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Happy

Apr 23, 2018

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

Apr 19, 2018

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

Apr 16, 2018

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

Apr 12, 2018

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

Apr 9, 2018

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

Apr 5, 2018

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

Apr 2, 2018

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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The American Dream

Mar 30, 2018

In my book, Zebedee and Sons Fishing Co., I wrote how Jesus, as He began His earthly ministry, recruited the senior management away from Zebedee and Sons Fishing Company and left Zebedee alone on the lakeshore with boats full of fish, nets waiting to be hung, and nobody to help. Yet, even with this setback,…

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Bad Mood

Mar 26, 2018

Some call it grouchy, irascible, slow burn, sour, grumpy, funk, or conniption. Most commonly it’s just called a bad mood. Many people are susceptible to waking in the morning and finding themselves in this condition. And, for those encountering this person, it’s not a pleasant experience.  It’s always best to stay away and wait for…

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Blindspots

Mar 22, 2018

I can see clearly now, the rain is gone, I can see all obstacles in my way Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind It’s gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright) Sun-Shiny day.  I think I can make it now, the pain is gone All of the bad feelings have disappeared Here…

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