Category Archives: Fundamentals

Conditioning

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I have been haunted by this intractable, plaintive cry of employers: “We can’t retain employees – some leaving after only a day on the job!” Landscaper  After spending 3 hours a day on several very modest landscaping projects at our new, down-sized house, I think I finally GET IT!   I would not, personally, last more […]

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Boxing Ourselves In

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  At this very moment, I am watching my water sprinkler soaking parts of my driveway, sidewalk and the front street, along with my parched lawn.  However, I consider this wasteful practice a major STEP UP in my ability to navigate the vicissitudes of life! Here’s why: I have always fretted about WASTE.  I don’t […]

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Light Versus Dark

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There’s LIGHT and there’s DARK. In the beginning, there was only DARK.  DARK is the default and DARK dominates LIGHT. LIGHT has to be generated and has to PUSH THROUGH DARK.  This requires tremendous amounts of energy input and expenditure. DARK only absorbs energy.  In the extreme case, it SUCKS UP ALL THE ENERGY IN […]

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Six Principles

I’ve been amazed and dumbfounded by the number of disparate sources that capsulize the essential elements for successful living in packets of SIX.  This all started with my personal attempt to capsulize the elements essential for success in the workplace.  It turned out to be SIX!   (NOTE: Stephen Covey makes a case for “Seven Habits […]

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Capacity Will and Insight

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I had just finished breakfast and my FIRST INCLINATION was to move to the screened-in porch to finish my coffee, the sports section of the newspaper and the comics.  A person who’s retired has the option to do that sort of thing! But I couldn’t help noticing the dry grass in the back yard.  Then […]

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