Surprise People with How Much They Matter

The 7 Day Experiment: Day 6

Are birthdays important in your household? When I was young, my sisters and I would count down to our birthday. We would make a list and remind every one of the big day.


As I have grown older, celebrating my birthday has taken a back seat to children, work, school, and the challenges of life.

Intentional Mealtime Conversation

The 7 Day Experiment: Day 5

When I was a little girl one of my favorite activities in the summer was making ice cream at my great grandparent’s house.


The days were hot and we would run through the sprinklers giggling and laughing to cool off. When my great grandparents would announce we were going to make ice cream, we would scream and cheer!

Intentional Acts of Kindness

The 7 Day Experiment: Day 3

When our children were young, we would remind them to be nice to others. I would use the same quote my mother would say to me, “If you can’t say anything nice, then don’t say anything at all.” Of course, children will be children.

acts-of-kindness-day 3

As you can imagine, our five children didn’t always get along with each other. Unfortunately, they didn’t demonstrate many intentional acts of kindness. There were times when our children would say or do things to intentionally cause pain to their siblings.

Be the First to Help

The 7 Day Experiment: Day 2

I recently went to the doctor because I was suffering from a minor ailment. Now, before I go any further let me explain something; I don’t like going to the doctor.


Since I raised five children and treated their many different aliments over the years, I believed I could treat myself. So as you can imagine, I was feeling pretty bad to make a doctor’s appointment, before my husband asked me to do so!

Serve Your Family First

The 7 Day Experiment: Day 1

When our children were young, we established routines to help our household run smoothly. As you can imagine, managing the schedules of five children and two working adults can be challenging.

Day 1 - Family PrioritiesOne phrase my children heard frequently was “do what you have to do first, and then you can do what you want.”

How to Attract Others to Your Purpose

4 Ways to Start Creating Your Significance Story

How to attract others to your purpose, by John C. Maxwell
~ Adapted from John C. Maxwell’s new book Intentional Living

Most people want to live a success story, and that’s a good thing. Success can bring you money, accomplishment, power and invaluable experiences. But success still falls short.


Success alone cannot bring lasting happiness or deep fulfillment. Success, by itself, does not inspire others to remember and share your story long after you are gone.


Tampa Bay

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Date: October 23, 2015
Time: 7:30-11:30 AM
Event: Live2Lead: Tampa Bay
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Venue: Collaborative Labs at SPC EpiCenter
Location: 13805 58th Street North
Clearwater, FL 33760
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5 Lessons for 360 Degree Leaders

The 360 Degree Leader

In my current position, I have the privilege to lead and follow every day. As the leader, I work with my staff to unleash their potential and to empower them to be leaders.

360 Conclusion Circle

As a 360-degree leader, I have learned it is the level of my influence, not my position or title, which will move our organization forward.