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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 43 years and are blessed with 2 incredible daughters, 2 fantastic sons-in-law and 6 amazing grandchildren.

When Clouds Hide Your Sunshine

I’m not sure why, but even the most chipper person can have an off day for no apparent reason.  Happiness is an elusive thing that occasionally plays peekaboo with us.   When the clouds roll in and the doubts and fears appear, it actually makes me grumpier…

17 Aug 12:12 AM 2 Read More...

Become a Noticer

We were on vacation last week, in the midst of majestic beauty.  Watching the white crested river tumbling over time rounded boulders, glinting droplets making tiny rainbows, straight walls of stone thrust up from the earth eons ago,  I was arrested by the magnificent panorama through the windshield…

03 Aug 12:00 AM 1 Read More...

You Pick

I am a sucker for farmer’s markets.  I love the show.  Big or small, I think they’re a feast for the senses.  For me it is eye candy, music of commerce, fragrance of summer.  I was blessed to visit a huge one last…

20 Jul 12:00 AM 3 Read More...

Freedom, Sweet Freedom

At our country home north of town, the 12 of us stood silently on the freshly mowed ground, our faces lifted to the sky. Stuffed full of potato salad, hamburgers and our favorite summer “farm food”, everyone was a little sleepy.  Only the busily blinking fireflies were fully awake…

06 Jul 9:38 AM 1 Read More...

Sweet Encore

Written by Betty Streff

I am the luckiest grandma since Esther Walton.  My husband (Papa Steve) and I  (GB) have 6 amazing grandkids (I know, everyone’s grandkids are amazing) and what’s really incredible about it is that since we moved here, we all live in the same community…

26 Jun 7:00 AM 1 Read More...

Our Daddy on Earth, Our Father in Heaven

Today I’d like to talk about daddies.  Earthly human fathers and how they mirror the love of God.   Fathers provide their children with the earliest glimpse of how very much they are loved by their Father in heaven.

I married a ball player.  It…

15 Jun 8:46 AM 2 Read More...
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