Changing with the times

Everything changes but change. Israel Zangwill 1864-1926 The times are always changing, and these days, they seem to change faster than ever before. I’ve been publishing Lessons in Life every week for roughly ten years, and during that time, it went from a text-only newsletter to an HTML newsletter, and then to a newsletter with accompanying website. And now it’s time for another change. Lessons in Life is no longer going to be a weekly newsletter; instead, it will be published every other week. We all have a lot of demands on our time, and I’d rather you savor two lessons …
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Direction, or directions?

The best executive is the one who has the sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it. Theodore Roosevelt 1858 – 1919 Do you want to be a better manager, parent or relationship partner? If your relationships with your employees, co-workers, friends or relatives aren’t what you’d like, here’s a good way to improve: ask yourself this question: “Do I give direction, or directions?” That question may sound too simple or too subtle, but the answer could lead to a huge change in the way …
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Don’t panic and drown

Open your eyes: see things for what they really are, thereby sparing yourself the pain of false attachments and avoidable devastation. Epictetus 55 – 135 AD I grew up in a small town in east central Mississippi. In my high school years, I hung out with a group of friends that enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping. One of the more affluent members of our group had access to a flat-bottomed boat with an outboard motor, and we got to use it occasionally. One of our favorite spots was a small river a few miles outside of town. The river was thirty or forty feet …
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