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You’ll never be the same again

Steve Jobs said, “When you grow up you tend to get told the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family, have fun, save a little money. That’s a very… Read more »

Walking through the rooms of our lives

“We spend January 1st walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives…not looking for flaws, but for potential.” – Ellen Goodman I like the idea that… Read more »

She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails.

Let me be one of the first to welcome you to the New Year 2014. I am excited because I fully believe this is going to be a good year – in spite of all the predictions, politics and pundits. I believe in the message that I shared last week about Write it on your… Read more »

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year

As I thinking about what to give as a word of encouragement this week I wanted to share something that would be uplifting and not just educational or a training session so when I found the first part of this poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson I knew I had landed on my thought for this… Read more »

I choose to live by choice, not by chance

I choose to live by choice, not by chance~ Miranda Marrott To live by choice, not by chance; To make changes, not excuses; To be motived, not manipulated; To be useful, not used; To excel, not compete; I choose self-esteem, not self pity. I choose to listen to my inner voice, not the random opinion… Read more »

If opportunity doesn’t knock – build a door…

I grew up with the idea of when opportunity knocks you open the door and let it in. But what do you do when opportunity doesn’t knock and you need an opportunity? I agree with the funnyman of yesterday, Milton Berle – If opportunity doesn’t knock – friend, you build a door. Yes, sometimes you… Read more »

The Power of a Nudge

I don’t know about you, but I sometimes struggle to get moving on projects, book writing, speech writing, and radio show writing. You name it and I’m usually dragging myself to get it done. What’s odd is it’s not that I don’t want to do it but I find so many other “worthy” things to… Read more »

What’s your balance?

I don’t mean your physical balance, although that is important, what I am asking about today is your “credit” in the accounts of worthy organizations. Things such as your volunteer activities, your kids’ school, your place of worship. What I find (more so at the holidays) is that many of you make great deposits and… Read more »

All together now…

Funny how things come to mind – when you’re mindlessly watching birds take a bath, like how a few different types can be at the bath together – wait their turn and not seem to mind the other birds waiting and sometimes a few birds want the bath all to themselves. Most birds don’t like… Read more »