The Power of Ritual in Seven Simple Steps

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As I prepared my first cup of tea this morning, the ritual of it all made me pause.
I prefer Japanese Matcha, the preparation of which was developed ages ago as a transformative ritual incorporating the principles of wabi and sabi. Wabi representsRead more »

I’ve Been Robbed

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You probably know by now that I love to write—not just books but articles, comments, blogs and so forth. It stands to reason that the more you write, the more you get read. That’s the point. And if you areRead more »

Freelancing—or Working for Free?

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Is it just me? Yes, both words feature the word “free.” But to many potential un-payers, they mean the same thing: free, as in do-the-work-but-I-ain’t- payin’-you.
I ask: Would you ask Sears to shoot by to fix your dryer gratis? WouldRead more »

First Order of Business? Build a Healthy Business Partnership.

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The age-old chicken-egg question will never be answered. But the “What comes first? The partnership or the business?” question has a definite and absolute answer.
The partnership. All the way. Ding! Ding! Ding!
You simply cannot build a healthy, thriving partner-business unlessRead more »

People Are The Foundation For Everything.

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Think about every story that has impacted your  your life, especially your business life. What do you remember most?
The people. All stories are ultimately about people. People are the foundation for everything you do, feel, hear, see, think and want.Read more »

This is About Way More Than Four More Years.

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Without getting political, I’d like to talk about yesterday’s election.
On the surface, I may appear partisan, but what I really am is an evangelist for people joining together for the betterment of humanity.
To the uber-capitalists, I sound naive. But toRead more »