For your client? Your customer? For the consumer? Your staff? For your company? Many times we make decisions based on the short-term fix. Or the short-sighted “answer” because it might serve you best in that particular moment. But what is the overall best? If you need to, make a chart and list out the pros
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Do your craft. Do it well. Steadily. Consistently. Each day’s work striving to be better than the day before. This gives zest to your purpose and eliminates the buzz of nonsensical chatter from your area of focus. We actually don’t want an instant society or an instant world. The best stuff, the worthy stuff, we
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Ugg. I’m sure that like me you just can’t wait to hear some critical feedback. As in a couple of pages worth for a project you and your teammates have invested hundreds of hours on. You can take two approaches: Write it off as “They don’t know what they are talking about.”  This allows you
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On a recent business trip, my friends and I decided to be adventurous and try gas-station-turned-Lebanese-restaurant for dinner. Complete with live parrots outside and a sign promoting belly dancing on Friday and Saturday night. It would be easy to be intimidated by such a place, but it turned out to be the best meal I’d
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Coffee with Chicory! I’ve had so many cups this morning, my eyebrows are twitching. Seriously. Down way south in Lousianna this morning!

Get your head out of the sand, Friend. Look at your finances. Look at the money pit that is bleeding your business dry. As tempting as it may be to ignore it, that is lethal behavior and you must not cultivate or encourage it. Face it. Look at the numbers and the facts. Act accordingly.
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First and foremost, you must be you. Not who you think people want you to be, but you, as you are right now. Not the you that you once were. Nor the you that might yet be. The you now. Present. Human. Doing your best with what they have in hand. Not perfect. Not a
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as are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. For many of us, we put off doing significant things till “Monday”. Whether it’s starting to eat healthy or working through the project list that we’ve been avoiding, delaying is always the easier road. Yet, experience has taught us that delay sets us up for a pattern of
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Never stop searching for the best price. Take random projects and spot check them with other vendors to make certain you are getting the highest quality for the lowest cost. Recently, I learned this the hard way. I pulled a quote from a vendor that I have used for nearly two years. The quote was
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Today if need be. Right now. Stand up. Move. Take an action in the direction you are wanting to go. Open your mouth and make sound come out of it: speak your truth. Start. The world needs you.

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