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The Spring Equinox. Balance. And You.

The Spring Equinox. Balance. And You.

In the old days, before CORONA and also before the Internet, it was easy to keep your personal and professional lives separate. But today, technology, social media, work habits, and our reaction to the pandemic all conspire to force our lives together. The real opportunity for all of us is to look at the benefits of combining our lives while we improve both of them at the same time.

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Extraordinary Times. Extraordinary Efforts.

Extraordinary Times. Extraordinary Efforts.

Click HERE if you’d rather watch the video. This week’s breaking news was about Johnson & Johnson and Merck working together to produce Johnson & Johnsons’ COVID vaccine.  CNBC pointed out that this sounded like a truly extraordinary collaboration.   But then, extraordinary times do require extraordinary efforts. Think about it: Who would ever think that in a million ...

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Grasping Victory From the Jaws of Defeat.

Grasping Victory From the Jaws of Defeat.

The descriptions for opportunities also being threats are legion: One person’s ceiling is another’s floor; One person’s trash is another’s treasure; One person’s meat is another’s poison; One person’s pleasure is another’s pain; One person’s loss is another’s profit; A thing which is a sin to one is a blessing to another. Which one of these descriptions fits your next opportunity? After all, as the second footwear salesperson learned at the beginning of this post, if the shoe fits, wear it.

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What is Thanksgiving All About?

What is Thanksgiving All About?

What is Thanksgiving all about? Forget the turkey and the stuffing, forget the apocryphal story of the Pilgrims and their native Americans dinner guests, try to even forget about the cranberry sauce and the pumpkin pie. The real meaning of Thanksgiving is right there in its name. Thanksgiving. Thanks. Giving. In other words, giving thanks. ...

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Don’t Buy The Car. Buy The Seller.

Don’t Buy The Car. Buy The Seller.

There’s an old line in the classic car business worth thinking about: “Don’t buy the car, buy the seller.” Its meaning should be obvious. And it is only becoming more important now thanks to emerging technologies and the Covid crisis. People are buying collector cars sight unseen over the Internet. Of course, back in the ...

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All Different Hobbies Are The Same.

All Different Hobbies Are The Same.

Friends invited us to join them for dinner at their sailing club the other night. Thanks to Coronavirus, the restaurant isn’t open but they’re allowed to bring in food. So we were able to sit by the water and enjoy delicious take-out Thai food while we watched the boats and the pelicans and enjoyed some ...

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It’s Not Magic, It’s Music.

It’s Not Magic, It’s Music.

Gloria and I were watching some music awards show where Bruno Mars was performing Amy Winehouse’s song Valerie. During the performance, the horn players were doing a little dance when all of a sudden they jumped up and did a coordinated dance move. Of course they did it at precisely the same time. If you ...

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I Had No Idea What Was Going To Happen.

I Had No Idea What Was Going To Happen.

Not very long ago – sometime in early to mid-April – it seemed as if almost everyone I know was calling and telling me they were how concerned they were. Covid. Unrest. Lockdown. Politics. The economy. Despite their concerns, the common word they all seemed to use was “uncertainty.” After hearing different versions of the ...

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