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Lonliness

Aug 13, 2018

What is the difference between solitude and loneliness? Solitude is defined as the glory of being alone.  Loneliness is the pain of being alone. The Small Business Person Solitude Starting a business follows a fairly predictable cycle.  The cycle begins by getting an idea and turning it into a business venture.  It’s your idea, so…

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The Cowardly Lion

Aug 9, 2018

Just face it, you are the Cowardly Lion. For those unfamiliar with the story, the Cowardly Lion was one of three characters Dorothy encountered on her journey to see the Wizard of Oz. This lion was not the ferocious type, but a meek and timid lion who desperately want to have courage.  He was the…

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Sense of Balance

Aug 6, 2018

Recently, I’ve had a problem with my back. In an attempt to fix it, I visited a physical therapist for treatment, and to learn how to stretch and exercise so I will not have this problem in the future. One of the exercises they recommended I do is designed to improve my sense of balance.…

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Open-Minded?

Aug 2, 2018

Although this sound odd, I’m concerned about having an open mind. Actually, I’m not concerned about me having an open-mind, but I’m concerned about what many think constitutes open-mindedness. We need to be open-minded but in terms of what honestly represents open-mindedness. Concern About Being Open-Minded I have seen several articles lately about being open-minded…

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Emotional Intelligence

Jul 30, 2018

What would you do to get more out of your staff—more productivity, more creativity, and more dedication? I’m sure many of us have seen that at a certain point more money, better technology, and a cooler office environment no longer produces more.  You are no longer getting more from your staff; you are just treading…

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Do-Overs

Jul 26, 2018

Have you ever sent an email to the wrong person? My mildly embarrassing gaffe was sending an agenda to a committee I was chairing to the wrong committee.   Fortunately, I have not had the monumental email mistakes that occasionally make it into the news. But even though mine was only mildly embarrassing, I still wanted…

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Bucket List

Jul 23, 2018

What are your plans for this year? Swim with the sharks at the West End, Grand Bahama Islands or go HALO skydiving? Thoughts on a Bucket List I’m getting to a point in life where I’m starting to assess all the things I’ve done.  And the question is, have I done everything I want to…

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Celebrate Success

Jul 19, 2018

What are you celebrating today? My company just added a new client for whom we’ll be designing residential projects. They are not just any client, but a nationwide, progressive and innovative company that will challenge us.  They are the kind of client that everyone wants to work for and my team now has that opportunity.…

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Decision-Making

Jul 16, 2018

Who helps you make decisions? Best Decisions I enjoy researching and writing about decision-making. This is one topic that, regardless of the years of experience, there is always room for improvement. I recently came across an interesting perspective[1] on decisions that suggests that the best decisions are not based on experiences, material goods or personal…

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Your Stress

Jul 12, 2018

What is stressing you today? Part of being an entrepreneur and small business owner is to live in a world of stress. Managing Stress I have come to manage my stress with two different, yet compatible approaches. Deal with It In my business world I know I’ll always have stress, just like every other businessperson. …

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