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Sunday, November 29th, 2020

Hmmm. Who Can I Blame for This?

If there was ever a time to be reminded of this, it’s now.

Let’s face it. The COVID-19 pandemic sucks!

It’s resulting in restrictions at all levels – for your family, your business, your community, your church … and the list goes on.

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BUT … you still need to act. You need to get things done.

You have to tackle this in your own way, but it’s not the circumstances you face.

It’s you. The decisions YOU make. 

Look in the mirror. That’s the person you need to manage …. and it’s the only person you can point to for what’s happening in your life.

Always – and in all ways – you have to deal head-on with the circumstances and live with the decisions YOU make in those circumstances.

There are no alternatives. You own it.

So, own it!


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Sunday, November 22nd, 2020

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 2021, Thanksgiving is a perfect time to pause and reflect upon the blessings we enjoy.

This year, it may seem harder than ever as all of us adapt to the restrictions imposed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself.” ~ Tecumseh

Nonetheless, it remains the preeminent family holiday and 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.

The Pageantry may be stilled ….

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Saturday, November 14th, 2020

Which Are You?

I’ve always been attracted to this quote.

It may be a bit harsh, but it lays out a clear vision of how rare and special it is to be a warrior.

I made a slight adjustment in the quote, too, ladies, because you can be just as much the warrior as your male counterparts.

You should also take consider Steven Pressfield’s series on The Warrior Archetype which “will look at the idea of what a warrior is in ancient times and modern times; the internal battle and the external battle; the warrior in each of us.” He’s a terrific author with deep convictions about the critical role of the warrior.

You own it. You have the power. It’s your choice.

Which one will you be?

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Saturday, November 7th, 2020

The Value of a Positive Attitude

A positive attitude is an unarguable characteristic of successful leadership.

Even better, a positive attitude keeps company with many other qualities …

  • A can-do approach,
  • A commitment to excellence,
  • A desire to be a collaborative teammate,
  • A willingness to take on new challenges in unexpected environments, and
  • A general approach that sees the glass half-full rather than half-empty.

What Can You Expect from Someone with a Positive Attitude?

Those with a positive attitude are always willing to try … to do more and to serve those around them.

Contrarily, an individual with a bad attitude rejects anything outside of the routine and relishes the completion of his own work. He never has enough time to perform his basic tasks and avoids all else.

A Positive Attitude is Predictive of Job Performance

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Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020

The #1 Electoral Reform Issue No One is Talking About

I fulfilled my civic duty and voted. I hope you have, too.

At least we can agree on one thing ….. thank God the Presidential Election process is finally coming to an end … and farewell to the TV ads that are getting on our last nerve.

That euphoria won’t last long, though, will it? Tomorrow, we’ll awaken to inevitable disputes, bitter wrangling and the endless name-calling that has uniquely marked this election.

During this process, however, it dawned on me that there is one issue in our increasingly cumbersome voting process that’s getting little attention and yet is the one that besets every individual voter. That’s what I want to evaluate.

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Monday, November 2nd, 2020

Get out and VOTE. Be thoughtful when you do.

There have been so many great and timely political quotes I’ve been able to share on the eve of tomorrow’s Presidential election, but there’s only room for one more today.

By now, you are probably sick of politics and the ubiquitous ads, but if you haven’t already, make sure you get out and VOTE tomorrow.

It’s one of our greatest individual rights … as well as one of our most important responsibilities!

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Sunday, November 1st, 2020

Welcome to Election Day Countdown: Day 6

Voting day is now only 2 days away, but the fun at the expense of our tiresome political process continues.

For the few remaining days leading up to November 3rd, I’ll post another quote with a keen insight into our national conversation.

Yesterday’s quote should appear just below, but if you don’t see it, you can find it here. You can also find the initial post explaining what I’m doing this week here.

No particular party or candidate is being targeted. Just a few smiles for a troubled time.

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Saturday, October 31st, 2020

Welcome to Election Day Countdown: Day 5

Voting day is now only 3 days away, but the fun at the expense of our voracious political process continues.

For the few remaining days leading up to November 3rd, I’ll post another quote with a keen insight into our national conversation.

Yesterday’s quote should appear just below, but if you don’t see it, you can find it here. You can also find the initial post explaining what I’m doing this week here.

No particular party or candidate is being targeted. Just a few smiles for a troubled time.

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