The worst thing in life

I only regret in my chilled age, certain occasions and possibilities I didn’t embrace. Henry James 1843 – 1916 I’d like you to take a few moments and think about the worst thing that could happen in your life. Now, depending on where you are in life, that might vary a lot. You might think that losing a promotion, breaking up with your significant other, losing your job, or enduring the death of a loved one would be the worst thing that could possibly happen to you. But let’s fast forward a bit, to a time none of us really …
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Are you building walls or bridges?

You’ve got to be taught before it’s too late, Before you are six or seven or eight, To hate all the people your relatives hate, You’ve got to be carefully taught! “You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught” From the 1949 musical South Pacific Rogers and Hammerstein I’d like you to take a minute or two to think about this question: in your everyday life, do you build more walls or bridges? If you’ve never thought in these terms, you might not understand exactly what I mean, so let me explain. At times, we build walls that separate us from others. …
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Your fair share

Soldiers generally win battles; generals get credit for them. Napoleon Bonaparte 1769 – 1821 Once, I was working with a couple of partners who owned and operated a small business. The partners were experiencing some friction and one called me to vent his frustration. His main complaint was that he was doing the majority of the work. In his opinion, the other partner wasn’t doing his fair share. About a week later, I was still wondering how to deal with the problem when the other partner called and asked to have coffee with me. When we met, I was stunned …
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