Archive for the ‘Trey Campbell’ Category

The King who is Too Controlling Shall Lose His Kingdom

“The king who is too controlling shall lose his kingdom.” Have you ever heard this before or a version somewhat similar? It means one who is overbearing or domineering will eventually lose their power, influence, or authority – subjects and all. I’ll explain my point through a story. There once was a king who had a vast empire of land […]

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New Year’s Resolutions Are Really Just Old Year’s Procrastinations

Since we are fresh into a new year, I have had the thought of New Year’s Resolutions on my mind. You see, I have a different take on the promises to change some kind of established negative pattern or behavior leading to added stress in our lives. Instead of New Year’s Resolutions, I see them more as being “Old Year’s […]

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We All Have a Calling for Our Lives

Holidays are for two primary things: celebrating and family. They are about laughing, stuffing your face as much as the turkey, or wearing the most hideous Christmas sweater you can find. Eggnog, cranberry sauce, mistletoe, gaudy lawn decorations, and Hallmark Channel movies. “These are a few of our favorite things…” as the song goes. Over the past eight years, my […]

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Heroes Run Amongst Heroes

Being a hero does not necessarily mean saving babies from burning buildings or rescuing kittens from trees. While those are heroic efforts, the more prevalent form of a hero is the person who does something extraordinary. To take it a step further, it can also be someone who makes someone else feel extraordinary. One quality of heroes: they run amongst […]

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The Juggler’s Dilemma

Do you ever feel you are juggling so many balls, one or more may have to be dropped? Some friends and I were catching up and talking about all we had going on with our lives. They heard some of the things I am currently doing and gave me some unsolicited counsel. They said I should drop something. I fully […]

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A Lesson in Attitude: When There’s No Air in the Spare

Your attitude is not determined by your situation. It’s determined by you. This is a lesson none of us can learn too young. Many people go through life never learning it. And their attitude shows it. As I was driving down a two-way road talking with my daughter, she commented on how narrow the road was. Then we got distracted […]

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What Does What You Collect Say About You?

Some people collect stamps. Others collect coins, artwork, porcelain dolls, and some even tattoos. Various collections range from the “normal” to the odd and macabre. What is it that makes us accumulators of… well, stuff? If you name it, someone has surely assembled it in mass. There’s Manfred Rothstein, a dermatologist from North Carolina. He has collected over 675 back […]

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The Art of Finishing Strong: Part 2

In the second part of this series on finishing strong, I want to focus on the cerebral aspect of having an overwhelming conclusion. To finish in a convincing and dominating fashion, our fellow competition is often not our biggest competition. Rather, it’s ourselves. Looking back on some of my personal finishes, I feel like I took the starter’s pistol for […]

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Delegation, Humility, and Wisdom

Have you ever thought about the correlation between delegation, humility, and wisdom? To make sure we are on the same page, here are a few quick definitions of each: Delegation: the granting, passing, or transferring of authority and associated responsibilities. Humility: a modest view on your own importance; freedom of pride and arrogance. Wisdom: the ability to discern between what […]

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The Future You Will Thank the Past You for These 6 Reasons

Have you ever thought about the things you are thankful for from the past? From learning experiences to victory over struggles, the present you should be thankful for the past you and the future you should be grateful for both the past and present you. After all, you are what you were. I know. That was a little confusing. Let’s […]

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What Makes for a Successful Life? Volume 1

I was thoughtfully asked what makes for a successful life by a friend while kayaking. I wasn’t really prepared for the question and my answer was, well, lame. For the rest of the day, I paddled with some regret because I felt I should’ve had something better to say – even if off the cuff. With my book, 12 Jars: […]

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Pick your squad with purpose

Your squad is your small group of people. They are the ones you trust and choose to hang with. They are the people in your inner circle who are loyal to you despite your failings. However, there needs to be some kind of quality control within the squad. Who you pick for your squad should have some bare minimums. Remember: […]

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