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Be Careful What You Ask For

Wednesday, February 10, 2010      10 comments

Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes." Zig Ziglar My grandmother used to tell me that "God writes straight using crooked lines." I always thought that was a "nice thought" until this morning. I have no earthly i... Read more

Choosing

Tuesday, February 09, 2010      7 comments

It is very cold and the rain is making it worse. The client I came to visit got some really bad news while we were eating lunch. It appears that his wife has lung cancer. He is within 11 months of retirement. As eloquent as I am and as much as I... Read more

In A Hurry..........

Tuesday, February 09, 2010      4 comments

Sometimes honoring your commitments means you have to ask God to add another hour to you day. I am running behind this morning. i'll post more later. Just letting everyone know I am alive... Read more

The Workout Blues

Monday, February 08, 2010      5 comments

I tossed and turned last night. My legs were really sore from my cardio yesterday. That's not why I was tossing and turning. I kept going back in forth in my mind whether I should get out of bed and do my 45 minute work out in the morning. I had... Read more

Sincere Motivation

Sunday, February 07, 2010      4 comments

I look forward to Sunday mornings. I look forward to going to church. It's not that I am some great and holy person. To be honest there are weeks I do not go. I look forward to going to church because it means in many ways I have that one solita... Read more

Odds and Ends (Or A Glimpse Inside My Mind!!!)

Saturday, February 06, 2010      8 comments

My wifes birthday is Valentines Day. Two of my daughters stopped over the other evening and we all were sitting in the living room talking about next weekends plans. We have six children and only three live here in town. Most of the discussion c... Read more

Never Underestimate The Value Of Humor

Friday, February 05, 2010      8 comments

I have a client who over the years has become a close friend. We met under less than "friendly" circumstances. His company hired me to help him create strategies to improve his job performance. He was extremely close to losing his job, after twe... Read more

Creating Real Change In My Life

Thursday, February 04, 2010      8 comments

I sat at my desk late yesterday afternoon very frustrated. I felt like I had accomplished absolutely nothing the entire day. It started with my daughter calling at seven AM asking me a really big favor. She left her work shoes at home and needed... Read more

Goals and Objectives

Wednesday, February 03, 2010      5 comments

One of my team leaders did an exceptional job of inspiring me to set some goals and objectives for myself over the next sixty days or so. I have some long term goals and I believe I have shared them in past postings. I am going to run in a 5k on... Read more

Sometimes You Learn The Hard Way

Tuesday, February 02, 2010      11 comments

One of the benefits of being self employed is that you can set your own schedule. If you want to take a long weekend you can. It also means that after you have spent all day in the car you come home, change your clothes and go to a very late aft... Read more

The Past Is Past

Monday, February 01, 2010      7 comments

I drove over five hundred miles one way to see a band perform this weekend. They are not a band whose name you would recognize. I did it on a whim. Well okay, I planned it out for three weeks ahead of time but trust me I dont do things like t... Read more

Changing Slowly

Sunday, January 31, 2010      4 comments

I have gained so many wonderful Spark friends in the past seven week. I am so grateful for their encouragement and positive support. One of them gave me some advice last week that has stuck in my head and will not go away. That's a good thing!!!... Read more

Fate Smiles On Me......... Once Again

Saturday, January 30, 2010      8 comments

By the time we got ready to go yell surprise to my sister-in-law at the local pizza parlor, I was acting like I was about 12. I was hungry. I was tired and I was mad at the world because, well I was just mad at the world. Things didnt get b... Read more

A Good Motivator

Friday, January 29, 2010      5 comments

First a very sincere thanks to those who responded to yesterdays posting. I really felt the support and the encouragement. I "felt the love." Last night while I was drifting off to sleep I set two very long term goals for myself. I want to ... Read more

The Challenge Ahead

Thursday, January 28, 2010      6 comments

Tomorrow morning I venture into the world of the unhealthy. My wife and I begin a short winter vacation . Most people head south for such a venture but not us. We head north, where it's even colder. One of my wifes dear sisters is celebrati... Read more


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