More Work, Less Talk

I used to joke in the past with some of my associates. We would have deadlines to meet and in passing, I would notice the conversations were more focused on the previous night’s event rather than the current task at hand. I would tell them, “More work, less talk.” I wasn’t hard on them, but […]

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The Dark Side

Should I be concerned about my little boy? A couple of days ago, we were watching The Empire Strikes Back. After Luke lost his hand, Darth Vader said, “Join me, and together we can rule the galaxy as father and son.” Alec looked at me and said, “I think that if I was Luke, I […]

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Perfecting My Art

I create a post. I feel really strong about the message and the quality of the content. Later, I check the stats. No likes, little traffic, minimal interest. I thought my stuff was good. So why didn’t anybody care to read it? It is hard not to take it personal. When I first started I […]

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From Point A to B

Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most. -Buddha It is a new day. Today we start at Point A and begin the journey to Point B. It should be easy to figure out what our Point A is. It is where we are right here, right now. You […]

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The Frailty of Life

We all know that death could come for us at any moment. But we usually don’t give it much thought, until we, or the ones close to us, near that threshold. When we are not mindful of death, when it feels far away, we tend to find importance in things that are really not very […]

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Listening To That Voice

Do you have a life’s work? Perhaps a field or industry that needs to be improved or even invented. Was there something that called to you? Something that touched your heart in such a way that you had no choice but to respond with a simple, “Here I am.” “Here I am.” That was Samuel’s […]

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Legacy

Seneca writes that his works are going to last throughout the ages. He even states that he has the ability to take others with him in his legacy. There may not be a lot known about the life of Lucilius, but his name has lived on through the letters addressed to him by Seneca. You […]

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Aim High

I was speaking to an associate today who told me he has a five year plan to leave his manufacturing job. I asked him what he was planning to do. His reply: play the stock market, get his money, and then get out. Of course, I was initially skeptical of this plan. This has to […]

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How Big Is Your Universe?

Over the last several months, I began a habit of storing most of my projects on a thumb drive. I did it for convenience, because it gave me the ability to have the same data at work and at home. Those projects are what I believe the foundations of my life’s work, at least what […]

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Consistently Winning the Day

Albert Einstein gets credited for the quote, “Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” This makes sense if you are stuck and can’t figure out how to fix a problem. But what if you wanted to get yourself stuck, why would you keep doing different things? If you are […]

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