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Category Archives: Work
Technological Innovation: Is the Alarm Clock Really Such a Great Thing?
The alarm clock is a great means of getting people up early so they can start the day running. But it’s not the best way, really, to start the day. Continue reading
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Major Decision? Don’t Be Rushed
Whether we’re buying something or considering a major life change, we are constantly pressured to make the decision fast. And if we don’t make the “right” decision, we’re blamed for being too hasty. Why not make it easier on ourselves and take the time we need in the first place? Continue reading
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Managing Thinking, Creative People — Why?
Look it up on the Internet sometime: how to manage people. It’s something business and corporation interests obsess about: How to Manage People Who Don’t Want to Be Managed Managing Difficult People Don’t Manage: Lead Be the Leader That People … Continue reading
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So American — Assigning Value Numbers to People
In the U.S., we pride ourselves on being a classless society, but we’re really not. We have our Hollywood idols, our political royalty, our Silicon Valley Influencers, and a selection of Instagram celebrities who are famous because . . . … Continue reading
Posted in america, Culture, Daily Life, Encouragement, inspirational, Life, Lifestyle, success, thinking, Work Tagged celebrity, good shepherd, important, rich, score, value 4 Comments
Choose Wisely Who Influences You
I remember the first time I ran into the word, “Influencers.” Something about it provoked a reaction of distaste, this idea that some complete stranger expected to shape the minds, beliefs, development, and character of others simply because they spoke … Continue reading
Posted in america, Business, church, Culture, Daily Life, Encouragement, Faith, Family, inspirational, Life, Lifestyle, self-improvement, spirituality, success, Work Tagged honest, influencer, question, read, reading, think 6 Comments
Multitasking What We Believe
Despite all we’ve been taught about multitasking, it’s unrealistic to expect to do two different things, at the same time, equally well. It’s bad enough when we juggle texting one person while we’re listening to another: quite frankly, the listening … Continue reading
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When You Live Smarter, Harder, Faster — You Don’t Live
Smarter, harder, faster. It is the mantra of U.S. corporate culture, which calls itself as the American Way, whatever that is. What it means is that we, the ordinary human beings who form the workforce that generates profits for the … Continue reading
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How Meaningful Is Your Job, and Your Life?
The other day I chatted with a young woman who was excited about her first “real” job, that of a counselor working with troubled and potentially suicidal clients. “It’s good to be doing something that means something, you know?” she … Continue reading
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“If you, even you, had only recognized on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes.” (Luke 19:42) When I was in college, I endured an extremely unhappy and bitter professor who, as … Continue reading
Just How Equal Are We in Our Society?
I live in a theoretically egalitarian society. I say theoretically because, although the Declaration of Independence which we, in my country, purport to honor, accept, and abide by (along with the Constitution of the United States) avers that “all men are … Continue reading
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