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 …

We Are Blessed Every Morning

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God blesses us each morning when we wake up.  We get to choose how we will live our day.  We get to decide if we are going to take the time to look into each other’s …

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 …

Camp deb-i

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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.  …