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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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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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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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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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May 10, 2018

When you ask someone to do something, do they immediately do it, or do you have to hound them to get it done? CONVERSELY When you are asked to do something, do you immediately do it, or do you wait to be hounded before you decide to get it done? Need for Persistence Great leaders…

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Fast-Paced Work Environment

May 7, 2018

Help wanted, fast-paced work environment, with challenging engagements that bring out the best in those interested in career growth.   Now that the economy seems to be gaining traction and stability, I’m starting to think about hiring again. Fast-Paced and Challenging So, my first step in this hiring process is writing a draft of an…

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May 3, 2018

Everyone, including you, is manipulative. It’s just the way we are. But, is that bad? Typical Manipulation A pastor comments to a church member how impressed he is with the member’s biblical knowledge and asks the member to volunteer to lead a Bible study class.  A husband suggests to his wife what a wonderful cook…

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