Monthly Archives November 2009

How Can I Create New Possibilities?

Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow. ~Edward Sandford Martin Do you have particular You Tube videos you like to watch over and over like I do? I pick humorous or inspirational favorites to watch on days when my energy is flagging and I need an emotional or spiritual lift. I recently noticed a new link on a favorite video. When I clicked on the link, I became intrigued by a challenge posed there. The challenge is to notice when you say to yourself “I
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Categories: Blog, Career Transition, Escaping the Rat Race, and Home Page Slider.

How Can One Small Flutter Kick Off a Vision?

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.~Vincent Van Gogh A couple of weeks ago, I attended the annual Business Networking International Conference in Long Beach, California. Founder Dr. Ivan Misner gave one of the keynote talks. At one point, he talked about the Butterfly Effect – how small actions in one place can lead to larger actions (or unpredictable results) in another place. He used an example from his own life to describe how a series of seemingly random events, starting with doing a favor for a friend, led him to be sitting in a
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Categories: Blog, Encore Career, Escaping the Rat Race, and Life Purpose.

Doh! A Lesson in Situational Awareness!

What we hear while we are asleep continues to resonate with us upon awakening. ~ Henry Reed By now you’ve likely seen or heard the flack about the Northwest Airline pilots who overshot their landing destination due to “loss of situational awareness”. According to news reports, a series of mundane activities distracted them and led them to miss their destination. How often does something like that happen to you? Getting caught up in the daily rat race makes it easy to become distracted and you may end up going through the motions of everyday life like a robot. Then before you
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Categories: Blog, Encore Career, Escaping the Rat Race, and Fresh Start.