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My Mini-Monarchy

One of my 2018 goals is the completion of my book about life-lessons learned from my influencers and those closest to me. Here's a sneak preview. Enjoy. ______________________ Life was wonderful in...

Free-Write

Free-Write   So let’s see, I’m writing about “Free-Write” today but I’m not really sure where I should start. I could mention -  I will mention – that I first learned of it in a graduate class,...

Top Qualification

I don’t remember the day but I remember the moment I read that trust is the first prerequisite to earning a new client, even before demonstrated competency. I value Gallup polls and their insights...

Cap it. Focus.

As a music major at Grand Rapids School of the Bible and Music in the mid 70s, (we just said Griz-boom),  I had frequent contact with Chairman of the Music Department, Roger Rose.  He taught several...

Time for a New Shell

Years ago one of my sisters had a hermit crab for a pet. We enjoyed watching the little thing move around at certain times of the day, fed it per instructions and watched it grow. We were very...

Self-Discipline

What do I really want? - should always be whispering from the corners of our minds, urging us on to the things we truly aspire to. In a world littered with shortcuts, true gains come only as a...

You Have All There Is

Several times a week I hear "I wish I had more time". Each time, I remember a quote I had on my bedroom wall as a motivated high schooler. I like keeping my friends so I usually keep it to myself,...

Tip: ___ and me, or ___ and I?

Tip: How to quickly choose between "_____ and ME" or "____and I" Most of us get the idea somewhere along the way that "I" is proper, "me" is not. As a result, we're right about half the time. To...

How Well Do You Bounce?

Quite frankly, I hate the thought of having to bounce back. From anything. But I have. I do. Life periodically introduces the unexpected. Sometimes more often than we think we're up for. On days...

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