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Let me share with you inspirational thoughts and streams of emotionally aware consciousness.

Decisiveness is the Elixir to Get Unstuck

Decisiveness is the Elixir to Get Unstuck

I heard from a sage that if ever you are not sure, or not clear on a decision, you should not make one. Isn’t that making a decision? I am not saying this to be a wise ass, I am just stating the obvious. No decision is a decision, but it isn’t a decisive one. I think...

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Letting Go of Blame Will Set You Free

Letting Go of Blame Will Set You Free

When I was a kid, I had to ask permission to leave the dinner table. My parents were loving human beings who were also old school. It worked for them, and it worked for me too. I was also of a generation where your behavior was considered a direct reflection of your...

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The Most Powerful is the Most Vulnerable

The Most Powerful is the Most Vulnerable

Growing up as the youngest of three often felt as if I had to catch up with my siblings. There is a rather large age gap between us and being one of three boys made it fairly competitive between us. Don’t get me wrong I love my brothers, and today the age gap is...

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The ROI of Democracy in the Workplace

The ROI of Democracy in the Workplace

I recently asked people at my company Nearsoft, what kind of topics might be of interest for me to write about. One of the comments came in as a question: “In a traditionally hierarchical organization (i.e. not Nearsoft), as an individual contributor, what’s the best...

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The Impact of Self-Awareness on Achieving Goals

The Impact of Self-Awareness on Achieving Goals

Remember as a kid when you purchased a puzzle and started putting it together? Some had 100s of pieces, some as many as a thousand. The more majestic the picture, the more complex the puzzle. What came first, the puzzle or the picture? The picture of course. The fun...

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The Impact of Self-Awareness on Relationships

The Impact of Self-Awareness on Relationships

Earlier in my career I had the work persona, and the at home persona. Even a DISC assessment revealed this duality. My natural state is someone who drives things forward and who uses encouragement, or influence to bolster support. My adaptive state is someone who...

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Life Lessons from the Game of Golf

Life Lessons from the Game of Golf

I was 20 when I started to learn golf. I remember being obsessed with the game. Playing as often as possible, reading how to books, and taking as many clients on the course as possible. The best game I ever played was at River Run in Maryland. I finished seven over...

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Scarcity is an Illusion

Scarcity is an Illusion

It’s tempting and easy to choose to see life as a glass half empty or half full. It’s also easy to judge having more or less, as either being full or empty. Abundance or scarcity. Are these two opposite realities something that happens in the mind, or do they manifest...

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Productivity Leads to Happiness

Productivity Leads to Happiness

hap·pi·ness /ˈhapēnəs/ noun — the state of being happy. Synonyms: contentment, pleasure, contentedness, satisfaction, cheerfulness, cheeriness, merriment, merriness, gaiety, joy, joyfulness, joyousness, joviality, jollity, jolliness, glee, blitheness, carefreeness...

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We Need More Wisdom

We Need More Wisdom

Are knowledge and wisdom the same thing? Both words are nouns. One is the application of experience using good judgement (wisdom), and the other is the gathering of experience (knowledge). knowledge /ˈnäləj/ Noun — facts, information, and skills acquired by a person...

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We Need More Acceptance

We Need More Acceptance

With more liberty also comes more conflict. We live in a time when it’s easy to focus on the scandals, the left-side issues, and the right-side arguments, and even easier to take sides. People are cutting off friends and blocking each other on social networks. Cursing...

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We Need More Authentic Leaders

We Need More Authentic Leaders

We live in a time of fake news. Fake politicians. Fake social media followers. Fake advertising clicks. Fake genetically modified foods. Fake body parts. Everywhere we turn, there is some scandal followed by another one. It’s hard to know who to trust, and more...

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We Need More Heroes

We Need More Heroes

Heroes can and have played a role in the development of your character from a tender age. We tend to look up to heroes as supreme examples of the greatness that is inherent in human beings. Heroes influence and shape the lives of everyone they touch. Sometimes a hero...

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We Need More Human Dignity

We Need More Human Dignity

I often think about what is needing to address many of the issues we face in society as multi-dimensional. There are many movements in place. They are all very good and needed initiatives. However, a lot of the ways many are addressing various societal problems are...

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The Elephant That Could

The Elephant That Could

A baby elephant was tied to a pole at the zoo. For years she tried to break free tugging at the pole by the rope tied around her neck. She tried and tried and could never break free. Many years later, she grew to be a very big and powerful elephant. She was still tied...

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How I Found Fulfillment by Letting Go of Fear

How I Found Fulfillment by Letting Go of Fear

Our priorities frequently become scattered and filled with conflict, as we try to juggle too much at once. I discovered that by choosing a single life’s goal, that of sharing, or giving or being of service, I’ve become better able to focus my energies and priorities....

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The Future of Work is Purpose Driven

The Future of Work is Purpose Driven

Customer experience has become a top focus in recent years for most companies who wish to stay relevant in an ever changing and evolving world. A key requirement for improving the customer experience is understanding the customer’s past and current interactions...

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Happiness in The Workplace is Key to Success

Happiness in The Workplace is Key to Success

Productive work is the foundation for all abiding happiness and earned prosperity. Everyone wants to be happy and prosperous. Productivity enhances a person’s sense of self-worth, self-esteem, accomplishment and need to make a difference. Being productive isn’t just...

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Eight Ways to Do What’s Great

Eight Ways to Do What’s Great

As each of us make progress in our careers and lives we learn all kinds of ways to doing things. We learn to apply best practices and processes that serve to help us do things right. We adopt processes and practices into playbooks that have served us well in the past,...

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