Archive for April 2018

Anything vs Everything

I just left a planning meeting for an event to raise donations for a local not-for-profit group.  As I’m sure you know, these events require lots of help to accomplish the many tasks needed to make the event successful.  At this particular meeting, one attendee, for some unknown reason, was so excited about the event…

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Work Slump

Ever felt like every day at work is a Monday? And, Mondays are bad because you have four more days of Monday just to get to two days of freedom before starting all over. The Dreaded Work Slump If this was a job you first enjoyed and found fulfilling, but now dread; you may be…

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Happy

When I think of happy, I immediately think of Snoopy from the Charles Schulz cartoon Peanuts doing his happy dance. He has a big smile, his feet are dancing, his arms are open wide – he has not a care in the world. That is really happy. Key to Happiness Of course, I’ve never been…

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Do Your Best

I love watching college basketball. Basketball I’m not really a sports fan. Consequently, I do not watch many other sports, but there are several things about college basketball I enjoy. Unpredictable First, it’s unpredictable. These are 18 and 19-year old kids who are at an awkward maturity level.  Many of their decisions during a game…

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Workplace Conflicts

As long as there is work to do and it is to be done by people, there will be workplace conflicts. Approaches to Workplace Conflicts As a business owner and entrepreneur, we can take two approaches to managing our staff.  We can work hard and spend energy to make sure our workplace is free of…

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Sense of Purpose

Do you have a sense of purpose today? Assuming you are a businessperson, what exactly is your purpose today? Is it to sell more cell phones than your coworkers? Is it to complete a corporate promotional program you have been working on for weeks?  Is it to finish cutting soybeans so you can put the…

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Your Digital Presence

What have you posted online lately? Are you concerned it might be misinterpreted, be used not as you originally intended, or used against you in the future? Target Audience In general, my target audience is readers who care about business issues and are open to my take on biblical values. When I first started posting…

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Spending Problems

Spending problems are not just limited to individuals. Solutions to Spending Problems for Individuals Typical solutions to an individual’s spending problems include: Overcome the “if I only had more money” attitude, Overcome the “I deserve a treat” attitude, Overcome the “it won’t happen to me” attitude, Pay off your debt, Create a personal spending plan, and…

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Two Good Choices

I did everything right. I sought outside advice. I asked the candidates to answer the same questions and provide the same information.  I kept everyone on the same timeline.  I provided the same access to information for everyone.  I developed a spreadsheet so all candidates could be compared side-by-side.  And, I organized my priorities establishing…

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