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8 Tips for Endurance and Persistence: Staying in it for the long haul


In September of this year Diana Nyad swam unassisted from Cuba to Florida and achieved a feat unmatched by anyone else.  Not only did she achieve a record swim – she accomplished this at the age of 64.  And this … Continue reading

I’ve been asked to lead…now what do I do? Follow these 10 Steps


Congratulations! You’ve been asked to lead or chair an event, committee or project in your community.  You eagerly accept.  Now where do you begin? You have interest in the project and you like the idea behind the cause but now … Continue reading

Are you stuck? 3 strategies to generate critical thinking and get unstuck


Sometimes we get stuck in one place because we are not able to see things from a different perspective or we have trouble deciding an appropriate course of action.  Using critical thinking for our businesses can be a way to … Continue reading

The magic of lipstick and economics


Many years ago after a compound fracture of my ankle and emergency surgery I remember awaking in my hospital room and searching for my lipstick. It was a kind nurse named Joanne who found my lipstick for me. I put … Continue reading