Gratitude is Still the Best Attitude

I find myself thinking about how easy it is to say “Thank you” since hearing Marcia Reece, author of The Marriage Mouse and owner of Impact, her marketing company for small to midsize companies and entrepreneurs. The other day at a workshop she gave at People House in Denver, she told her story of how Sam Walton of WalMart telephoned her to meet the (then) only business owner who’d ever personally thanked him for his business. Continue reading

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When You Find Yourself in Liminal Space, Don’t Just Do Something; Stand There!

A friend got the phone call from his wife while he was away on business. She had moved out of their home ‘for just a few months, for some time to think.’ My friend panicked, wondered if it meant ‘forever’, and feared to return home. What would it feel like to walk in the door and see that ‘home’ was missing? Some furniture would be gone, and some kitchen appliances, bathroom towels, her clothing…her. Continue reading

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April’s Fool’s In You and Me

My little sister was born on the first of April. She was the one in our family who easily laughed at herself. Once as a kid, she tried to climb up my parent’s chest of drawers, tipping it over on herself. The crash had my mom and me in the bedroom in seconds, and there was Julie, laughing under the big chest, just her head and hands showing. She wasn’t hurt, not even her feelings, but she sure looked foolish. Continue reading

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Being 20-Something (or a Late Bloomer)

Being in your mid to late twenties can be the most challenging time in life. You’ve either launched your work or are beginning your family, or you’re a late bloomer just now getting a sense of who you are meant to become. Or you’ve already made big bold mistakes in life and have spent the past few years cleaning up the mess. What lies ahead? This message is for you. Continue reading

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