Eighty-Six

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86 Unfortunately, this is tough stuff that touches everyone. Either directly or indirectly… But I refuse for this topic to always be a downer; doom and gloom. It can, and does become the opposite, sooner or later. Certainly, addiction and its myriad of reasons for being can be complex and controversial depending on individual circumstances. […]

Seventy-One

71 You shouldn’t need a fucking invite to be friendly and nice to others. << There’s irony right there… see it? Maybe I’m old fashioned. Maybe I took my mother’s expectation to treat people as I wish to be treated to heart. Maybe I believe in the value of others. Even others who have different views […]

Fifty-Six

56 Time. It goes. Very. Very. Fast… There’s so much to do. And so much coming at us, seemingly all the time. Rarely do I feel “caught up”… know what I mean? And never feeling caught up or complete(ish) can be soul-crushing. I know, I’ve been there (and sometimes still am)… So what’s important? Truly […]

Fifty-One

51 A critical life skill (often underestimated) personally and professionally, is to recognize when you’re being any one of the following types >> and then knocking it the hell off by making the necessary changes to improve:  1) the know-it-all 2) the tool 3) the dick 4) the huff and puffer 5) the crock star 6) the loud talker 7) the avoider 8) the assumer, […]

Thirty-Eight

38 Positioning. Politicking. Panicking. It’s what people do; more or less; much of the time. This is all especially noticeable when change brings about uncertainty, unpredictability, and/or opportunity. Folks begin to behave in peculiar ways when the perception is that there’s something significant to gain or something significant to lose. You see, people either rise-up […]

Thirty

30 Change nothing… expect nothing to change. This is regularly expressed, but rarely executed. Why? Because aside from the human need for variety and some uncertainty at times, the idea of change (especially changing ourselves) is an unwelcome intrusion. People don’t like change because it’s one of the best catalysts to produce fear in most […]

Six

6 Patience. Admittedly, I’m not the most patient person at times. I’m especially impatient when witnessing others making excuses and squandering their time and their opportunities to grow and improve, to make the changes necessary to get better personally and professionally. It’s my passion and my plight. I’m writing this to challenge myself, and to […]