience with you. 

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Reversing the Negative Spiral

Do you ever feel like you’re in a funk? You know you want to fix it, but either can’t…or won’t?

I caught myself in one of those downward spirals recently, and even though I felt I knew what to do to get out of that malaise, I wasn’t executing on it. Here’s what I did.

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Business or Personal? BOTH
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“It’s not personal. It’s just business.”

More than once in my career I’ve had someone say ” It’s not personal, it’s just business.” That expression has always rubbed me the wrong way. I believe that’s because I take my work personally. I just got a reminder about why this matters.

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Take the Shot

As we got close to the court, I was uneasy, even uncomfortable. I didn’t want to embarrass myself and I knew there was no way I could run with the group that was assembled there. I think Headley could sense my nervousness, because he came over and encouraged me: “Come on now, let’s go get these guys.” I told him, “I don’t even know how to play this game! And I don’t want to be the one that is responsible for defeat.” He chuckled and replied, “well that’s not gonna happen, so let’s go!”

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Banish the Body Snatchers

To start 2023, I committed to sharing life lessons learned. I let you know the reason for sharing was to honor the people who’ve taught me. As I was thinking about all those amazing people, and the wonderful lessons they shared, I started making a list. Some I’ve written about in previous posts…..the Power of Three, Practice or Quit, and Nothing on the Floor easily came to mind. Today the lesson that stands out for me as I reset and reignite future opportunities, is something my wife taught me in 1997.

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Acts of Service

In honor of Military Appreciation Month, we’re republishing a recent article by our CMO, Sheryl Tullis.

Yesterday I received a surprise package in the mail. Leaning up against my door was a long, narrow box, addressed from my brother, Trey. I brought it into the house and eagerly unwrapped yards of bubble wrap. Inside was something I thought was lost forever.

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