Pay Dues: The Cost of Doing Business

“Nothin’ from nothin’ leaves nothin’. You gotta have somethin’ if you wanna be with me. ” ~Billy Preston Freedom isn’t free. There is a cost for everything. Understanding this is a foundational stone for all entrepreneurial ventures. It is an integrity jewel that will give you access to maximize everything you do. As your start-up…

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Life plans

Life is what you make it. So I’ve been told. Sometimes, I wonder if life actually makes me. Image: https://youtu.be/QzWCrkvbJo0 I try to be a good planner. I update tasks in my daily planner, on my phone calendar, and in my strategies book (as needed). I’m not tightly wound around my system, but I do…

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Fatalistic Impressions

Of all the isms, I’m most annoyed by the rhetoric of fatalism. Where there is no hope for change, there is literally no hope. Period. I am always taken aback when I hear someone ramble on about how their life is ordered by a script that they cannot alter and have no responsibility in it’s…

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Friends 2.0: How many of us have them?

“Friends. How many of us have them? Friends. The ones we can depend on?” ~ Whodini (1984) These lyrics have been stuck in my head for days. I think it’s time to mull them over, so that I can let them go. Friends. How many of us have them? I hope we all have two…

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Parents need good standards

We raised our children with rules to follow. Standards. Expectations of how they conducted themselves. Don’t lie (thieves lie so if you’ll lie you might steal). Don’t spit (it’s gross)! Don’t date until you’re sixteen (sons and daughters). Simple don’ts. I caught several of them in lies over their preteen and teen years. Things like…

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An Empty Shell

Not being present while you’re present is equivalent to being out of mind while you’re still in sight. Ever eat dinner with someone that was on social networks the majority of the time? They took an “usie” of y’all while you were waiting to be seated. Smile for the ‘gram! They snapped y’all’s chat about…

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Someone else’s shoes

Here is an ism that I encourage my children to live by: Just keep walking and you’ll end up in someone else’s shoes. Reread it… I’ll wait 👍🏽 It has been my observation in life that there is nothing new under the sun. All situations have a component that is universal. We may not all…

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I Can’t Eat Your Cake

I have a serious question. I sincerely need help understanding why I can’t have my cake and eat it too. What am I supposed to do with the cake? Just look at it? I’m inclined to think not. Everyone has a different flavor palette, so maybe whoever thought of this saying didn’t like cake. That’s…

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