Two Longs And A Short

The phone in my grandmother’s house was big and brown with the earpiece hanging on a wishbone shaped hook.  When the phone rang two longs and a short, my grandmother would pick it up knowing it was for her or someone in her family.  When it rang just two longs, my grandmother would also pick it up (but quietly) because it was for Mrs. Tronrud down the road.Read More

Goodbye 2019. Hello 2020!

This is the time when we rehash the past year, calculating what worked and debating what didn’t go so well.  We can learn from past successes and missteps while preparing for the new year.  While you are thinking about your New Year’s Resolutions remember to include:

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How do you feel about this holiday season?  Do you look forward to the hustle and bustle, thriving on the shopping/decorating/eating/ and trying-to-fit-everything-in schedule?   Or like many of us, do you have a love/hate relationship with this time of year?  It can be challenging to fit the added stress into the everyday stress of running a business.
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Clearing My Head

We had new flooring installed in the office.  Of course, it was necessary to move everything.  Putting years of accumulated “stuff” back forced me to take a hard look at what I really wanted to keep.  I could not remember why I was holding on to all of it.  
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This Morning I Am Grateful For…

My blog arrives on Thanksgiving, the fourth Thursday of each November.  It is a blessing to be able to share Thanksgiving with you every year. I have started a new ritual and want to share it with you.Read More

Things Better Left Unsaid

We have all said things better left unsaid, blurting out a thoughtless remark we wish we could take back.  There seems to be an impulse in the back of our minds prompting us with a sharp retort that may be inappropriate or hurtful.  The advent of Facebook has made this a more frequent occurrence.  It’s even easier to be sarcastic as part of a group and toward a faceless individual.

October Question of the Month-Top 3 Answers

“The time is ripe for ….?”
Leaps forward.  We sit on a lot of ideas in business or personal life and we don’t do them.  We are going into the year 2020, which is really big.  This is about vision clarity.  There will be a big shift in society and how people view things.  There are changes coming.  It’s now or never.Read More