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The Wisdom of Silence

A wise man once said nothing. I saw this quote a while back, and found that it really spoke to me.  As an inherent quiet and somewhat introverted person, I can identify with the deeper meaning.  I’ve been around, worked with, and worked for people who loved to brag and boast.  Listening to these people,…… Continue reading The Wisdom of Silence

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A Life of Mindfulness

The concept of mindfulness may bring about thoughts of Buddhist monks, mastering the practice or meditation on a journey to enlightenment and wisdom.  Perhaps the old monk at the top of the mountain, meditating on the meaning of life comes to mind.  Focusing on a single thought or idea, as we empty out of minds…… Continue reading A Life of Mindfulness

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Focus on What You Can Do

I’m a firm believer in adopting a mindset that looks at what can be done.  I see opportunities to learn and grow everywhere, if we choose to see them that way.  In work and life, I’ve known many that would see challenges as opportunities to overcome, and I’ve known many that see what can’t be…… Continue reading Focus on What You Can Do

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Celebrate Your Accomplishments

As I watched the final round of The Open Championship, I wondered if the two top contenders going down the stretch had one any of golf’s majors.  I enjoy when someone can celebrate their first big win as a professional.  This year, Shane Lowry won handily, and raised the Claret Jug for his first major…… Continue reading Celebrate Your Accomplishments

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Embrace All Learning Examples

Think of life as just a long string of learning opportunities.  Individuals learn and grow through all stages of life, experiences building upon experiences.  Humans are simply a culmination of what they have learned and experienced from birth until death. Learning derives from experience.  When someone fails an exam in school, the lesson learned is…… Continue reading Embrace All Learning Examples

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Make the Year One of Continuous Improvement

As 2018 comes to an end, I notice the uptick of the post-Christmas commercials, which focus on the activities that are normally associated with New Year resolutions.  Whatever it may be, to exercise more, to improve diets, quit smoking, etc…, resolutions are usually doomed for failure.  People want to improve, but often fail because of…… Continue reading Make the Year One of Continuous Improvement

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Continuously Learn and Grow

The idea of continuous improvement should always be at the forefront of your thoughts, plans, and actions regarding a career.  Job types or industries do not matter.  Someone can be an assembly line worker, or an executive.  What everyone shares in common is the need to continuously improve.  Failure to do so will only cause…… Continue reading Continuously Learn and Grow

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Gratitude Journal: Day 1, The Power of Love

I read an article the other day that described the benefits of keeping a gratitude journal for thirty days.  Obviously, this isn’t something new, but I did appreciate how Jeff Vrabel in “Success” magazine, April 2017, was able to move past negativity and found keeping a simple gratitude journal therapeutic.  I will give it a…… Continue reading Gratitude Journal: Day 1, The Power of Love