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How to Be a Good Loser

How to Be a Good Loser

The other day, I was playing Dr. Mario with my wife Jenn. (We have one of those old 8-bit Nintendo game systems.) Unfortunately, I was doing poorly. After I lost, I was so grumpy that I threw my controller across the room in disgust. I’m a Bad Loser I’m not a very...
To Grow, You Need a Coach

To Grow, You Need a Coach

This post is Part 4 in a 12-part blog series on humility and growth. (If you missed the first post, you can find it here.) Doing Life Alone In our culture today, we are encouraged to be a self-made man or woman. We are encouraged to make a name for ourselves and chart...
Training vs. Trying

Training vs. Trying

This post is Part 1 in a 3-part blog series on discipline. I heard a great sermon the other day about the importance of discipline. One of the most interesting points the pastor made was the difference between training and trying. Trying is what most of us do when we...
Maximize Your Cleaning Efforts

Maximize Your Cleaning Efforts

Today I want to share a tip from my friend, Dmitri Bilgere, which has helped me to maximize my efforts when cleaning. I don’t know about you, but I hate cleaning. I like having a clean house, but I don’t like the process of sweeping, windexing, vacuuming, dusting,...
PLAN to Respond, Not React

PLAN to Respond, Not React

In my life, I spend a lot of time reacting. For example, I might take on too much at work and get stressed out, so I react by going the opposite direction and not talking to anyone for a few days. Or I might start to feel lonely, so I react by calling a bunch of...
2 Tips to Leave Short Phone Messages

2 Tips to Leave Short Phone Messages

I tend to leave long phone messages. I’m not sure why. I make the phone call, the person’s voicemail picks up, and then I ramble on and on. The tough thing is, most of the people in my life hate receiving long phone messages. And if I’m honest, I don’t like...
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