The Thing Versus the Idea of the Thing The Thing Versus the Idea of the Thing
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The Thing Versus the Idea of the Thing

Posted by Regi Campbell on November 15, 2018

Learning to recognize the thing versus the idea of the thing is huge. For years, I kept my eye out for a ’66 yellow GTO like the one I had as a kid. One day, I saw it. It jumped out of my browser and grabbed me. (I can’t remember how I got to eBay Motors.)…

Safe or Out? Safe or Out?
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Safe or Out?

Posted by Kevin Harris on June 21, 2018

Today’s post comes from Radical Mentoring Executive Director Kevin Harris . . . For the first part of my summer, I get to travel to different local baseball parks to watch my two sons play. It is a great experience for our family . . . we get to watch our boys do something they…

There’s Always Something You Don’t Know There’s Always Something You Don’t Know
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There’s Always Something You Don’t Know

Posted by Regi Campbell on June 18, 2018

A lot of us work somewhere that’s not ‘headquarters.’ Not ‘corporate.’ Not ‘the home office.’ That was me once. When the orders were handed down to us in the field, they sometimes seemed dumb. Out of touch with the real-world situation on the ground. I’d say, “What are they thinking up in the ivory tower?”…

Never Create a Principle from a One-time Experience Never Create a Principle from a One-time Experience
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Never Create a Principle from a One-time Experience

Posted by Regi Campbell on May 24, 2018

We’ve talked about rules being decisions made in advance. Principles are different from rules. They’re more general than rules . . . a principle is non-specific to a situation or person. Plain and simple, principles are guidance. Here are a few  . . . He who walks with the wise grows wise. Birds of a feather…

18 Inches 18 Inches
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18 Inches

Posted by Kevin Harris on May 17, 2018

Today’s post comes from Radical Mentoring Executive Director Kevin Harris . . . I love the game of golf. In fact, I’m writing this while watching The Players Championship. While I enjoy the long drives (especially the cool red line tracking the ball’s trajectory) and the gamesmanship between competitors, I’m most fascinated by the short…

In Light of the Facts In Light of the Facts
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In Light of the Facts

Posted by Regi Campbell on February 22, 2018

“Just give me the facts.” We men say it all the time. But sometimes our biggest problems stem from not accepting the facts. From deceiving ourselves and believing something other than the truth. This is particularly true of optimists like me. I’ll tell myself all kinds of lies to keep hope alive . . ….

Days of Doubt, Seasons of Peace Days of Doubt, Seasons of Peace
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Days of Doubt, Seasons of Peace

Posted by Regi Campbell on February 5, 2018

Years ago, someone close to me was facing a big decision. He wrangled with it for months, leaning one way then the other. One day, he walked out by the water to think and pray. A friend saw him and strolled out to chat. Once he’d shared his dilemma, his friend asked this question, “Do…

Five Types of Thinkers Five Types of Thinkers
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Five Types of Thinkers

Posted by Regi Campbell on December 28, 2017

As I think about the guys I’ve mentored, what strikes me is how differently they think. In rummaging through some old files, I found this little piece on different types of thinkers. (I know I didn’t write it, so kudos to whoever I stole it from!) Once I know how a guy thinks, I can…

Obedience is Faith Exercised Obedience is Faith Exercised
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Obedience is Faith Exercised

Posted by Regi Campbell on October 12, 2017

There’s a word nobody uses much anymore. In a world of freedom, positive reinforcement and behavior modification, this word seems old school and out of touch. The word is obedience. Andrew Murray wrote a slew of devotional books back in the 1800’s but his book The Spirit of the Christ rocked my spiritual world. In…

Rules are Decisions Made in Advance Rules are Decisions Made in Advance
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Rules are Decisions Made in Advance

Posted by Regi Campbell on September 28, 2017

Here’s a principle for you . . . rules are decisions made in advance. I mean think about it, when the sign says “No Parking,” someone made a decision for me in advance of my arrival. They looked out for my safety, someone else’s green grass, the usual traffic pattern, whatever. They said to me…

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