Posts Tagged ‘Big’

Winning Formula

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Since we moved to Houston in 1998, the only local sports highlights were when the Astros played in the National League Championship Series twice and made it to the World Series once. Rockets? One playoff series win in 13 seasons. Texans? Still mired in mediocrity after nine years. Meanwhile, in the past eight months, my […]

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Lessons Learned – #3

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

What’s the third most important lesson I learned during 2010? Big Oops II – During a leadership meeting I facilitated, someone asked how to overcome those times when what you say comes out wrong. I eloquently explained: “If you speak in public, you’ll slip on occasion. Apologize and move on.” Two hours later, another person […]

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Lessons Learned – #9

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

Continuing the countdown of the Top 10 things I learned during 2010. Here’s #9: Big Oops – You’d think a former marketing guy like me would know better. You’d be wrong. Last year was the best ever for Success Handler, LLC, so I made the classic mistake of convincing myself we were too busy during […]

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Seek Professional Advice

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

Another of the Top 10 things I learned this year: #4 Target 2027 – Up and down. Up and down. The rollercoaster ride of the stock market the past decade is enough to make you woozy. With my Big 5-0 arriving in 179 days, we recently entrusted our retirement savings to a money management firm. […]

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Find a Way to Surprise

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

One more of the Top 10 things I learned in 2009: #5 A Big Bow Wow – We put down our 16-year-old Golden Retriever in July. Those who have experienced that passage know it’s tough. As we worked through detachment the next several days, our vet surprised us in two ways. First, a nice sympathy […]

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