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Coach, Teacher, Author, Encourager. - I write words of encouragement focused on personal growth, parenting, and leadership. www.bryanhendley.com
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Daniel Suelo lives in a cave in Moab, Utah, sometimes down by the river, or in the mountains. He works only to satisfy the need to work or to fulfill the need to contribute to society. Sometimes, he exchanges his time at a co-op for some fresh fruit and vegetables.

Stop waiting for the rewards and start paying attention.

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We all want the rewards. Some of us want them as a return for our labor, or effort, or the things we are creating. Some of us want the rewards for life, whatever we think those are. We want to be…

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“Dig your well before you are thirsty…” (And you will be thirsty)

Maybe you’ve heard this one before. It was (is) a Chinese proverb, which has since been used as a marketing slogan, book title, and most famously and most recently, an intro to a Medium article.

Because it’s been…

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I’ve been working on getting back to a morning routine. It’s a work in progress. Last year, I read Miracle Morning, by Hal Elrod, and spent several weeks following those steps for my morning. …

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Consider the metaphor in which your teenage daughter is a swimmer, you are the pool in which she swims, and the water is the broader world.

Like any good swimmer, your daughter wants to be out playing, diving, or splashing around in the water. And like any swimmer, she holds…

Woody Guthrie’s incredible New Year’s resolutions

Someone more talented, and with a larger audience than me (though I may still try) should do an article on all of these. These are incredible. #18: Stay Glad. #19: Keep Hoping Machine Running. …

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Yesterday a story I wrote got 61 claps (and counting)!!!

If you are big time on Medium, two things are probably true:

  1. You aren’t here reading this article from Mr. “I got 61 claps”
  2. You don’t get out of bed for less than 70 claps

Nevertheless, I am excited about…

The power is in the doing

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Verbs, verbs, action words, tell you what to do…

Years and years ago, while teaching elementary school, one of the other grade levels, during their yearly musical, sang this song and I still can’t get it out of my head. Interestingly, this is the only part I can remember. …

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A common phrase, with many uses. I’ll put a few here, but I’m sure you can think of some more.

Exasperated kid to mom: “I’m doing my best!” (In my house, this kid is about to get into trouble)

Tired employee: “I’m doing the best that I can.”

Parent trying…

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