Episode 59: Patience, My Hippo

When do we give ourselves and the world a chance to move forward just a bit and see a different way? A better way? We’ve gotten so impatient given the nature of today, the fast, chaotic pace of it all, that we want to solve it and solve it now. NOW!

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On Mentoring

Show yourself in all respects a model of good deeds, and in your teaching show integrity, gravity, ~ Titus 2:7

While on a recent pilgrimage, attending daily mass, my homilist conveyed his concern for the lack of guidance from leading generations to emerging ones. That younger, emerging generations are truly falling behind. Not just in what is needed to be fruitful, also what is needed to be a fulfilled, compassionate and ultimately wise steward of the world. We need to be there for them. To listen to them. To show them different, better ways to walk through this world, not relying on solving its problems with man’s ideas. What are you doing to serve those who would benefit from what you know to be the truth? How are you helping others not be so in love with this world that they have lost sight of what is truly important and available to them and others in God’s world and beyond? Here’s a secret: they are waiting and wanting us to be there for them! So let’s be there for them and each other. I’m in. Who’s with me?

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On Responsibility

“For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, virtue with knowledge, knowledge with self-control, self-control with endurance, endurance with devotion, devotion with mutual affection, mutual affection with love.” ~ 2 Peter 1:5-7 I came across this passage very recently and it struck me in this way: it’s not about falling…

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On Being Present

“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.”  ~ C.S. Lewis The past is gone.  It’s a history that is not yours.  Shedding our past can be a difficult and painful experience, and also an uplifting and freeing one.  We can change the ending! …

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Preppers: A Success Story

“I’ve got a big call this morning.  Really big.  The biggest.  Let’s all get on a call 15 mins before and get everyone’s roles straight so we knock this out of the park!” Okay, how do you think that big client call went?  Not bad? Pretty good?  Great?  Or, it could’ve been better, there were…

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On Friendship In The Workplace

Proverbs 18:24   “There are friends who pretend to be friends, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother”   Do you have friends in your workplace? I’m not talking about lunch buddies and cube farm chat pals. Do you have a loyal friend where you work or within the market or…

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On Courage

“Courage is not the absence of fear; it is the refusal to be mastered by it.” ~Mark Hart One of the four cardinal virtues. When was the last time you displayed courage to yourself or others when challenged with a new idea or direction? Courage isn’t just about digging out of the negative situation you…

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Play Like You’re In The Masters, Or Maybe Not?

The Masters Golf Tournament is happening as I write to you dear hippos. For the first time in many, many years, I have spent time watching this storied and supreme sporting event day after day.  (I was recovering from surgery so that’s why I indulged in this decadent use of time) Even if you don’t…

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Episode 55: Field Of Dreams

If you build it, they will come…sound familiar? Especially at the turn of the year, we permit ourselves to dream. Why not? Dreaming is great stuff! Do you really want to convert those dreams? Here’s the mistake many of us make preventing us or at least slowing us down from making those dreams come true.

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