Character, Excellence, Faith, Family, Friendship, Prayer, Purpose

Entrusting our Beloved

Our world is going through a time that no one else alive on this earth has ever experienced. We have multiple opportunities to form relationships that can grow deeper with time. It is a season in which we may entrust a loved one or friend into the care of another, and we would expect them… Continue reading Entrusting our Beloved

Character, Excellence, Friendship, Influence, Purpose

Valued Character

Jason has been with the organization less than three years and continually proves to be an asset. A highly-sensitive project is assigned to Harold, and Jason is the first person he considers to help gather the information. Harold knows Jason will complete the work timely and with accuracy. Trustworthy. Integrity. Loyalty. Respect. These characteristics are… Continue reading Valued Character

Character, Discipline, Excellence, Family, Friendship, Influence

Speaking the Language

Welcome to Connections2Excellence! Have you ever been assigned a task only to find the results were not what you expected? Over the course of two weeks, I had an assignment to contact peers for their input. The prompt responses were overwhelming and deeply humbling. The gifts of their words and the time they willingly sacrificed… Continue reading Speaking the Language

Character, Discipline, Excellence, Faith, Friendship, Prayer, Purpose

The Impactful Moments

Take a moment and think about the people who positively impact you. Even those we knew long ago continue to impact us. Their wisdom, encouragement, and display of extending forgiveness give us strength and hope. Take a moment and think of people in Scripture who impact you. * Joseph’s brothers sold him and considered him… Continue reading The Impactful Moments

Boldness, Character, Discipline, Excellence, Friendship, Influence, Purpose

Two Are Better Than One

As a child, every Saturday morning was full of watching cartoons. One of my favorites was Popeye. After gaining strength by eating a can of spinach, he could lift heavy weights without effort and solve any problem that came his way. When we explore job opportunities, one topic may be identifying our strengths. Some businesses… Continue reading Two Are Better Than One

Excellence, Family, Friendship, Influence, Purpose

Invaluable Counselors

Image: mutualart.comGood ol' Charlie Brown. He sought counsel about life from the coldhearted Lucy and the compassionate Snoopy on many occasions. Just like Charlie Brown, we all need people in our lives. People encouraging us and giving us advice. People pushing us so we can be excellent in our pursuits. People walking alongside us and… Continue reading Invaluable Counselors

Excellence, Faith, Family, Friendship, Gratitude, thankfulness, thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Blessings

The best Thanksgiving memories I have are with family and friends. The abundance of food, laughter, football, and more food. Many take this time of year to remember their blessings of the year. We easily forget the importance of the little things. A scenic drive with a loved one. Time with a friend who needs… Continue reading Thanksgiving Blessings

Boldness, Character, Creativity, Excellence, Family, Friendship, Gratitude, Influence, thankfulness

Simple Gratitude

A simple thank you card. A handwritten note saying, “You’re the Best.” An anonymous gift on someone’s desk. A hot beverage just because. A brief conversation to catch up. Gratitude. We have so much for which we can express thankfulness. Many organizations are focusing on expressing appreciation to their employees with thoughtful acts of kindness.… Continue reading Simple Gratitude

Character, Discipline, Excellence, Faith, Family, Friendship, Influence, Prayer, Purpose

Treasured Heirlooms

Sometimes I can get lost in the past by thinking of personal and professional experiences, continued education, cultivated skills, accomplishments, and successes. If I’m not careful, they can easily become inappropriate precious treasures. However, they only bring temporary happiness. The thrill lasts for a short while until it’s time to move on to the next… Continue reading Treasured Heirlooms

Excellence, Family, Friendship

What Do You Treasure?

We are entering the holiday season. It is not only getting cooler, we see evidences by retailers displaying their treasures. A multitude of local craft fairs, major department stores promote sales, the annual Thanksgiving Day parade, and long-awaited seasonal hot beverages. Customers are enticed to buy coveted treasures. Yet, these treasures become precious to those… Continue reading What Do You Treasure?