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#HaveTHATConversationNOW!

Apr 22, 2020

by: John Trent, Ph.D.

 

For almost all of us, this lockdown feels unending. But in truth, the day is coming (sooner for some, unfortunately, longer for others) when the door to your home will legally and practically crack open. Shortly after that, those same people you have spent so much time with, will very likely never be this close, for this long, again. 

Which means you need to HAVE THAT CONVERSATION NOW. What do I mean by that?

We’ve all read heartbreaking articles of how people are dying alone fighting this terrible plague. Wishing so much they had loved ones nearby to share words they are unable to say. Thankfully, for most of us, we’ve been sheltering in place, staying safe, with people we love. But in this incredible time of forced “togetherness,” there are three conversations you need to have. Before sports, work, school (yes, school outside your home will start again) and life take these people in your life away, please make the most of...

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How The Blessing Can Answer Your Most Troubling “Why?”

Jun 18, 2019
 

By: John Trent, Ph.D.

Simon Sinek is an outstanding speaker and thinker. Take a look at his TED talk on the golden circle. It’s a metaphor for what is most important to a leader, a coach, or anyone trying to figure out relationships — or even how to sell things. At the center of his talk, and the circle that he draws, is the word why. Because if you don’t take the time to answer that “why” – you can keep spinning in emotional circles – stuck and never really move towards a special future.

I believe that is a major reason why this message of the Blessing has helped so many people over the years. And be of great help to you. Because at the heart of this amazing biblical concept is an answer to not only our most troubling “Why?” questions – but freedom as well.  

For me, personally, it was in digging into the Blessing where I found out “why” my own father bailed out on our family when we were young. (Based on...

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