Swimming with Turtles

We paddled out about ¼ mile off the Maui shore. We “anchored” so to speak and the other 5 kayakers started putting on their snorkeling gear. I sat there breathing deep feeling some trepidation that I’d be forced to join in and get in the crystal-clear ocean. And once in, they seriously expected me to…

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FORGING ahead…

FORGE verb (used with object), forged, forging. to form by heating and hammering; beat into shape. to form or make, especially by concentrated effort Beat into Shape! Yikes. Heading to the mountains this morning. Going to spend 3 days at Driven for Life’s FORGE: Engaged Team training. Of course, two years ago I made the…

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Run to the Roar

It is said, “When we lack the guts to go after our God-sized dreams, we rob God of the glory He deserves. Twice in the past few months, I’ve hear the story of running to the roar. Not sure I’ve heard this before, or maybe it just has a new significance. The story takes place…

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Into the Deep…

Tribe 303, as Driven for Life has deemed this session of Teen Leadership Foundation, has graduated. The last couple of days I’ve shared with you about being at this training as a chaperon, sidekick, observer. Sunday was the third and final day, Graduation day. Can you really graduate after only 3 days? When it feels…

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Seeking brilliance…

Early morning and the sun has just risen over Lake Arrowhead. Another warm day is upon us. 20 tired teenager (age 13-19) are pushing through brain fog and lack of sleep to waken and prepare for the second day of Teen: Leadership Foundation. They arrived yesterday by car and even plane, some ready, some dragged…

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Champions Released

I think I’ve always been passionate about seeing lives change.  Today I got to see seven friends graduate from a program that raises up leaders.  Leaders in business, leaders in families, leaders in life. It unveils  a new perspective of life.  I purposely say “of life.” It’s bigger than “in life.”  It’s a global perspective…

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Go Big or Go Home

Be the change you want to see.  This is a great concept but do we actually have the power and self-direction to go forth in the world and make change. Are we ready? And even more so, are we willing?  And to change the world, we may well need to first change ourselves. Whether personal…

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Nice to meet you

Locked in a room with 14 strangers in the mountains of East LA, on the border of San Bernardino … our mission – find the champion within us. No cell service, so internet, just bugs and crickets plus, a random coyote, a tailless lizard and a mouse. Day 1″ begins at 5:30 with dinner followed…

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