Disney Rooftop Fireworks

File this under over-the-top-adventures – literally. We’re staying at one of our favorites places at Disney World and our suite is on the top/19th floor. From our balcony, we can see Epcot theme park where each evening they do a great fireworks and laser show. It hasn’t changed much in 20-30 years but it’s still […]

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How do you know what it means?

A very old Chinese man and his young son lived during a period of much civil strife. They were considered rich by the villagers because they owned a horse. One morning, the son awoke to find his horse had run away. Running to his father, he informed him of this tragedy, saying this was the […]

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If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you But make allowance for their doubting too, If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies, Or being […]

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Genetic Scapegoat Loose

O where o where has our little scapegoat gone, o where o where can it be? For nearly ten years, I’ve been working to educate people on the importance and impact of their environment on not only their success but on their health.  Even before the Human Genome Project, Americans were all too happy to […]

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Don’t Be a Sucker

PT Barnum said “There’s a customer born every minute.”  Yup.  Now as with many quotes attributed to famous people, this one is more likely to be recounted as “There’s a sucker born every minute.”  While it is disputed that PT Barnum was that disingenuous with his customer base, this quote is also true. Here’s the […]

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Tornado of Priorities

Most people would argue that tasks that are both “urgent” and “important” should be their top priorities when organizing their agendas. I am challenging you to think otherwise. Remembering that most every priority that is both urgent AND important was once only important.  It only became urgent to do because it was ignored or missed altogether.  […]

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What is Keeping You from Your Ideal Life?

Gravity! “From the space program, we learn that tremendous power is needed to clear the pull of Earth’s gravity. So it is with breaking old habits. Breaking deeply embedded habits such as procrastinating, criticizing, overeating, or laziness involves more than a little wishing and willpower. Often our own resolve is not enough. We need reinforcing […]

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John McCain – Wrong Again Sir

Bending the laws – I’m sorry, this is bad for criminals but most certainly bad for politicians. Here’s a quick story.  A middle-aged man, fresh from drowning his troubles gets behind the wheel of his SUV.  There were warning signs that those around him missed.  His wife who considered his drinking a bothersome, but untouchable […]

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30,000 Ago

Where has the time gone?  We’ve been so busy trying to improve/grow our businesses that this blog has become an after-thought – a search engine friendly archive of sorts. Let’s see if we can change that.  Hard to remember that, at one point, this lil blog had 30,000 reads a month at one time and my […]

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10 Weeks to Save

Reminder that GM is closing dealerships and this year’s economic stimulus package allows you to save big bucks on a new car purchase through Dec 31.  The stimulus incentive will deduct your sales tax (if you have sales tax in your state).  For us, that’s $2600 on our new suburban we purchased in September which is […]

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