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April 2020

What are You Leaving?


I don’t know about you all, but when this quote popped up, I couldn’t stop thinking about what it is that I am creating that WILL LIVE FOREVER.  I’ve heard it said that the greatest thing you do may be the people you raise. Right now, many of us are spending way more time at [...]

What are You Leaving?2020-04-06T16:44:01+00:00

August 2018

Who Makes You Mad?


Who Makes You Mad? Did fifteen people (or things) come to mind? Here's the thing:  No one MAKES you mad.  You choose to be mad. That's right.  It's not them.  It's you.  Anger is an emotion that we can either control, or allow it to control us, and who wants to be someone else's puppet? [...]

Who Makes You Mad?2018-08-13T15:09:11+00:00

February 2013



Teachable:  Accountable Oh no, accountability, AGAIN? Yes, accountability, and being accountable to others and yourself, are EXTREMELY important, but we are going to look at accountability a little different. What do you need to hold yourself accountable to?  We are going to look beyond just public accountability, and accountability that you will have with a [...]


January 2013



Enthusiasm Team Chip Acronym:  Teachable Series Imagine going into a class/seminar with a dry, flat, monotone instructor or teacher.  What kind of response would you expect?  If you’re a martial artist, and have been in a class like this, or even led one, you know… the response is not typically very a good one (at [...]




Tenacity From the TEACHABLE Acronym: To be teachable, you have to have tenacity.  Does tenacity mean to be mean?  No.  It does means to be aggressive to some extent; aggressive at chasing your goals, dreams, desires, and passions.  Letting no one or nothing get in your way...Especially you! To be tenacious, think of the puppy [...]




At Team Chip Tae Kwon Do Centers we have an acronym for T. E. A. M.  C. H. I. P.  For the first 8 months of this year, we are going to focus on each "letter", and the corresponding leadership principle that each represents.  This month, our focus is the letter T, which represents TEACHABLE. [...]


January 2012



Goal Getting:  Not Goal Setting So you've taken that first step; you've set some New Year's resolutions (goals).   You've even gone one step've actually written them down!  Good for you!  One of the most important parts of reaching a goal is writing it down.  The actual act of physically writing down your goals (in a [...]


November 2011

Self Control 1,2,3


"You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage--pleasantly, smilingly, non-apologetically--to say, 'no' to other things. And the way to do that is by having a bigger 'yes' burning inside. The enemy of the 'best' is often the 'good'." -- Steven Covey/em> Self Control: 1,2,3 ​Let’s address three very common indulgences [...]

Self Control 1,2,32011-11-04T20:36:36+00:00

September 2011

you choose


You Choose “Watch your thoughts, for they become your words. Watch your words, for they become your actions. Watch your actions, for they become your habits. Watch your habits, for they become your character. Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.” - Unknown Are you a self-fulfilling prophecy? Do you start out your day [...]

you choose2011-09-15T00:17:55+00:00

monkeys and crabs


Are you a monkey or a crab? Let's just imagine that you have fallen behind on a goal that, once upon a time, was a lifestyle for you.  Imagine that life has gotten the best of you, and other "commitments" and "responsibilities" are taking away from the things that you once held dear.  Pick any [...]

monkeys and crabs2011-09-11T03:23:28+00:00