Which Way Did They Go? (Part 2)

On Monday, we covered three of the ways we often go about raising our kids . . . My Way, Your Way and Their Way. Today, I want to talk about the fourth way . . . His Way I know what you’re thinking . . . Kevin, of course you’re going to write this.…

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Which Way Did They Go? (Part 1)

If you were to sit down with my wife and I and interview us on the current state of our marriage, you would find that the greatest area of stress for both of us – more than money or sex – is parenting. For us, parenting brings to the forefront our different philosophies, role models,…

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The Total Surrender Contract

I get a little nervous when I hear the preacher say “Surrender your life to Jesus.” I don’t remember Jesus using those words. I thought He talked about giving us “life to the full.” What’s this surrender thing about? When I think about surrendering, I see a scene at the end of a war movie.…

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Dinner With My Dad

Today’s post is from Kevin Floyd, a former mentee of Regi’s who is ­­­­Chief Operating Officer of Prestige Staffing. He serves on the board of Lighthouse Family Retreat and has been on several fascinating adventures with Bob Goff, author of Love Does. Kevin has been married to his wife Claudia for 16 years and is…

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Three Phases in the Life of an Organization

Years ago, I read a book that said a start-up venture has three phases . . . Wander around until you find something. Grow it as fast and as profitably as you can. Change the game. I’ve never forgotten it. And I could bore you to tears with examples. The trick is 1) to know…

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Born Stoic, Die Epicurean

Historian Will Durant is credited with originating the platitude, ‘born stoic, die epicurean.’ He was speaking of nations, but I believe it applies to organizations and individuals as well. We start out fending for ourselves. We scratch and scrape, wasting little and stretching every dollar and minute for all we can get out of it.…

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What the Best Negotiators Do

So, there’s the dad who comes home from work and is greeted by two whiny kids. “Daddy, I need this orange for my school project and Danny won’t let me have it!” Dad looks at Danny “But I need this orange for my science homework” he screams. Dad knows exactly what to do. He grabs…

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Too Much of a Good Thing

In his book, Future Shock, noted futurologist Alvin Toffler coined the term ‘overchoice.’ He described people who experience overchoice as not suffering from “an absence of choice but from a paralyzing surfeit of it.” ­ Essentially, overchoice is too much of a good thing. Consider some of these facts I learned from a recent podcast…

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Raw Spots

When you’re saying something and you feel a little twinge of “I shouldn’t be saying this” and then you look at your wife and the temperature has dropped 20 degrees and the wind’s now coming from the north . . . you’ve hit a raw spot. For years, I ignored it. I just kept talking.…

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Just Your Earth Suit

The other day, my wife and I counted 8 people whose deaths we’ve been close to in the last few years. Close family members and friends. Some sudden and tragic . . . some long, drawn out and excruciating. That’s not to mention my ‘near miss’ with a lung transplant. We’re wondering if maybe we’re…

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