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Stop “Cold Prospecting” — be a sunflower

A sunflower does not need to hunt down hummingbirds. It attracts with sweet nectar. More importantly, the sunflower does not care to attract all animals with its nectar. It doesn’t care what dogs, rabbits, snakes, fish or eagles think of it. It’s selective. In the

“Who are you, and who should care?”

When I first met Maya, Maya’s Hope had not yet defined its identity. Maya was torn between 1) trying to appear professional (she used to work with stuffy Finance suits), and 2) putting herself out there as the face and heart of the organization. In

When was the last time you said,
“I can die happy now”?

We celebrated our son’s first birthday the other day. We invited a bunch of his little friends and signed up for a place to host the party that had all kinds of fun toys, contraptions and activities. When I arrived, I struggled to get a

If Jesus can’t help everyone,
you can’t either

Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow: And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the birds of the air came and devoured it up. And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much

Evil parents teach cycling by letting kids crash

Sometimes, kids can teach us more about life than we realize. In the video above, Zia Terry (a 10-year old girl from Park City, Utah) attempts a K40 ski jump for the first time. Turn up your audio and listen closely (there’s a surprise lesson

How to beat Goliath in real life

My dad holds a brown belt in Karate, from a time when belts were earned through physical abuse, and a black belt was the culmination of a lifetime of dedication. I thank him for my love for martial arts and violent action movies. He set

“Me just met you and this is crazy, but you got Cookie…”

“… so Share it Maybe?” Melisa and Joshua have been going crazy over this Cookie Monster song lately, and now I can’t get it out of my head (if you’re a Cookie Monster fan you gotta watch it): Quick — if you wanted to attract

How babies instantly know if you’re Human or Robot

Starting at 14 months, babies become fascinated with body parts. Especially, belly buttons. You’ll see toddlers lift their shirt, rub their bellies, then poke their belly button and giggle. Be careful not to get too close, or they’ll point at you. As you can see

Being remarkable is no longer enough

Last year, I visited my fiancĂ©e’s parents in Puerto Rico. Just our luck: we arrived during Hurricane Irene and had to spend a couple of days indoors: We stocked up on necessities, gallons of water and bolted metal hurricane shutters into the window frames (hurricanes

The best way to sell something
is by not selling it

That’s our dog Kimi in the picture above. We adopted her from a shelter when she was a puppy (her previous owner was incarcerated). And as if having Chihuahua/Terrier blood wasn’t bad enough, her early separation from her mom and puppyhood trauma gave her a