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The life you live is a choice and you should strive to be balanced and happy.  What’s the point of being successful if you can’t enjoy it with the people you care about.  Sometime we back ourselves into unnecessary corners. When  you are working, do your best maximize the value of your time for the benefit of the organization.  When you are at home, be present and focused with your family and friends.  Know the role you are playing in any given situation and do your best.

Saint Patrick: A Life of Significance and Lesson To Us All

The historical backdrop of the life of Saint Patrick is essential to understanding his monumental impact. Born in the late 4th century (around 385 AD), he lived during a significant transition in the Roman Empire, including the British Isles. This era was marked by the decline of Roman influence and the rise of various tribal

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Look in the Mirror, Not Out the Window

We could all use some more personal reflective time in front of a mirror.  In a world where it seems easier to point fingers than to clasp hands, too many of us are caught up in a relentless storm of fretting about factors outside our control. It’s as if an overwhelming wave of victim mentality

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Daily Leadership Thought #128 – Establish Healthy Boundaries, Then Be Disciplined About It

Most of this unhappiness, conflict and stress I see in the workplace and life these days comes down to an inability to establish healthy boundaries. By their very nature boundaries define us and indicate what are willing and not willing to tolerate. They are also a means to carve out what is important to us. Without boundaries you are simply making it up as you go along and dealing with life reactively without a compass.

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    Recommended Reading

  • The Universal Rules of Life

    Dr. Nabil Fanous

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    Developed by Dr Nabil Fanous—a surgeon, university professor and sought-after speaker—The Universal Rules of Life offers valuable insights into effective time management, personal fulfillment, and the path to professional success. Discover the easy and smart answers to the following questions that have intrigued you for years: What’s the one sentence that will get you what you want 50% of the time? […]

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  • Myself and Other More Important Matters

    Charles Handy

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    One of the world’s most influential living management thinkers, Charles Handy has year-after-year been listed alongside business gurus including Peter Drucker and Tom Peters in the prestigious Thinkers 50 list. His views on management — and life — have inspired and enlightened others for decades. Now, in Myself and Other More Important Matters, the bestselling author […]

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  • A Simpler Life: A guide to greater serenity, ease, and clarity

    The School of Life

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    We live in a complicated, frenzied, and noisy world, filled with too much information, too many products, ideas, and opinions. As a result, many of us long for simplicity: a pared down, more peaceful, and less cluttered life. This book is a guide to the simpler lives we crave and deserve. In it, we learn […]

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  • Death Checklist: Business Owners

    A resource to help business owners prepare for and plan for the event of their passing.  Sadly, too many leaders don’t spend enough time on the issue, and it can create significant issues for their family members and business colleagues

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  • Asher Longevity Institute

    Asher Longevity Institute’s passion is seeing others live a long, productive, and healthy life. We are committed to bringing the science and easy-to-implement lifestyle changes needed to live a much, much longer life and be totally active well into your 90s and beyond.

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    “Learn the big ideas from the world’s greatest books with 6-page PDFs, 20-min MP3s, and daily 2-5 minute practical micro lessons.”

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  • Myself and Other More Important Matters by Charles Handy

    Click for hard copy Chapter One – Are You Sure? The two zones of work and friendship operate best when they don’t overlap, because the perceptions of who we are do not become confused. The truth is that we all behave differently, in a way are different people, in different circumstances. Those who claim that […]

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  • Reflections On Life and Leading Book Excerpts – Part 2

    Very few of us have a life curve that is only upward sloping. The difference is that “lucky” people just do not let their periods of adversity define them in unhelpful ways. They just keep plugging away, learning from their mistakes, continuing to believe in themselves, and taking calculated risks anyway. Their worldview is usually […]

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  • Reflections on Life and Leading Book Excerpts – Part 1

      Your Life: I have always thought that the whole concept of work life balance is a bit of an illusion. It is difficult for me to imagine someone who has a life that is always completely in balance. Things don’t always work out this way. It’s like the idea of a fifty-fifty partnership or […]

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