Dedication, devotion or just crazy?

As I toured the castle recently I was awe struck by this man and his accomplishment. His devotion to building the castle and to his lost love are apparent everywhere on the castle grounds. What gives someone the passion, drive and commitment to continue to build something like this for more than 30 years?

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If only I could work at this pace all the time…

If only we could work at this speed more often. Where we’re getting more done in a day than we did all last week. Where projects that may need our attention while we’re out are getting wrapped up, nice and neat with a bow on top.

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It All Started with a Bucket List

Living a life of passion and purpose - living freely and doing the things that you'd like

    I use to be the person who always had places and experiences I wanted as well as things I wished to have, but never got around to documenting any of them. No lists, no vision board just thinking of them from time to time with no real focus or faith. Occasionally I’d really…

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I’m Full of Gratitude

Holy Cow! (or should I say Holy Turkey?) Anyway, can you believe it’s already “that“ time of year?  Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means that as I write this in late October, there are Halloween decorations in Target (or your favorite store) right next to the Christmas decorations. Is it me, or does…

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Aim in Life to Which you Aspire

Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich, taught his students and the readers of his book that “what we can believe, we can achieve“. He detailed the steps to success in his books, magazines and workshops. After reading and rereading this book as well as listening to it on audio numerous times and participating…

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7 Habits of Highly Effective People


  A great teacher recently left this world however his legacy and teaching will not be forgotten.  The book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People  creates a holistic approach solving personal and professional problems.  His book has helped many (myself included) look at things differently and improve our lives. In memory of the late great…

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