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Power of the Collective: When 2 or 3 Are Gathered

There are those who love to take on challenges alone. Could be an ego thing or just how they were taught to handle life’s pressures. While that may be cool in some instances, social beings that humans are, it’s easier to face challenges with the help of others.

The saying that misery loves company does have a certain ring of truth to it. When under high pressure and intense challenges, it’s good to have company help you through the tough times.

The family unit is a great source of support that also benefits from being supported by it’s local community. There is power in numbers, that’s the power of the collective.


A Case of Coal and Diamond

Nothing like a high pressure and high heat environment to expose weaknesses in any design of any product. Yet, that same set of unpleasant circumstances has shown other products to be superior.

The case of the metaphor about diamonds being made under great pressure and heat is tortured a bit to bring out a few motivating points for the reader to consider.

The inspiration came from a conversation involving how one identifies themselves; Diamonds or Lumps of Coal. How you see yourself plays plenty in what options you’ll take when things get hot and heavy in life.

It’s a fascinating case of coal and diamond


Part 4- Best Return on Personal Investment

The best investment one can be advised to make is in one’s self. The more you work on yourself, the better you can understand who you are. The more you push yourself forward to improve, the better you become at being yourself at your best self.

Bottom line, there is always some work to be done to improve. Doing the work now means later having access to better results. The family you lead depends on you being your best. It’s never too late to work on getting better, so long as you’re alive with functional capabilities.

This is the last part of a 4 part series called “Are your beliefs hindering or serving”


Part 3- From Hindering to Serving

Part 3 of 4 in this series from the presentation called “Are your beliefs hindering or serving” is about the ways of shifting one’s mindset. While not the definitive how-to guide, it is a thought provoking look. Certain habits need to be set in auto-pilot mode to function well in life. However, it’s a good idea to review held beliefs and examine them from time to time for relevancy.

The defense mechanism that helped you survive the school yard may or may not be the right means to survive the workforce. The cherished practices in one’s parent’s home may not suit the children being raised in your home. Adjusting is key. This is a high altitude look about some ways to examine one’s beliefs. Feel free to add your own methods in the comment section


Part 2- Auto- Pilot Believing

Having routines is a wonderful way to streamline decision making. The more complex a task, the more valuable certain routines are to keep up speed in making decisions. But, is there a dark side to routines?

When teaching children to make their own routines, what should one look out for? This post is a small consideration about beliefs and how they can work in auto-pilot mode. This aspect of belief systems is part 2 of 4 in a series based on a presentation called “Are your beliefs hindering or serving”.


Part 1- Titans of Beliefs

In the Biblical story of David and Goliath, there are three types of personalities worth considering. Their mindset played a huge role in how they handled the challenge thrown at them. What mindset do you subscribe to? Can such a view change?

When looking at leading a family, which mindset do you hold and which do you encourage inside your home/

This is the first part of a four part set of posts around the presentation called “Are your beliefs hindering or serving”


That Moment When God Calls Your Name

Everyone has a name. It’s the universal identifier everyone shares, no matter the culture around it. How great the legacy of your name is depends on what you do with the options life gives you. Everyone has a call. Every family has a legacy to create and leave. The option of greatness is yours to make. The children in your dependency will learn their legacy based on the choices you make. The call is simple, be the best version of you that you can be. The process is at times hard and difficult, but so well worth the effort.

Post is based and influenced by the story of Samuel in the Bible


A Transitioning Post

Doing just a little housekeeping to let the reader become a bit more familiar with the aspirations of this blog and site.

The rookie beginnings will sort themselves out and soon, things will flow. Look inside the post and gain a bit of insight into the rookie season and feel free to drop a note of encouragement as well as share anything you like on your social media platform of choice