A recent discussion with my personal mentor was related to drive. He referenced the success his son is experiencing and commented that since childhood his son has been driven. He is an achiever and the drive is internal. This drive or part of the urge to succeed, we concluded, probably genetic (thanks, Dad!). The other…

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This week has been fraught with challenges. We have bitter cold temperatures and lots of snow to deal with, but it is winter, after all! An additional challenge came in the form of a massive plumbing problem. The main sewer line, from our house to the street, was so restricted by invading roots that it…

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This week, I visited a coin shop to have some old coins appraised. I also asked about some old currency. The proprietor of the shop quickly determined that my paper currency was merely old and not of value beyond the face amount. He said, “Just because it’s old, doesn’t mean it is worth anything. To…

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The new year, which is already under way, allows us an opportunity to reassess our approach to business, make plans for improving performance and production, and to set goals. Goals (maybe you prefer to call them objectives) have a way of becoming self-fulfilling, but only if there is a definite plan to achieve them. Here…

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I was thirteen on a Friday the 13th; therefore, I adopted thirteen as my lucky number. So, with that preface, here are thirteen key points for my approach to 2011. Hopefully, you will find some of these key points thought provoking enough to start your own thinking about a new approach to the New Year…

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