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Notes From The Puryears

Why Become a Great Leader?

Leadership is a cornerstone of success in any organization, community, or nation. Good leadership is crucial for achieving goals, fostering innovation, and ensuring the well-being of those under one's guidance. The impact of a leader has effects on productivity,...

Here are some great reasons for you to become a great leader and tips for how to make it happen.

Fun Activities for Spring in Spokane

The long cold winter is over and it’s finally spring in Spokane! Birds are singing, trees are budding and blossoming, lawns already need to be mowed, and the days are getting longer and warmer. With new life being breathed back into the Spokane area, we all feel a...

A view of the inbound and outbound lanes coming into downtown Spokane, Washington from the north.

Improve Your Follow Through

With plates full of responsibilities and to-dos, it's easy to find ourselves drowning in unfinished tasks and unmet commitments. Yet, amidst this chaos, there lies a constant drive that holds the key to personal and professional success: the ability to follow...

White letter tiles spell out the sentence, “I can and I will,” against a green background.

Entrepreneurs and the Importance of Gratitude

In the fast-paced world of entrepreneurship, where deals are sealed, contracts signed, and strategies devised, it's easy to overlook a subtle yet profound force that can elevate our professional endeavors to new heights – gratitude. As entrepreneurs navigating the...

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The Power of the Present Moment

Today, we’re hoping to guide you (or rather get you started) on a journey toward a more fulfilling and successful life! As entrepreneurs, you are constantly juggling multiple responsibilities, facing uncertainties, and striving for success. In the midst of this...

The word “Now” is spelled top-to-bottom within a black frame.

Heritage Arts Are Making a Comeback

Have you felt the sudden urge to pick up your sewing needles or build a chicken coop? You’re not alone. With the desire to make sustainable, one-of-a-kind items on the rise, there’s been a distinct uptick in people taking part in “heritage arts.” Heritage arts are...

A close-up of a pair of hands crocheting a sweater out of yarn.

Five Free Ways to Brighten Your Day

Life is hard, and it can be easy to dig yourself into a rut of just going through the motions. Add in gloomy weather, an especially tantrum-prone two-year-old, or getting reprimanded at work—and your day may quickly descend from bad to worse. But an expensive...

The sun is streaming down onto a field of bright yellow sunflowers.

Creating a Legacy—What Will Yours Look Like?

Have you ever thought about what your legacy will be? What will you leave behind when you’re gone? Whose lives have you touched while here on earth? These are deep questions that can get your head spinning if you think about them for too long, and that’s okay! None...

Jim Puryear and his late father, Ron Puryear, sit at a banquet table.