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Larry shares advice to improve your vacation, personal goals, holidays, and life in general.

Reusable Materials 42: Answers to A Few New Reusable Materials

Alan worked for a high tech firm programming visual graphic displays for corporate security systems. He maintained his skills through regular seminars and workshops sponsored by the vendors of the programs he used. He also decided to earn a master’s … Continue reading

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Bonneville School of Sailing Helps Me Achieve a Major Family Goal

I achieved one of my long-term goals yesterday. I skippered a sailing boat for 90 minutes. I took part of my family sailing in a 25 foot vessel. I will complete the goal when I take another part of my … Continue reading

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Lessons Dad Taught Me

My dad turns 81 tomorrow. He still swims 3+ miles a day. He still inspires me. Dad, together with my mom, molded my character. He instilled a strong work ethic, creativity, and an insatiable thirst for knowledge. He shared nuggets … Continue reading

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Circles Program Helps People Leave Poverty

I attended the graduation exercise for 12 people who completed the Getting Ahead course offered through Circles. These 12 people currently live in poverty in one of the toughest housing units in our community. They appeared before the crowd of … Continue reading

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Walt Disney Inspires Billions

My family and I spent this week at Disneyland. We introduced two grandchildren and one son-in-law to the Magic Kingdom. Our visit renewed my admiration for the genius of Walt Disney. I grew up just 3 miles from the Disney … Continue reading

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A Good Marriage an Eternal Goal

My wife and I renewed our marriage vows yesterday. We returned to the place we made them 35 years ago. Four of our six children accompanied us. Memories swirled as we relived not just our wedding, but also the past … Continue reading

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Identify 1-3 Vital Behaviors to Influence Change

In my last blog, I mentioned that I read Influencer by Kerry Patterson and the group at VitalSmarts. Last week, I described the importance of telling stories to provide vicarious experiences for those you wish to influence. Today, I would … Continue reading

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Stories Influence Change

I recently read Influencer The Power to Change Anything by Kerry Patterson and the people at VitalSmarts. I recommend the book to everyone who wants to influence others to improve themselves. Great influencers use stories to illustrate their point and … Continue reading

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Others Helped Me Earn My Masters

This week I earned my Masters of Public Administration (MPA) from the Marriott School of Business at Brigham Young University (BYU). The sense of accomplishment and excitement surprised me. I remember the moment that I applied for graduation. I could … Continue reading

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A Fresh Look at SMART Goals

My son Eric shared some ideas about goal setting. He thinks the SMART goals model may fall short. He developed a model that goals should be specific, meaningful, and challenging. SPECIFIC: Goals should outline details of what will be accomplished. … Continue reading

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