Category Archives: Things I wish I would have known when I was 15.

Our desire to make everything fair brings psychotic consequences

I fear this post might be seen as offensive, but there’s a truth behind it that has weighed heavy on my mind for days. Many in society believe that to be fair everyone should be winners, especially children. We would … Continue reading

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The heart of a learner

Experience is life’s greatest teacher. Sometimes it’s the only way you can be taught, which means there is a good chance you’ll be starting out with little to no understanding. Don’t fear those moments—embrace them. No one has all the … Continue reading

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The making of a great leader: The ability to explain yourself

Ah…communication, probably the single most helpful and yet often most frustrating part of being a leader. You gotta do it. It’s the only way the people beneath you will know the how, when, where, and what you are leading, but … Continue reading

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The making of a great leader: Put a positive spin on it.

Staying positive can be hard at times, but when you’re a leader, it’s critical that you always find a way. Most people do not react well to negativity, it tends to make them less productive. Remember, as a leader, you … Continue reading

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The making of a great leader: Humility

The world will always be in need of leaders. As one generation passes away the torch of guidance must fall to someone—the responsibility cannot be left on the ground. But what does it take to make a great leader? Are … Continue reading

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The sibling secret weapon

I’m so glad I had more than one child, even though my children struggle to get along sometimes. It’s the most frustrating thing as parent. I see value in each of them, but sometimes all they can do is pick … Continue reading

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Practice makes perfect

To be good at anything, practice will always be required. Yet, practice is usually the last thing any kid wants to do, especially when talking about an instrument or anything else that might be considered boring or hard. I wish … Continue reading

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