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Monday, December 7, 2015

 

Even with Tears In Our Eyes,

We Vow To Stand Strong

 

Last week, the Washington Post reported that the San Bernandino mass shooting was the 355th incident in 2015. And I immediately thought about the church in Charleston, the college classroom in Oregon, the Planned Parenthood shooting in Colorado and the…

 

 

 

 

Monday, December 21,  2015

 

 

‘Tis The SeasonWe love all the special seasons of the year, but like most of you, this is our very favorite time of the year. Even with the extra busyness of scurrying around to find just the right gifts for the special folks in our lives, we seem to be in a constant state…

Monday, August 31, 2015

 

Nine Things To Do, When What You’re Doing Isn’t Working

 

If you’re stuck-and you want things to change-you have to do what you would otherwise consider being outrageous.  Sometimes you’re doing everything right and still not getting the results you expect. You’re doing the work, you’re sticking to the plan, you’re improving, preparing, being…

Monday, September 21, 2015

 

2016 Legislative Session Committee Meetings Begin

 

Last Wednesday, September 16, brought our legislators back to Tallahassee for the first of committee weeks as they and we prepare for the start of the 2016 Regular Legislative Session.  The official start of the 2016 Session is January 12.  Of course we were there last week, visiting…

Monday, October 5, 2015

 

Excuses, Excuses, Excuses

 

Don’t we just hate to hear excuses? And don’t we hate it even more when we hear ourselves making excuses. Nothing good comes from hearing or giving them. We lose respect for others and yes, ourselves, when they flow from our very own mouths. A good friend and colleague in the…

Monday, October 19, 2015

 

A Better You and Me

 

More and more we are finding yummy books, articles and even poetry that we like to share with our friends and colleagues in the opening of our newsletter.  We hope you garner some wisdom, clarity or even just a smile when you open our newsletter to the first article. …

Monday, November 2,  2015

 

The Juiciest Fruit

 

During a recent trip to central Florida I heard the most interesting phrase and it started me thinking about how we are all reaching for the best things in life. “Out on our edges is where growth happens AND where the juiciest fruit is”!  Thoughts of my amazing tangerine tree came…

Monday, November 16,  2015

 

How about those Pilgrims!

 

“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark. I am still learning!”  Michelangelo

 

So what does Michelangelo have to do with pilgrims you ask.  Well, maybe nothing except …

We Were Thrilled With Your Response

In our last edition, we were overwhelmed with the response to our thoughts on David Brooks’ teachings from his bestselling book, “The Road to Character.”  One of our devoted readers, Frank Kowalski, shared, “Recently, as a reward for excellent performance I sent one of my CSRs to the YAC event in Tampa. I had …

Dispositional Gratitude May Be the Real Key to Success

Recently a good friend and colleague in the biz, and someone who would easily be described as successful, pointed me to a book entitled, Road to Character, by David Brooks.  Of course, I ran out to buy it immediately and search for the phrase that had been referenced in the note …