The answer might seem to be good intentions. Not a great or durable driving surface for a car or life. Good intentions can be misinterpreted. Good intentions can lead to disappointment. Good intentions are the stuff over promise and under deliver is made from. Good intentions are words not actions.
What is a better pavement? Actions. Live your road with actions. Which are intentions fulfilled.
Food for thought. Over scheduled, wanting something for others that they don’t want with the same conviction, is really nothing more that good intentions with a false premise.
Think before you intend. It will save a ton of wasted energy.
With a very tight housing inventory, what are buyers and sellers to do?
You are thinking about selling your home. Here are question you need to ask yourself before you start the process.
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There a so much talk about work/life balance. The thought is that it is vital to higher productivity, mental and physical health and strengthening of relationships sounds great!
I have avoided detaching from business, routine life and relaxation most of my life. There were always excuses; the big project or deal will fall apart, clients will go so,where else, I will miss opportunity…. but this was a false narrative that I learned innocently from my father. He “selflessly” worked non-stop; when very young, trips to my mom’s parents, when I as older, trips with my mom to Europe. It does matter what the reason, true or not, he was a working martyr .
So, as we all learn from the behavior of those of influence around us, I too, have lived as a working martyr. I may have gone on more “vacations”, played more golf rounds, but the sword of the work battle was always by my side.
Fear and lack of trust. Fear that all will fail, fear that I was not deserving, fear of what others might think. And lack of trust? Not trusting those around me to take care of things, fear that all would be free track upon my return, fear.
Today, I sit by the ocean. Disconnected (more than usual) from the routine. Life is going on. I have learned to trust my teammates, trust my clients and acknowledge that it is okay to disconnect. Will there be a challenge or two to take care of when I return? Of course. But no scorched earth.
The ego driven fear and lack of trust that holds us in our cycles of life is far more destructive then the small hiccups from disconnecting.
I am happy I have. It still a long road, but as time goes by, the road is getting shorted. Now is the time to take a detour or two ant breath.
I revel today in the gift of faith. On Easter, the world has the opportunity to rejoice in saving grace. In our God who loves all, without exception. Love to the point of giving us a Savior. To many the concept is too far fetched and Easter eggs and bunny rabbits are an easy way to dodge the subject. I find Easter to be even more important to my faith then any of the other marks on the calendar we have. Today is a day of true freedom. Freedom from self, freedom from sin and the freedom to have eternal life. All that is required is simple faith.
Judge people by where they came from
… Judge people by where they’re going
Choices come with responsibility
… People can’t be trusted to make good choices
Redemption is possible
… Past actions define the future
People with authority should be held accountable
… People with authority should do what they want
It’s most efficient to slot people into tracks early
… There’s potential in everyone
Because I said so
… Let’s figure it out
Talent is inborn
… Skill is earned
Investing in culture change pays off
… People are separate from the culture
Push people away
… Pull people closer
Conserve it for later
… Use it all
Wait to get picked
… Pick yourself
It takes a village
… You can do it by yourself
… Look back
Open doors for others
… Take what you can
As long as it’s not against the law it’s fine
… Do what’s right