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(#289) On Making Mistakes, Being Ordinary, and Embracing Growth


Accepting mistakes does not mean we condone sloppy work. Acknowledge, take ownership of, and grow from your mistakes and you will definitely not be ordinary. Back in 2008, I selected five of my previously recorded songs, had them burned to … Continue reading

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(#276) Mistakes, Disappointments, Curiosity and Growth


When we choose not to dare because we might “risk feeling disappointed” we end up “choosing to live disappointed.” Nearly thirty years ago I made a huge professional mistake.  At that time I decided to make a career move from … Continue reading

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(#231) Rookie Mistakes and Life Lessons


The takeaway for me is not that we made errors but we have taken time to reflect and grow. We just passed the halfway point of our semester.  It is a natural reflection point to examine where we have been … Continue reading

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(Issue #559) Who Me? Write A Book?


Why not you? One of my previous posts encouraged readers to consider the statement, “Geez, I could write a book!” Let’s dive a little deeper and assume you really want to write that book. What I offer comes from experience … Continue reading

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(Issue #547) Standing With Empathy


“Empathy is seeing with the eyes of another, listening with the ears of another, and feeling with the heart of another.” ~Alfred Adler Notice the common and critical word in each clause above? With. When we empathize we are with … Continue reading

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(Issue #481) No Parental Instruction Manual


They—like so many (all?) parents then and now—had to write their own parenting how-to guide.  A half century later, I am grateful. Today (August 11, 2019) marks the 50th anniversary of my father’s death. He succumbed, at age 56, to … Continue reading

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(Issue #468) Thank You, Mom


Shortcuts shortchange the long run. It has been more than three decades since I have been able to share a Mother’s Day with my mom.  Like all moms, she never had an “owner’s manual” when it came to raising a … Continue reading

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(#428) What Does Success Look Like To You?


Is success a noun? A verb? An adjective? Does it have to be connected to the common good? Last week, in a local shop at the beach, I spied the photo below. Th caption caught my attention: “Success is knowing … Continue reading

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(#346) Video Outtakes: Finding Humor And Moving Forward


Enjoy three-minutes-and-fifty-one-seconds of my miscues. And consider how each miscue you make can strengthen you and maybe help someone else. Don’t be ruled by fear of failure. President Theodore Roosevelt had a way with words. Growing up as a spindly and … Continue reading

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(#339) Learning From The Low Vibrations


At times, we find ourselves caught up in the low-vibrations of negativity and defeatism. Draw on the strength within, around, and above. Nine words. As I read my editor’s comments and reread my entire manuscript, nine of my words jumped … Continue reading

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