You Can’t Handle The Truth!

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You may recognize the title to today’s blog as a line from a movie. The movie? A Few Good Men.

In this courtroom thriller, Lt. Daniel Caffee, a Navy lawyer played by Tom Cruise, defends two marines accused of murdering a colleague. At one point in the heated courtroom scene, Lt. Caffee tells Col. Nathan Jessup, played by none other than Jack Nicholson, that he just wants the truth. Col. Jessup responds, as only Jack Nicholson can, “You can’t handle the truth!” That short line becomes probably one of the most famous lines Jack ever delivered in a movie.

Created To Create!

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I have never heard an artist say, “Man, I wished I would have been an accountant.”

BUT, I have heard an accountant, a salesman, a lawyer, say “Man, I wished I would have been a dancer, or a musician, or a painter.”

3 Ways You Can Excel

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“I’m not good at anything.”

Have you ever heard anyone say that? I have! That kind of stinkin’ thinkin’ will get you nowhere fast!

Here are 3 ways to help insure you “get good” at your pursuits in life!

Three Considerations When Relocating

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My wife, Shaundra, and I relocated this past week from Choudrant, LA to Grapevine, TX. Thank you to Jeremiah Beck for writing a guest blog for me while we were in the throes of moving!

By the way, the definition of the word throes is: a condition of agonizing struggle. Yep, this hits the nail on the head when describing our relocating experience!

So for all of my friends and readers I will share 3 considerations when relocating, as recently experienced by Shaundra and I.  :)

The Idea Of Leadership

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I’ve found that most people like the idea of leadership more than they like the day-to-day responsibilities that go along with it.  — Jeremiah Beck

 

Today’s guest post is from my good friend Jeremiah Beck. Jeremiah is the General Manager for the Christian radio station, 88.7FM The Cross.  Jeremiah is a very talented leader and businessman and is highly sought after across the country for his fund raising skill for non-profit radio.

How To Become The Next Sherlock Holmes

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Do you want to know the secret to making a lot of money? Who doesn’t…right?

If I shared with you how you can become a highly valued employee for your company, would you be interested?

To all of you who are self-employed—what if I could share a secret with you that would get customers  knocking on your door, asking to do business with you?

Here we go:

You’ve Got To Accentuate The Positive And Eliminate The Negative

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In 1944 Johnny Mercer penned the words to a hit song called “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive” The song has been remade by many different artists over the years. My favorite Is Paul McCartney’s rendition.Mr. McCartney’s rendition

Have you ever known Mr. Gloom and Doom? Debbie Downer? OR maybe Negative Nancy? I know people who seem to have a knack for accentuating the Negative! They can always find the negative in any situation! These people are the kind nobody is ever glad to see coming, but always glad to see leaving.

Do You Have Any Idea Where You Are Headed?

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Wife: Honey, do you have any idea where we’re going?

Husband: No, but I do know we’re making great time!

I have heard this little joke hundreds of times and it still makes me smile when I hear it. Why? Probably because there is a little ring of truth to it!

A lot of us guys are always in a hurry…but to where?

High Expectations Or Low Expectations?

 

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People will usually live up to your expectations or live down to your expectations. If you don’t expect much from people then that’s what they will probably deliver. If you do expect much, they will probably deliver much.

“Blessed is he who expects nothing for he shall receive it.” —Ben Franklin

Living Life Like There’s No Tomorrow

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Saturday I started writing a blog on Leadership. I had a change of heart on Sunday. We all know that life can be unpredictable, and Saturday night proved it. A very good friend of mine named Cecil, was having dinner with his family and choked on a piece of food. People who were at the restaurant administered CPR but could not get Cecil to breathe. He went approximately 20 minutes without oxygen.