Thoughts + Articles

Persistence Pays Off

August 2nd, 2021Posted by Madeline

Have you ever given up when a challenge becomes too difficult for you? Have you ever persisted even when you’ve failed time and time again? Those people who choose to become the leaders of their lives instead of going with the flow and accepting the scraps that life tosses aside understand the power of persistence.   […]


July 14th, 2021Posted by Madeline

There is a certain magic that you feel when you give some of what you have and/or some of who you are to brighten someone’s day. This is the true gift of giving. One of my most cherished books is Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. Einstein had a different learning style and never really blossomed academically […]

Before It’s Too Late Wake Up!

June 22nd, 2021Posted by Madeline

 Are you living on autopilot?  A friend of mine always says first, with a smile on his face, “I am grateful to be  alive.” When I was in my late 20s, I went to the hospital to have a growth removed that the doctor thought might be cancerous. My Mom came to the hospital with me. […]

What Sparks Your Creativity?

May 21st, 2021Posted by Madeline

During your journey through life you will have many sparks that will ignite your creativity, goals, and dreams. A spark sets it in motion. It is that willingness to start something without knowing how it will turn out. When others are ” jealous” of your work or creativity, it should be taken as a form […]

The Greatest Leaders Are Continuously Learning

April 19th, 2021Posted by Madeline

What can you do every day to learn from other leaders? How do you start your day on the right note? You have a choice. How do you handle a difficult situation?  Imagine you were driving your new car on a cold winter day. Life is amazing … until a rusted out Suburban smashes into […]

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