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Notes From The Puryears

Using Love Languages to Spoil Your Spouse 

How’s your relationship with your significant other? Do you feel like you’ve fallen into a dating rut? Don’t worry. It’s normal for relationships to need a jumpstart from time to time, and we have some ideas to reignite your relationships. Meet the 5 Love...

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The Process of Climbing a Mountain

Steps to Make Big Changes “Every time you get to the base of a mountain … you're presented with a new opportunity to challenge yourself,” said Alison Levine, a world-famous mountaineer. Jim Puryear taught this principle in 2016 when he compared...

Jim and Bobbie Puryear believe that training to climb a mountain isn’t much different than training to achieve your goals—the principles are the same.

Daily Habits That Lead to Success 

Everyone is looking for a magic bullet that will shoot them straight to success—without the hassle or hard work. The unfortunate truth is that this quick fix solution doesn’t exist. Success is founded in daily habits that put you in the right place at the right...

Jim and Bobbie Puryear have great daily habits that support their success.

Be a Better Morning Person

You know the feeling … the alarm goes off, and you just want to hit snooze, so you can get five more minutes of sleep. Your eyes are heavy and your body is stiff as you roll out of bed for another day.  Is this you? Are you not a morning person? Very few...

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Locating the Source of Your Value 

Once there was a father who, upon his daughter’s graduation, gifted her an old car. He said, “I know it is old and not much to look at. Take it to a used car lot and see how much they will pay you to buy it.” She did as he said and...

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The Importance of Establishing Family Traditions

Think of your favorite childhood memories. How many of them were centered around traditions? Chances are, many of them were. Things like decorating gingerbread houses at Christmas, staying up until midnight on New Year’s Eve, or going on vacations during the school...

A family sits in a brightly lit kitchen eating a breakfast of waffles, fruit, sausage, and eggs. The mother is pouring juice into her child’s outstretched cup.

Qualities of a Servant Leader

“Servant leader”: The phrase might seem like an oxymoron at first glance, but it is an extraordinary style of leadership that defies many of the traditional leadership styles of decades past. In many old corporations, the leader was the boss and was not to...

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