Your Time to Wave Goodbye

There’s something I’ve been wanting to tell you for some time, now. I haven’t brought it up before because I don’t like talking about this subject, especially to you. It’s particularly hard for me because I wish only to be a source of inspiration, of motivation and encouragement. But what I am compelled to tell you about today is knowing when to quit.

I love the ocean. I have always loved watching the surf roll in and wet-crash on smooth sand. And there’s that soft and refreshing spray that falls gently, cooling my hot skin. Continue reading

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Just Like Riding a Bike

Josh BikeLaura and I moved to a new home when our children were small. It was the perfect place to learn to ride a bike. The flat driveway led to a gentle slope in our grassy back yard. Son Josh was ready to remove the training wheels from his “baby” bike and take another leap into boyhood.

After some effort, Josh wasn’t getting the hang of it and he’d become very discouraged. “Papa,” he said with a wet-lipped pout, “I don’t think I can do it.” “You’re just thinking too hard, Josh.” I responded gently. “You can do this. Let me show you why you can.” Continue reading

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Titanic Ego

Titanic Ring (April 14, 1912) “We are perfectly satisfied that the Titanic is unsinkable. We are absolutely certain that she is able to withstand any damage.” Mr. Philip Franklin, Vice-President of the International Mercantile Marine.

One feel-good aspect of being a business owner is that everyone comes to me for the answers.  “Yeah, baby, I’m the boss and people just can’t get along without me.” Or in the words of comedic genius Mel Brooks, “It’s good to be the king!”

You know how it feels. You have confidence. You have experience. You’ve hired and fired. Continue reading

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