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Can You Afford to Spend Your Time on That?

Can You Afford to Spend Your Time on That?

I went to an appointment today and the person I was supposed to meet with was over an hour late. She was so late I had to go to another appointment and then drive the 17 miles back to her office for our 15-minute meeting. I’m not sure whether I’m more ticked about having to…

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When Was the Last Time You Negotiated with Life

When Was the Last Time You Negotiated with Life

“Life, are you there?” “Yes. I’m always here.” “Right. Could we negotiate a couple of things?” “Like, what?” “Let’s start with the gym…” In a constant battle with your life? Starting with being 15 minutes behind when your day begins? You’re not alone. Read on… You can try to negotiate with Life, but Life always…

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In the End, Don’t We Really All Want the Same Thing

In the End, Don't We Really All Want the Same Thing

The constant political battle in the United States is exhausting. My wife’s tactic is to get me to turn off the news, it’s just too negative for her. “I figure you will tell me if something happens that I need to know about.” – Wife Smart move on her part, as I put on my…

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Are You More Important Than Your Label

Are You More Important Than Your Label

Like it or not, we are all tagged with a number of labels, from work to our personal lives. Too many times, our work labels take emphasis over our personal lives and “define” us to the world—to the point of the world needing a more impressive label of the actual work we’re doing. Industrial Engineer…

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Why You Need to Let Your Kids Punish Themselves

Why You Need to Let Your Kids Punish Themselves

Parents. Yes, you and you. Gather round. I have a little trick for you that’s going to blow your Parenting Mind! In my hand, I’m holding the power to dole out punishment. Closing this hand I say the magic words: waka waka kersplunken hooey! Now, open your hand. Go ahead, check it out. You now…

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How to Work for “The Man” and Pick His Pockets

How to Work for The Man and Pick His Pockets

“Fight the man!” I yell. “But don’t we work for The Man?” my coworker asks. “Yes, yes we do,” I reply, my fist still in the air. “So basically, we’re fighting against ourselves?” he continues to test my reasoning. “That’s right,” I concede and punch him in the arm. I’m not advocating violence, though if…

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Facebook Is Wiping Its Tears With Cash

Facebook Is Wiping Its Tears With Cash

Did you hear? The sky is falling, the sky is falling! Yep, that’s what I heard too. So I went outside and looked up. Guess what I saw? The sky was, well, still in the sky. There were, however, a few small pieces of #deletefacebook scattered on the ground. I just stepped over them and…

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Watch Out! Viral and Virus Aren’t the Same Thing!

Watch Out! Viral and Virus Aren't the Same Thing!

Let me get this straight… Virus = Bad Viral = Good If I “get a virus,” that’s a bad thing? If something I put out there “goes viral” then I’m praised? Our language is a crazy thing, ain’t it? And More… Growing up, if something was a good thing, it was “cool.” But don’t mistake…

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How to Trust Again and Create Lasting Relationships

How to Trust Again and Create Lasting Relationships

What does a person stand to gain? This will help you know the person’s motives. Actually writing this statement is uncomfortable. At our core, we want to be able to trust people. We want to be able to let our guard down. In fact, it’s innate to want to have people in our inner-circle of…

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You Always Have the Ability to Make Good Choices

You Always Have the Ability to Make Good Choices

We all make CHOICES. Your CHOICES affect you. My CHOICES affect me. Can your CHOICES affect me? YES. But how YOU react is YOUR CHOICE. Power to Make Choices We have amazing autonomy in our lives. There are times when we are saddled with situations that seem unbearable and that life has taken our ability…

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