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A path to success: service to others

There was a time that my paradigm for success in business was to work hard and become as smart as you could and then you would be successful. One of the key things I’ve come to believe in the last … Continue reading

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The next level

One time I read a book, a best-seller in the self-help genre, in which despite many good ideas being dispensed, the author seemed to have an awfully short fuse with his children. It turned me off to the point where … Continue reading

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When Frank Fischer found his audience

This is a story about how what might have been is sometimes less sweet than what was. It’s also about how lives can intersect in a beautiful way. My daughter’s father-in-law, Frank Fischer, was a young man of about 30 … Continue reading

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“Effort is between you and you”

A few months ago, a group of us were preparing for half- and full-marathons, when our schedule was somewhat disrupted by bad weather. In addition, there were the normal conflicts of life, which make devoting hours to training runs of … Continue reading

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Shame, Humility, and Confidence

Unlike most students these days, I only applied to one college. I had known I wanted to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from early adolescence, and I’m thankful I was academically qualified and I was accepted. … Continue reading

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Life after success

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.  (Aristotle) I’m very goal-oriented and last year was good for achieving goals. I managed to run a couple of 1/2 marathons, make a much-desired job … Continue reading

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Business lessons for my daughters

Both my daughters have chosen careers in human services, with one working as a speech language pathologist and the other in school for social work. This comes despite my exciting career in information technology; I don’t know how it was … Continue reading

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You won’t hear it from me

“When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.”  Wayne Dyer Much to my regret, the only information I know about some of my colleagues came when someone blindsided me with a chunk of negativity about someone … Continue reading

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Questions I ask myself

Sometimes, I wonder. What if I put away my phone anytime I was in a meeting or dining with someone? What if I actually got eight hours sleep each night? What if I took a few minutes each day to … Continue reading

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Winning the inner game

In every human endeavor there are two arenas of engagement: the outer and the inner. The outer game is played on an external arena to overcome external obstacles to reach an external goal. The inner game takes place within the … Continue reading

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