Rise & Shine by Fera Butts

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The following post has been written by guest blogger, Fera Butts RN, BSN, MA, NE-BC.  She is a John Maxwell certified speaker trainer, and coach. Growth starts today, not someday. “There are seven days in a week …

What Do You See?

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Last week I went to the most beautiful and peaceful place.  A couple of friends and I drove to the Billy Graham library in Charlotte, North Carolina.  As we pulled into the entrance I felt …

If Oreo Could Read

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You have taught me so much about life.  You have taught me to enjoy the journey.  Everyday no matter where we go or how early I have to wake up, you are so content to …

7 Day Challenge

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In 1991 I met John Maxwell for the first time. I was at a leadership conference at church. Before that, I had been in some form of leadership position since I graduated from high school …

Walk a Little Slower

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“Walk Slowly Through the Crowd.” This is something I use to take a lot of pride in.  I used to always take my time as I crossed the parking lot at the school. I would …

My John Maxwell Conference Speech

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This month I attended the 2015 John Maxwell conference event in Orlando.  As part of the certification of the conference, attendees were expected to prepare a 5 minute speech – no longer and no less. …

Coaching vs. Therapy

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  “One of the most common pieces of advice that you’ll hear from nearly all self-help guru’s is that the fastest way to success is to find a coach, mentor or role model that can …

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For over a decade I’ve wanted to reach youth in a special and fun way to teach them important values.  I’ve always been attracted to learning about developing a strong character, team building, and leadership.  …