Author Archives: Mike Reuter

On the Gifts of Opportunities

Opportunities are the magical door openers of exploration. They are portals to new learnings of self-discovery. They are openings to unexplored paths on which self-imposed limits and boundaries are escaped. In all that they offer, they are often missed because … Continue reading

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On Your Mission in Life

Viktor Frankl wrote, “Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone’s task is unique as … Continue reading

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The Long Game

In his blog post, A Year from Now…, Seth Godin reminds great leaders of the importance of their living and doing today to make better tomorrows. Will today’s emergency even be remembered? Will that thing you’re particularly anxious about have … Continue reading

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On Enough

Enough is defined as, “as much or as many of something as required.” It is a word used when something is exhausted or finished, time for example. John Maxwell asks the question, “How do I know that I have given … Continue reading

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On the Joy of Yes

“Everything in the world began with a yes. One molecule said yes to another molecule and life was born,” wrote Clarice Lispector. Yes opens the door to possibilities. It creates a mindset of adventure and challenge, an invitation to explore … Continue reading

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On the Power of Your Impact

“Who are we, if not measured by the impact we have on others,” wrote Carl Sagan. Words, attitudes, behaviors, actions all have an impact on those who receive them. Even a smile on our face or the softness of our … Continue reading

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On Seeing What Others Do Not

“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others,” wrote Jonathan Swift. It is the magical ability to think with imagination and wisdom, to see what others do not see and see it before they do. Visionary thinking … Continue reading

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On the Value of Appreciation

“The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated,” wrote Marcel Proust. On appreciation, Margaret Cousins tells us, “Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it all into words is all … Continue reading

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We Can’t Do It Alone

In his recent blog post, Leaders Find Accountability Partners to Help Them Cement New Habits, Larry Center speaks to the importance of accountability partners in life’s journey.They are those wonderful friends, coaches, mentors and others who provide you “with tough … Continue reading

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On Legacy

Pericles counsels great leaders: “What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.” These words beautifully capture the great leader’s true legacy and impact – the change that … Continue reading

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