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We Need More Life

It is an incredible time right now for a profession that sometimes can be overlooked and undervalued by many, yet few can argue the positive impact from the expertise, products, services, and results produced by it. I have been biased about this profession for well over 50 years, even long before I ever knew it existed. I am forever indebted to my parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles for the ritual that happened every spring as the rototillers, hoes, string lines for making rows, seed packages, seed potatoes, tomato plants of all varieties, onion sets and sweet corn were all assembled and positioned to be planted in the garden. At five years old, I lived on a gravel road in Northern, Ohio, where there were seven houses in a row all occupied by my parents, my mom's brothers and sisters, and their families.
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Streaking

From the moment my RUNNERS WORLD magazine arrived last month, I have been thinking about how to create a newsletter around the interesting topic of STREAKING. For those in your late 50s and above, the words "running and streaking" may draw up a memory of the 1974 Ray Steven's song "They Call Him the Streak." (It was nominated for country music's top single and top album of the year.) Life was much simpler back then, and for those who want to take a trip down memory lane or are just curious about what in the world I'm talking about, we have provided the link to Ray's video at the end of this newsletter. 
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Is Life Passing You By?

I really struggled with the title of this week's newsletter. I certainly have an idea of what I would like to communicate, and possibly presenting some alternative titles will help me get started in doing that. "Has your company outgrown you?". . . "Are you struggling to stay relevant?". . . "Have you given up and hope no one notices?" Now, before you stop reading because you may be thinking this is going down a negative path, give me a couple more sentences to explain. I think about all of the positive quotes we have put at the bottom of this newsletter, all of the topics that had a positive message, and the emails that have come back from many of you each week adding a thought or two. All of this causes a question to cry out in my brain. "WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR?"
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Building Your Attitude

on 4/24/20 10:59 AM By | Jim Paluch, President, JP Horizons, Inc. | 0 Comments | Choices Attitude
A Zillion Choices I am always a little hesitant to write about attitude because so much has been written and spoken about it in the past. We all know its effect on our success or failure, contentment or discontentment, happiness or despair. We all know what attitude does, and yet there always seems to be some old idea that whips us back into shape with a quick attitude adjustment or something new that helps it all make sense, one more time. I am no different than anyone else in that I continually need the reinforcement of hearing again about the things I know but sometimes neglect to do. No matter how many different things we've heard about having a great attitude, it seems safe to broach the subject again with the hopes to positively influence the thoughts we hold today.
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HOLD ON ! ! !

Thoughts to Hold On To HOLD ON ! ! ! As I write those two words, I think how they could be the beginning of numerous newsletters that would emphasize a variety of emotions, struggles, victories, frustrations, breakthroughs, and memories, all coming as a result of the challenging time we are traveling through. It could be a newsletter with the opening line something such as, "HOLD ON to happiness anywhere you can find it, and use it to build other positive emotions to keep you motivated."
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