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Know Thyself

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

I bought a new scanner. I have decided to go as paperless as possible. During my scan, throw away or shred exercise, I have run across papers that I had forgotten about. One of those papers was my Strengths Finder report. I actually took the survey twice (once in January 2009 and again in July […]

Times are Changing

Friday, January 25th, 2013

My oldest son started working at a local grocery store chain last Spring. He’s actually working for the same store manager I worked with when I was worked in the grocery business in the mid 90s. Anyway, with his first job, came his first income tax filing. I have to say it was kind of […]

The “SAVE Method” for Remembering a Person’s Name

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Have you ever found yourself in the following situation when you meet someone new: You: “Hello. My name is __________.” New Person: “My name is ___________.” You (to yourself): “GREAT! I’ve already forgotten his name!” Honestly, this happens to me a lot. I guess I’m just not paying attention. Today I was reading through John […]

50 Ways I Can Improve Myself – PDF Version

Friday, August 24th, 2012

I have been going back through some of my older posts. I found this one from back in 2007 (hard to believe that was five years ago). Anyway, I liked this post and decided to improve upon it by turning the list into a downloadable PDF. So, here it is (just click on the graphic […]

Andrew Carnegie on The Advantages of Going the Extra Mile

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Among the many books I’m working my way through is Think Your Way to Wealth (Tarcher Success Classics)* by Napoleon Hill. The book is essentially an interview between Napoleon Hill and Andrew Carnegie which ended up being the basis for many of Hill’s books—especially The Law of Success*. Some of the language and ideas are […]

This Man’s Message to Graduates: You’re Not Special

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Most excellent: A snippet from his address (bold mine): …if everyone is special, then no one is. If everyone gets a trophy, trophies become meaningless. In our unspoken but not so subtle Darwinian competition with one another-which springs, I think, from our fear of our own insignificance, a subset of our dread of mortality – […]

Ten Books I’m Thinking About Paying My Kids to Read

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Below are ten books that I think my kids would benefit from reading before they venture off to college. In fact, I think they are worth reading enough that I would be willing to pay my kids $50 – $100 per book to read them (feel free to discuss below whether or not you think […]

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