Are You Awake?

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Have you ever felt rudder-less?  Like you don’t know which way you’re supposed to go or why?  Or you feel like your life isn’t satisfying?  What do you want?  Do you know?  Why isn’t your life filled with all those things that you want? Or like so many people today, we’re so busy running around all day there isn’t much … Read More

What Do You Need?

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Many people I know are going through financial challenges right now, and I think the question of “what do I need” is frequently being asked.  It’s a very black and white thing, in a time of spending analysis, to decide what you want versus what you need.  Do you need to go out to dinner?  No.  That’s a pretty easy … Read More

Creating a New Reality

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I’ve been thinking a lot about diversifying – diversifying my life. I have a tendency to be an all or nothing person.  When I was a full time employee, I earned all my income from that company and had my 401K contributions all going to company stock.  I was all in.  As a consultant, I was still earning all my … Read More

Creating your own Business: Giving to yourself

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I’m starting my own business…again.  The first time was back in 2007. In 2006 I left my corporate job.  I was tired and needed a longer break than your standard vacation.  There were only two options to get a leave of absence in this company.  One was to hold a position of a certain hierarchical level, get Executive approval, and … Read More

Happy New Year!

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I look forward to every New Year.  Not for the party on December 31st, which rarely is as exciting as they make it in the movies, and in my experience is often the exact opposite of the movies. I look forward to January 1st.  It feels clean and new.  It’s a new notebook, a fresh bar of soap, or just … Read More

Hustle & Bustle

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I, like many people right now, am running around like a chicken with my head cut off.  I’ve got long lists of to do and seem to just keep making new to do lists, followed by consolidating these lists into larger lists.  Somehow it seems like nothing is getting done and the lists are growing. Some of the lists are … Read More

Choices

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I’ve been thinking about choices.  Making choices, not making choices and the results of either option. There’s a person in my life that I love very much.  I was thinking about her this week and I noticed that she has chosen a current path for her life that I think is making her miserable.  I could feel her sense of … Read More