The Myth about Minding Your Own Business

“Don’t bother me” “Solve your own problems” “Don’t tell me what to do” When I think of the phrase, Mind your own business, I recall hearing it on the playground when, after seeing someone cowering around a corner by themselves, approaching them to see if they were okay. The remark came from embarassment, maybe guilt, .. read more

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On January 20th, 2014, posted in: anxiety, asking for help, attitude, business, perspective by

Seth Godin has it right

A presentation client of mine sent me one of Seth Godin’s recent blog posts – The Fermata. She said to me, “Merri, this is what you are teaching me to do. You’ll love it!” As both a presenter and a singer, I do love it. I appreciate Godin’s metaphor of putting a hold on our time in .. read more

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On December 14th, 2012, posted in: managing self, pace, perspective, planning, schedule by

Rethink the Security Blanket

I love seasonal Charlie Brown clips, especially the Christmas ones. But you have to see this opener with Charlie Brown and the gang called Snowflakes. The clip opens with the gang enjoying the freshly falling snowflakes. In it, Linus’s skills at target practice also stand out. Lucy, not wanting to be undone by her younger, blanket-toting sibling, flings .. read more

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On December 6th, 2011, posted in: perspective, Security blanket by