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Lifetime learning

Make no mistake about it, everything we do in this lifetime is about learning.  We learn to walk, talk, socialize, make a living and countless lessons in-between. The choice of learning Without getting into the esoteric considerations of life, we are always at choice as to what we  learn.  How many times have you learned …

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Sometimes you just have to stop

There comes a time when the best thing one can do is simply stop.  As much as we may want to continue a project, doing so is a fight that requires too many compromises.  The level of frustration begins to overwhelm us when we attempt to push-on-through regardless of the cost.  At these times you …

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I see you

Connecting with people requires us to go far beyond simply seeing that there is a person in front of us.  In the movie Avatar “I see you” was the greeting the People used with each other.  Think about that; when you look at another person do you actually see them, or their appearance?   Appearances …

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What is your title?

Titles are what we are given to get other people to respond to us in a certain way.  The grander the title, the more exalted we ought to be viewed, don’t you think?   The lie of the title On the surface having the title CEO, or CFO makes us more important than having the …

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But did you hear me?

We define hearing as actually listening. Most of us would consider ourselves pretty good listeners.  Unfortunately what we most often do is quite the opposite of being good listeners.  Rather than actually listen for content, we most often listen to comment.  Our partners speak, but we do not hear their message, we only hear the …

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Talents

You have talents, please never doubt for even one moment you have unique talents the world needs.  If this were not the case, you would not be here.  Some people have the talent of creating inspiring works of art, others have the talent of verbal communication, some have the talent of helping others find their …

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Product of the past

We are all products of our past, no matter how much we want to overcome our past, even our attempts to overcome our past defines us.  Every experience we have ever had, even those we did not necessarily experience, but just heard about, are part of our beings today.  This is something we cannot get …

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Pono

One of my dear friends recently gifted me with a bumper sticker that carries with it a message I dearly love; Pono.  This is one of those Hawaiian words that carries with it many subtexts depending upon its context, but generally Pono is defined as righteousness, morality, goodness, virtuous, fair and kind.  It’s context in …

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Guilt is a cesspool

Guilt is a cesspool in our lives.  Guilt is junk in our garage.  Guilt is cement waiting to harden.  You would not go into your yard and jump into a cesspool.  We know the junk in our garage needs to be cleaned out, if for no other reason than so we can park our cars. …

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