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Archive for May 9th, 2010

Some Quick Dad Tips

Some Quick Dad Tips

Being a dad rules. I may not be an expert, but I sure feel like I've learned a lot in the nine years that it's been my major responsibility.  So, I figured I'd impart some words of wisdom and maybe help someone out there be even better than they already are. The truth is, all of our situations as dads are a little unique.  But there certainly are some things that we all have in common. By the way, any of you moms out there...I wish I could say, just take what I'm saying about dads and apply it and it will work for you, too...but we [...]

Be Exceptional

Be Exceptional

There are plenty of things that you can do on the job which will make you more successful.  One of the most valuable things you can ever do is make yourself indispensable. It sounds like a daunting task, I know. The truth is that you can begin to separate yourself from others within your business or organization by doing something real simple, but which can develop into long term habits of success, and you can start doing it right away. The first step is to make a minor shift in your mental outlook. You have to understand that [...]

Post #25

Post #25

At some point during the 30 Blogs in 30 Days Challenge you have to breathe a little.  Especially if you are attempting to post twenty-one times in two days in order to complete the competition. So, I'm coming up for a little air here. It has been a pretty incredible day.  I have managed to this point to have post twelve times to the blog, and after this little diddy, I will five more to go.  As I'm writing this, I have approximately one hour and thirty-seven minutes to accomplish this task.  I have to admit that when I started I was [...]

Sunday Blues

Sunday Blues

I'm sure you've had them.  Most of us have at one point or another in our lives.  In fact, unless you've never been part of the Monday through Friday, nine-to-five crowd, I guarantee you've felt their sting and waded through their murky waters. I'm talking about the Sunday Blues. They typically hit someone around four o'clock in the afternoon on any given Sunday and they can last all night unless the person experiencing them can manage to sneak in some shut eye.  That's not always the case.  The Sunday Blues have been known to claim [...]

Wake Up and Start Dreaming!

Wake Up and Start Dreaming!

"All men dream but not equally.  Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes to make it possible" - T.E. Lawrence Follow your heart.  Chase your dreams.  Believe in yourself.  Become exceptional.  Live an extraordinary and abundant life. How about it?  How does it feel to think about doing all of the wonderful things you've ever dreamed about?  Wouldn't you like to accomplish [...]

Moving is Such Sweet Sorrow

Moving is Such Sweet Sorrow

(With apologies to William Shakespeare) Recently, I moved.  Again. I've moved quite a few times in my life.  It's not something I'm afraid to do.  I realize that it terrifies some people. I know some folks who have lived in the same house for more than twenty years, and I also know peeps who have moved to twenty different cities during their lives. I will say, quite definitively, after my years of experience seeing the country, that there really is no easy way to do it. I've loaded up a U Haul myself and headed out across [...]

For Medicinal Purposes

For Medicinal Purposes

Everyone is looking for the wonder drug.  The one that you can take at any time and in any situation and which will make things better almost instantly. Everyone...you're search is over! I know what the wonder drug is and I am pleased to announce that I will be sharing it with everyone at no charge.  Are you interested? It's actually been around for a while and has been dubbed "the best medicine" by many. You guessed it, it's laughter. No matter what is going on in your life right now, I would challenge you to break out into [...]

Burgers, Fries and Wide Eyes

Burgers, Fries and Wide Eyes

You know that I often write about my kids.  The reason I do so much is because they have become a constant source of inspiration for me to the many wonderful lessons of life that we miss if we only pay attention to the grown ups! I was having the dinner the other night with my family on Main Street in the quaint little city of Seal Beach, California.  We like quaint, we like beaches, and we like California...so it worked for us! Anyway, the kids were served their fabulous meals in cardboard cars that were doubling as platters.  My [...]

You’re The One

You’re The One

I thought I'd look around the web at some poetry as I was sitting here carefully trying to direct my thoughts into enough posts to successfully finish the 30 Day Blogging Challenge... I found a really cool one that is attributed to one of my favorite writers of all time..."anonymous".  If you haven't read any of anonymous' stuff, I suggest you check it out.  Okay, that wasn't as funny as I thought it would be.  But really, it seems to me that some of the best stuff that's out there is in the form of thought and is credited to no one.  [...]

Quick Challenge

Quick Challenge

Okay, see if you can find two things around you at this very moment that are the result of some sort of miracle in your life. This isn't a timed challenge, so you can relax a bit.  It's designed to be more of an eye opener for you, and I hope it ends up making a big difference in your life. I have found that sometimes the simplest things can have the biggest impact, and when I am quiet and reflective, I often find the most inspiration.  I'm pretty sure you'll experience the same thing.  You only need to invest the time and try it.  [...]

Two Good Ideas

Two Good Ideas

The advances in technology that we have experienced in the last ten years have been amazing. If you are a member of the working world and part of your job entails dealing with others, then your professional life has surely been changed by e-mail. When you think about it, sometimes it's almost as much a curse as it is a blessing.  The ability to communicate so freely and easily with so many people is pretty amazing, and can certainly be advantageous in business.  But, when you think about all of those people being able to reach out to you [...]

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