enouragement whiteboard on fridge

I don’t know where it came from but I love what’s on it!  It’s a small whiteboard on our refrigerator filled with words of praise and encouragement for our kids.  We have five kids, ages 10 to 16, and they need encouragement.  How do I know that?  Because we ALL need encouragement! Imagine walking into […]


I don’t care.  Despite their apathetic sound, these three words are actually quite powerful. When I say ‘I don’t care’, I frequently mean something else.  There are times I’ve said, “I don’t care,” but what I really meant was, “I appreciate what you are saying, but mentally my plate is full.”  Or maybe I meant, […]


If you are leading, you set the tone.  When you set the tone in the room you’re creating the culture in your organization.  When you aren’t around, the culture of your organization creates the results of your organization   Are you satisfied with those results? Creating the right culture is such a vast topic we can’t cover it […]


I read a quick article by Michael Hyatt today where he rightly made the case for creating a passive income for yourself.  If you want to go read it, I’ll wait. A significant point that dovetails into his article is this; as long as we are trading time for money (in an active income) it’s very likely we […]


I got this note today from a partner & friend, Chris Allen.  It’s an inspiring story of what a difference people are making, in part by the information, association, and inspiration from being part of the LIFE community.  Congratulations Travis and keep going! Sincerly, Dave Stadel A tribute to the LIFE Leadership Community! A young budding […]


Today, Orrin Woodward posted on his blog an excellent introduction to the story of the LIFE Business.   There is a story about LIFE that is being written, and we don’t know how it will end.  That must be the case because the essence of LIFE is to empower the indivividual with wisdom to go and lead […]


Our daughter said, “If you have a team with an average attitude (we wont even talk about a “bad” attitude) you will have an average team. If you have just a good attitude, you will still have an average team.  If you want a great team you have to have a knock-outin’, jammin, great attitude!” Love […]


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