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Crazy taxes

By |November 16th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “the only sure things in life are death and taxes.” Well, you probably didn’t know how far governments throughout history have gone to make certain they took their fair share while you’re above ground.  Here’s just a short list of the many items that the tax man has seen fit to assess you for: Cooking Oil – one of the first recorded taxes dates back [...]

“Git-R-Done”

By |November 15th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

According to UrbanDictionary.com, the phrase “Git-R-Done” originated in the early 1990s as a call to action for good ol’ boys who fell behind on mission critical tasks like rebuilding a transmission or clearing brush from the back 40. Most of us, however, associate “Git-R-Done” as the catchphrase for Stand-Up Comedian Larry the Cable Guy… as well as the title for his autobiographical book. I think “Git-R-Done” resonates with so [...]

3 Secrets to Successful Kids

By |November 14th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

We all care about our kids – and always wonder whether we’re doing the very best we can to set them up for success. There’s certainly no shortage of advice when it comes to parenting.  From Dr. Spock’s “The Common Sense Book of Baby and Childcare” to “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” you can find all kinds of approaches, ideas, even systems for bringing up baby. A recent article [...]

Keep on keeping on

By |November 12th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Don’t you just hate rejection? I do. It's only natural – we all want people to like and accept us. But rejection happens and you have to keep on keeping on. The story I keep in mind is that of Col. Harlan Sanders. At the age of 65, Sanders had an old car, a pension worth $105 / month, and a recipe for chicken that some folks told him [...]

Just 5 things

By |November 11th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Okay, here’s something you might find useful… It’s from a book entitled "18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done" By Peter Bregman. It’s got some interesting ideas – for example, in one chapter he calls out the value of creating your "annual focus" - not a set of goals, but a reduced mix of life / business priorities you plan to really focus on [...]

Obscure Slang

By |November 9th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

You know… some days you just need a break and the interweb beckons… And here’s what you might find – a healthy, daily dose of obscure slang terms from the website MentalFloss: TOAD-STRANGLER - Comes from the Gulf states – it describes a sudden, and heavy, rain capable of choking an amphibian. WHOOPERUPS - This was a Victorian term for “inferior, noisy singers” – you could probably use it [...]

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