Swift Straw Blog

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...

Embracing Ideas

improvement, learning, inspiration

Last week I released a blog about learning to overcome the natural human tendency of “Being Right” so that we can make mistakes with a smile.  Another detrimental human tendency that we must overcome in order to grow as a person and as a leader is the tendency to block ideas that are not our own.

Why Greatness?

achievement, improvement, success, purpose, inspiration

In 500 BC there was a Greek sculptor that was hired to carve several statues for the front of a building.  When he was finished, his employers noticed that the backs of the statues were carved with as much detail as the front.  They asked, “Why would you put as much time and effort into the...

The Purpose Driven Life

strength, improvement, perseverence, success, purpose, learning, inspiration

My Grandmother, Grace Adkins, is about to celebrate her 90th birthday.  As we prepare to celebrate, here are a few things that I have learned from her amazing life and continued example: 

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