What’s Your Target?

Any one else tired of hearing about bright and shiny object syndrome? Yeah me too – sometimes I think it’s just another excuse masquerading as a good reason to not be successful… What’s your target? Just for today, identify a target you are aiming for, and build your focus and day around that target. Make…

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“The Only Winning Move is Not to Play”

What does the old movie “War Games” with Matthew Broderick and Charlie Brown have in common? Well, have you ever found yourself in a situation where someone promises you something, and at the last second pulls it away? I think we all have… Those of us who believe in the good in folks, in the…

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Life Lessons Learned in My Underwear

I swear I am not making this up… When our oldest son Jon was a toddler and teething heavily, he woke up one morning at 4 screaming and crying. All my regular attempts to get him back to sleep did not work, so I decided to take him for a drive, which had been working…

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Entrepreneurship – Observations on Entrepreneurship and Social Media (If A 9 Year Old Can Do It)

Twitter and the Presidential Debates I remember when Twitter first began back in 2006. When I heard about it, my first thought was “Who cares what I had for lunch?” Now it’s a major player in Social Media. The 8th most trafficked site online according to Alexa.com Yet and still, I was a little surprised…

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Freedom From & Freedom To – 2012

Celebrating another year of Freedom… Freedom From False Beliefs about Yourself – It’s been said that “It’s not what you don’t know that can hurt you. It’s what you know that is not so…” When it comes to false beliefs about yourself, this quote is so true. For example, I never finished my PhD in…

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My Dad, Memorial Day, and Your Dreams

There is a great scene in an old “Happy Days” episode where Richie (Ron Howard) is trying to talk his Dad (Tom Bosley) into letting him go on a road trip with his friends: Richie: Dad, don’t you remember the first time you went on a trip with just your friends? Dad: Yes, I sure…

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Perfect Oatmeal

Part of being married to a beautiful Colombian woman is knowing the location of the nearest Starbucks… What we name things is important. Starbucks now serves oatmeal and has been for awhile. Oatmeal, though really good for you, is also really boring. Starbucks could have called in Oatmeal on their menu. Instead they call it…

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