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What’s It Worth?

July 14, 2018 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

A man’s friendships are one of the best measures of his worth. Charles Darwin

Few things reveal more about you than what you value or the “worth” you place on time, goods, and relationships. For example, some people spend time to buy money, as others will spend money to buy time. Still others worry less about money and the time required to attain it than they do on nurturing their replenishing relationships.
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Marc Ottestad #79 Perseverance: The Key to Connection

July 10, 2018 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

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My guest today, Marc Ottestad is all about connection?connecting people, connecting ideas or patterns, and connecting to God.

Marc is a “Next chapter” kind of guy because after 30 years of business leadership, Marc is entering a new season, one he is calling his “final act” and that is? coaching leaders one on one towards the freedom of being their best.

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Leisurely Fruitful

July 7, 2018 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

What we do during our working hours determines what we have; what we do in our leisure hours determines what we are. George Eastman

Today I slept until 10:00 AM.

Well… actually I did the same thing yesterday and mostly likely the day before that. And you know what? There is this guilty little voice that tries to remind me of how lazy I must be to wake up so late in the morning. Although, that voice doesn’t belong to me anymore. I think it is most likely remnants of that old voice that comes from our highly productive, goal-oriented culture.
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Cynthia Sitton #78 Homeless and Helpless

July 4, 2018 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

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Today? I want to discuss a most disheartening subject. That is mental illness and homelessness in Orange County, and I want to give special attention to the recent events in Santa Ana. You see, until recently several hundred homeless people were living in the Santa Ana riverbed until the county forcefully removed them with no plan of restoration or providing temporary housing. And one of the results is that hundreds of homeless people have begun moving to the main streets of Santa Ana, hugely impacting business and tourism.

My guest today is my good friend Cynthia Sitton who is an especially experienced in this troubling chain of events. Her delightful art studio in downtown Santa Ana has become unwelcome and even frightful to anyone desiring to visit her amazing studio located in an area with a vigorous goal of rebuilding an inviting and professional art community.

Her knowledge of the subject of homelessness is vast as, for more than a decade, Cynthia has attempted to manage the life of her very severely schizophrenic daughter living homelessly and addicted to drugs.

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Distance Yourself from Drama

June 30, 2018 by Charlie Hedges − 2 Comments

Don’t waste time on what’s not important. Don’t get sucked into the drama. Get on with it: don’t dwell on the past. Be a big person; be generous of spirit; be the person you’d admire. Allegra Huston

Drama! Such an uninviting and irritating way to live. And yet we often find ourselves caught up in drama for a significant portion of our lives. It seems we are forced into it everywhere we turn: work, home, and significant as well as insignificant relationships easily provide grist for ongoing conflict.
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