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Are You Running Through Mud?

Have you ever tried running through mud? While there are many…
April 22, 2019/by Tiffany Fletcher

4 keys to boosting creativity

Creativity is an attribute that plays a substantial role in our…
August 1, 2010/by Rusty Lindquist

Why I shaved my head, and why you should too

No I don't mean litterally. Let me clarify, I literally DID shave…
June 29, 2010/by Rusty Lindquist

Appreciation changes everything

I'm a big fan of O.C. Tanner's philosophy around what they call…
June 3, 2010/by Rusty Lindquist

Consumption is killing creation

There are vast amounts of things we consume on a daily basis.…
June 3, 2010/by Rusty Lindquist

You remember the Mayflower, but what about Speedwell?

On August 5th, 1620, the Pilgrims set out for America on two…
June 2, 2010/by Rusty Lindquist

Service Ride Control

The dashboard on my Yukon Denali XL (XL stands for extra long…
May 28, 2010/by Rusty Lindquist

Self-discipline is more important than IQ

Angela Duckworth and Martin Seligman from the Positive Psychology…
May 28, 2010/by Rusty Lindquist

3 Tips for Strengthening Your Family

Not too long ago my family was gathering around the kitchen table…
May 18, 2010/by Rusty Lindquist

Strengthening your family – resources

The other day I had the opportunity to speak at my church's stake…
May 17, 2010/by Rusty Lindquist

Anxiously engaged

Engagement. It's a measure of how emotional you are about something,…
April 21, 2010/by Rusty Lindquist

The pursuit of mastery, and the mastery asymptote

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, in his poem "A psalm of life" (here),…
April 15, 2010/by Rusty Lindquist

An amazing story that changed a life

A couple weeks ago I had the most remarkable experience. I had…
April 6, 2010/by Rusty Lindquist

Control vs Influence

If you’re talking about your own life, control is what matters.…
March 22, 2010/by Rusty Lindquist

Microcosms make you stronger

As I’ve continued writing my book, Escape Velocity, I keep…
March 16, 2010/by Rusty Lindquist

Controlled Failure

As I mention here, we should be failing on a regular basis. …
March 12, 2010/by Rusty Lindquist

Why are some able to change, while others are not

In conducting research for my upcoming book “Escape Velocity”,…
March 2, 2010/by Rusty Lindquist

Change Blindness – test your attention

I posted earlier about the “all of a sudden” syndrome that…
March 1, 2010/by Rusty Lindquist


The following is the words to the poem from the short film “Boundin”…
February 27, 2010/by Rusty Lindquist

What dealerships know about motivation

A lot.
Car dealerships are experts in the art of motivation.…
February 4, 2010/by Rusty Lindquist

The art of barrier-busting

Late last night I was at the gym working on my shoulders, and…
February 3, 2010/by Rusty Lindquist

What does it take to be a hero?

In truth, not much.

Sure, there are elaborate heroes who do…
May 7, 2009/by Rusty Lindquist

Rededication, overcoming entropy in your personal life

I love... the turn of the new year, largely because we take the opportunity to reevaluate our lives, assess where we've been, and plan where we're going. It's a phenomenal event, pivotal, and magnificent. An important part of avoiding personal spiritual entropy.

Life is not casual. Life is engaging. Spend too much time as a bystander, and you find your life is filled with more regret, than accomplishment and opportunity... (read more)...
January 2, 2009/by Rusty Lindquist

Small and simple things

Mother Teresa, a truly inspiring woman who dedicated over…
December 8, 2008/by Rusty Lindquist

Holding on for dear life

I was in Orlando Florida last week, presenting some new software…
November 19, 2008/by Rusty Lindquist

Leadership through caring

No, this isn't "they don't care how much you know, until they…
October 23, 2008/by Rusty Lindquist

What do you care?

"I don't care".

How often do you hear that phrase?

More importantly,…
October 22, 2008/by Rusty Lindquist

Family Night Suggestion – Appreciating our uniqueness

This past Monday, the pointer on our family night spinner rested…
October 17, 2008/by Rusty Lindquist

Polly Pocket doesn’t growl

Last night, I was at the kitchen sink doing the dinner dishes,…
September 18, 2008/by Rusty Lindquist

Strengthened by adversity

We all face adversity within our lives.  Some, far more than…
August 28, 2008/by Rusty Lindquist

Straining toward achievement

This morning I was at the gym, sweating, hurting, thinking I…
August 28, 2008/by Rusty Lindquist

Michael Phelps – setting and achieving goals


Last week when we were on…
August 17, 2008/by Rusty Lindquist

Two lessons from Michael Phelps

Friday night, Michael Phelps fought to win his 7th straight gold…
August 16, 2008/by Rusty Lindquist

Finding your own personal sweet spot

In the world of business there's this little thing called…
August 14, 2008/by Rusty Lindquist

Faith – a poem

Edgar A. Guest

It is faith that bridges the land of breath
July 9, 2008/by Rusty Lindquist

The Spider and the Fly

The Spider and the Fly,
a fable, by Mary Howitt
"Will you walk…
June 26, 2008/by Rusty Lindquist

How to reconcile hope with failure

Living the life of an optimist, or one naturally filled with…
June 11, 2008/by Rusty Lindquist

That’s not my job (poem)

Margaret added a poem to the comments over on the "That's not…
June 6, 2008/by Rusty Lindquist

Be Strong

Be Strong
Maltbie Davenport Babcock

Be strong,
we are not here…
May 9, 2008/by Rusty Lindquist

Of Royal Birth

I am a child of royal birth
Anna Johnson
I am a child of royal…
April 29, 2008/by Rusty Lindquist

There must be opposition in all things.

Today, one of my favorite bloggers and business thinkers, Seth…
March 5, 2008/by Rusty Lindquist

Entropy – the most persistent of adversaries

Entropy.  It's a concept that describes the natural deterioration…
February 11, 2008/by Rusty Lindquist

It is not the critic who counts

My father had a quote by Theodore Roosevelt framed and hanging…
February 3, 2008/by Rusty Lindquist
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The disciplined pursuit of excellence

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