Inspiration

Fun with Garth–and lessons in love, gratitude, awe, and humility

Last week I asked, “What do you love?” With some help from Marcus Buckingham (from his new book, Love + Work), we also learned how to read a few signs to discover—or remember—what we love: instinct (have to do it), flow (fully present), and rapid learning (it comes rather easily to you). This week, I …

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What do you love?

A question I’ve been asking audiences at this year’s “Beyond Resilience” events—to help them uncover a vision for a better future—is: “What do you love?” In times of disruption, crisis, and overwhelm, it’s easy to lose sight of what you love. What do I love? Who has time for that?! I’m just trying to get …

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10 Years of Mastering the Moments – How It Started, How It’s Going

It was 10 years ago this month when I first shared the words, “this moment matters,” with a live audience–at the annual convention of the Independent Community Bankers of America at the Gaylord Opryland Resort right here in Nashville. Oh, how far we’ve all come since then! Getting in front of that audience was a …

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Feel Like You’ve Hit the Wall? (Look Again)

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August 2008: Depressed. April 2014: Bleak. November 2016: Empty. September 2019: Burned out. Those are a few of the times in my life where I felt like I hit the wall. Like I had come to the end. According to Grammarist.com, “hit the wall” is a term that athletes use to mean “the point in …

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What Is Calling You? Honoring the Divine Voice Within

When I was 20 years old, considering what to do after college, I had a very strong desire to attend seminary, on the path toward becoming a pastor. I had scouted schools, requested brochures (remember when that was a thing?), and envisioned the reality of my future life. Ultimately, though, I didn’t enroll because I …

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