14 Family Movies that will Inspire Growth

By Todd Garretson / July 3, 2014 / Comments Off on 14 Family Movies that will Inspire Growth

Family movie night! Summer is the time of year (winter break, too!) where my three older children (ages 5, 7 and 9) can stay up later with Mom and Dad and see a family movie! Not only quality time together, but a chance to hopefully pour into our children with powerful personal growth messages that…

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Letter to My Teacher

By Todd Garretson / May 30, 2014 / Comments Off on Letter to My Teacher

This is a letter that my daughter wrote to her teacher of two years at our local public elementary school who recently announced that she will be retiring. She wrote the entire letter herself without any adult supervision. She wrote the entire letter without an anyone asking her to. No second drafts. No re-write. No…

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The One Word to Describe Mom

By Todd Garretson / May 8, 2014 / Comments Off on The One Word to Describe Mom

With Mother’s Day weekend fast approaching, I have given time and thought to my one word to describe Mom.  Not only my mom and my wife (mom to our children), but all moms. Sacrifice might be what she does, but it’s not the outcome. My one word is potential. If a leader is a ‘dealer…

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It’s the Start that Stops Most People  [Week 8]

By Todd Garretson / April 30, 2014 / Comments Off on It’s the Start that Stops Most People  [Week 8]

Three of my four children can swim on their own now without the life jackets, arm floats, or needing to hang on to me so tightly that their fingernails dig into my arm. I remember how difficult it was at the start. While I was waist height in the pool, they would tip toe to…

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Wings  [Week 7]

By Todd Garretson / April 16, 2014 / Comments Off on Wings  [Week 7]

Sometimes, we are like little ducks waddling back and forth, aimlessly trying to change our life circumstances. Only later do we look back after endless months of prayer and conversation with God to realize that those circumstances were designed to change us.Are you open to change?  As opposed to just getting through it, are you…

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The Longest 18 Inches of Your Life [Week 6]

By Todd Garretson / April 8, 2014 / Comments Off on The Longest 18 Inches of Your Life [Week 6]

While most have 18 holes on the brain with Masters weekend in the spotlight, there may be a more important 18 of something that should be the priority. It’s the 18 inches between your head and your heart, and said to be the longest journey of your life. Unfortunately, most people never complete the journey…

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What Are You Committed To?  [Week 5]

By Todd Garretson / March 30, 2014 / Comments Off on What Are You Committed To?  [Week 5]

We get to choose.   Chase one and only one, or they both get away. Isn’t that how the ole Chinese proverb tells it?  The whole story about chasing too many rabbits is a great lesson; however, real focus runs much deeper than the priorities in the annual plan. I love how Rick Warren, Founding…

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The Can Worth Opening  [Week 4]

By Todd Garretson / March 26, 2014 / Comments Off on The Can Worth Opening  [Week 4]

This past weekend, my oldest son’s coach described one of the best plays on our Saturday baseball game for possible submission into next week’s newsletter.  It went something like this…. A strongly hit ball was sent to Landon Garretson on 2nd Base.  He scooped it up, and noticed the 1st base runner was just about…

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All Alone Together

By Todd Garretson / March 23, 2014 / Comments Off on All Alone Together

Does this look like your family? This is a picture of the modern-day families that we are building.  Step back a bit, look a little longer, and you will see the faces of your family.  It has never been easier to miss so much in such a short period of time. There has never been…

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The Second Most Important Day of Your Life [Week 2]

By Todd Garretson / March 7, 2014 / Comments Off on The Second Most Important Day of Your Life [Week 2]

It was discovered once that the two most important days in a person’s life are the day they were born, and the day they found out why. I wonder how many people ever get to experience the second most important day. One of my favorite illustrations of this phenomena took place in 1961 when President Kennedy…

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Founder Todd Garreston

With over 15 years of experience leading market share growth initiatives of top consumer brands in Fortune 500 and privately-held business environments, Todd Garretson advises and helps organizations identify new growth potential, craft strategy that moves people to action and enhance overall performance.

Having a passion for helping people and organizations to unlock dormant growth potential, Todd writes and speaks for audiences in three core areas: business growth strategy, leadership and personal / professional growth.

Residing in Atlanta, GA with his wife, Lauri, and their four children, weekends and free time are spent with family, coaching youth sports, and sharing his passion for fitness and nutrition.