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Interesting People

On Mon, May 21 2012, in Leroy, by Leroy Leese
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Saw some interesting interviews lately and was really impressed with the people.

  1. Robin Meade – Impressed with her because she talked about overcoming some personal struggle, was honest about the things that got her into her area of specialty which she is clearly very good at. Also think it is funny that her mother was encouraging her to reel-in her hopes and dreams. So many of us do this – it is an act of trying to protect our children from a broken heart. But it doesn’t make sense because people learn even more from failure and if we want our children to succeed we have to let them fail. Her father was a preacher.
  2. Larry the Cable Guy – Actual name is Daniel Whitney. Saw an interview here. Love how candid he was in that interview. He is so appreciative of the success he has claimed and I love how real he is. Also talks about people in his life who mean well, but seem to lack the ability to show it. Just really fascinating. His father was ALSO a preacher.
  3. Carson Daly – A motivated interesting individual. Never felt the “call” to pastoral work but definitely has a strong sense of appreciation and gratitude toward the blessings in his life and all the good surrounding his career and family. Really interesting guy and has a lot of “goodness” to share – wish more people knew about how inspiring he is.
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Rabbi Daniel Lapin – Success You Can Smell

On Wed, Mar 14 2012, in Leroy, by Leroy Leese
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Rabbi Daniel Lapin – Success You Can Smell.

Really enjoyed this one. Sort of confirms our instinct to engage the kids in the work of the family. Often we are in such a rush that we want to do it ourselves in the name of getting done soon, but there are other moments where it is profitable in an intrinsic sense, to take more time and get the kiddos to learn discipline, about helping and even some self confidence and self reliance. They end up being accountable to help keep things clean too. Awesome.

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Truth #1

On Sun, Jan 22 2012, in Leroy, by Leroy Leese
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Steak knives run through the dishwasher will dull. The blades rub the inside of the plastic silverware tray and they become dull. Not just the steak knives in the link to the right. All steak knives.

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