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Avoiding the Tough Questions

One of the things I used to do is keep my head low. This helped me feel nobody could see me, or at least couldn’t engage me. Because I hated answering questions. Normally daydreaming, I seldom gave much thought to things. Consequently, I usually felt insecure with my thoughts and chose to avoid any and .. read more

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On March 30th, 2010, posted in: Uncategorized by

It’s the right time

I’ve been rehearsing with a new band, preparing for an upcoming music festival in Toledo Ohio where the focus is on women and the arts. Three of the songs are original works, with one of them called It’s the Right Time – written by the band leader, Lisa Binkowski. That song focuses on doing the .. read more

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On March 27th, 2010, posted in: Uncategorized by 2 Comments

What you focus on is what you see.

John is an amazing attorney with a highly credentialed resume, yet he’s been without work for a year. Repeatedly he entered interviews like a JD first enters the legal system – only focusing on the ugly past while fearing the result. When he and I met, I knew who he was without asking his name. .. read more

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On March 19th, 2010, posted in: Uncategorized by

Caught on the Blind Side

Tomorrow is March 15, best known in Roman history as the Ides of March. That time during which we hope the winds not howl and the black cats not prowl in our paths.It’s the time historians tell (especially through William Shakespeare)us Julius Caesar was forewarned to not trust those close to him, all the while .. read more

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On March 14th, 2010, posted in: Uncategorized by

Judgment of the Good

Although this parable wasn’t something new for me to focus on, hearing it explained the way James shared it today (see James’ blog here on my site for the March 14 lesson video or blog upload), especially after having gone through some family challenges just recently reshaped my thinking and really hit home. It is .. read more

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On March 14th, 2010, posted in: Uncategorized by

Kept me awake!

Last night I was reading my typical fiction book (espionage thriller) when the distraction of my newest public library find kept calling to me. On my bedside cube is a copy of the book, The Mind at Night. The story line of my other book couldn’t hold my interest as much as the desire to .. read more

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On March 12th, 2010, posted in: Uncategorized by

Small Talk

As we approach another weekend, I’m reminded of a networking coffee I had several weeks ago when I used easy small talk and was rewarded with business! As many savvy business networkers know, building relationship is the key to connecting effectively with folks in business. Small talk is a step that gently builds relationship. One .. read more

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On March 11th, 2010, posted in: Uncategorized by

Plan B or not Plan B?

Much of my life I’ve been advised to have an alternative plan in mind, just in case. Just in case my first plan was really a bad one. Just in case my first plan never materialized, was not accepted, had no merit. For instance, there was a time theatre really sang in my spirit~ as .. read more

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On February 25th, 2010, posted in: Uncategorized by

At the end of the day

Whether you’re male or female, employed or not, college degreed or not, born priviledged or not, at the end of the day you sit back and determine how you’ve spent your time. Do you need a stimulant to feel good about yourself? A book, a beer, food, sex or adrenilin rush. Are they the sum .. read more

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On February 23rd, 2010, posted in: Uncategorized by

Back of House

I recently wrote about stepping aside and watching the curtain go up for someone. About the anticipation, the concern and the overall sense of helplessness mingled with faith and confidence. Can there be anything more anxious than having no control over something you are so intricately linked to? In theatre, when the director wants to .. read more

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On February 21st, 2010, posted in: Uncategorized by