Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

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The 2019 movie Knives Out was a smashing success for Rian Johnson. Johnson returns to write and direct another mystery, Glass Onion. He also produces the movie alongside Ram Bergman.

Glass Onion landed in limited theaters before its release on Netflix on December 23rd. If you enjoyed Knives Out, you will love Glass Onion.

Glass Onion is a continuation of the world’s greatest detective (no, not Batman), Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig). He is invited to a murder mystery dinner of an eccentric billionaire, Miles Bron (Edward Norton), founder of a company similar to Facebook and his friends. His friends include Birdie Jay (Kate Hudson), Duke Cody (Dave Bautista), Claire Debella (Kathryn Hahn), Lionel Toussaint (Leslie Odom Jr.), and estranged friend Andi Brand (Janelle Monae). They’re also joined by friends of friends, Peg (Jessica Henwick) and Whiskey (Madelyn Cline).

22 Things I Learned In 2022

As we ended 2022, I began reflecting upon the things I learned throughout the year. Some of these will be leadership lessons; others are things I realized about relationships, faith, and people.

It’s wise to reflect upon the things we’ve learned. If we don’t, we’ll soon forget them. Think about any time you try to learn something new. It’s the repetition and trying again and again that cements the ideas in your mind.

That’s why I’m writing this for you and for me. I want to be able to remember what I’ve learned or remembered throughout the year.

I hope some of the things I learned in 2022 will spark something in you.

22 Things I Learned In 2022

1. Selling is hard:

Reel Leadership was released at the end of 2021. Going into 2022, I knew I had a winner on my hands.

Are You The Problem?

It’s the new year. And we really need to think about something.

I want to ask you to consider whether or not you’re the problem for the ills of your life. This may not seem like a hope-filled, happy post. Yet, it can be in the end.

In my many years of leadership, I have heard of people who struggle to feel like they belong. They state that people don’t like them, they cannot find a friend group, or they cannot advance.

After talking with these people, I discover that the problem often lies within them.

Are You The Problem?

Ask yourself this question today. Think about it. Examine your actions.

My church ran the Foster Swift Grand Rapids Half Marathon in October. I felt guilty when I realized some people were not in the group photo but were at the race.

7 Ways To Lead Your Car Dealership Or Any Other Business To Success

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There was a time where running a car dealership was easy business. Foot traffic would’ve been high, and customers would’ve been buying regularly. It wouldn’t have been too hard to make a decent profit. That’s changed quite significantly over the past few decades.

Customers now have a wealth of choices to buy from, with even online options being your competition. You’ll need to know how to lead your car dealership to success if you want to make a profit. Part of that means being an effective leader, which you’ll need to put a lot of work into.

There are more than a few ways you can do this while also benefiting your dealership. Knowing everything about the company and being willing to improve are just the tip of this. It’s worth diving into what you’ll need to do to be an effective leader for your business and drive it to success.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Sharknado

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Moviegoers have been treated to natural disaster movies. These include films such as Twister, The Day After Tomorrow, and others. Natural disaster movies tap into something that terrifies us while thrilling us.

We’ve also been treated to monster animal movies. Jurassic Park, The Meg, The Grey, and others have brought the horror of animals attacking us to the big screen.


Something happened in 2013. SyFy, a science-fiction focused television channel, merged the two genres. They gave us something that combined animals attacking and natural disasters. That film was Sharknado.

Man with a chainsaw jumping into the open mouth of a shark from Sharknado

Sharknado became an instant cult classic. The cheesy sci-fi film spawned another five sequels. People flocked to the horrible storytelling, lapses in continuity, and more. The movies were so bad they were good.