The Chinese Bamboo Tree

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This is not a story of mine.  It may not even be attributed to the correct author here, I don’t know for sure.  I do know this.  I have read this story a handful of times and each time I read it, I am struck by the simplicity of it but also the essential lesson to be learned. Accordingly, this is the time of the year where most people have either abandoned their resolutions or promises...
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Tomorrow, A Poem by Edgar Guest

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He was going to be all that a mortal could be. . . Tomorrow None should be kinder or braver than he. . . Tomorrow A friend who was troubled and weary he knew, Who’d be glad of a lift and who needed it, too, On him he would call to see what he could do. . . Tomorrow Each morning he’d stack up the letters he’d write. . . Tomorrow And he thought of...
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Do You suffer from “I Get it”?

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I’m in the midst of a twelve week program on increasing my productivity taught through one of the professional organizations that Im a member of.  This program is just fantastic and I wanted to share one of the recent lessons. Peter Ouspensky wrote a book called The Psychology of Man’s Possible Evolution.  At the beginning of the book, he says that one of the “biggest challenges we face is convincing ourselves that what we are...
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Book Review | The Go Giver

One of my goals for 2009 was to read at least one book per month.   Learning and exploring new ideas is one of the most important and enjoyable things for me.  I haven’t sat down yet to tally the books I’ve read, but I do know I’ve completed some great reading thus far. On a recent family trip to the beach, I took along a book that I’ve been looking forward to reading.  Its been...
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