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Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

75 Years Later: “A Day that Will live in Infamy.” | December 7, 1941

Daniel Martinez has been at Pearl Harbor for 32 years and is its Chief Historian. He worries about our collective memory.

“M ost of the young people that come here don’t have a clue what happened at this place … and don’t even know who won the war.”

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. ~George Santayana

How Is That Possible?

Is it really possible that most young people who visit Pearl Harbor don’t even know who won the war?

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Monday, December 5th, 2016

Monday Quote of the Week

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Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Happy Birthday, Winston | How Did You Get It All Done?

Today, November 30, is the birthday of Winston Churchill.

H e was born 142 years ago in 1874 … and died almost 51 years ago in 1965 … yet his talent and prodigious output remains striking to this day.

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Winston Churchill has always been one of my favorite historical characters … and for many reasons. His oratorical wit, style and passion was without peer.

An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity, a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity. ~Winston Churchill

He had a spine of steel … with discipline and resilience to match, albeit the certainty of his convictions often triggered an abject stubbornness that wasn’t always welcome. It also created no small amount of turmoil.

I suppose some of these attributes can be found among many of us, so by themselves, they may not be so distinctive.

Prime Minister during WWII is only part of his record

To believe is to be strong … Doubt cramps energy … Belief is power. ~Winston Churchill

For me, his greatest distinction is the enormity of his accomplishments.

In most lifetimes, we’d be fortunate to accomplish a fraction of what Churchill got done.

Most notably, he served as the Prime Minister for Great Britain (and for 40+ years in the House of Commons, holding many other cabinet-level positions previously), leading the Allies to victory against the Axis forces during World War II … by most standards, enough to earn eternal praise and approbation.

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The Nobel Prize for Literature

Yet, who else in that same lifetime wrote 43 book-length works in 72 volumes?

Keep reading to learn of Churchill’s extraordinary accomplishments

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Monday, November 28th, 2016

Monday Quote of the Week

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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Don’t Take Your Blessings for Granted | Happy Thanksgiving

There’s no better time to pause and reflect upon the many blessings in our lives.

Believe it or not, the world will survive a few days without our business devotion, so go ahead and invest your day with friends and family.

We have a lot to be thankful for …

As we begin to look toward 2017, Thanksgiving is a perfect time to pause and reflect upon the blessings we enjoy.

It’s the preeminent family holiday, a wonderful occasion on which to remember all of the things for which we are thankful … our family, friends and health for starters … and other blessings of warm smiles, a baby’s laugh … and, of course, a delicious Cabernet.

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Monday, November 21st, 2016

Monday Quote of the Week

“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.” ~Michelangelo

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Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Are you moving at the Speed of Lame?

Here’s the thing. If you’re not organized, you can’t be the effective leader you want and need to become.

If you aren’t organized … and know it … you will be among the loudest critics.

If you like to think you’re organized but know you’re really not, you will quickly delete this email because you don’t want to face up to that challenge.

Sorry about all this. Go ahead and disagree if you wish.

I get it.

Getting organized is a lot harder than you think. It’s a lot harder than it ought to be, but as soon as we get some time, gosh darn it, we’re going to get organized.

But, what does that mean? It’s a valuable shorthand that some people will debate as sadly misplaced, but I think we all know what it means.

For me, it means making sure that I don’t lose track of any thing that has my attention and holds my interest. There’s no better bible for Getting Things Done than David Allen’s book by that name.

Keep Reading for Productivity Tips & Tools …

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Monday, November 14th, 2016

Monday Quote of the Week

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