Monthly Archives: October 2012

Path to ‘Amway House’ Began With Dream to Get Wife Home

If you are an executive with Starbucks, then does that mean your home is the “Starbucks House”? Andrew Mason has made a mint with Groupon, so should we refer to his abodes (I’m guessing he has more than one) as…

When ‘Just Showing Up’=100%

There’s a popular saying: “90 percent of life is just showing up.” That might seem like an overstatement, but there are times—like today—when it’s actually an underestimation. Two hours after we received confirmation that my son’s soccer team would be…

‘Do One Thing Every Day That Scares You’

I saw a bumper sticker yesterday with this phrase: Do one thing every day that scares you. The quote is attributed to former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. There are variations on the point that Roosevelt was communicating. Another way of…

WWDB And Its Principled ‘Cardinal Rule': On the Money

“Don’t mess with anyone’s money.” I first heard that statement when I became associated with World Wide DreamBuilders (WWDB). It was one of the organization’s “cardinal rules” and referred to financial integrity, particularly in paying bonus checks to those in your…

OnLineCollege.org Offers Focused & Effective Look at Distraction

A couple of months ago, I wrote about steps I’ve taken to not get distracted and to stay focused. While my efforts have improved greatly, I have recently come across  a few additional helpful pointers as well as resources from OnLineCollege.org’s piece entitled:…

What Do You Value More in Life: Being Right or Being Happy?

Do you want to be right or do you want to be happy? The words sliced through me when I heard Michi Woods speak them, years ago, at a conference known as Free Enterprise Days. Along with her husband, Mike,…

Maybe Out of Our Country’s Reach, But Not Yours: Get to Zero!

As the 2012 Presidential election campaign hits the back stretch, numbers are flying all over the place–unemployment figures, the controversial “47%” after the hidden video of Mitt Romney surfaced, and dollar amounts in the millions, billions and even trillions. If…

Home Schooling: BAFFL-Style

It’s that time of year when people again have been asking how school is going. For those who know us, they realize that we’re in the fourth year of home-schooling our 9-year-old boy/girl twins. The name we’ve given our school:…