Who are the Real Leaders?

Who are the Real Leaders?

By H4O Program Director, Zak Shellabarger Leadership is tricky. There are so many men and women out there that are “leaders” because they run a company or hold a certain position – but are they really leaders? I guess they are, but I think...

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Spread Generosity

Spread Generosity

By H4O Founder, Spencer Dusebout What does it mean to be generous? We commonly understand generosity as the act of giving money, or time, away. However, should giving money or time for your own personal gain be considered generous? Let me...

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Happiness Can Be Dangerous

Happiness Can Be Dangerous

By H4O Project Director, Zak Shellabarger Happiness is a funny concept because everyone’s definition is different. I can easily recollect several different romantic comedies in which the best friend tells the main character to, “Do whatever makes...

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Not Far to Fall

Not Far to Fall

By H4O Founder, Spencer Dusebout In last weeks blog I talked about why you should celebrate failure. This week I want to talk about how to fail in the most positive way possible. Imagine a rock climber climbing a rock when suddenly they find they...

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The Closest to Perfect You Will Ever Be…

The Closest to Perfect You Will Ever Be…

By H4O Project Director, Zak Shellabarger “Nobody’s perfect.” The biggest and most accurate cop-out in the world. Our lives are spent trying to maintain whatever standards of perfection that are imposed on us. These are standards set by our...

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He Or She With The Most Failures Wins

He Or She With The Most Failures Wins

By H4O Founder, Spencer Dusebout “He or she with the most failures wins.” This is advice the best selling author Seth Godin gave me a few years back. I remember thinking – “iiiiinnnnteresting” – with a healthy dose of skepticism. Fast...

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Opinions vs. Passions

Opinions vs. Passions

By H4O Project Director, Zak Shellabarger I had a high school teacher who once told me, “Opinions are like armpits. We all have them and they all stink.” That stupid saying resonates with me still – especially nowadays. There are millions...

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Honest Priorities

Honest Priorities

By H4O Founder, Spencer Dusebout We all prioritize. Some of us set intentional time to prioritize, while others of us prioritize subconsciously. Each decision we make is saying “no” to something and “yes” to something else. The key is to be...

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The Truth is in the Tension

The Truth is in the Tension

By H4O Project Director, Zak Shellabarger We live in some pretty tumultuous times. A lot of division riddles our nation. It’s sad, really. I think deep down all of us really want to get along, but even deeper down we want to be right. That’s the...

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Why Goals Matter

Why Goals Matter

By H40 Founder, Spencer Dusebout  One word, direction. Goals point us in the right direction and enable us to accomplish what we desire to accomplish. In a world with endless opportunities and distractions it is so easy to get off course. Goals...

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Have you lost your creativity?

Have you lost your creativity?

By H4O Project Director, Zak Shellabarger  Even as I began writing this, I put on my headphones, looked for my favorite Spotify playlist, and began to stare at a blank screen. Soon the upper right tab of my computer caught my eye. There it was...

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Jumping Into the Deep End

Jumping Into the Deep End

By H4O Founder, Spencer Dusebout  Slow and steady wins the race. Corporate America, and our school system works this way. Learn, practice, graduate or get promoted. Learn, practice, graduate or get promoted. Even if you are ready on day one to...

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