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…

201512.11
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If I Ran for President

If I ran for President, I would only serve one term because I would answer the questions asked with directness but without the burn. I would be too authentic and too female, white, and educated, not just in law school or big business, but in church, books, psychotherapy, and nature. Having been a victim several…

201512.04
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Why Not You?

I could be angry, and some days I am. Then, I see the young woman at the bus stop smoking a cigarette and checking her smartphone from a wheelchair. I could be lazy, and occasionally I am. I want someone else to do the heavy lifting. That’s why they get paid more or got elected….