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Rudeness

Jun 14, 2018

“That is so rude of you to say that.” I’ve heard this phrase, or some derivative of it, occasionally used and I’m not exactly sure what it means. Perceived as Being Rude For this comment to occur, someone had to say or do something.  I suppose rudeness can also be found in not saying something,…

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Goal Setting

Jun 11, 2018

What do you want to be doing in five years? Roger Bannister I have become a fan of Roger Bannister, the first man to run a sub 4-minute mile. An excerpt from his book states. “There were four essential requirements: a good track, absence of wind, warm weather and even-paced running.”   Roger’s main goal…

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Retrospective

Jun 7, 2018

Retrospective, [re-truh–spek-tiv] adjective  directed to the past; contemplative of past situations, events, etc.   Who has time to reflect back on past projects and evaluate past performance? Most entrepreneurs I know would enjoy the opportunity to look back at past projects and reflect on what made them work and what went wrong.  But to do…

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Negative Value

Jun 4, 2018

I’m thinking of sending out holiday cards this year saying, “Wishing You All the Bad Luck in 2018.” Maybe I’ll add a skull and crossbones, use dark and dreary colors, and use paper that looks like I pulled it out of the trash.   I wonder if Hallmark or American Greetings have thought of this yet?…

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The Race of Business

May 31, 2018

Business is a race. One of my hobbies is to run 5-K running events. The races I prefer occur early on a Saturday morning, are to raise money for worthy charities, have enough runners, so I do not feel like I’m running alone, and are fairly challenging.  By running these races, I can gauge my…

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Go With Your Gut

May 28, 2018

Even though the odds are 300-1, I’ve just got this gut feeling that the Browns are going to win the Super Bowl next season. Instincts I enjoy reading business advice telling me to go with my instincts, to trust my gut reaction regardless of the situation. These experts tell us to “do a body scan,”…

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Indispensable

May 24, 2018

So, you think you are indispensable (ha ha, chuckle, chuckle, laugh, laugh)? As the age-old saying goes, take a bucket of water, stick your finger in the water. The hole that remains when you remove your finger represents how indispensable you are. Are You or Are You Not Indispensable Intuitively we know everyone is dispensable,…

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Networking

May 21, 2018

How many people do you know today that you did not know yesterday? How many do you know today that you did not know last week?  How about last month? Or a year ago? Meet People I own and manage an engineering company.  And not to disparage too many of my peers, but I think…

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Easily Offended

May 17, 2018

Some people just wear me out. You know what I’m talking about. There are those people who cause you to triple-think everything you say and every action you make for fear they will take offense.  And when they become offended, it is weeks of diligent work to get them un-offended. The Story I coached a…

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Self-Worth

May 14, 2018

How much are you worth today? Defining Self-Worth We can complete a personal financial statement that ends in a line Total Net Worth, but does that equal our self-worth? Some of us have a reputation by which people identify us, and because of that reputation, people ask our opinions.  We are asked to be on…

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