Author Archives: Matt Mielke

Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation – 1789

I was reading this morning from a book titled The American Republic: primary sources/edited by Bruce Frohnen, and read a proclamation written by George Washington on October 3, 1789.  It is the day Washington proclaims a Day of Thanksgiving, calling … Continue reading

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If You Want to Change the World…..

Naval Admiral William H. McRaven (what a cool last name!) delivers an all-time classic speech, in my opinion, that I had to share with all of you.  I’ve read this speech 4 times watched it on YouTube and shared it with … Continue reading

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One Of The Most Incredible Postgame Speeches You’ll Ever Hear

This video is quite incredible!  A friend posted, high school running back, Apollos Hester’s postgame speech on facebook and I loved it.  Apollols has it right on all fronts.  Now if this message can be taught to everyone, success would not not … Continue reading

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Who Are They To Judge

I just finished reading a short book from the LIFE Leadership development system titled “Get Er Done – The Green Beret Guide To Productivity” by Michael Martel, a former Green Beret (as I would expect). It is a short, easy-to-read … Continue reading

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20-Something Year Old Inspired to Change the World!

“LIFE Leadership has been the fuel to our vehicle, and it’s what kept us going, motivated and inspired to change the world.”  Travis Allen I just read this press release and copied it from Life Leadership founder Tim Mark’s blog. … Continue reading

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Inc.com Top 50 Leadership and Management Experts

Here is an official press release recognizing Life Leadership cofounders Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady, named on the Inc.com Top 50 Leadership and Management Experts list. I am so thankful to be associated with Life Leadership and two of the … Continue reading

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Harness the Right Mentality: Lessons from African Teams in the World Cup.

“Some people believe football [soccer] is a matter of life and death, I am very disappointed with that attitude.  I can assure you it is much, much more important than that.” ~Bill Shankley (1913-1981; regarded as one of football’s greatest … Continue reading

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The “Moon Man” – Robert Goddard and Thoughts on Leadership

“It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.”  Dr. Robert H. Goddard The other day, my wife was working through some writing exercises with our … Continue reading

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They won, we lost….. Not Anymore!

I just listened to an excellent CD from the November 2013 LIFE Leadership Freedom Series titled “Three Bubbles” by Chris Brady.  Brady describes three bubbles that are effecting our daily freedoms:  money, commodities, and housing. The money bubble:  With all the printing … Continue reading

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Beauty Is Only Skin Deep

One thing I have appreciated over the years about LIFE Leadership is the culture of acceptance and encouragement while pushing individuals to reach their created potential.  Michelle and I had a unique experience the other night I wanted to share … Continue reading

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