How to Stop Sinking Yourself

I begin today’s post with a brief tale involving a friend of mine. His situation may sound pretty familiar to you. He decided to read a book. A very, very popular one. He eagerly began the first page, then got a bit further in and realized he wasn’t quiiiiiite loving it. By page 30 or so he realized that he…well, he hated it. I mean he hated it.  Didn’...
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The One Blog Post You Should Read Today

I have a confession to make. I begin by admitting that last week I told a friend of mine she should get a new accountant. I told another friend she should read a certain book during her vacation. And I told another he should quit a board he’s sat on for years. Oh, and I just told you that you should read this blog post today. I stated all of these b...
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Some Very Crappy, Very Good News

I have some crappy news for you... ...but, if you choose to take this quick ride with me, you’ll soon see it’s actually quite good. I begin with a series of crappy events in the life of Deirdre over the past month: Got a nasty ick bug that lasted a good two weeks. Didn’t get accepted into a project I thought I was totally perfect for ...
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The Unexpected Lesson from Six Legs on Southwest

So last week was a Southwest Airlines extravaganza. We began the first of six legs at the start of the week, flying up to northern California for work, then back home to San Diego. Two days later, a presentation brought us to Providence, RI and back (plus a layover each way). Let me say now that I LOVE Southwest. Such friendly people and such good snacks ...
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Why You Must Consider the Other Option

Recently I needed a favor. I was working on a new project, and I was stuck. Really stuck. I needed advice on how to “unstick” from someone who’d been there. And I knew who that perfect someone was. Martha Martha was awesome. She’d done something similar to what I was trying to do and she’d hit it out of the park. She was also smart and nice. The kin...
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The Incredibly Surprisingly Simple Way to Do the Thing You Can’t Get Yourself to Do

So it was time to do the bills again this week. If you know anything about me – or you’ve read a few of my posts on the subject – you know that I hate doing bills. Really hate doing them. Maybe even more than you do. Why? Because doing bills isn’t just about paying bills. It’s about analyzing and projecting the business. It’s about coming face-to-f...
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