“Turn camera off!”

The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience. Eleanor Roosevelt 1884 – 1962 One of my nieces has an adorable daughter named Nora. Nora’s a little more than two years old, but she’s already showing that she’s smarter than a lot of adults. Not long ago, Nora and her parents spent an afternoon exploring a petrified forest. My niece was documenting some of their time on video so they’d have a record of the experience. A minute into the video, Nora turned to …
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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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