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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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Hardworking People Are Easy to Like

"Hardworking people are easy to like."  For almost 30 years, my friend Nick DiBenedetto, President of ND LANDSCAPING in Boston, has been providing me with some great original quotes that still echo around in my head to this day, when the situation calls for it. There are many I could mention here and few I would have to leave out. Classics like "How can you be a motivational speaker if you have never run a marathon?" That's how he got me to run the Boston Marathon with him (as a bandit for those marathon enthusiasts, sorry!) I think of those words often when I am challenging myself to try something new or just to live up to whatever role I am in at the time. "Come on brotha, you have run six miles before." That one came at mile 20 of the marathon when I was tired and not sure I wanted to continue . . . I did . . . and it inspires me in many situations today when I have the urge to quit.
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Human Becoming

on 2/25/20 11:20 AM By | Jim Paluch, President, JP Horizons, Inc. | 0 Comments | Personal Growth
The Privileges of Being Human - That's an interesting statement, so let's explore it for a few minutes. What would be your number-one answer if you were tasked with the assignment to create a list of the top-ten privileges associated with being human? Go ahead and think about it for a moment, and then let's discuss some possible number-one answers. Perhaps what popped into your mind first was the old cliché, "I'm only human!" Being able to say this is a privilege because it allows us to realize that we are not perfect and, for many of us, far from it. So, we have a free pass to mess up, because we are only human.
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