Erica

crafting positive change

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You’ll know it when it happens: that extra serving of sumptin’ sumptin’ piled high on your plate or in your arms or into your truck bed. Y’all today I got me a lesson in generosity. No animosity. No lecture. No, “Honey, that’s not how we do things around here.” No blank stare of unbelief at
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Snap! When it’s 10 pm and you think it’s a good idea to send emails: think again. Snap! When it’s Saturday and you think a client or subcontractor or partner won’t mind answering a work question: think again. Snap! When your kids act out for the fourth or fortieth time this month and you are
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Mark Twain is credited with the saying, “Use the right word, not its second cousin.” It matters: whether written or spoken.

The made bed. The meeting notes. The phone call. The conversation. It can start small. Really small. The key is the daily discipline involved in those small, simple routines. If you haven’t seen the “Always Make Your Bed” speech by former Navy seal and 4-star admiral William McRaven, you are in for a short, small treat
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Recently, I had to face some dragons. My belief before the last 48 hours had passed was that the dragons in my line of sight were the fire-breathing sort that were more than likely going to turn me into the proverbial #burntToast. So, I spent weeks mentally preparing myself. Looking into alternate plans and routes and
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When you have a partner, you are far more concerned with their success than if they were merely a client. A client is someone that hires you to perform a service, but a partner is someone you work alongside with to achieve the greatest possible good. Its a situation where the ultimate successful outcome is
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There are days, weeks, months…God forbid, years, when it just doesn’t seem to work out the way it was or is supposed to. I don’t have the magically answer here, except to say, when you want to say, “I can’t go on” to “please go on”. Yes, you may need to change mightily, but still
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Not necessarily. Today, for example, I’ve done all the required tasks for the day, but am feeling guilty, like I should be doing more. Getting ahead or doing research. Friends, my brain is tired. My body is tired as well. I have done enough for today. Yes, there is more that I could do, but
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I know. I know. You are afraid I’m going to turn into the Nature Channel. Perhaps, one day, but not today. Today, as I walk mesmerized by these creatures that have graced our small body of water (a shallow inlet bursting with silvery Shad minnows), a remark is made that stops me in my tracks.
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