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BE THANKFUL… today, tomorrow, every day, until the end.

Folks, it’s that time of year again. My only HOPE is that perhaps this is the year that triggers the masses to dissolve themselves in the notion that GIVING THANKS can happen year-round… should happen each and every day… costs nothing, is timelessly priceless and indeed changes lives.

thanks·giv·ing (th ngks-g v ng) n. an act of giving thanks; an expression of gratitude

In black and white, the operative word here is giving. Needless to say, the actual form of the “thanks” itself is rather important as well. This nationally respected date for giving thanks has been anchored in time by our forefathers in an unyielding attempt to showcase its kinetic nature. And so, let us share pause for the brilliance of one of the unshakable Canon…

“Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds.”     ~ Teddy Roosevelt

thanksWell… maybe one more of my favorites:

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” ~ John F. Kennedy

And so, I THANK YOU, folks, for giving me your time. I coach, write, speak, volunteer, paint, create… because I am moved to do so; because I love each craft; but above all, because I can be of service to anyone who crosses my path. I am thankful for those who help me, call on me to serve, egg me on and cheerlead, put me through the ringer (!), and show me that my purposeful actions are having an impact! So, I urge you:  Be THANKFUL. Think it, say it, show it, never keep it bottled up, and pour it out every day.  ~ KD



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En FUEGO! Second Article by KD for The Good Men Project

GMP logoAnother article of KD picked up by The Good Men Project . This official second article hits on loneliness:

If It’s Lonely at the Top… Go Fill the Damn Moat: How to shift your perspective, dump the gloom, and become less lonely by re-engaging and igniting your relationships.

REMEMBER:  This article will be the fuel to an upcoming podcast on the PURE SOAPBOX channel, as an episode on the show “EVOLVE or Decay.” So SUBSCRIBE to plug in to the podcasts for FREE.



Dykeman Joins Writers Team at The Good Men Project

GMP logoThis just in: I have officially become a contributing writer and now join the brilliant international community at The Good Men Project (  Apparently they needed a bold female life coach who covers all things WINGMAN!  I am honored and truly jazzed at this tremendous opportunity to have a greater impact on the broad, diverse, international audience this organization has galvanized.

The Good Men Project is a community of 21st Century thought leaders fostering a national discussion centered around the issue of men’s roles in modern life.  Not so much a magazine as a social movement, the diverse ecosystem of contributors evolved from just a book into a movie, live events, a national discussion, a platform, and a non-profit helping boys and men at-risk. Good Men Media Inc. is the multi-media strategic platform modern manhood  and the question, “What does it mean to be a good man?”

Selected to offer my angle on business, relationships, motivation and wellness, the first article just out of the gate hits on friendships: Arithmetic of Friendship: Kimberlie Dykeman shares her simple but wise process to sifting out, seeking out, and solidifying a killer circle of friends.

This article will be the fuel to an upcoming podcast on the PURE SOAPBOX channel, as an episode on the show “EVOLVE or Decay.” So SUBSCRIBE to plug in to the podcasts for FREE.





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If you’re a modern man, you truly value the prime real estate between your ears. Too often the world smashes your eardrums with noise of irrelevant info, obnoxious attitudes and superficial fluff. YOU CAN CHOOSE TO CHANGE THE CHANNEL, you know.

So, I invite you to give me a shot. Join me on the PURE SOAPBOX channel launching within the next week.  PURE SOAPBOX: Motivation for the Modern Man, gives you a DOUBLE SHOT of the fuel you need as an Executive or Entrepreneur who runs at full throttle every damn day.  Have a listen to the teaser:

Together, these two series, SOAPBOX® shot in the arm and EVOLVE or Decay, deliver down-to-earth stories, powerful insights, industry specific strategies and wit that get you fired up about the choices and changes you can make to regain influence over your circumstances to become a better man, sharper leader, more communicative spouse, more compassionate friend, more inspiring father and overall more courageous human being.

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MEN: A Lesson from Harvey Penick

vintagegolfboysNothing too elaborate today, but still simply deep. Growing up around golf (my pop was a pro in his own mind!), I picked up a few things here and there:

  1. Definitely learned HOW TO SWEAR at a very young age.
  2. Became adept at properly mowing our 250-yard driving range and green with a PUSH MOWER.
  3. Realized that throwing the club IS NOT part of the game.
  4. Came to appreciate that golf is one of the most challenging sports- it requires the BODY, MIND & SPIRIT to work in concert moment by moment.
  5. Augusta is indeed the end-all-be-all of courses and experiences… to SHARE with YOUR DAD!
  6. And I now understand the COUNTLESS METAPHORS of life which 18 holes can deliver.

So with that in mind, here’s a few words from (Austin’s own) the late Mr. Penick from “Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book” (Copyright 1992 by Harvey Penick, Bud Shrake, and Helen Penick)

“I learn teaching from teachers.  I learn golf from golfers. I learn winning from coaches. There are many good teachers of golf who teach quite differently from each other. I prefer listening to one who teaches differently than I do. I might learn from him. I already know my own way.”


~  KD


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