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You Can’t Have A Rainbow Without Rain

Twenty years ago, my hair was blonde. I had just ended my enlistment in the U.S. Army. The Army had standards for everything. Life in the Army can be a little bit of a controlling experience. I remember during my Army job training, one of the instructors giving us...

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Fishing in the Right Pond

I grew up in a military family. My father was a sailor stationed at Winter Harbor, Maine, when he met my mother. I was born a year after their nuptials. After my father’s finished his enlistment in the Navy, he entered an Army ROTC program so he could become an Army...

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Be Your Own Rudy

Many years ago, I had the opportunity to hear a speech by Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger. The 1993 movie Rudy was based on his life story. Rudy grew up in Illinois as one of fourteen children. Rudy grew up with a dream to play football for the University of Notre Dame....

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Embrace Your Inner Purple Cow

In today’s hectic business world, we are consistently bombarded with thousands of marketing messages a day. The Purple Cow by Seth Godin is a wonderful book about how to set yourself out from the crowd. In this book, Godin states, “You’re either a Purple Cow or you’re...

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It Takes Time

Time is that precious resource with supreme equality. Everyone rich or poor, healthy or sick, smart or dumb, young or old, receives the same amount of time each day. Everyone person is granted twenty-four hours each day. It’s up to each of us to determine how we will...

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The Importance of Saying No

Yesterday, during a conversation with a friend, I was reminded of why saying no is important. I met my friend George for lunch. It had been many years since we saw each, so we spent the first part of lunch, discussing how each of our businesses was performing. I...

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How a Pecan Pie Helped Me Understand Money

It’s a few weeks before my favorite holiday of the year. Everything seems to slow down for Thanksgiving. When I was growing up, Thanksgiving meant turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and my mom’s cranberry frozen desert. The frozen cranberry dessert was a mix of...

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