How to Manage Your Manager

That was the title of a talk I was to give during an in-house meeting at IBM. I was a trainee at the time and the topic/title was assigned by another trainee. She was smiling as she presented it to me. It was something we all wanted to know. We had two managers of marketing…

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Do Not Focus On Goals?

I just read an article on goal setting by James Clear. He argues that we should not focus on goals but should focus on systems instead. He believes that by focusing on our goals we are constantly disappointed. However, if we focus on the system we are constantly rewarded with positive feedback because we are…

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The Game of Life

One night I was sitting in a small group and we were contemplating the universe and universal design. We decided to meditate. As I sat I became aware of a universe of energy. However, everything was gray, there were no forms, no thoughts, no emotions, no sensations just a Universe of gray. Everything was peaceful…

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What Are You Programmed to Believe?

Imagine a computer that could be the result of evolution. You know how a computer works. If you want new capabilities, you download another program or app. Apps can now recognize and respond to your voice. I have Alexa at home. I say, “Alexa – What’s the forecast?” Alexa says, “In Blaine, WA it is…

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Why Everybody Should Take Business Basics

Yesterday I spoke with a mortgage broker. A client has a limited liability company that is treated like a corporation for tax purposes. The broker wouldn’t allow the profit from the business to be counted as part of the client’s personal income. I don’t know if that is a regulation or if the broker didn’t…

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Would You Buy This Restaurant?

I was looking at some businesses for sale in my area. I thought you’d find this interesting.

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You Will See It When You Believe It

Of course the usual saying is “I’ll believe it when I see it.” Wayne Dyer said, “You’ll see it when you believe it.” Many if not most people would find that to be a rather silly statement. We see what is there. Belief has nothing to do with it. I’ve had a couple of interesting…

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The Reward for Stopping Negative Self-Talk

Stopping negative self-talk is an important part of becoming happier and more creative. Think of your brain as a computer. A computer can only operate a certain number of cycles per second. A more powerful computer can execute more cycles per second. If you experience a slow process on your computer, you may have to…

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Love Your Life

Love your life. Of all the things you have to do today, only one counts – love your life. When you must passionately argue a position that only you are qualified to argue – love your life. When you sit in silence watching the activity of the city – love your life. While eating your…

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How to Create the Real You

Ever wonder how to create the real you? If you have, then the mere fact of asking the question means you are on the right track. Imagine a sculptor being asked how to sculpt a bird out of stone. You’ve probably heard that or something similar. Of course the answer is cut away everything that…

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