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Wealth Notes: Inspire

  • Revisiting An Amazing Harvest

    September 24, 2020

    To Inspire: It’s amazing what a group of people can accomplish when they’re all working toward a common goal. Back in 2015, the small community of Galva, Illinois pulled together for what came to be known as The Amazing Harvest. Local farmer Carl Bates, 55, was diagnosed with a “fast, aggressive cancer.” When the word […]

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  • 3-2-1 to Inspire and Spark Joy

    September 17, 2020

    To Inspire: I (Matt) am a big fan of James Clear, author of Atomic Habits and creator of the Habit Journal. Every Thursday I receive his 3-2-1 email blast which consists of 3 of his own ideas; 2 quotes from others; and 1 idea for the reader to ponder. Here’s a recent 3-2-1 that I really liked […]

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  • One of Many Heroes from 19 Years Ago

    September 10, 2020

    To Inspire: Tomorrow marks the 19th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks on the United States. Where were you? I was a young marketing research manager at that time and it still feels like yesterday. I still remember specific conversations and looks on people’s faces as the events unfolded. I remember a colleague named […]

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  • Resources for Personal Growth

    September 3, 2020

    To Inspire: Looking for ways to spend your three day Labor Day weekend? Below, Edward Grinnan, Editor-in-Chief of Guideposts Magazine and author of The Promise of Hope, shares some of his favorite personal development websites and authors. Check some of them out and make it a great weekend! Favorite Personal Change Websites: Guideposts.org  True stories […]

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  • Guided by Generosity, Wedding Couple Serves Homeless

    August 28, 2020

    To Inspire:   A lot of celebrations have been missed or changed due to the coronavirus and that can definitely be disappointing. But a northern Ohio couple recently decided to use the downsizing of their wedding as an opportunity to help others. Tyler and Melanie Tapajna of Parma, Ohio decided they couldn’t safely host the […]

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  • A World Champion Poet Pursues A Career in Medicine

    August 19, 2020

    To Inspire:   “Memories of my childhood live/between the rings of sand around my ankles/and the desert heat in my lungs. I still believe that nothing washes/worry from tired skin better than the Nile/and my grandma’s hands. That’s an excerpt from “People Like Us,” a poem by 26-year-old Emtithal “Emi” Mahmoud, an internationally regarded poet […]

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  • The Wisdom of a Third Grade Dropout

    August 14, 2020

    To Inspire: Rick Rigsby, a minister, motivational speaker, author and former college professor, gave the graduation speech at a commencement ceremony at Cal Maritime a few years ago. At the time, he had four degrees and his brother was a Judge, but he considered his father to be the wisest person he had ever met. […]

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  • Yale-Educated Truck Driver Sees a Need and Helps Others Get Fit

    August 7, 2020

    To Inspire: What do you do with a philosophy degree from Yale? That’s easy – become a cross-country truck driver. Seem a bit strange? Well that’s exactly what Tony Blake did back in 1993. One of the best African-American swimmers in the history of the Ivy League, when Tony failed to make the U.S. Olympic […]

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  • The Benefits of Being Helpful

    July 31, 2020

    To Inspire: Being helpful is always the right move, whether that means investing your time, money or energy. While it may be more challenging to help right now, it’s really more important than ever. But not only does being helpful make the world a little bit better, it actually can make you physically better. Here […]

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  • Thriving in Times of Change

    July 21, 2020

    To Inspire:  Bruce Feiler has long explored the stories that give our lives meaning. Galvanized by a personal crisis, he spent the last few years crisscrossing the country, collecting hundreds of life stories of Americans in all 50 states who have been through major life changes—from losing jobs to losing loved ones; changing careers to […]

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