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  1. 8/3/2011
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    Interesting how you morphed this info to blogland… GREG

    • Food Woolf
      8/3/2011
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      Interesting good, I hope! It all applies, no?

    • Food Woolf
      8/3/2011
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      Thanks, Bee! I’m especially glad you liked it! See you tomorrow!

  2. Brooke, I am so proud of you and everything you are working towards and learning. Some of the greatest ways to enjoy success in life is to be able to teach, give back and of course as you say listen to others. Love these powerful teams you are helping to grow :)

  3. 8/4/2011
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    There are some great points in this post that I would do well to listen and adhere too. I have so many goals and dreams, but no solid foundation for them to take foot on. Thanks for the reminder!

  4. Wonderful post. So much of our world today feels a sense of entitlement and aren’t willing to do the hard work to get where they want to go. This is a great reminder to look over my goals and the steps to get there – my main goal is to help others. I overcame health issues through food and I want to share that hope and help people make changes. I’ve learned that being patient and not jumping at the first opportunity that comes knocking really pays off.

    I’d love to come attend one of your workshops someday!

    Btw, are you familiar with David Scott Peters (restaurant coach)? He has some really amazing information that you might find interesting. :)

    • Food Woolf
      8/5/2011
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      I can’t take credit for the term. Robert Schnase, a Methodist minister, came up with the term and wrote the book FIVE PRACTICES OF FRUITFUL CONGREGATIONS in which he speaks about “radical hospitality.” I couldn’t help be adopt it. I love the term, too!

  5. 8/5/2011
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    I appreciate you being specific and consistent with your message (the need to undergo the process), the thorough system you’ve developed to facilitate it, and the steady/knowledgeable/kind-hearted/professional way you’ve delivered it. Kudos!

    • Food Woolf
      8/5/2011
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      Thank you Karim! I thoroughly appreciate your dedicated leadership, integrity, and commitment to your vision. Thank you for bringing me in to help facilitate the visioning process!

  6. Wow. I really needed this, Brooke. Would you fly to NYC and do a visioning workshop with me? You’re so right. To come out with a half-baked idea? Not smart. You basically get one chance to wow people with your business, your idea, etc. Leave the gates strong – know where you’re going. Have a plan. It seems so darn obvious…and yet, it’s so often overlooked or at the very least whizzed through. As always, you inspire, Brooke. Thank you. This is what I needed to hear. Today.

    • Food Woolf
      8/6/2011
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      I’m there whenever you need me Maggy. For realz.

  7. 8/6/2011
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    I knew, from our first cup of coffee together at BLD, that this was your passion, thus your path. You have such clarity about how it should be done yet you don’t advocate it in a way that is authoritative. You do it with love and kindness and practicality. This is why you are the voice of reason when it comes to service. So proud of you, Brooke. You visualized it and now here it is. There is no greater gift in life than doing what you love and getting paid for it! x

    • Food Woolf
      8/6/2011
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      Thank you so much Susan. I really appreciate your kind and supportive words. Thanks for believing in me!

  8. Richard
    8/6/2011
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    Brooke – you wrote a great argument for using both thinking and feeling skills to follow through on a dream – full of truth about the high value of planning to take the time for real planning. There is an old saying that fits here also: “Well begun is half done.”
    Richard

    • Food Woolf
      8/10/2011
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      Thanks Richard! I’m so glad you enjoyed the piece, identified with it and saw a key piece that needed to be added! Well begun is truly just the beginning.
      xoxoxo,
      B

  9. Dan Gilbert
    8/10/2011
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    Hello,
    I have a quick question for you about your site. If you could please get back to me as soon as possible I would greatly appreciate it. Have a great day!

    Thanks,
    Dan

    Dan Gilbert
    Communications Coordinator
    Primrose Schools
    http://www.primroseschools.com

  10. Excellent points Brooke!! In my prior career, I had a number of clients who would have benefited tremendously from your expertise!!

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  13. johanna
    1/9/2012
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    thank you for this timely post–EXACTLY when i needed it-

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