Finding Grace

I bent over. I looked at the delicate, brown beauty resting peacefully in her lucite crib. She is around 5 pounds. A sign above her crib reads, “1 lb. 3 oz.” Her birth weight. They stopped me. A young girl, in her wheel chair. Her mom at the helm. They were leaving the NICU. I […]

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Conceiving the inconceivable

In 10 minutes, I’ll be driving my wife to deliver our twins.  I don’t have any kids yet.  I can’t imagine what it will be like … other than sleepless for a couple of months.  I don’t know what the experience of deliver will be like.  I don’t know what it will be like to […]

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Are you in a compromised position?

The offer came it.  It was low. They asked for thousands in concessions on top of the low offer. I sent a counter. They held their ground. A few days later, they weakened and offered a counter. They didn’t offer enough.  It wouldn’t have been a compromise. I would have been compromised. A week or […]

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Service or Serve Us

Some companies charge money to perform a service they once performed for free.   Other companies create new offerings that cost more but provide value in return. Both seek the customers money.  That’s what businesses do. One values the customer. Some teams, departments or individuals create processes to service their customers (inside and outside the […]

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Paint yourself into a corner

Sam has a really cool product.   He plans on selling it via the Internet.  He has one big problem.  He keeps pushing his launch date. The Internet is virtual.  As much as we want it to be real, it is not.  We can’t touch it.  We can’t feel it.  We can’t walk inside it’s […]

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What do you think?

Steve Jobs influenced the world.  No doubt.  Time will tell the significance and meaning of that influence.  I did not know Steve Jobs to like or dislike him.  I can’t comment on his character.  I never experienced it.  He said things that inspire me. Based on the number of reposts and tweets, he inspired others, […]

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How much are you worth?

Money is expensive. That new job offer that pays alot… That new promotion and raise?   How much of you are they buying? There’s nothing wrong with money (It’s the love of it that throws us off).  That job you were offered might be a great opportunity. It could be all you’ve ever wanted.  Just […]

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What bubble will burst next?

Bubble’s burst. We’ve seen the real estate bubble, the internet bubble, the energy bubble, and whatever other bubbles. They over inflated until, under the the value they promised was very different than the actual value provided.  Reality reared it’s ugly head.  The bubbles burst under the pressure that came from reality weighing in. It’s easy […]

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Is it time for a little perspective?

The ladies read their visions to the person sitting next to them.  We talked about the visions they wrote and spoke.  One of the women said that she had a hard time believing that she could make her vision a reality.   I asked the group a question.  Who heard a vision that they think […]

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Finding Hope

Tears streamed down her cheeks.  She kept reading.  She said she could not believe the words she was reading. I asked her why it was so hard to believe.  She said that no one ever believed in her.  People keep reminding her of what she’s done wrong and how she’s screwed up.  She was scared […]

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