My Life’s Priorities (part 2)

by Michael D. Hargrove Print a PDF of all of the Life’s Priorities exercise worksheets here Reduce your priorities into ONE word for each (you may want to combine or eliminate some of them). Remember this is your life and your priorities. Their definition need only be relevant to you. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Now go back and rank them (on the right) in order based on the following criteria: the definitions ,values, rules and beliefs attached to each of these priorities. © Copyright 2013 by Michael D. Hargrove and Bottom...

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My Life’s Priorities (part 1)

by Michael D. Hargrove Print a PDF of all of the Life’s Priorities exercise worksheets here or use notebook paper.   List your life’s priorities or everything in life that’s important to you. Avoid using one word answers like “peace,” “happiness”, “love,” “success”, etc. at least for now. Be specific and detailed. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. You can use the back of this sheet if you need to. Next Goals Page © Copyright 2013 by Michael D. Hargrove and Bottom Line...

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Life’s Priorities Exercise

by Michael Hargrove     Tweet   “If you don’t stand for something, then you’ll fall for anything!” – Jim Rohn Unfortunately, most of the people we know fall into that group of souls who simply go from day to day, situation to situation, gladness to gladness, crisis to crisis, reacting to whatever is thrown in front of them. They never really think about what they want, what they believe, and what they stand for. They sort of live their lives in a fog, neither overjoyed nor miserable, devoid of any real passion,...

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Attitude Is Everything

By Francie Baltazar-Schwartz   Jerry was the kind of guy you love to hate. He was always in a good mood and always had something positive to say. When someone would ask him how he was doing, he would reply, “If I were any better, I would be twins!” He was a unique manager because he had several waiters who had followed Him around from restaurant to restaurant. The reason the waiters followed Jerry was because of his attitude. He was a natural motivator. If an employee was having a bad day, Jerry was there telling the employee how...

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The Changing Nauture Of Friendship

(Found on the Internet without an Authors Signature)   As we have grown and changed so have our ideas on friendship… 1. In kindergarten your idea of a good friend was the person who let you have the red crayon when all that was left was the ugly black one. 2. In first grade your idea of a good friend was the person who went to the bathroom with you and held your hand as you walked through the scary halls. 3. In second grade your idea of a good friend was the person who helped you stand up to the class bully. 4. In third grade your idea...

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Another Random Act Of Kindness

by Michael D. Hargrove     Tweet   I want to share with you a true experience that changed the way my friend Tom lives his life and indirectly my view of the world. At the time, Tom was waiting tables at the Newport Bay Restaurant on the waterfront in Portland, Oregon. As he was listening to a couple he had been serving quietly explain how they had somehow misplaced their money and didn’t have a single credit card on them, his thoughts ran from how to avoid an embarrassing situation in a crowded patio of patrons to how this was going to...

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Ten Rules For Being Human

by Dr. Cherie Carter-Scott   1. You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it’s yours to keep for the entire period. 2. You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called, “life.” 3. There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trial, error, and experimentation. The “failed” experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiments that ultimately “work.” 4. Lessons are repeated until they are learned. A lesson will be presented to you in...

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Parents: “Be Where You Are!”

by Michael D. Hargrove – Soccer Dad     Tweet   When you really struggle to find 60 coaches for around 700 kids, you get to hear the words “I’m sorry but I’m just too busy” a whole lot! You want to say, “I’m busy too pal! I’ve got kids, a spouse, a business, a workout regimen, I speak all over the country, I coach baseball, soccer, indoor soccer, take the kids to gymnastics and swimming lessons, volunteer at the kids school, and I’ve volunteered to help put the club’s teams together....

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Lessons We Learn From Geese

Lessons from the Geese, was written in 1972 by Dr. Robert McNeish of Baltimore.   Fact 1: As each goose flaps its wings it creates an “uplift” for the birds that follow. By flying in a chevron or “V” formation, the whole flock adds 71% greater flying range than if each bird flew alone. Lesson: People who share a common direction and sense of community can get where they are going quicker and easier because they are traveling on the thrust of one another.   Fact 2: When a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels...

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When My Son Looks Over His Shoulder

by Michael D. Hargrove     Tweet My oldest son, Zachary, seemed to be getting worse. He is a great kid, quite big compared to other seven year olds, with an equally big heart and a wonderful laugh. Lately, though, Zach seemed to be sad, withdrawn, and grumpy. He whined a lot more too. Every day he seemed to become more and more negative, even occasionally being mean to his younger brother, Jeffrey, which, unlike other kids his age, was completely out of character for Zach. My numerous inquiries into how he was feeling and what was wrong were...

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