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Before I die…

Every day we are bombarded with updates of the coronavirus death toll. It’s a reminder that we can die at any time. We can turn the crisis into an opportunity for growing and getting better. It might cause us to live our lives differently…

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Being comfortable with being uncomfortable

We have no idea what will happen as a result of coronavirus pandemic. More people will suffer and die. But when you look at life on a continuum over many years this is normal. What is not normal is the idea that we should not have to experience any degree of pain or should ever have to be uncomfortable. The economy will turn around. The markets will go up. New businesses and jobs will be created. That’s normal. But to expect things to remain that way is not.

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Bucking the Trend

Hank Williams made his debut at the Grand Ole Opry in 1949. At the time Roy Acuff was known as the King of Country Music. “I was a pretty good imitator of Roy Acuff,” Hank said. “But, then I found they already had a Roy Acuff, so I started singin’ like myself.” It turns out people were hungry for something different. The Opry audience demanded six encores. Today’s success can blind us to the opportunities of tomorrow. But we’ll never know what those opportunities are if we aren’t willing to buck the trend.

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Kent Stroman on the Transformational Power
of Purpose

Riding for the Brand:
The Power of Purposeful Leadership

Jim Whitt