Archive for the ‘Trey Campbell’ Category

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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God doesn’t call the capable. He calls the available.

God made us all capable, but are we really available?   We were made to be ambassadors though service to His Kingdom and communication of His message. As such, we are all capable. I wonder though… where are the many who are called but do not answer?   To be capable is the ability to achieve. It’s the competency and proficiency […]

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Our story makes us who we are. Our choices make us who we will be.

Have you ever thought about these two statements? I have. What comes to my mind is how our story is made up of our past, while our choices determine our future.   Having the good fortune to have worked with college students for two decades with Southwestern Advantage, I’ve come to realize they are in a crossroads of finding who […]

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6 Ways to Establish a Spirit-filled Atmosphere in the Workplace

Let’s be honest. We occupy a whole lot of our time during the week at work. While sad to say, many of us in an office environment spend more time with co-workers than our own families. With this in mind, I wanted to share a few thoughts on creating a Spirit-filled environment at work. Research and studies show we will […]

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“Transformed by Trouble”

An inspirational book that has made a difference in my life is The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren. I have recommended it numerous times to those who are finding their faith or looking to build a better foundation of faith. There are 40 parts broken in to five sections of purpose. With so many people I know facing unimaginable […]

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The ridiculousness of irony and the reality of our situations

At what point does irony succumb to the ridiculous? This recent headline caught my attention: Norwegian flight carrying 60 plumbers turns back due to broken toilets Yes, it’s true. A flight bound for Munich had to return to Oslo and circle the airport until enough fuel was burned off to land safely because… the toilets were broken. Coincidentally, 85 passengers on […]

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Satisfaction should fade, leading to greater hunger

If you find yourself satisfied, perhaps you would be best served to make it short-lived. “…the state of satisfaction is unstable, if not a little irrational. If you are in a consistent state of satisfaction, what motivation is there to grow, build, or improve? No… in life it’s better to stay hungry than to be satisfied.”  12 Jars: Making the […]

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