Archive for the ‘Ron Alford’ Category

1 Thing You Need to Remove from Your Life Today!

There is one toxic ingredient that, once removed, will progress your life in all aspects. It is called “conditional living.” Over the past few years, I’ve been fascinated by the word unconditional and what it means to me. My favorite way to define this word is: “to give, without conditions.” Absolute -> Not Limited by Conditions -> Unquestioning -> Etc. What does […]

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2 Ways to Make 2019 Your Greatest Year Yet!

I don’t know about you, but I can’t think of any more worthwhile pursuits than stoking the fire of enthusiasm. Searching deep within you and around you to identify new reasons for excitement, passion, and belief. In my previous job we used to always say, “Day by day in every way, by the grace of God, I’m becoming greater and greater.” Do […]

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The 2 Worst Days in Your Life

In my previous writings, I’ve introduced you to various friends. Friends like Commitment, Discipline, Gratitude, Consistency, and Resilience. They are some of my very best friends and I plan to introduce you to more in the future. But today I want to introduce you to my two worst enemies: TOMORROW & SOMEDAY What prevents people from truly being the best they can […]

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2 Essentials of a Mountain-Moving Compliment

Robyn Lee taught me an incredibly powerful lesson.  Robyn is a UCLA grad who I got to lead over the course of 6 years while she worked with Southwestern. She taught me the power of a well-delivered compliment and how it can change the trajectory of a person’s life. Robyn didn’t share this lesson with me by telling me. She […]

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4 Words that will Define Our Lives

Throughout all the “ups & downs” of each day, week, month, let alone each year, we are “dealt all varieties of hands.” What it all comes down to is: How will you respond? Life is not fair. Things will not go as you planned. You will be let down. You’ll have unearned successes that you don’t deserve. You’ll have failure […]

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Is Lack of Consistency the Reason You Fall Short?

Since the title of the “Most Interesting Man in the World” is already taken, I have a personal goal to be the “Most Consistent Man in the World.” Now, the natural objection that we all have is: wouldn’t that be boring, monotonous, or predictable? No way!  I mean consistent in the areas that really matter: Spiritual peace Present and engaged […]

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Do You Believe in Coincidences?

I don’t! On a recent Sunday night, I was unpacking boxes in my new garage. I came across a lot of my race bibs from over the years and thought I’d hang them up on the wall for memories. The first number I pulled out was from a triathlon in Hawaii, on April 4, 2005. It was the very first […]

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Crushing Fear

FEAR IS NOT REAL BUT WHAT IT DOES TO US IS VERY REAL. Fear is as evil as a little fluffy dog biting at your ankles… If you could see a slow-motion video of the past year in your mind, if you could see all of the decisions you’ve made or haven’t made because of fear, it would astound you. The […]

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8 Habits to Increase Joy in Your Life

The consistency of joy is an ultimate measure of personal success. Spreading joy and serving mankind is the highest expression of success, but it’s almost impossible to make others joyful if you’re not yourself. Literally any goal somehow comes back to the ability to feel joy and live a fulfilling life. With that in mind, here are eight modifications that […]

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The Art of Listening

I could write book after book on the experiences I encountered in the many summers I sold books with the Southwestern Company–over 110 weeks of 80+ hours of door-to-door selling in various neighborhoods across America. Those doors refined me and helped to reveal any of the strengths and character traits that were buried deep inside me. They made me who […]

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The “Little/Much Principle”

 “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.” Luke 16:10   No matter where your spiritual beliefs lie, we can all see how this principle is applicable to our everyday lives with businesses, families, relationships, and even finances. The size of the task […]

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Common Sense, Yet Uncommon Practice

Marice was an incredible natural basketball player. The best on our high school basketball team by far. His skills led our team to the National Championship game in Alaska – almost pulling off a great upset over the title-winning school. Marice was great and he knew it. Let’s think about this comment… Wouldn’t it be a shame if you were […]

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How Do You Express Thankfulness?

How can a man demonstrate his gratitude for all that he’s been given, while at the same time inspire others to think differently, go the extra mile, and be someone who always follows through? I’ve found that I can do this through endurance running. Starting on my 34th birthday, I began to do what I refer to as my “Run […]

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Consistent Gratitude

What if you woke up tomorrow with only the things you were grateful for today? Imagine your life lived with more consistent gratitude. What would it do to your Relationships? Your Business? Your overall Joy of Life? In one of my favorite cinematic moments, Tom Hanks in Cast Away sits in a dark hotel room. He has just come home after years of […]

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