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Posts by shannonlee

Be Strong and Courageous!

by Insoo Kim

In 1955, ten years before the historic Selma marches, a man named Robert Graetz became the pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Montgomery, Alabama. This was not all that significant except for the fact that Trinity Lutheran Church was an all-black congregation and Robert was white.

Don Corder
Winners Want to Keep Score

by Don Corder

My generation taught the next generation that winning is just showing up. We taught them that results (score) don’t matter…criticism is mean…expectations are insensitive. We robbed an entire generation of the lessons to be learned from failing and the strength of character that is born in the struggle.

5 Transcendent Money Principles

by Michael Perez

5 money  management principles that transcend everything.

Believe in People Again

Someone said to me last week in a text, “I’m losing faith in humanity”.  I thought about that for several...

Will I…

As we look towards the future and dream, it’s so easy to get caught up in the “what if’s”, right? ...

Forget About Setting Goals

by James Clear

When you’re working toward a goal, you are essentially saying, “I’m not good enough yet, but I will be when I reach my goal.”

The problem with this mindset is that you’re teaching yourself to always put happiness and success off until the next milestone is achieved. “Once I reach my goal, then I’ll be happy. Once I achieve my goal, then I’ll be successful.”

Never Stop Dreaming

2015 is here.  Need some inspiration?  Well, here you go.  Happy New Year!

I Used to Cut Myself

by Kary Oberbrunner

I used to be addicted to self-injury. I literally cut myself—for years. I’m happy to say that it’s been 14 years ago since I last self-injured.

Pick One: Love, Money or Trust

by Scott McGohan of McGohanBrabender

I fell with both money and love in my hands and humbly I created my dysfunctional life out of a false self. The only thing I trusted was money and love. Money protected me and love made me feel better. Shame on anyone who would want a part of either my love or money. What I realized is the fighting force was not others, but the evil destructive forces of myself.

Thanksgiving Should Be a Daily Event

Dad has taught me that gratitude isn’t about how much or little you have, but the story you tell yourself about it. Gratitude expands our capacity to feel joy and infuses a deeper dimension into our living. It’s not something to practice only when fortune strikes  – when we land the job, cure the illness, win the client or find our ‘soul mate’ – but something to practice at all times. In fact a little gratitude can help us stay far more buoyant when the storm waves are high and we are struggling to stay afloat. Gratitude elevates our spirit; it gives us access to humor amidst our hardship, strength amidst our struggles, and hope when when despair looms large.