201604.05
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Alive in the Fear

  I’m not sure what fear is. An emotion? A belief? A self-imposed obstacle? A fantasy To make me think Nothing could be better than here? Than the long hours of work And nearly empty bank account? Than the empty womb, Empty home, And empty days? Perhaps fear is simply something we place on the…

201604.04
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Six Things You Must Know Before You Hire Your First Workers

Notice that I said “workers”, not employees. I know you have been reading the articles online and in entrepreneur magazines that imply (if not directly tell) you should always hire independent contractors, interns, and volunteers before you hire employees to build your business. I read them, too. I hear the start-up founders talk about the ways they “saved money” by…

201603.29
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Talent is Overrated; Deliberate Practice is What Makes Great Performance

I was first introduced to Geoff Colvin‘s book, Talent is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from  Everyone Else, on a first date nearly four years ago. It was the afternoon of August 18, 2012, and we were walking toward Hell’s Kitchen, after visiting the Intrepid Museum. He was a shy English as a Foreign Language teacher who…

201601.27
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How to Find Peace

I am becoming nothing more than who I am. No more pretending. No more proving (or disproving). No more “love” with conditions. No more clutter in my mind or in my heart. I clean them daily. I am free. I am loved. I am me. I have all I need. I am all that I…

201601.18
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Forgiveness

I forgive you for not being tall and thin and blonde. I forgive you for looking like him, having his genes and hers which make you more susceptible to certain diseases and ailments. I know you want love just like I do and are confused that your best qualities aren’t seen as enough. Even by…

201601.14
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Four Things You Need to Know About Worker Classification

I cringe every time that I read an article in an entrepreneur magazine that encourages readers to use independent contractors, instead of hiring employees, to build their new businesses. It’s not that independent contractors are a bad idea, but encouraging their use without elaborating on the very detailed criteria for proper classifying a worker as…