Swift Straw Blog

A Simple Question

relationships, environment, improvement

“Surround yourself with people that push you to do better. No drama or negativity. Just higher goals and motivation. Good times and positive energy. No jealousy or hate. Simply bringing out the absolute best in each other,” Warren Buffett.

True Fulfillment

fulfillment

Each year there are 45-50,000 people in the US that commit suicide, making it the 10th highest cause of death.  Many of these unfortunate deaths occur among the rich, famous and most accomplished people in our society.  Even though there are so many possible contributing factors in each unique...

Sunday Blog | Into the marvelous light

God, Sunday Blog, Faith

Jesus Calling:

Carpe Diem

achievement, improvement, purpose

“Carpe Diem,” the most famous quote from Dead Poets Society means “Seize the Day” in Latin.  John Keaton used this in his speech to inspire his students not to live normal lives, but rather to live extraordinary lives. 

The celery test

purpose, Value

Imagine a person at a party, someone walks up and starts talking about how great chocolate chip ice cream is for you.  As they get into all of the benefits of dairy, another person interrupts them and says, “No, brownies are what’s best for you”.  Hearing the conversation, another person comes...

Transform from darkness

God, Sunday Blog, Faith

Transform from Darkness

Start with why

Start with Why

Success Versus Accomplishment

achievement, improvement, success

Napoleon Hill defined Success as, “Pursuing the things that you want in life without interfering with the rights of others.”

Sunday Blog: On the Lookout

God, Sunday Blog, Faith, thankfulness

From Jesus Calling: 

The Emotional Paradox

relationships, business, achievement, perseverence, success, negotiation

As a follow up to my previous blog titled “Tactical Empathy”, there are several paradoxical principles when it comes to mastering the art of negotiation: 

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