What Are You Asking For?

What Are You Asking For?

When you say you want some ‘thing,’ it is much more than the ‘thing. Say you want a new car. It’s not just the new car you want. It’s the feeling of getting a new car and driving along your favorite road. It’s the joy of talking about your new car with friends and...

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Ask What It Means, Not Why

Ask What It Means, Not Why

 When something happens to us, our first reaction usually is to ask, “Why me?” Why did that guy just cut me off? Why did I miss the meeting? Why is it so busy here? We wonder why things happen to us. A better question to ask is, “What does it mean to me?” What are...

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You Create the Crisis

You Create the Crisis

One of our biggest challenges in life is learning not to react to a confrontation. We see or hear something, and we often react automatically. We are taught to confront an issue head-on. It sounds simple, but the best way out of a situation is not to fight it but to...

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Now is a Good Time to Question Yourself

Now is a Good Time to Question Yourself

Last week we talked about how we are not our beliefs. We've accumulated and developed our beliefs over the years, and they impact much of our lives. But we don't have to hold on to them forever. We are separate from our beliefs, and we can drop, add and change them...

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You Are Not Your Beliefs

You Are Not Your Beliefs

As you get dressed for your day, you go through your closet and choose your shoes, shirt, pants, and the other parts of your outfit. Depending on what you have planned for the day, you choose your clothing to match. Going out for a hike will be very different than...

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Don’t Clap for Me

Don’t Clap for Me

Don’t clap for me I represent everything you are trying to abolish I’m white, I’m male, and benefit from both Don’t clap for me Even though I’m not racist, I now know that’s not enough I have black friends and support liberal causes, but finally, see my hypocrisy...

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Are You Your Best Friend?

Are You Your Best Friend?

Peter and I were back on the Purdue campus this year, just before the Coronavirus pandemic began. We were there as part of their Executive in Residence program within the Residence Halls sharing our experiences with students. As part of the EIR program, we were able...

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Take Your Shot with Absolute Clarity

Take Your Shot with Absolute Clarity

“Why would I think about missing a shot I haven’t taken?” Michael Jordan Beth and I heard this quote from Michael Jordan during the last episode of the “Last Dance” documentary about the 1998 season of the Chicago Bulls basketball team. The show chronicles the ups and...

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Are You Aligned with Your Work?

Are You Aligned with Your Work?

Beth and I have had many jobs during our working life. Some of them we've enjoyed and others not at all. Can you guess which ones we made more money and were most happy in? Yep, you're right. The jobs when we were aligned. When we enjoy what we do, everything goes...

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Fear of … Fear?!

Fear of … Fear?!

Do you go to bed afraid of what might happen? As you go throughout your day, do you see proof of all the evil in the world? Do you know what it is like to wake up in the morning and fear that bad things are coming your way? As you slowly open your eyes, do you feel...

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Email

Peter@PeterBostwick.com

Beth@BethBostwick.com

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