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Is this a 2-scoop day?

Every morning, my husband and I start the day with our favorite protein shake. It’s a perfect 150-calorie breakfast that lasts until lunch time. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I pack the shake with 2 scoops of protein powder, to help my husband power through 2 hours of racquetball that afternoon. He is planning to expend […]

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Have you botched your New Year’s resolutions already?

I used to belong to a church whose pastor had the same sermon at the first of each year: “You CAN Begin Again.” I never tired of hearing the message. It’s the ultimate motivation: Everything is renewed again and again. Any mistakes and shortcomings you have had can be overcome. You are in a constant […]

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Feeling Frazzled? Here are some cures

My husband and I just downsized from a 4-bedroom, 1-guest house, 3400-square-foot, 2-acre property to a single-story, 3-bedroom house, with a standard size lawn. AHHH! The changes are remarkable: Easier to live on one-story, lower maintenance, lower utility bills. Getting there is the problem. The packing, move and unpacking are a tremendous effort, both intellectually […]

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The magic of journaling

Last week I “graduated” from my 3-month diet experience. Since Christmas, my husband and I have focused on a high-protein, low carb diet. I lost 26 pounds, he lost 55!  A large part of our success was “journaling” everything we consumed. Sometimes, I would think, “If I eat that, I have to write it down.  So, […]

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Passion comes from action

“Offer me something I’m passionate about and I’ll show up with all my energy, effort and care.” Seth Godin says that’s a great way to hide. It’s also a great way to waste time during your job search and prevent yourself from experiencing the realopportunities waiting for you in the job market. There is no ONE passion that is […]

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What stories are you telling yourself?

When business professionals experience a job loss, or even believe there’s a chance of losing a job, the stories circulate – about a narcissistic vice president here, the egomaniac CEO there, the inept Sales Manager or the unfeeling Human Resources Manager. Everyone at the company seems to be in on the secret, except for you. […]

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CPA, Race Car Driver

Sometimes the story is so powerful, that we have to read it in the person’s own words. Thanks to real life CPA Marlene Van sickle for sharing her story: “A few years ago, I took one of your UT Informal classes, “Find Your Passion, Find Your Perfect Work.”  I attended the course with my husband.  Part […]

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One thing stays the same

Times change.  People change.  One thing remains the same: when it’s all said and done, only relationships matter. People matter.  You can work your whole life, and what’s left? The effect you had on the people you worked with, collaborated with, served, supervised and purchased from. YOU get to choose that effect with your words, phone calls, body language, […]