Tag Archives: Dave Thorpe

Are you Balanced in your life?

We are used to routine and most people sleep their 8 hours during darkness.  Nature is balance and our lives yearn for balance. When we disrupt “balance” our lives are less comfy. We become irritable with not enough sleep, we get angry when irritated and make poor decisions, we take short cuts in life and […]

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Do you do all the work?

Do you do all the work, do you carry the burden for all those around you, are you overwhelmed? My buddy, Marshall Ulrich, is seen in this picture traveling across Death Valley enroute to Mt Whitney some 146 miles away. He completed this task with no assistance from anyone, carrying his food and water for […]

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Are you Amazing? Do you want to be?

How do you get to be Amazing?  I’m reading a book by Terri Sjodin titled “Small Message, Big Impact.” If you want to be amazing, this is a terrific book to fire you up.  It lays down the basics so they are easy to understand and, if you have some drive, you will implement them. […]

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Do you “go with the flow”?

Riding a wave is fun…if you know how.  Learning how to ride, gaining expertise, is difficult. As it is with life. Many people just want to “go with the flow” and that presents problems. If you don’t know how to “go with the flow” in life, the ride will be difficult.  Learning expertise, developing confidence, being able […]

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Choose carefully where you want change!

Tragedy: Ladies and Gentlemen: People kill people; weapons are only the tool to kill people. Our issue is not with the type of weapon that is used, rather what are we doing as a society to curb the behavior of the killer. In China a man with a knife stabbed 20 children at a school; […]

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Time with your kids; molding the future…

Want to enjoy your kids for LIFE? Check out these simple thoughts: How to talk so that your children will NEVER listen! 1. Order, direct, command 2. Warn, admonish, threaten 3. Exhort, Moralize, Preach 4. Advise, offer suggestions, or Solutions 5. Lecture, Use logical arguments 6. Judge, Criticize, Blame, Disagree 7. Name call, Ridicule, Shame […]

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Am I Entitled?

Work is a horrid word.  After all, everyone should be able to have dessert and not have to work for it…right? As I walk through malls and busy shopping centers, it seems no one works anymore.  Everyone is spending, quickly and freely. That sounds good to me, but somehow it does not seem prudent to […]

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Are you leaning the right way?

The “Leaning Tower of Piza” is amazing. It seems to defy gravity…and is magnificent in stature and elegance. Each of us lean one way or another.  We don’t seem to realize it, but our friends do…just ask them: What do I talk most about? Where do you think I get my energy? Do I focus […]

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Do you feel “Stretched Out” with all you must do?

You want to be satisfied…not stretched in a dozen different directions. Curiosity makes us stretch our imagination. Exercise helps us stretch our bodies, effort helps us stretch our minds.  But what stretches us to be satisfied? Every day more “things” pile on our list of items to do.  Since we don’t really get to all […]

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Ernest Hemingway…pearls of Wisdom

Somehow the books in school did not captivate my imagination. But they tried. Ernest Hemingway made reading fun. His practical insight into our basic desires was compelling. Today his messages are still poignant: “-Before you spend, Earn”.  Where did that come from?  Actually, spending seems easy. When we go shopping the stores are full of […]

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