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Betty Streff
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Betty Streff began her career as a customer service representative for a large corporation in Omaha. Four years later she found herself to be a farm wife in a small rural community with limited opportunities for women. After a humbling self assessment, she listed her assets as talents for sketching, sewing, and the natural ability to strike up conversations with complete strangers. Using these and her optimistic nature, she began stitching up some bibs and pillows for a craft show, who wouldn't?

Over the next 25 years she became a serial entrepreneur obsessed with studying faith, spirituality, leadership, motivation, and management as she developed her businesses. Betty has spent the last few years working in corporate America in the hospitality and manufacturing world and she continues to immerse herself in the study of what makes people tick.

The explosive growth in the relatively recent science of positive psychology fascinates her. Betty devours everything she can find on the subject and is especially intrigued with people who thrive no matter the circumstances and in discovering ways that happiness and optimism can be learned. She is currently exploring ways of sharing and cultivating the exciting possibilities with both individuals and businesses.

She and her husband Steve have been married 44 years and are blessed with 2 incredible daughters, 2 fantastic sons-in-law and 6 amazing grandchildren.

Making Sense of Suffering

I went to the dollar store this week to buy cards and left with a whole sack full.  I should have bought a birthday card and a baby card but the list got so long I simply forgot.   My focus that day was on people who are…

01 Mar 12:04 AM 0 Read More...

What Comes Before Success?

Today was interesting.  I was asked to come back to the rural community where we raised our girls to speak at a scholarship luncheon.  The topic?  “Success is in the Bag”.  Fascinating subject.  It was the first time I have spoken to teens in a…

25 Feb 7:55 AM 0 Read More...

Fifty Shades of Grace

How incredibly silly of me to believe I had an original thought this morning.  We all tend to think of ourselves as bright, witty, clever.  And we are- don’t get me wrong.  Once in a while something brilliant does pop into our mind that is truly…

15 Feb 12:23 AM 1 Read More...

The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow

Last time I wrote about peeking into a brighter future and I discussed the importance of self-discipline in making changes and improvements in our life.  “Self-discipline is the ability to get ourselves to take action regardless of our emotional state” was a quote I used but wait…

11 Feb 7:04 AM 3 Read More...

When the World Seems Bleak

Last time I wrote about days that come along and blind like a sandstorm.  Sometimes they blow out almost as soon as they come. Other times, the sandstorm rages hard and throws you flat on your face in the desert, feeling very much alone. This week I have had…

01 Feb 12:10 AM 5 Read More...

A Peek Into A Brighter Future

Last time, as I was about to hit “submit”, I felt a pang of doubt when I made the statement; “You can’t blame your behavior on anyone else.  You are 100% responsible no matter how bad you are feeling or what’s going on in your life. Period…

28 Jan 7:48 AM 2 Read More...
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