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Alloftheabove

All of the Above

What is the best way to succeed in business? Let’s list some possibilities: 1.) Be self-motivated. 2.) Work on self-improvement. 3.) Work on acquiring needed skills. 4.) Develop better focus. 5.) Take care of your health. 6.) Make sure to balance work with family life. 7.) Become a better listener. 8.) Eat better. 9.) Do some doctor approved exercise every day. 10.) Develop a good sense of humor.

Now, as to the list of possibilities above, which would you choose to best help you to succeed in business? Well, the title of this column gave the answer away. What should you pick from the list above? Everything on the list; all of the above.

Some of us might wonder what our eating, exercise patterns or personal life has to do with our ability to succeed in business. The answer is quite a lot.

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Dance2016

Slow Dance of Change, a Poem

Stranded on a desert island of my mind. No palms, no blue waters, the sky not divine. The void, inescapable and deep. Standing but asleep on my feet.

Fireworks

Authenticity Do, a Poem

Awake? Baked cake a mistake? Partake too late? Delay at your peril. Life will never be sterile. There is no perfect time to act. And if your life

ParkBench2016

Friends on a Bench, a Tale

[*Author’s Note: This is a work of fiction. Any similarities between a weasel, lark, squirrel or other animal in this tale and a weasel, lark, squirrel, other animal

Brain

Scrambled Brain/Keep the Faith, a Poem

Scrambled brain, it hurts. No more prose; that’s for pros. Instead, here, words unwed, strewn together in a swirl of clattering sound. Often not particularly profound. Some kind

CarCrash2016

Language and Ice

Wisconsin winters are beautiful. The many combinations of precipitation, winds and temperatures make for a changing landscape that is fascinating to observe and dangerous to drive in. Just

Diary2016

Keep an Idea Diary

I believe that we all have good ideas. Unfortunately, many of us do not take our ideas seriously. Our ideas come to us as fleeting thoughts. Sometimes, we

Sunrise2016

Our Hope, Our Dawn; a Poem

Let’s dance in the light. Be bright. Take flight from sadness and pain. Refrain from the soul drain of inactive sorrow. Abstain from the desire to complain. Rather,

PositiveThinking

Share a Kind Word

Work, school, responsibilities at home – we all tend to be quite busy. If being busy means we are being productive, that is a good thing. However, when

Jakarta

How to Educate an American Child in Jakarta

I am, in truth, familiar with two cases of parents who educated their American children in Jakarta. (Readers must draw their own conclusions regarding the “how.”) One

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