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awareness is a beach

I went out to the beach early to set things up ... 18 chairs, a portable canopy, two umbrellas, blankets, towels, waters, and bocce. It’s a two or three-trip job.We were a big group of grandpa…
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168

Sleep 7.5 hours a day and you’re left with 115 waking hours each week. Invest 40 – 45 hours of that time at work … that’s 35 – 40% of your waking weekly life. It makes sense to d…
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good teeth

I was flossing my teeth the other day and recalled what made it a permanent part of my mornings. It was 5 years ago. I was on a flight out of Vancouver after 212ing a large group of people who…
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flipping it

Why is it when we're the customer, we sometimes feel we have a pass on our responsibility to kindness & gratitude? Here's an idea... What if we flipped things and participated in reverse cu…
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drive kindly

"To tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world. Let us dedicate ourselves to that."Aeschylus & Robert F. Kennedy Sometimes when I’m keynoting an event, because of the…
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how to write better email

Shorten it. Write clearly. Start with the most important point and continue with other points in descending order of importance. Don’t assume you’ll be given a level of attention that even yo…
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fat & formal

I give words a lot of attention. It’s how I eat. At this point in my life … with more than a half-century of hearing, reading, saying, and writing words … I generally like short, simple, and easy…
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that's not what i meant

I called to place a take-out order for lunch.“And what’s the name?” he asked.“Sam,” I said.“I’m sorry. What was that?”“Sam.”“I’m really sorry. I didn’t hear you.”“My name is Sam ... as in Green Eggs a…
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take more

"One benefit of risking failure ... the risk of success.” Sam Parker | Asshole Push your luck. Avoid learned helplessness. More below. Don't miss the extra thought. Encourage more action…
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