Posted by on August 17, 2016 | 0 comments

Powerful Lessons from the Humble Rubik’s Cube

Last weekend I finally figured out how to solve the Rubik’s Cube. I did so much air punching when I finally cracked the code; you would have thought I’d found the cure for cancer! What’s the big deal, you ask? It’s no big deal; certainly not the cube itself. However, the principle behind successfully solving a Rubik’s Cube applies to whatever challenge you are trying to find a solution to or any goal you want to achieve. Here’s how to do it: Start with “why”. For me, it was about my oldest daughter. I bought her the cube a few months ago and neither of us had seriously tried to solve it. Every time it got messed up she would ask one of the older boys at school to solve it for her. Now that didn’t sit well with me. I have two daughters and it is important to me that they know that girls can do anything boys can do. So solving the Rubik’s Cube was about teaching...

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Posted by on August 11, 2016 | 0 comments

Are You the Hero or the Villain?

  Every story has a hero and a villain. The hero is the guy we’re all rooting for, the one who seems to have all the odds stacked against him yet still manages to overcome near-impossible obstacles to succeed. The villain, on the other hand, is the one we love to hate. He is manipulative, dishonest and sometimes downright evil. We cheer when he is defeated and we can’t wait to see the back of him. Thankfully, no matter how powerful the villain appears, in the end the hero prevails. Good always triumphs over evil. We all have elements of the hero and the villain within us. The endeavors we undertake in the face of challenges and struggle shape us  into the heroes of our lives. However, we also have the potential to sabotage ourselves and our actions. We give in to doubt and fear, and we fail to keep the promises we make to ourselves about the actions we’re going to take to make our dreams come true....

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