Category Archives: Amendments

How to Be Trustworthy

The most important assets we have are our relationships with others. This is true in our professional lives as managers, subordinates and colleagues, and in our personal lives as spouses,

How to be Trustworthy, Brad W. Smith photographer, LifeIsHOTBlog, statue of heads of man and woman facing away from each other, heads are joined at the back of the head.

We earn the trust of others when we show we are trustworthy.

parents, children and siblings. The strongest relationships are built on trust. Because lasting trust is earned, we need to know how to be trustworthy in all things if we want to succeed in building and keeping strong and well-functioning relationships. We earn the trust of others when we are consistently and authentically trustworthy. Continue reading

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Do You Have What It Takes?

In August we had the privilege of producing a video about a school backpack charity event. What struck me most in watching this event unfold was the evidence of commitment. Sure, there’s the

commitment of the hundreds of volunteers who collect school items, pack school bags and distribute them. It pales in comparison to the commitment of the families who come to get the backpacks. Continue reading

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Do You Live in Courage?

Tomorrow is Veterans Day, the day we honor all armed service veterans and celebrate the signing of the armistice that ended World War I. In a way, it’s a day to celebrate living in courage. I’m convinced that if

Do you live in courage? Brad W. Smith photographer, LifeIsHOTBlog hats off, 3 refs on the field during the National anthem, US flag on the jumbotron in background

Courage exists in many forms and can be found anywhere.

you have never served in the military, you can not fully know the courage it takes to go into battle and to fight. To live inside a war and knowingly put yourself in harm’s way. To risk being maimed. To kill or be killed. Continue reading

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