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Self-Check: Does Your Attitude Move The Needle?
We're in the process of searching for candidates for a couple of openings in our organization. It is always a love/hate process for me. More love than hate. I love meeting new people, learning about them, trying to find out what makes them tick. I guess the “hate” part is just the risk involved. The…
We’re All Crazy (Yes, Even That Guy)
When I was in 4th grade, I thought 12th graders were adults (full of worldly knowledge and confidence). When I had cancer, I thought doctors had all the answers (having no question about just what to do). When I saw Barbara Streisand in concert, I thought she must love being on stage in front of tho…
Discover If Your Team Is God’s Favorite
I spent last night watching a little college football. The University of Montana was hosting Northern Iowa in the FCS quarterfinals. It wasn't close. The Grizzlies dominated the Panthers from the start giving Montana a 48-10 win, and setting up a potential Montana vs. Montana State rematch next…
Center Of The Universe Found (While Getting An Oil Change)
I needed to get my oil changed last weekend. Actually my wife needed to get the oil changed in her car, but I owed her 40-bucks, so I took her car in and paid to get the oil changed. Now we’re even right? (Actually, we’re even financially, but she owes me an hour and a half of my life ba…
Facebook vs. Face Time: How’s Your Balance?
A lot of what I do has me communicating on a daily basis with people in other parts of the country. From Fort Collins and Greeley, to New York and Arizona. Phone calls, email, text messages, internet, webinars, (and yes, still faxes from time to time).
Warning: A New Perspective Will Make You Happy
I was having a cocktail with a friend the other night, and we were talking about life stuff. He was asking some questions about my medical adventures of the past eight years, and commented that he was amazed at what a positive attitude I had about it all. I told him that there had been a few days al…
Improve Your Day: How To Hit Your Mental ‘Control+Alt+Delete’
Our minds are a lot like computers. Every now and then we need to restart our machines. Clean out the clutter, delete old unused files, remove viruses. Whenever a computer in our office is having a problem, the first thing our IT Director will ask is, “Did you reboot?” And yes, that actu…
So You Think You’re Helping, But Are You?
I see it all the time. Someone in the world drops the ball, and doesn’t do something they most likely should have. Didn’t do their job. Didn’t finish a task. Did something incorrectly. You name it. Someone else comes along and does the job, finishes the task, or corrects the mistak…
Read This Before You Buy Your Next Lottery Ticket
If you’re waiting for your ship to come in, wishing you’d win millions in the lottery, or hoping for that perfect job to come along; I’ve got bad news. The ship’s not coming. Your numbers are not going to be drawn. The perfect job will not magically appear. In fact, there is …
What Can I Do For You Today? (Or What Can You Do for Me?)
I was watching a TV show last night when one of the characters said to the other, “I can take care of myself, I need you to take care of you.” That works I suppose. Of course, there’s another approach too. One where you never have to think of yourself, or worry about your own best …
Problem? Write Your Way Through It
Rarely has there been a time in my life when a situation hasn’t been made better by writing my ideas down. There is something about putting the pen to paper that helps sort things out, and brings a certain clarity that would be elusive if those same thoughts were just floating around in my big…

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