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HOW DO YOU RESPOND TO UNCOMFORTABLE CONVERSATIONS WITH THE PEOPLE YOU LOVE?

How do you respond to that feeling of discomfort that arises inside of you - as you have difficult or challenging conversations - or are hearing feedback that you don’t want to hear from people that you care about? In my marriage - I used to have an automatic and instantaneous reaction to that feeling.  I could feel a visceral...[ read more ]

HOW HELPING MY DAUGHTER FIND HER ZONE OF COURAGE HELPED BOTH OF US BECOME MORE COURAGEOUS

My wife, Abby, and I had a very “interesting” experience this weekend - trying to help my 6 y/o daughter, Avery, with saying goodbye to her first baby tooth! Unfortunately for Avery - it appears she may have inherited two traits from her dad - that clearly are not helping her in this process. The first trait - long tooth...[ read more ]

POWERFUL LIFE LESSONS THAT WE CAN LEARN FROM FLYING ✈️

I was recently reading an article that stated that most commercial airplanes are “off course” over 90% of the time that they are flying. Yet, despite this - we can have incredible confidence that we will land at our expected destination with nearly 100% accuracy. How is this possible? In modern commercial aircraft - planes are equipped with some pretty...[ read more ]

WHAT VOICE ARE YOU LISTENING TO TODAY?

“Our values should be so crystallized in our mind, so infallible, so precise and clear and unassailable, that they don’t feel like a choice – they are simply a definition of who we are in our lives. In those hard moments, we know that we are going to pick what’s right, right now, over what’s easy…” — BRENE BROWN, DARE...[ read more ]

LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLES FOR YOUR FAMILY AND WORK THAT YOU CAN FEEL GREAT ABOUT

“The greatest leaders we’ve studied throughout all our research cared as much about values as victory, as much about purpose as profit, as much about being useful as being successful. Their drive and standards are ultimately internal, rising from somewhere deep inside.” — JIM COLLINS, GREAT BY CHOICE I was at a conference recently where a presenter asked the audience...[ read more ]

FACT – BEING VIRTUOUS IS GREAT FOR FAMILY AND BUSINESS!!

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, its the only thing that ever has.” — MARGARET MEAD If I could make a minor edit to this quote from Margaret Mead - I would add that a small group of citizens committed to living virtuously can change the world. My chief goal or...[ read more ]

INTRODUCING JIM BURNS AND HOW COURSE CORRECTIONS CHANGED MY MARRIAGE

I want to introduce a good friend of mine - Dr. Jim Burns - founder of the HomeWord youth and family international ministry. Jim is a celebrated and renowned author, speaker, advocate for strong family values, a truly gifted connector and communicator with adolescents, and an inspirational father, husband, friend, and mentor. I think that part of why Jim and...[ read more ]

HOW TO CREATE A BLUEPRINT TO BECOME YOUR MOST AUTHENTIC SELF

Hello - as we at AG Thrive are fully dedicated and committed to empowering our clients to live and grow with purpose, experience success in their most significant and meaningful goals, and to ultimately thrive in the areas of life that matter most - we are always looking for ways to provide maximum value and impact - and deliver it in...[ read more ]

WHAT IS HAPPINESS – AND WHY PURSUING THE WRONG TYPE OF HAPPINESS CAN BE CATASTROPHIC

Happiness is a very popular topic - both in contemporary society - and also in our office at AG Thrive. I often hear people claiming that happiness is the key to living the good life - and/or that happiness should be the greatest objective or priority to be pursued. As such, I wanted to explore what happiness is, why chasing...[ read more ]

HOW TO DEVELOP A MEANINGFUL LIFE: RESUME VIRTUES VS. EULOGY VIRTUES

Article by: Paul Larez Have you ever looked back on your years and thought, “What will people say about me when I die? What will they remember about me?” For many of us, our lives consist of building up our talents and accomplishments to appear attractive to potential employers, coworkers, our friends and family, and romantic interests. In our day-to-day...[ read more ]



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