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Knowledge alone is not power

“Knowledge is power.” [“ipsa scientia potestas est” (‘knowledge itself is power‘)] ~ Sir Francis Bacon Forgive me, Sir, but I disagree. Knowledge in and of itself is a base for power, but it is not itself power. What good does knowledge do if you don’t use it? Don’t act upon it? Don’t let it inform […]

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First impressions don’t always stay true, and then what?

Ever meet someone and think they’re awesome and then after you continue to develop a relationship with them, realize a few red flags may have been missing from that first encounter? Or maybe you met someone and your first impression was meh but it wasn’t until the fifth meeting you realized this was a relationship worth developing? Google quotes […]

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Starting the year as a Chicagoan

2016 was a year of big change. In April my wife and I picked up and moved from Los Angeles to Chicago (after much discussion about where and when and how to do so). Then as if that huge change weren’t enough for someone who’s lived her whole life in Los Angeles, in November I made the […]

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2017 – a new chapter in the book of authentic realities

The New Chapter: Simplicity and Growth in 2017 2017, a new year in a new city. Now that I’ve pulled the shrink wrap off the year and am starting to get the pieces out and play around with 2017 a bit, I want to share some things that are working for me right now. While I’ve gone back […]

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Thursday Thought – The Problem is…

“The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem.” —Unknown A few months ago my wife and I were traveling together and our return flight home was delayed due to mechanical issues with the plane. First the delay was 30 minutes, then an hour, then four. Next thing we knew, […]

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Thursday Thought: So Can You (Friday Edition)

“If they can do it, so can you.” —Unknown A couple months ago I ran the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon in Chicago and saw a sign that read, “If Trump can run, so can you!” While that was bit bit of a play on words, it got me thinking about the whole, ‘if they can […]

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