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Turning the Page

Every year, I press pause for the last few weeks in December to create space for reflection and to connect with the people who are important to me, always encouraging you as my readers to do so, too.  In any other year, I would ask you these two questions to open a space for that reflection: “On a scale of 1 to 10,...

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Taking Back Your Life

  Have you ever been to a restaurant with a sushi train?  It’s a revolving conveyor belt that snakes through the restaurant loaded with little plates of sushi.  Diners choose directly from the sushi-go-round the nibbles that appeal to them.  Like at a dim sum restaurant, the plates are color-coded by price.  At...

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Is Money Your Security Blanket?

In many of Charles M. Schulz' Peanuts  comic strips, Linus' security blanket is prominently featured.  Linus loves his blanket, carries it everywhere, often while sucking his thumb, and is not embarrassed by it.  He cannot survive without it and really suffers when it is being washed.  However, in...

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X Marks the Spot

"I want to leave my mark on this world - something that really shows I was here!" Gary tells me. That's not uncommon. The desire to leave our mark, to show we were here - that we mattered - is nearly universal. So, I ask him, "What would be a meaningful marker to you?" For some people, it's having their name on a...

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Something Worth Standing For

This week, conversations with clients have often veered into their views on the controversy surrounding NFL players "taking a knee" while the national anthem is being played.  I'm less concerned whether they think the players should or shouldn't be doing it, or whether they think the President should or shouldn't be...

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