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Making a Living by Doing What You Love

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Making a Living by Doing What You Love

A writer friend once said that she quit going to writers’ conferences because everyone was depressed and unemployed. Putting herself in that kind of environment didn’t make her very excited about a career in writing. It seems that many people find it hard to use their artistic talents for a financially viable career. I think […]

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Measuring Success: Significance or Just Staying Busy?

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Measuring Success: Significance or Just Staying Busy?

Recently, I spoke at a conference in Indiana. I spent the morning with four hundred attendees and then closed their event with a keynote address. Afterwards, I worked on a writing project at Starbucks. Later, I ate dinner at a local restaurant and then returned to my hotel room where I watched an episode of […]

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Politically Correct Diversity

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Politically Correct Diversity

A priest, a rabbi, and a prostitute walked into a bar. The bartender said, “What is this, a joke?” That bit would not play particularly well in a church or a synagogue. It might not even play that well in a blog. But here’s the point: Over the years, the acceptance of certain types of […]

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Well, That Was Awkward

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Well, That Was Awkward

One of our favorite restaurants has an eclectic menu. The owners are a German-Chinese couple so, you can order Wiener schnitzel and spaetzle with a side of moo goo gai pan. The food is delicious but the entertainment is odder than the menu. On most weekend nights, a woman dressed in lederhosen plays an accordion […]

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My Mind Helps Me Sleep

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My Mind Helps Me Sleep

It’s common for my wife to wake up around 3:00 a.m. and have a hard time getting back to sleep. This is not due to my snoring. While I may snore occasionally, I don’t snore that much or that loudly. And I’m not hanging all over her in some sort of romantic dream state. Usually, […]

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Learning from the Journey

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Learning from the Journey

Part I The past thirty days has been quite a journey. Along the way, I discovered a few valuable things about myself, my family, and life in general. And isn’t that what our journey through life is all about—discovery, reflection, and understanding? On January 9th, my mother died. She was 94 years-old and until a […]

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Articles of Interest

Articles of Interest

As a way to add a bit more value to your newsletter subscription and to expand beyond simply Ron’s opinion, we regularly share other online articles that relate to the “Do it Well, Make it Fun” philosophy. We’ve also included some books in this issue. We hope you find them helpful. What the Most Successful […]

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The Magic is in the Choice

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The Magic is in the Choice

Have you ever made a decision and then later thought, “What was I thinking?” It happened to me once when I ate a Cinnabon at a roadside service center on Route 95 in Maryland. About an hour after I inhaled it, I felt as if I had eaten a large wheel of dense sugar-laced putty […]

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Connections: The Key to the Holidays and Beyond

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Connections: The Key to the Holidays and Beyond

After replacing 150 burned-out bulbs on my pre-lit artificial Christmas tree, I was ready to toss the entire Faux Frasier Fir out the window and let it fend for itself among the real trees. But I persevered and ordered 150 more bulbs to complete the bulb management effort I had neglected over the past five […]

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Being Skeptical But Not Cynical or Pessimistic

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Being Skeptical But Not Cynical or Pessimistic

Ever felt skeptical? Cynical? Or even pessimistical (I wanted it to rhyme)? Lately, I’ve been discouraged by all the negativity I see on the internet, in the news, and at the gates of every airport in America. It’s amazing how one flight delay can turn a reasonably logical person into a raving maniac who acts […]

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