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There’s No Such Thing As “At The End of The Day”

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Photo by Ian McGowan on Unsplash  The end of the day happens every day. It is predictable. But the phrase “at the end of the day” is so ubiquitous that it seems to be news that each day ends. Politicians use it, children use it, but most of all, people who are work-ing use it. I think it […]

Does Low-Hanging Fruit Exist?

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Photo by Lotte Löhr on Unsplash “First, we will go after the ­low-hanging fruit.” We have all heard that comment and it makes my hair catch on fire. It is a big mistake. Do not go there. Looking for that fruit is a false hope. Low-hanging fruit does not exist. If it ever existed, it was picked long […]

Where Is Your Road Map Taking You?

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There is that nagging question that comes up every day, “What’s the PLAN?” It conjures up guilt and questions about ­self-worth. Plans come by many ­names—it could be called the strategy, it could be the plain old bud-get, or it could be called something exotic like “the Five Pillars to Success.” My favorite name is […]