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When Words and Actions Conflict, Actions Carry the Stronger Message

When Words and Actions Conflict, Actions Carry the Stronger Message are you duplicitous?

Do you have a friend who you KNOW differs from you with regard to faith, politics, relationships, social issues, etc? Is there a difference in how you relate to them ...
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the unintentional message behind accepting the status quo.

the unintentional message behind accepting the status quo.

Check it out. Such a cute video. Encouraging. A great example of optimism. But another thought nags at me. Scroll below the video if you care to explore that thought ...
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problem solving and benchmarking.

problem solving and benchmarking. facing a problem? search for what's been done before.

I'm not that special. I feel like I've written about this before, but when I'm facing a problem, I tend to believe that someone, somewhere, sometime has faced either my ...
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Don't Insulate Yourself from Developmental Feedback (constructive criticism). Be Brave. Seek it out.

Looking for a Qualified Teacher or Credible Mentor? 4 Things to Consider:

Recently, in a post entitled "Want to improve? Give people permission to tell you the truth." I wrote: "As scary as it is, if you REALLY want to improve, seek ...
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Memo to Me: Listen more than you talk.

Memo to Me: Listen more than you talk.

Remember: You can learn a lot about and from others. What they think... How they feel... Something they've learned... maybe even what they worry about or struggle with... when you ...
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Give the people you trust permission to tell you the truth

Want to improve? Give people permission to tell you the truth. (And don’t punish them for it)

Do you want to improve? To get better at what you do? If the only feedback you are receiving about the work you are doing... the risks you are taking ...
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09/2018 baseline fitness measurement.

09/2018 baseline fitness measurement. indo board, forearm plank and wall squat.

I turned 54 three days ago - another birthday without consistent daily fitness, so I thought I'd find out how far I've regressed by taking an indo board lunch break ...
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satan hates potential.

satan hates potential. if you've got it, he's going to try and sabotage you.

Memo to me: Satan hates potential. If you find yourself under spiritual attack or facing problems that derail or discourage you from following God's will and direction for your life, ...
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my wish for you.

my wish for you.

54. today. Little introspective, gotta admit. With all the birthday wishes, combined with the fact that today is the closing show of my daughter's most professional role to date, I ...
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It Doesn't Matter if You CAN. It matters if you DO.

It Doesn’t Matter if You CAN. It matters if you DO.

Lots of people CAN do something. Not everyone does. There's opportunity in that. If you have a talent, be a good steward of it. Find a teacher. or teachers ...
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Who Sent the Stronger Message at the 2018 Tony Awards? De Niro? Orin Wolf? or the Audience?

Who Sent the Stronger Message at the 2018 Tony Awards? De Niro? Orin Wolf? or the Audience?

Some might say De Niro sent the strongest message. From the looks of the internet on June 11th, he got more attention than ANYTHING else that happened at the 2018 ...
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Cheesy Sausage Pasta (with an Optional Kick)

Cheesy Sausage Pasta (with an Optional Kick)

This has become one of my son's favorite dishes and I've taught him how to make it so I thought I'd document the process with photos for when he wants ...
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Buzz Lightyear and Woody Duplicity Everywhere

duplicity. duplicity everywhere. whenever words and actions conflict, the actions carry the stronger – truer – message.

The following excerpt came to me via private message a few weeks before the 2016 presidential election: "I enjoy a political discussion with someone who actually thinks, explores, and discusses ...
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People talking without speaking. People hearing without listening.

People talking without speaking. People hearing without listening. Why would anyone want to engage in conversation with someone who thinks they are stupid?

I should NOT have gone on facebook. So. much. hate. contemptuous mocking. sarcasm. ridicule. Not just for DT, but for everyone who doesn't overtly hate him. My facebook feed was ...
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"But there ain't no point in talking when there's nobody listening so we just ran away."

“But there ain’t no point in talking when there’s nobody listening so we just ran away.”

It was facebook's "On This Day" feature that prompted me. Browsing through all my facebook posts on January 16th from 2010 through 2017 got me thinking. What had I posted ...
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