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Monday Morning Motivator: IN THE END IT'S ALL ABOUT DINNER...

IN THE END IT'S ALL ABOUT DINNER...  No really, it is. I mean, it is for me. It starts really early in the morning, usually when I'm running around the reservoir in Central Park with Jim and Willa (our Golden Retriever), and Jim says, "So what do you feel like for dinner? Jim's a really good cook. Really good. He took over most of the cooking - and food shopping - when Kate, our first daughter was born. His chili is so famous that the recipe has been requested by - and given to - scores of New…See More
Oct 13
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Monday Morning Motivator: IF YOU CAN CONNECT, YOU WIN...

 IF YOU CAN CONNECT, YOU WIN... It's true. If you can genuinely touch people, if you can speak so that they can actually hear you, if you can show them how much you care and that you are on their side - and mean it down to your core - you've got 'em. Connecting is an art. It takes understanding, total awareness and absolute honesty. And guts. Why? Because to truly move people you can't hold back. You've got to show your cards, be vulnerable, even be willing to look a bit foolish to get your…See More
Oct 6
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Monday Morning Motivator: ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE...

 ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE... It is. And we are "players" on it - however reluctant, at times. But maybe that's because we make it - being a "player" - harder than it needs to be. I hear what I call "negative typecasting" from people just about every day. "I"m not the 'creative type.'" "I'm not the 'operational type'" "I'm not the 'salesman type." "I'm not the type to stand up in front of people and talk. I'd rather kill myself!" Boy, I hear that one just about every day. Like yesterday. "No…See More
Sep 29
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Monday Morning Motivator: THINK YOU'VE LOST IT?

THINK YOU'VE LOST IT? No, I don't mean your mind (we call that "going squirrely" in our family...) 'tho that's an ever present danger - for me, anyway...I mean a thing. And just for the record, misplacing something is just as bad as losing it - you go into the same kind of panic. You know: where are your glasses, your iPhone (I've written a lot about "The Lost iPhone Panic" - oy), your backpack or workbag, your ID to get into your office building...the list goes on and on. And when you travel,…See More
Sep 22
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Monday Morning Motivator: SOMETIMES YOU JUST GOTTA LAUGH...

SOMETIMES YOU JUST GOTTA LAUGH...  Greek playwrights knew what they were doing when they created Comedy - as an antidote to Tragedy. Without comic playwrights like Aristophanes, ("The Frogs"), a steady diet of Sophocles, ("Oedipus Rex"), would've been tough to take. Of course, comedy has always been a great panacea in tough times. Comics were never hotter than in the Great Depression. And who did we send over to perk up our troops during World War Two? Our best comedians...like Bob Hope. And…See More
Sep 15
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Monday Morning Motivator: ROLLING AROUND IN LOVE...

ROLLING AROUND IN LOVE...   It seems like there's a lot of hate out there...floating around, looking for a place to land. What we're vehemently against has, for the moment, won the day over what we're passionately for. And the hate can land just about anywhere - on a country, a company, a government, an idea...a person. In fact, I don't think I've ever been aware of it or felt it - hate - quite so strongly. Maybe I was just lucky - or not paying attention. Or maybe it's the 24-hour news cycle…See More
Sep 8
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Monday Morning Motivator: IT'S NOT ABOUT THE SHOES...

IT'S NOT ABOUT THE SHOES...  Every now and then life hands us the chance to define ourselves. These moments - sometimes big, more often, little - usually don't come all gift wrapped with fanfare and hoopla. Of course, the big ones are pretty easy to spot. The little ones, well, they're pretty easy to miss. And the thing is, it's the little ones that add up...and allow us to complete that all important, self-defining sentence: "I'm_____ and I'm the one who......." Here's an example from my own…See More
Sep 2
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Monday Morning Motivator: ARE YOU CRAZY? SHE'S JUST A DOG!!!

ARE YOU CRAZY? SHE'S JUST A DOG!!!                                                One of the many good things about our Golden Retriever, Willa, is she's happy... She wakes up happy and stays that way - unless there's a solid reason not to be. And from her very upbeat point of view, there aren't all that many. I mean, if…See More
Aug 25
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Aug 21
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Monday Morning Motivator: BECOMING MRS. DOUBTFIRE

  BECOMING MRS. DOUBTFIRE      Not so long ago, there was a piece on CNN where their chief medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, talked about what it takes to be truly creative. He interviewed rappers, jazz musicians and stand-up comics, among others, and it turns out that what it all boils down to is, "letting go." (No surprise there, right?) And of course, it's true. If you want to create something truly new - in any medium, in any arena, in any endeavor - if you really want to "make it…See More
Aug 18
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Monday Morning Motivator: A "TAPAS" APPROACH TO LIFE...

A "TAPAS" APPROACH TO LIFE...   I love tapas. I really do. I love those very small plates of delicious morsels - like marinated olives mixed with bits of Manchego or warm almonds fried in olive oil, sprinkled with salt and served while they're still warm - or toasted bread spread with a dollop of roasted garlic aioli and topped with marinated sardines or red peppers... Seriously, I can taste them right now. Did you know that "tapas" comes from the word "tapar," which means "to cover" and that…See More
Aug 11
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Monday Morning Motivator: YOU COME, TOO...

YOU COME, TOO...  Ever since I can remember, I've Ioved this simple, soothing poem by Robert Frost...                   The Pasture  "I'm going out to clean the pasture spring;I'll only stop to rake the leaves away(And wait to watch the water clear, I may):I sha'n't be gone long.-You come too.  I'm going out to fetch the little calfThat's standing by the mother. It's so young,It totters when she licks it with her tongue.I sha'n't be gone long.-You come too." "You come, too." What a loving…See More
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Monday Morning Motivator: IN THE END IT'S ALL ABOUT DINNER...

IN THE END IT'S ALL ABOUT DINNER... 

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Posted by Gail Blanke on October 13, 2014 at 5:00am

Monday Morning Motivator: IF YOU CAN CONNECT, YOU WIN...

 IF YOU CAN CONNECT, YOU WIN...

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Posted by Gail Blanke on October 6, 2014 at 5:00am

Monday Morning Motivator: ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE...

 

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Posted by Gail Blanke on September 29, 2014 at 5:00am

Monday Morning Motivator: THINK YOU'VE LOST IT?

THINK YOU'VE LOST IT?



No, I don't mean your mind (we call that "going squirrely" in our family...) 'tho that's an ever present…

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Posted by Gail Blanke on September 22, 2014 at 5:00am

Monday Morning Motivator: SOMETIMES YOU JUST GOTTA LAUGH...

SOMETIMES YOU JUST GOTTA LAUGH...



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Posted by Gail Blanke on September 15, 2014 at 5:00am

 
 
 

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