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Pulling Up The Ladder

By Randy Mitchell, published on Jun 27, 2012

Are you successful in your career, home life, love life, and being in general? Were you always this way, or did you have circumstances and people which helped make you who you are?

No matter our positions in life, all of us have had others to help, nurture, support, and pay for our success along the road regardless of achievement. From giving birth to a child to our daily work as being loyal, caring, sympathetic, and encouraging to those we love, the devotion should never end on both sides of the equation. But, do we pull them along with us as we grow and surge forward, or conveniently... (more)

Tags: family, writing, love, friendship, support, help, success, teamwork, randy mitchell, john grisham, the golden key

Raising Our Children Well

By Randy Mitchell, published on Jun 19, 2012

I’m the proud uncle of two outstanding teenage boys. Both are heavily involved in sports, school activities, church groups, and scholastic organizations. They’ve been raised well, and are both on their way to positive futures with nothing but full lives ahead. One recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, an honor within the Boy Scouts of America organization carrying with it a super-high level of honor and achievement. It’s something that only a small percentage of young people ever reach within that establishment, and it required a huge dedication of time, energy, study, and likeability... (more)

Tags: youth, children, leaders, randy mitchell, youth organizations, boy scouts of america, eagle scouts, juvenile crime

A Father and a Dad

By Randy Mitchell, published on Jun 13, 2012

In the spirit of Father’s Day, I’ve decided to begin by telling the tale of one of the best.

My father was born in the early 1930’s among the rolling hills of Arkansas, went to that state’s great university, served in the U.S. Air Force as a Sergeant during the Korean War, was employed for thirty plus years in the pharmaceutical industry after college, became married and stayed devoted to my mom for over forty years, was active in church, social organizations, and a dedicated father to my sister and I. He suddenly passed away in 2002, leaving behind his family, many friends, and a legacy... (more)

Tags: daughter, father, fathers day, parenthood, fatherhood, son, randy mitchell, being a dad, raising a child

Keeping Your Dreams To Yourself

By Randy Mitchell, published on Jun 7, 2012

When a dream, goal, or unique desire enters your bloodstream, be rest assured, God placed it there for a reason.

All of us have them; those big ideas and gems of gold we all strive to attain and believe will make our lives so much better. No matter if it’s authoring a bestselling novel, winning the shiny statue at next years Academy Awards for best actor, drawing some lucky lottery numbers, building that huge company on your own, climbing Mt. Everest, having a child, or getting married to the right person who fits you best, dreams are there for us to manifest insides ourselves, and shouldn’t... (more)

Tags: dreams, hope, goals, aspirations, randy mitchell, desires, writing books, personal goals

The Gift of Summer

By Randy Mitchell, published on May 31, 2012

We all have certain things which make us feel happier, content, less stressed, and wanting to claim more from life. For some, it’s the smoothness of silk against their skin, the adoring face of a puppy, a friendly encounter, a child’s laughter, or the sensuality of a lovers kiss. True, all these things can bring a huge smile to ones face and they definitely do mine, but I’ve also learned that weather can have a humongous impact on an individual’s emotional outlook, giving many a needed boost after the depressing effects of grey skies among bone-chilled winters. And for me, and many others,... (more)

Tags: inspiration, summer, randy mitchell, inspirational blogs, summertime, summer heat, summer romance, summer break

If The Government Owned Facebook

By Randy Mitchell, published on May 21, 2012

With one click of a computer’s mouse, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg became one of the richest people in the world, if not in history when the company he founded became public last week. And as most know, Facebook was created among the confines of a Harvard dorm room utilizing nothing more but an ingenious idea, entrepreneurial drive to succeed, and discovery of a golden niche revealing the thirsty desire people have to connect and share their lives with others. The young Grandfather of social media is definitely the wonder boy of new-age business, probably carrying both the admiration and... (more)

Tags: facebook, capitalism, entrepreneurship, business success, randy mitchell, government bureacracy, american spirit

Focus On The Good

By Randy Mitchell, published on May 18, 2012

No matter who you work with, marry, be-friend, date, parent, or live beside, sooner or later there’ll be personality traits which you don’t agree with, or find uncomfortable to be around. We’re all created differently, are an original masterpiece created by God, and like any living thing, there are no two of us exactly alike. It’s what makes the human race such an incredibly diverse body of souls. But, how we interact, and appreciate each others positive and negative qualities is more about our personality rather than the individuals inside our target zone.

I’ve always enjoyed the answers... (more)

Tags: marriage, relationships, happiness, negativity, randy mitchell, societal values, political indifference

Walking The Line

By Randy Mitchell, published on May 12, 2012

When I was a kid growing up in the suburbs of Dallas, one of the first moments I ever remember the topic of homosexuality coming up was during an episode of M*A*S*H*, that mega-popular sitcom starring Alan Alda and many other upcoming stars. The scene displayed a soldier afraid of going back to his military unit for fear of ridicule from his fellow officers, conveying his fears to the sympathetic ears of Hawkeye Pierce and Trapper John M.D. Liberalism was starting to come into the fold among television land back then (another example: Archie Bunker), so the writers made sure the character of... (more)

Tags: politics, gay marriage, randy mitchell, election 2012, obama and gay marriage, political drama, social issues, lifestyle issues

The Power of our Tongues

By Randy Mitchell, published on May 5, 2012

I was sitting in a church auditorium recently, listening to a preacher talk about the power words have on us all, both written and spoken, and the great impact they convey to those around us. It was a well articulated speech, causing me to think about how large a role words play in our lives.

Words are extremely powerful— carrying the strength to heal or wound, encourage or discourage, speak truth or deceive, praise or criticize. In fact, the Bible says that death and life are in the power of the tongue. Since that’s true, controlling what we say and how we say it is one of the most... (more)

Tags: words, conversation, randy mitchell, speech, the power of the tongue, public speaking, interpersonal communication

Image Is Not Everything

By Randy Mitchell, published on Apr 28, 2012

While sitting in my favorite deli recently, I couldn’t help but overhear this statement coming from the next table, “My husband has never made enough money for me to be happy, I wish he’d change jobs or do something else.” The words were spoken in a disappointing, almost angry tone.

This touches on the vast majority of recent surveys and psychological reports pointing to the fact that people are much happier, at least temporarily, when their mates or companions make more money. While listening, I also thought about the image she might see her husband in. Maybe she no longer perceived... (more)

Tags: unemployment, image, wealth, money, randy mitchell, affluence, the economy, underemployment

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