Efficiency is Everything.

  Okay, so maybe it’s not EVERYTHING. But it’s damn important and as such, I’ve put myself on a full throttle mission to create astonishing efficiency in my life. And yes, it is entirely fair to assume that the fact that I am on said mission does in fact mean that my life, as it currently exists is not nearly as efficient as I would like for it to be. Why is efficiency so important? I’ll try to make my case on several fronts: 1. Inefficiency is a life sucking, potential destroying waste of time. If we can all agree...
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Umm…you’re not really my type.

Umm…you’re not really my type. I suppose we all feel like we have a “type.” The kind of people we seem to naturally gravitate toward. Others that we are drawn to and are similarly drawn to us as like-kind, kindred spirits, fast friends and the biggie…soul mates. But what about those that we aren’t necessarily or naturally drawn to. Do we treat them politely, and quietly move on looking for more like-minded individuals to offer our time and attention to? Do we smile and nod considering ourselves unlike some and dare I say superior to others? I am ready, willing...
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Unattended

Don’t leave your life unattended.   So I refuse to believe there is a parent alive who hasn’t committed the egregious crime of leaving their kids in the car for just a few minutes while they dash into the store.  In fact, I’d go so far as to argue that under certain circumstances, they are far safer in the car for a meager short while than they are being dragged by my rushing, distracted, caffeine deprived self into a grocery store.  Whether you’ve had a kid tip the Gatorade display over on themselves or watched in horror as they’ve licked...
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What is Your Personal Highest and Best Use?

What is Your Personal Highest and Best Use? So I had an opportunity to touch on this topic at our annual event in Vegas. But unfortunately that’s all I did. I took people’s time to kinda make mention of this idea in an admittedly underprepared kind of way. Yeah…didn’t hit that one out of the park. But the reality is, it’s a damn good question and therefore it deserves deep consideration and sincere thought even if I failed to give the subject the kick ass Power Point I believe it deserves. Since Vegas, I have found myself fixating on this...
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Honesty is the best policy?

Honesty is the best policy? Well, we’ve heard it since we were knee high to a grasshopper (love that phrase). From the time we could decipher right from wrong, our parents insist that we tell the truth. In various and sundry churches we are reminded that the evils of lying are part of the Biblical Top Ten List of really bad stuff. Disney gives us Pinocchio with its mildly disturbing visuals of what will happen to us if we fib, fake or engage in falsehoods of any kind. Even the esteemed and enlightened world of reality TV seizes every opportunity...
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Ask and you shall receive…maybe

Ask and you shall receive…maybe   We’ve all heard it so often and so much that chances are we haven’t really given the phrase a whole lot of deep, philosophical consideration.  But maybe, just maybe that’s why most of us have a list of wants that could choke a horse.  We want a bigger house, a better job, more money in the account, cooler friends, more exciting vacations and worthier relationships.  We’re focused on what we lack instead of all we long for.  But I’ve been noticing with amused interest lately the profound power and dare I say impressive results...
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Boys will be boys...

Boys will be boys…   Perhaps I’m alone on this but it seems as though this phrase was once uttered with bemused warmth and affection.  Now it is more often accompanied by annoyed eye rolling.  Like muttering that “boys will be boys” on the playground is akin to some comment about slack, sub-par parents and the unruly ruffians they are raising.  Or…the phrase can also be offered as an unearned pass for bad behavior.  A strange nod to the notion that itty bitty disobedient dudes should be excused for their naughtiness simply because they are boys.  It would seem we’ve...
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New Year 2016

So I am reluctant to take on New Year’s as it seems a topic that has been taken on six ways from Sunday and therefore lacks novelty, creativity or lasting impact. Most of us get excited about the New Year. An opportunity to assess, evaluate and create an enthusiastic game plan around hopeful aspirations and splendid intentions. Now you and I both are thinking, “She hasn’t written anything in forever and THIS is what she now shows up to the party with?” While your thoughts are hopefully lingering on the fabulous celebration of what is now officially yesteryear, I’m offering...
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Are you a Giver or a Taker?

Are you a Giver or a Taker? Ridiculous question I know. How many people are going to start bouncing up and down on their proverbial seats raising their hand to announce that they are, most definitely, a Taker? I’m reasonably certain none of us is chomping at the bit to sign up for that claim to fame. But I also think we could all stand more than just a smidgeon of improvement in the Giving department. Now this may sound like a set-up for some Thanksgiving message of thankfulness and gratitude or some lead-in thoughts on the upcoming spending season....
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Mixed Messages

Mixed Messages   Each and every one of us is a mixed bag of curious characteristics.  Our strengths, our weaknesses our quirks and idiosyncrasies.  And hopefully each and every one of us can muster a take it or leave it attitude around who and what we are.  Now it goes without saying that we are all, or should all be an ever evolving work in progress.  Always shaping and sharpening ourselves to be better, kinder, more skilled, more educated, more caring, compassionate and generous.  But at the core of who we are certain truths are not changing.  Anyone who has...
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