Are you Missing Obvious Clues?

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It shouldn’t be hard to determine what killed him…. Not with that unusual knife sticking out of his chest. My new car came with SiriusXM Radio. Flipping through the channels I found old radio shows; The Avenger, Sherlock Holmes, and Fibber McGee & Molly. I grew up with television, but I remember my grandparents talking about how they enjoyed listening to these after the

For Sale: Magic Wands

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When my nephew Josh was 4, he was in love with anything Harry Potter. He absolutely believed in magic and all the possibilities it conjured up in his imagination.  He came to visit one weekend and decided he would become an entrepreneur. He would create magic wands and sell them. He was utterly convinced if he made magic wands everyone

A Dull Saw Makes a Dull Jill

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Is your saw dull? For me, attending an energy conference last week was like a Hershey bar to a chocoholic – necessary and tasty. Thought leaders shared their knowledge on hot topics including leadership, rural versus urban populations, politics, and our ability to shape energy policy.

Words Have Power

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On the dairy farm where I grew up, we all had chores to do. Every afternoon, we had to sweep the cows’ mangers in anticipation of their next feeding. This was a huge intrusion in the life of a 14-year-old.One afternoon, I’d just finished rushing through the task when my father walked in, looked at the slipshod job I’d done,

Eat That Frog!

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In his book, Eat that Frog! Brian Tracy exhorts us to determine our most important goal and take care of that first. To achieve this, he lists “21 great ways to stop procrastinating and get more things done faster.”