Minding Your Business: What’s in a Name

“What’s in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.” Agreed. Some have referred to the rose as the “queen of flowers.” No matter what you call a rose, her reputation reigns supreme in gardens and poetry worldwide. However, that kind of recognition is exceedingly rare. So,…

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What could possibly be?

One of my favorite inspirational quotes is below. (Yes, it applies to business and beyond!) “You are not meant for crawling, so don’t. You have wings. Learn to use them and fly.” — Rumi Let’s do something different in this newsletter. Let’s walk together and consider what could be. Imagine. You are a newborn. (If…

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Words matter — here’s proof.

Nowadays, what words weigh the most? “He’s a tech bro.” “They’re a philanthropist” “She’s a Democrat.” “He’s newly engaged.” “She’s a hunter.” Did you have thoughts about the people who the words described? Or at the very least did you picture a specific person with each phrase? Of course, it could be a philanthropic tech…

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I Do Declare!

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Independence Day long weekend! Last week, pulling together a social media post, I narrowly averted disaster. Instead of posting an image of the Declaration of Independence I almost posted an image of the Constitution. Taking the opportunity to review both documents, I’m struck by many thoughts. I couldn’t…

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Plandemic

Inspired planning can be summed up in 3 stages. There’s Dreaming – Strategizing – and Doing. What makes the planning important and motivates us to implement? Priorities. And, what helps the plan stay current? Pivots (like when a pandemic intervenes). Ok ok ok those are a lot of words. What’s my point? When it comes…

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You Guys

Most weeks I send out a short article or essay, but this week let’s all take a look at some of your responses! It’s so enjoyable reading your replies to the newsletters. In “What’s Wrong?” I wrote about The Princess and the Pea — who was bothered by that pesky, teeny tiny pea at the bottom of her…

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Communication is Consideration

[Sound Waves Picture] Thursday night at my mothers house, the Visiting Nurse Association called to say mom’s paperwork had been received and to tell us an intake nurse would call the next morning between 8 – 9:00. I was grateful to know when the call would happen, and rearranged my schedule to make sure I…

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Worthy Passions

Last week, Memorial Day got me thinking about what’s worth dying for. And, since none of us will get out of here alive anyway, I started thinking about not only what makes a life worth living, but how to make a life you’d die to have. Not necessarily in a swashbuckling Elon Musk or Barbara Corcoran…

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What’s Wrong?

[Pea Photo] You remember her. The Princess and the Pea was bothered by that pesky teeny tiny pea at the bottom of her very high pile of mattresses. It literally kept her up at night. So that pea was an annoyance. And, where there’s an annoying problem, there’s an opportunity. I’m annoyed that my boom box takes…

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Which Came First, the Offering or the Sale?

[Chicken OR Egg picture] There’s a reason that – when they like what they see – the sharks of Shark Tank then ask about sales. The next answer is a critical point. Are we soaring to a great offer, or is everything suddenly slowing down, and the air leaving the room? You know why. There’s…

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