Values (Video Link) Ultimately, values define us.  Our values make us who we are.  It is imperative that we know our values and live by them. “Actions speak louder than words” applies to values.  For example, we may state that we value honesty.  However, if we lie to others and ourselves, what do we really …

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Just Do Something

Just Do Something (Video) There are great resources available on time management.  One common recommendation is to work on those items that will make the most impact on your life.  It can be easy to get bogged down in doing little things that are not really that important.  In general, I agree with this advice. …

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Hard Work Works

Hard Work Works (Video) As I was leaving a store recently, I noticed a T-shirt that a young woman was wearing.  The back of the shirt said: “Hard Work Works.”  What more can I say?

Business or Hobby?

Business or Hobby? (Video) “Businesses are in business to make money.  If it does not make money, it is not a business.  It is a hobby.” This was the most valuable piece of information I learned when I went to the University of Louisville for an MBA.  (If I could remember the professor’s name, I …

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Bits and Pieces

Bits and Pieces (Video) An old management adage is: “How do you eat an elephant?  One bite at a time.”  All this refers to is that you take something large and complex, such as a project, and break it down into smaller, more manageable pieces.  Broken down into smaller pieces, it is not as formidable …

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Be Your Best

Be Your Best (Video) To succeed in our professional and personal lives it is important to strive to be our best every day.  Realistically, some days we will do better than other days.  As long as we continue to strive to do our best, however, we will continue to improve.  This means that our “best” …

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Be Tolerant

Be Tolerant (Video) It is easy to get frustrated with other people.  They do not always think the way we do or do things the way we would. First, that does not mean that they are wrong.  Rarely is there any one best way.  What we do works for us.  We can hope that what …

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Aim Accurately

Aim Accurately (Video) A problem that I have in golf is aiming.  Whenever I think that I am aiming at the pin, the ball goes to the right.  Consistently.  When I aim to the left of the pin, the ball goes straight for the pin. As I thought about his, I realized that this could …

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