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Wisdom and support for challenges experienced as a result of life’s many personal and professional transitions.

 

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Dale’s weekly blog provides wisdom and support for challenges experienced by readers dealing with one of life’s many transitions related to their vocation or in their personal life. When you subscribe to the blog, I will send you a complimentary copy of my eBook entitled Insights for Personal Development.

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This is not how I planned it

This is not how I planned it

Have you ever uttered the words, “This is not how I planned it.”? Most of us have. In fact, life rarely works out how we had planned. A high school student dreams of getting the lead in the school play but someone else is chosen. Maybe an x-ray finds something that...

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I know

I know

I recently overheard a conversation and one person said to the other, “I know” followed by a lengthy sharing of their experience. I cringed and wondered how it was received. I imagine the person hearing it was nodding their head in agreement, acting like they were...

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Just show up

Just show up

The group was gathered around a table telling “Walt stories” from his amazing career. He would soon be retiring, and the gathering was of his team and peers from other organizations, informally celebrating and of course “roasting” him whenever possible. Walt was one...

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Intent

Intent

Maria has her head down, working, when she hears a knock on the door. She looks up. It’s her boss, Bill, who asks to come in. Immediately she thinks to herself, Here he comes again with another last-minute request. Why is he always picking on me? Why doesn’t he go to...

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What if we do nothing?

What if we do nothing?

In the spring of 2021, the NCAA voted to allow football and basketball players to transfer from their current school to a new school and become immediately eligible to play. Previously, those transferring players were required to sit out one year before becoming...

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Going or leaving

Going or leaving

In June, many years ago there was plenty of activity in our household. The cause was the impending departure of our oldest son, Dan, who was preparing to begin his internship, as a Director of Christian Education. He was going to San Lorenzo, California for at least a...

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The Unexpected

The Unexpected

Do you remember being engaged to be married? While it was a long time ago, I remember those wonderful feelings of excitement. We weren’t just planning a wedding we were planning a life together. This past week I saw, “Let it Be Christmas”, a musical production using...

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Joy during the holidays!

Joy during the holidays!

It’s October 8, 1981. My wife, Deb, is in labor with our first child. At this point in history, it’s common for a baby’s gender to be a surprise, and we don’t know if we’re having a boy or a girl. The suspense is high — it feels like we’ve been waiting for this day...

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Thriving Through Transitions was created to help individuals and organizations successfully navigate difficult transitions, and not just get through the transition, but become better in the process.

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