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Mettle to Metal

In the days ahead, let's try to remember the reason for these games. The celebration of excellence through great physical and mental endeavor. All of these athletes have invested countless hours and sacrificed much to spend as few as seconds taking their skill to the highest possible heights. Often fate is a bad patch of … Continue reading

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NOW: The Art of Being ‘In The Moment’

Have you ever found yourself driving when suddenly “awakened” and realize you are miles down the the road from last you remember?  You were not asleep, but you clearly drove the car for some distance without being conscious of steering. Everyone drifts away — taken by deeper thoughts, memories, anxieties and emotions — to an … Continue reading

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#Millenials: Find the #Moment

“There is surely nothing other than the single purpose of the present moment.  A person’s life is a succession of moment after moment. When one fully understands the present moment, there will be nothing else to do and nothing else to pursue.” This are the brilliant words of Yamamoto Tsunetomo, author of Hagukure or The … Continue reading

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Purpose, Work, Authenticity and Satisfaction

A recent Gallup study shows that a significant number of Americans are very dissatisfied with their job. The 2013 State of the American Workplace Report 2013 shows 30 percent of employees are engaged and inspired at work. Gallup surveyed more than 150,000 full- and part-time workers during 2012. That’s up from 28 percent in 2010. … Continue reading

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A Life Authentic

When my clients ask me to give them an example of a life lived authentically, I have often answer with a cliche-like response — Thomas Jefferson, Robert E. Lee, Mark Twain, Hunter S. Thompson.  Those were my stock and trade answers.  Until now. On May 23rd of this year, Bob Fletcher passed away with little … Continue reading

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The Eve of Disruption

It was 69 years ago today.  The largest single military armada in history departed England for the shores of France.  The Allied military coalition, unprecedented in the annals of recorded history, initiated the catalytic punch that would ultimately bring Nazi Germany to an end. The Soviets were pushing the Nazis hard and making great strides in … Continue reading