It's Not What I Know ... It's How I Learned It

Jan 22

Turning Your Job into Your Profession

Take ownership of what you do.
Turn your job in to a profession and you will turn your living into a lifestyle.

Do you go to work at your job or your profession?
A job provides for a living.  A profession provides for a lifestyle.
A job places value on attendance.  A profession...

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Jan 18

Dopamine or "Dope-In-Me"

It’s a month since you committed to your New Year resolutions. This will be the year that you make things happen.   Or, it’s the fifth day of the new weight loss program.   Or, the first day of the, “I’ll be nice to people” project. How are you doing, so far?

That...

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Jan 11

Good Choices

Today is yesterday’s future and tomorrow’s history!

I heard a well known doctor tell his patient, “you are where you are today because of the choices you have made in the past.”  The patient appeared taken back by the comment.  She was hurt.  She thought, “I came...

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Jan 4

Pick Your Battles


When people do stupid things, are they just naturally stupid, were they taught to be stupid, do they not know that they are stupid, or are they only stupid in our eyes?  Regardless of their propensity for stupidity, it may only be our perception.  They may feel that they are...

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Dec 28

How Things Changed: Christmas Eve 2015 from Grandpa L

Mom and I walked across the crowded parking lot and caught up to an elderly woman with a cane, slowly crossing the driveway.  The man in the big pickup truck patiently waited as she crossed in front of him.  While we were selecting a grocery cart, a man in a hurry, pushed ahead...

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Nov 30

Assimilate or Vegetate

I asked my dad why he never learned to speak Polish.  He said he knew a few words but that his mom and dad would not let the children speak anything but English.  He said that in the 1920’s, speaking a foreign language meant that you were a foreigner and you would not be able to...

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Nov 23

Free Is Not Free

I’m always skeptical when someone offers me something for free.  Outwardly, I appreciate their generosity, but at this time in my life, I wonder, is it a friendly gesture or does it command reciprocity?     

When I was in the Air Force, there was a custom at the officers club...

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Nov 16

Trees Have Roots For a Reason…Leadership is a Decision

Sometimes we can learn a lot by just looking at the things around us.  Sometimes we think we know what we need to know and why bother with just a little bit more information.  But sometimes a little bit more information can make a big difference.  

The difference between 211...

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