Swift Straw Blog


achievement, perseverence, success

What do Michael Phelps and Mike Tyson have in common?  After hearing each of them in separate interviews, they both mentioned that they had a coach around the age of 12-13 that told them they could be the best in the world at their sport. Up until that point, neither of them had ever thought...

Obsessive Planning

God, Sunday Blog, Faith

You tend to peer anxiously into the day that is before you, trying to figure out what to do, and when. Vast quantities of time and energy are wasted on obsessive planning. Relax and let Me lead you through this day. When you let Me direct your steps, you are set free to enjoy Me and to find...

Attitude of Gratitude

Faith, fulfillment, humility

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Bite off More than You Can Chew

improvement, learning, inspiration, opportunity

I recently listened to a podcast with Mark Manson who is authoring a new book with actor Will Smith. After spending several months with Will traveling the world working on various projects, he was amazed at how much Will actually gets done in a given day.  When he asked Will how he does it, here...

No Worries

God, Sunday Blog, Faith, fulfillment

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God, Sunday Blog, Faith

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God, Sunday Blog, Faith

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The Vine and the Branch

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Family Culture

parenting, purpose, learning, family

Culture can be defined as the customs or way of life for a particular group of people.  Although we have seen examples of culture used to define countries, cities, town and businesses, it is rarely used to define a family unit.  The first step in creating a company culture is to establish a...

The Golden Rule

relationships, teamwork, humility, opportunity

Spring is such an exciting time of year.  As people rush to get ready for the coming season things can get stressful if you let them.  Every spring I like to remind our team about the Golden Rule.

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