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jeffreytaylor
United Methodist Minister and An Independent Certified Coach, Teacher and Speaker with The John Maxwell Team
Interests: guitar, politics, golf, and history
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As we quickly approach C-Day (Christmas Day). We spend money we don't have, fear taking time off from our business, and call down the wrath of those we may mistakingly disappoint with the less than perfect gift. Jeez! What's a person to do? Christmas should inspire us; lift us up... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2016 at jeffreytaylor
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I remember those thrilling, Twilight Zone years from another time when men orbited the earth and vividly dreamed of walking on the moon. Long ago and far away, in a distant land known as Cape Canaveral, science fiction blossomed into reality. Robert Heinlein's characters of the 40's and 50's now... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2016 at jeffreytaylor
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“BELIEVE IN YOURSELF! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. But with sound self-confidence you can succeed. A sense of inferiority and inadequacy interferes with the attainment of your hopes, but self-confidence leads to self-realization and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2016 at jeffreytaylor
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Ever heard anyone say, "I'm living the dream?" Often people make this hyped tongue-in-cheek remark because of wishful thinking. Most folks "live lives of quiet desperation" as the the great writer once declared. Yet, dreams really do come true daily. The young man who works his way out of adversity... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2016 at jeffreytaylor
I'm offering you some gold today. You'll love this powerful truth. Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2016 at jeffreytaylor
HELLO folks, Below I have provided one of the best weekly organizer tools out there. I've been using it since 1985. Try it and see if it adds a boost to your week. Download it from the link below. Weekly Worksheet Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2016 at jeffreytaylor
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Ive been the process of moving, but I am now ready to get back to work at the old salt mines as Beaver Cleaver's dad used to say. Lately I've been reading John Maxwell's classic TODAY MATTERS: 12 Daily Practices To Guarantee Tomorrow's Success. The book offers a plethora of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2016 at jeffreytaylor
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Not long ago I posted two articles about our dreams. Indeed, we must possess a dream (or the dream must possess us) if we want to stay in the race. Recently I read a powerful quote from H. Jackson Brown, author of Life’s Little Instruction Book, that illustrates the difficult... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2016 at jeffreytaylor
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My dream is to develop leadership and add value to Lubbock businesses so that the city of Lubbock will become the most attractive US city to live in and its citizens will feel a sense of significance. Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2016 at jeffreytaylor
I think this lesson I teach below is one of the most powerful lessons I have ever learned about families. Hope you watch it. Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2016 at jeffreytaylor
Say what you will about Oprah, she is a self made person. She gets it right on this one. Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2016 at jeffreytaylor
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Today I travel to Waco to see my family. From Waco to Lubbock takes about 6 boring, hot hours. This time I decided to take a different route. Although I know Texas roads like I know the lines on the palm of my hands, I had to look at a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2016 at jeffreytaylor
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My mother died 4 years ago next month. Every birthday she gave us kids including the in-laws, a $50.00 check. On April 16, 4 years ago my mother lay dying in the hospital. When I left the room my mother called my sister over and had her write out a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2016 at jeffreytaylor
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My coaching mentor Christian Simpson tells us why failure is so important to our growth. He encourages us to embrace it. That's the funny thing about failure - no-one wants it, we dread it and avoid it like the plague BUT.... .....lasting success never comes without it. Mmmm. So does... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2016 at jeffreytaylor
Hello my friends, I know that most of you are people of faith. So today I want to speak to you. If you are not a person of faith or do not desire a quick Bible lesson that possesses implications for leadership, then ignore this piece. The piece comes from... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2016 at jeffreytaylor
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Napoleon Hill of THINK AND GROW RICH once said when looking for success it seems as though the INFINITE MIND (GOD) tests us to see how bad we want something. The piece below on the difficulty of success may well confirm Hill's suspicion. THE PRICE OF SUCCESS It’s going to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2016 at jeffreytaylor
“Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.” FOR MORE PEALE WISDOM CLICK ON THE ICON BELOW Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2016 at jeffreytaylor
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Mr. Landers, 6th grade science teacher at Haynes Elementary, taught me some invaluable life lessons that follow me everywhere I turn. One, is the lesson I learned from the Venus Fly Trap. Many may never have heard of this curious animal or flower that is. The Venus Fly Trap literally... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2016 at jeffreytaylor