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CCQH Leadership Club News
Featured Leader: Cheri Lutton
"Balancing Your Lifestyle of Leadership"
Guess Who Game!
Insights to Success: Reflections on Balance
Steve's Creations: Cooking & Gardening. A Mid-Summer's Pause for Reflection
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We are pleased to announce that . . .
Linda Karlson has received the International NGO status for the Pearl Foundation, which means they are fully recognized internationally as a nonprofit organization. Congratulations, and more about the Pearl Foundation and the developing Spark of Light Village in Ethiopia can be viewed on Linda's profile, as well as their website at www.sparkoflightvillage.org.
Gale Connell has moved the IBI Colorado weekly events to Wednesdays at the Madcap Theater in Westminster, Colorado. The IBI/CEO Space Forum will be taking place next week in Los Angeles, which is a week-long entrepreneurial retreat for leaders who are interested in launching or growing their businesses. More details are available at www.ibicolorado.com.
Maria Simone, CEO, Signature Accents, home of City Scarves gift apparel custom designed for select cities, has transferred the business structure from an LLC to a corporation. Exciting new opportunities for growth and advancement are planned for the company, its investors, and its product offerings. To learn more, visit www.cityscarves.com.
Kathryn Alexander will be introducing a new half-day workshop, starting on August 31st, "How to Go from Concept to Reality in 4 Hours or Less." This workshop is for those who make decisions in teams, plan projects, lead teams that impact other parts of the organization and leaders who want to have their employees engaged and committed. CCQH, Inc. will be one of the sponsors for this workshop. More information and registration is currently available at www.ethicalimpact.com.
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Balancing Your Lifestyle of Leadership
By Cheri Lutton
Have you ever wondered why so many people who have achieved success in their careers are not fulfilled in their family life? Ever known someone who has lots of potential and zero self-actualization? Have you noticed that famous individuals have the same desires for balance, love, value, and fulfillment as private individuals? Celebrating these centered qualities of humanity is a universal desire. Balancing each of your lifestyle areas of leadership holds the secret to discovering these wonderful qualities of well-being. Leadership of self is the first position to leadership of others.
As a leader, you must lead by example with your own life. Leading a lifestyle of balance in spirit, mind, body, family, work, and society will ultimately advance your legacy in leadership, shaping a fulfilling path of uniqueness in your desired passion, purpose, power, plan, productivity, profitability, and philanthropy.
Achieving balance in your lifestyle areas of leadership is an ongoing process of daily choices. The benefits are immeasurable; however, the choices require self-control and discipline, among many other centered qualities of humanity, such as courage, patience, and creativity.
When you engage in leadership development in spirit, mind, and body, do you notice a sense of self-empowerment? It is a natural birthright to grow and expand your awareness. As this occurs through these three lifestyle areas, we increase our. . . If you are a member, click here to sign in to www.ccqh-leadershipclub.com, Newsletters, and read entire article in the Club Newsletter
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Cheri Lutton is the founder for CCQH, Inc. and its subsidiary divisions with a vision of advancing a legacy in leadership by celebrating the centered qualties of humanity for famous and private individuals alike. She was inspired to create The CCQH Leadership Club—part of the CCQH Internet Group International division—to build a platform that is a catalyst for leaders helping other leaders. Cheri holds an MBA in Marketing, and has enjoyed an extensive career in international marketing, business ownership, and, as an expert in leadership development. Cheri is the author and founder for the Mirrors of Love® brand line, which includes the book series, Mirrors of Love - In Acts of Courage, music cd, award-winning television show, leadership events, online offerings, and inspirational gifts, quotes, and cards. More details are also available on www.mirrorsoflove.com and www.ccqh.com.
Cheri is happily married to Steve of Steve's Creations - from Soil to Skillet, and mother of 21-year old daughter Crystal and 15-year old son Steven, enjoying their home life in Colorado. She also enjoys running, gardening, writing, and loves people and her Catholic faith.
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Guess Who . . . is the famous leader who has exemplified a balanced lifestyle of leadership in spirit, mind, body, family, work, and society. He/she is active in his/her First Baptist Church, has authored many motivational books and articles, and is a strong proponent for literacy, especially motivational reading. He/she earned his/her Master's Degree at Indiana University, and speaks frequently on many university campuses. This leader is considered one of America's top inspirational and humorous speakers, as well as, one of the most influential people in NBA history. He/she has enjoyed an extensive sports career, ranging from playing professional ball as a minor league catcher with the Philadelphia Phillies to coaching and leading basketball with the Orlando Magic. Also, he/she is an avid marathon runner and mountain climber.
His/her family life includes a happy marriage and parenthood to 19 children, including 14 adopted from four nations. His/her service also includes seven years in the U.S. Army.
The Guess Who™ Game focuses on celebrating famous leaders who display leadership qualities related to one of the Lifestyle Areas in Balance, Spirit & Passion, Mind & Purpose, Body & Power, Family & Plan, Work & Productivity, or Society & Profitability.
If you are a Club member, SUBMIT YOUR VOTE HERE, and if you get this right, you could qualifiy for the Guess Who Game surprise gift.
Last Newsletter's (V.2/I.7) Guess Who Leader is . . . Martin Luther King.
Congratulations to Joey Grunewald as our Guess Who Winner!
Reflections on Balance
Tools for Courageous Leadership
Balance is a smile and a good yawn at the end of each day,
knowing you gave your best to spirit, mind, body, family, work, and society.
How do we find the time to nurture each of these areas? Not one person on this planet has ever been able to produce more than twenty-four hours in their day. No, not fame, fortune, power, or force can muster up even one more millisecond for anyone of us. So what is the answer? How do some seem to manage to create that sense of peace that stems from balance? In a nutshell, I would call it Love. Mother Teresa always talked about loving until it hurts. Loving is giving and receiving in a graceful ebb and flow with an attitude of gratitude for the gift of your daily life. Through love, the six P's - passion, purpose, power, plan, productivity, and profitability - can flow naturally and sequentially to nourish you through your day's experiences. The peace that stems from balance is a quality akin to joy that brings that smile and the good yawn at the end of each day. As you begin to feel this quality in your day, you will want more. This becomes your guidepost for the next day. As you slowly allow love to work through your being, and seek out balance, you will be drawn to. . . If you are a member, sign in to www.ccqh-leadershipclub.com here to go to Newsletters, and read the entire article in the Club Newsletter
May you take the time to reflect on the magnificence of your life, and until we meet again, go out and make your dreams come true!
All My Best,
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Gain more on how to use this tool to increase your profitability in society through Insights to Success. Excerpt from Insights to Success, The Six P's of Success. ©2006 by Cheri Lutton. All rights reserved.
—Contributed by Cheri Lutton, CEO & Founder, CCQH, Inc. Cheri serves through her work as a Leadership Development Expert, Author, and Media Host/Speaker.
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Cooking & Gardening,
A Mid-Summer's Pause for Reflection
Steve's Tip™: Take the time to savor your good works
I'd love to start by telling you all about a wonderful evening that Cheri and I spent with Club members Joey & Richard Grunewald, and Richard Keuhn on July 14th. After publishing the recipe for Shis-Kabobs in the last Newsletter, Cheri and I decided to feature that recipe for our dinner guests. Richard Grunewald, an avid big game hunter, agreed to regale us with a hunting story and some of his game stock. I prepared beef for the shish-kabobs, and Richard brought marinated Elk and Buffalo to the party. In the spirit of the recipe description, we all gathered around in the kitchen, cutting up the ingredients and building delicious shis-kabobs. The other half of our meal was a wokful of shrimp scampi made wth freshly harvested garlic, pulled from the Lutton garden just two days before the meal. As you can imagine, the kitchen was filled with fine atmosphere and aroma. Gazing at the garden during dinner, this would be a great time to share some valuable insights on the progress of my garden.
I think the sweet corn crop is the best looking one that I've ever grown. I planted the corn in late April, which is early for this area. It turned to be a great decision. Forget the old rule-of- thumb, "knee high by the Fourth of July." This stuff was chest-high! It tasseled-out a week later, and is now forming ears. Time to get the corn cage built!. I'm sure the racoons in the neighborhood know just what developmental stage that it's it about now.
It seems like not one year can go by without a new pest problem showing up. I've never had any problem with rabbits before, but this year they've taken a fancy to the new bean sprouts as they come up. As you may recall from a previous article, I already have wire underground to protect the beans from the gophers. Now it seems that I need to string a perimeter fence to protect the seedlings from Mr. bunny rabbit. Ironically, I believe it is the same young rabbit that I enjoyed watching as he was nibbling our grass in the side yard back in April. Aaah, the joys of competing with one's own vegetables.
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Until next time,
Happy Cooking and Enjoy your Celebrations!
Steve's Creations - from Soil to Skillet
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Excerpt from Steve's Creations-from Soil to Skillet®.©2006 by Steve & Cheri Lutton. All rights reserved.
—'Contributed by Steve Lutton, CFO, CCQH, Inc. and Renegade Press, Inc. Steve serves through his work as a Cooking & Gardening Expert and Business Manager.
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