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Greetings from Tim Maudlin, your neighbor in Indiana.

Me with one of my hiking buddies, Remi.

Many years ago, I was at my Uncle’s house when his friend, Mr. Tash stopped by. Mr. Tash was an older gentleman. When he got out of his car, he said to me, “Hi, neighbor!”

I thought that it was strange for him to call me neighbor because we lived at least 8 miles apart! Why would he call me neighbor? It was years later before I understood what the concept of a neighbor really meant.

In this era of social media, people are more connected than ever. Whether we share time zones or you’re on the other side of…


Have you lived, or are you living the dreams of someone else?

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Have you lived, or are you living the dreams of someone else?

Or for whatever reason, have you put your dreams on hold?

Have your dreams been dormant for way too long?

Would you like to live your dreams but you think that time has passed you by and it’s too late?

If you’re reading this story, I’m here to tell you that it’s not too late. In fact, I’ve had the pleasure to meet hundreds of people over the last few months who have stepped into their own path and had the courage to begin living their dreams.

I want to consider with you ways to begin reviving your dreams so you can actually live them.

Daily Doable: Get in a quiet place and write down some of the dreams that you would still like to live. You might begin with some of the dreams you’ve already experienced.

Make a list…

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And you have the power to control them


By doing these things

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Over the past few months, I’ve been refocusing and reimagining the world I want to create with my content. It has involved a lot of introspection and has led me to rediscover things about myself that were there all along.

All the while, I never stopped creating content. In fact, as I write this I’m on Day 136 of my goal to create 365 Inspire Points.

During this time, I’ve learned to listen to the whisper and the clues presented to me. Sometimes I could barely hear them. Other times, they were loud shouts! …


The closedness of Me-First people

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Do you know any Me-First people? You know, that person where everything is ALWAYS about them. Cue Toby Keith, “Want to talk about me.”

I’m thinking of a person I know. I wouldn’t call him a friend… more like an acquaintance. Years ago, my wife and I ran into him at a store.

The conversation went something like this…
Tim: Hey, how are you doing? It’s been a while.

Him: Hi guys! Well, I’ve been up to this and this and this. And I, I, I, I, I, I, I.

Tim: That’s great. Well, gotta go. Bye.

He was focused…


E = E x 2 + m

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Have you ever wanted to comfort a friend but didn’t know what to say? Then this Inspire Point is for you. Why? Because you already have what you need to show empathy to your friend. It begins with the two appendages attached to the side of your head.

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
~ Leo Buscaglia

Professor Al’s equation for empathy involves your ears and mouth.

Follow the breadcrumbs in…

Trust the process

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How does a person discover the ONE thing that makes their heart sing? You know, the dream you had as a child. For far too long that dream has remained dormant, buried deep in your subconscious.

Don’t worry. Your dream is still there. You can rediscover it. This is a quest worth pursuing, a story worth telling. Your story. Please allow me to offer the following breadcrumbs in this QUEST.

QUESTIONS: Ask empowering questions to reveal the answers you seek. These questions should not be formulated to reveal only one answer. Try this sample intro to your questions.

Ever wish you could fly away…

To your safe place?

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Have you ever been so upset about something bad going on in your life that you wish you could fly away? Fly far away to somewhere safe? That’s not unusual. Around 3,000 years ago, the psalmist David felt the same way. There were a lot of bad things going on in his life.

He wished for wings like a dove so that he could fly to his safe place.

Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest. Behold, I would flee far away, I would spend my nights in the wilderness. I…

Make time for humor

A public service announcement courtesy of Wolfie

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Do you know someone who is wound so tight that they rarely laugh let alone smile? Maybe that’s you. At times, I’ve found myself getting way too serious. Usually, a few games of euchre will do the trick. Or if there is no one to play with, I put my favorite hoodie on.

Today’s Inspire Point comes to you courtesy of my dog Wolfie. Since she is still a puppy, this winter is her first experience with snow. The other day, I was walking her and she was sniffing around in the snow. When her head popped up, she reminded…

Content Creation and Problem Solving

A template that does more than help you write

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As a writer and content creator, I’m always looking for ways to make my writing unique and fresh. I love using acronyms because I never know where they are going to lead me.

Such is the case with this story. I began writing with the principle of Trust the Acronym. The rest is where the acronym took me.

TOOL: Acronyms are the perfect problem-solving tool. The first problem they solve is content creation. However, they also help you to flesh out ideas. This story is evolving as the acronym guides me.

REARRANGE IDEAS: By their very nature, acronyms are structured…

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