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(#244) Do You Have Your Own Board of Directors?


I remain focused on surrounding myself with knowledgeable and skillful people who will have my back—and kick me in the butt when needed. Who do you have on your Board? Corporations have Boards of Directors.  Institutions of higher learning have Boards … Continue reading

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(Issue #607) Who Are Your  Coffee-Cup People?  


We have to be mindful and reach out to those whose values and virtues help build a nurturing, dependable, responsible, friendly, brotherly (sisterly), courageous, hopeful community with high expectations. ~~~~~ In the fall of 2002, I traveled to San Antonio, … Continue reading

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Community Bright Spots! Beaches Watch


For more on the mission of this page click here. ~~~~~ Past issues of “Community Bright Spots!” have focused on architecture, parks, nature, art, and recreation. Each post encouraged (hopefully) readers to pause and reflect on the beauty and positivity … Continue reading

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(#Issue 472) Action, Gratitude, and Community


While thinking about gratitude feels good, action creates greater benefits. At the beginning of our monthly Beaches Watch Board of Directors meeting, we pause for a “Mission Moment.” We share how, where, or with whom we have experienced our mission … Continue reading

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(#292) A Blogger’s Retrospective: 2015 in Review


May your 2016 goals lead to your actions and your actions lead to your dreams. While sitting in an Austin hotel room at the end of May 2010, I wrote my first post for this blog. I had 3 goals: … Continue reading

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(#291) Befriending Ourselves


Think of your favorite novels.  More than likely the protagonists did not follow a straight line from the beginning to the end of the story. Your life journey is the same. You are the hero of your story. This past … Continue reading

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(#284) Gaining Clarity


We would do well to surround ourselves with people who care about us— but won’t allow us to skate by with minimal reflection and action. I first read about the Clearness Committee  (Quaker tradition) in Parker Palmer’s works. This powerful … Continue reading

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(#241) What If?


Rather than setting a list of “me-too” goals, why not imagine the “what if” of our future selves?  Think of your future and fill in the blank: “What if _____? In a recent TED talk, psychologist Dan Gilbert examined the … Continue reading

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(#402) Over Your Head


The exceptional leaders take their moments of vulnerability and build on them. The most effective leaders I have collaborated with found themselves there more times than you might imagine. If you haven’t found yourself there yet, you will. At least, … Continue reading

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