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Monday Mottoes – #221

Most of us like to hear of battles won overnight, whether it’s a fight for the corner office waged by someone doing very little, yet who has the eye or the ear of the boss, versus another employee who accomplishes amazing feats, while earning little recognition. It might be the struggle against ISIS, with the…

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Facebook Damaging Society?

Think it through: social media’s goal is to help people interact more with each other, either for purely social or business purposes. That’s happening. Yet now, I’m reading more and more about users pulling the plug. In many ways, I don’t blame them. I know people who have married (disastrously) through the internet, who have…

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Monday Mottoes – #220

I have a way with giving our kids all sorts of information that they don’t want. Somehow, I believe them to be consulting/coaching clients paying me big bucks in order to get an idea of what they should be doing in life. Hahahaha…. I start with things like proper nutrition and posture. Not a very…

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Today is Your Life in a Snapshot

Every day is a window into your life of what will most likely be your future. I could say each week is a microcosm of your future, a virtual snapshot and true, as well, because a week averages out any inconsistencies. Some days bring up emergencies, special appointments, issues and so on …. Therefore, spread…

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Monday Mottoes – #219

It’s a risky business, this thing called life. You’ve got to be willing to take chances and challenge yourself. The easy thing is rarely the right thing, but that’s how character grows. People ask me a lot about my daily schedule and how I accomplish so much. They don’t see me rise before 3:00 am…

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Not #MeToo

My heart goes out to all of the women sharing stories of sexual harassment. You’re brave to speak up, even in industries where you have been threatened and intimidated. Most of us regular bystanders to this epidemic understand that there are a lot of male shmucks in the world. Apparently, more than we ever imagined….

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Job-Hunting Realities

It staggers my mind how many people don’t like playing with the facts in life. They would rather keep their head in the sand instead of moving out of their comfort zone and getting what they truly want. And then whining about it! So today, we’re going to pull back the mysterious curtain and take…

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How To Let It Go…

There seems to be a national epidemic sweeping our land. The most major illustration of this phenomenon arose following the presidential elections and culminated in Sen. John McCain’s recent suggestion to Hillary Clinton: Time to hush up and move on. Why keep living in the past? Why keep making excuses for failure? Why keep rehashing…

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Monday Mottoes – #218

I hope your Thanksgiving was full of great times with family and friends. Or, quiet and peaceful. Or, adventuresome and action-packed-! There’s something for everyone when you set out with the right intentions for your situation. Sometimes, you need to simply target what you really want or what would really work for your personality and…

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Russia Meddling in Other Countries

Somewhere along the line, somebody was drinking the Koolaid. Folks were believing that Russia, the country with the largest land mass in the world, would be content to just live and let live. Anyone who has visited Russia, lived in Russia, had a Russian grandmother or read Russian literature knows otherwise. Let’s stick with the…