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Turning Green, Leaving Yellow

February 28, 2013 2 Comments

A colleague of mine has been involved with racing for years and years. And, he mentioned a technique used in racing that I believe applies to non-drivers as well. At the start of each race, there is a series of lights that goes from red to yellow to green. What do most people do when they’re […]

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The Dark Side of Christmas…

December 28, 2011 1 Comment

Well, Christmas has happened and New Year’s is coming.  And, it’s quite possible that you’ve experienced the dark side of the holidays by now.  It’s something that is talked about a lot and certainly needs to be talked about more. So, what is the dark side of Christmas?  Well, let’s first consider what Christmas is […]

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Taking Inventory… Sailing Adventure… Jan 7th, Here We Come…

December 20, 2011 3 Comments

Time is ticking and it is getting close to the start of our big adventure.  If you’re not aware of the big sailing adventure, I’ll fill you in.  My wife and I are taking our 3 boys out of school for 8 months so that we can sail around the Eastern Caribbean.  Very exciting!  This […]

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What You Don’t Know Can’t Hurt You…. Huh?

December 7, 2011 0 Comments

Have you experienced the situation where someone has bad news to give you and yet they don’t say anything. They feel that because it’s bad news, there’s some good reason to procrastinate or not tell you about the bad news. They believe that what they are doing is actually being nice. Or, perhaps they feel […]

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Being Normal

November 29, 2011 0 Comments

Before we get to being normal, let’s look at being average.  I think that many of us can buy into the concept that we don’t want to be average.  In fact, studies show that that a much higher number than 50% of us believe that we’re above average in any specific measurement of us.  This of […]

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Alone in a Crowd…

November 21, 2011 0 Comments

Recently, I heard a radio phone-in on a subject that I completely believe in. The topic was on people being lonely anywhere, including when being surrounded by a crowd of people. So true. Most people have felt lonely at some point while being in the middle of a big crowd, in a downtown of a […]

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The Staggered Project…. Starting, Stopping and Starting Again

November 8, 2011 0 Comments

For me, there is no such thing as a project that starts, happens and ends.  Whether this is a small job of a couple of hours to a multi-week project.  Inevitably, the project gets put on hold either because I’m have no choice, or in many cases, exactly because I have a choice.  Now, to […]

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New Car Speedometer

October 12, 2011 2 Comments

This is a bit of a silly story but still one with a good learning point. It started when I went looking for a new car. I researched the features that I wanted and I filtered my needs down to one car. Next step, to go for a test drive. The result… I was quite […]

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You Only Get One Chance To Fail…

September 18, 2011 0 Comments

I met a friend’s husband a while back and we got to talking. Through the discussion, we started talking about success and failure… a passionate topic for me. As we discussed our views, he made an outstanding comment that has a lot of interesting truth in it. He said, “You only have one chance to […]

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Botox… just might make you happier

September 12, 2011 0 Comments

In the category of weird but interesting research comes some research into Botox and happiness. Researchers studied women who underwent Botox injections in their face and compared them to a control group. What they discovered was that the women who had the Botox work done, generally felt happier. What’s interesting is the reason. The women […]

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