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Birthdays

The most important day of the year, next to Christmas that is. (Isn’t that a birthday?) I lost track of the date yesterday and as a result, forgot to call a special person in my life to wish her a happy birthday. This upsets me a great deal because I believe that we all appreciate …

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What’s old is new!

In The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch, he talks about cliches. Randy makes the point that these sayings are often sage advice and that today’s youth have never heard them before. What’s old has become new again.When you think about it, even when we have heard a cliche before, for some reason it seems suddenly …

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Are you a master networker?

The ability to network is the most important skill we can ever master. If you are a young person graduating from college or university, it’s your network that will provide the best employment opportunities. People like to hire people they know like and trust. That means you need to meet them somewhere on their terms …

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You are what you think!

A co-worker made the comment that “as long as you think you’re rich, you are rich”.  I agree.      What is rich really?     For me, rich is healthy family, food on the table and a roof over my head.  As long as I have my family, the rest is just the gravy.  That’s not …

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The Living Bible

I received this from a friend in my email today and felt compelled to share:  The Living Bible:  His name is Tim. He has wild hair, wears a T-shirt with holes in it, jeans, and no shoes. This was literally his wardrobe for his entire four years of college. He is brilliant. Kind of profound …

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Altruistic or Selfish?

When we see someone who pays a lot of attention to parents, children and extended family, we often think it’s amazing how wonderful these people are and that they demonstrate selfless altruism. Are they really? I don’t know about you but I hope that when I get older, my kids will still include me in …

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Connecting The Dots

Steve Jobs addressed Stanford University and in his address, he talks about how there is no way to connect the dots looking forward.  You can only do that when you look back. That means that when events occur in your life, you don’t always know “why”.  Sometimes you just have to keep moving forward and …

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The Law of The Garbage Truck

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A friend of mine sent this:  The Taxi Driver’s Law of The Garbage Truck One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport. We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed …

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What is the risk?

I find it amazing that we all fear discussing life insurance.  I bought my first policy when I was 18 because my parents taught me the importance of making sure that someone else wasn’t left with the cost of putting me in the ground when the time came.  A few years ago, I started to …

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Planning to give?

Most of us give in response to a direct request.  It may be a person on the street.  Maybe an organization comes to your door.  Sometimes it’s a friend in distress. What if we made giving a part of our life?  At Connexus, there was a series on thriving versus surviving.  If we built that …

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