Mystery Theatre

February 25th, 2017

Eight years ago – when the economy was at its nadir and on the last day of 2Q09 – I visited a Houston area Honda dealership and made a lowball offer on a fully equipped Honda Accord. They accepted. My new V6 came with three months of free satellite radio. Six weeks later an…

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Decision Time

January 30th, 2017

Our nation is at a crossroads – divided down the middle which way to turn. Choose wisely and we might soar higher. Choose poorly and the annals of history could note this is when it all ended… relegating the greatest democracy the world has known to just a date in a book… like every…

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Red Envelope

January 28th, 2017

It’s the little things that make a difference. A smile given freely as you pass someone on the sidewalk. A phone call to a friend you haven’t spoken with in awhile. A good ear and silence when your significant other just needs you to listen. Yet you miss so many opportunities. Rushing by with…

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Lessons Learned – #1

January 1st, 2017

And here’s the most important thing I learned during 2017: Gift Giving – At this time of year, contributing to a charitable organization is not just about getting a tax break – it’s about sharing your blessings. If you’re seeking a worthy cause, here is a nonprofit where 87% of donations go directly to…

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Lessons Learned – #2

December 31st, 2016

What’s the second most important thing I learned this year? Heartfelt Gratitude – Marshall Goldsmith is the gold standard among executive coaches. This year he wrote about becoming “a connoisseur of gratitude, a virtuoso of thanking” people. I’m a big believer in sending handwritten notes to those I meet in business settings – and…

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