Eric Recker on Life

A Life of Balance

A Life of Balance

A full-plate season. Too much in my plate. Busy, busy, busy!!! Overwhelmed. Stretched. Worn. Do any of these resonate with you? Recently I was talking to one of my allies (my term for my coaching...

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Our Past- Teacher Or Anchor?

Our Past- Teacher Or Anchor?

Can you imagine the feeling of freedom? It’s not as far away as we thing! Those who know me, know that I have a history of being bullied during my formative years. That part of my story was a heavy...

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Learning From You

Learning From You

Wow. What a response! I am humbled and thankful for all the responses I go to my post about learning! You all are amazing. I asked for a simple favor in my Wednesday post and sprinkled through here...

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You Can Learn A Lot From A Tree.

You Can Learn A Lot From A Tree.

The fabulous Amy Recker and I purchased our home in January of 2020. It was a beautiful 1940 Tudor home in need of some serious TLC and removal of seven layers of wallpaper upstairs. Yes. One layer...

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Change. Are We Ready?

Change. Are We Ready?

I think we all remember that day. I was in a practice management seminar in the fall of my senior year of dental school. Our entire class was in the room and I will never forget the presenter....

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Fight or Flight

Fight or Flight

Does anyone else feel like life is a big series of fight or flight moments lately? Are you like me and feel like there is an unnamed urgency with everything? News. Social Media. Schedules....

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The Danger of Measuring

The Danger of Measuring

Recently I was in Northern Maine for a family vacation. It was amazing. We were in Boston for 4 days and then headed north. Can we give God a big round of applause?  He really has created some...

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The Thing About Mondays

The Thing About Mondays

Why do we hate Monday?  Why is the thought of the start of a new week so threatening and the weekend so alluring? Why have songs been written about Manic Mondays and Living for the Weekend? And why...

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The Thing About Change

The Thing About Change

Life changes. That’s what it does. Very few things stay the same over the long haul. Recently I had one of those moments. The kind where you wrap your head around something. And you feel like you...

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Conviction

Conviction

Recently I was on my way home from a trip and was on a layover in Chicago waiting for a connecting flight to Des Moines. We were in the small plane section of the airport and the food options were...

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Don’t Be Sad It’s Over

Don’t Be Sad It’s Over

I was blessed to get to take a trip with the fabulous Amy Recker’s family this past week in Robbinston, Maine. Other than the bug situation, it was a wonderful time of catching up, playing a ton of...

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Milestones and Moments

Milestones and Moments

The Recker family is in a season of milestones.  Big moments.  Jace just completed his check ride to become a Private Pilot.  Just to answer the most frequently asked questions- yes, he can now fly...

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Remembering

Remembering

Today is Memorial Day.  A day that many choose to go to the cemetery to pay their respects to loved ones who have transitioned from this earth into the next life.  A day that people will choose to...

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First In, Last In

First In, Last In

How do you start your day?  How do you end your day?  What is your routine?  What is the first thing you see when you open your eyes to begin the day before you? The day that is truly a gift. I want...

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You Are Now Free to Exit Your Comfort Zone

You Are Now Free to Exit Your Comfort Zone

Recently I have had the opportunity to do some training on a new airplane (new for me). I am used to flying a rather basic plane.  I feel comfortable in it.  I know how it will respond to the inputs...

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False Urgency is the Enemy

False Urgency is the Enemy

Beware of the false sense of urgency.  How do i know this?  I struggle immensely with it.  It is that voice in my head that says that all time needs to be productive.  All tasks need to be...

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What is your 15?

What is your 15?

Did you win today?  Did you win just now?  How do you even know? How do you measure your day?  When do you decide that you have won?  And how does that affect you going forward? Tough questions,...

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Accumulating Experiences Vs. Things

Accumulating Experiences Vs. Things

I am a thrill of the chase kind of guy.  I have only recently understood this within the past year or two.  Maybe you are as well?  What gives you more joy?  The process or the end result?  How do...

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